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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…

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Iowa GOP debate recap

August 13, 2011

NBC gives this analysis of the GOP presidential debate at the Iowa State Fair: “t wasn’t a good night for the entire Republican Party, especially since it was such an opportunity for the party as this…

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Bondi under fire

August 13, 2011

Miami Herald reports that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is facing a management crisis replete with allegations of old-fashioned political interference in cases and a revolving door between lawyers and the companies they investigate. In outside…

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BP: Top funders of ALEC

August 9, 2011

Off-shore drilling is a coming to Florida. You can count on it. The fix is in. BP and other oil companies were big sponsors of the annual meeting of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that was recently…

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On John Batchelor Show

August 8, 2011

Tonight I was on the John Batchelor Show. We talked about the stock market crash. Across the nation, retirees panicked over the worldwide economic crisis. It will days, maybe weeks, before we understand the impact on…