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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…

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Scott’s transition team emails missing

August 19, 2011

Miami Herald report the email accounts of Rick Scott and most of the governor-elect’s transition team were deleted soon after he took office, potentially erasing public records that state law requires be kept. All the staff…

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Murdoch scandal grows

August 18, 2011

The Daily Beast: Clive Goodman was called a ‘rogue’ hacker at News of the World, but in a newly revealed letter he says the paper’s top editors condoned it. William Underhill on the possible smoking gun.…

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Emails on Libyan rebellion

August 18, 2011

Libyan rebels continue to fight to close in on Tripoli and overthrow Gaddafi. A friend shared these emails with me. They are from an Libyan immigrant whose family is in the war-torn country: On Aug 8,…

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Searcy named Gubernatorial Fellow

August 15, 2011

Press Release: Governor Rick Scott today announced the members of the seventh class of the Gubernatorial Fellowship Program. Students participating in the program will gain first-hand experience into how state government operates. “I applaud these outstanding…

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Iowa Caucus: You have to be kidding

August 15, 2011

There were fewer votes cast (16,892) in the Iowa GOP caucus than the 2010 Pensacola Mayoral election. Here are the official results from the Iowa GOP website: 2011 Straw Poll Full Results (Votes, %) 1. Congresswoman…