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PeekScores: Perry soaring

August 31, 2011

The biggest story of the  PeekScore list is the  increase in PeekScore (and corresponding ascent up the chart) of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry’s public profile has been increasing dramatically – and his candidacy for presidency…

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Gulf Power crews working near D.C.

August 29, 2011

Press Release: A Gulf Power storm restoration team of 65 employees began work in the Upper Marlboro, Md. area Sunday, helping electric utility Pepco restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Upper Marlboro is located…

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Hasner in Pensacola today

August 29, 2011

U.S. Senate Candidate and former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner will be in Pensacola on Monday Aug. 29. According to an email I received last night, Hasner is on a listening and wants to hear your…

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This Week’s Top MuckReads

August 28, 2011

From ProPublica: Here are this week’s top 10 must-read stories from #MuckReads, ProPublica’s ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story and just including the hashtag #MuckReads…

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Booze & Oreos

August 28, 2011

The Daily Beasts writes about some of the crazier Hurricane Irene survival kits. Water and batteries can get you through the hurricane—but Oreos and booze may make it more fun! See the funniest photos from Twitter’s…

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Poll: Romney wins Florida

August 26, 2011

The Aug. 18-22 Sachs/Mason-Dixon poll has President Barack Obama trailing Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, 51 percent to 43 percent, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry 46 percent to 45 percent. Obama narrowly edges Minn.…

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Bondi investigating for-profit colleges

August 26, 2011

Florida Clarion reports Attorney General Pam Bondi joined a multibillion lawsuit against Education Management Corporation this month and reportedly is continuing an investigation into several other schools operating in Florida. The suit, brought by the Department…

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Perry leads GOP field

August 25, 2011

The latest Gallup poll of Republican voters showed Texas Gov. Rick Perry leading Mitt Romney by a double-digit margin—29% to 17%. It also found that Michele Bachmann got no significant bounce from her victory in an…