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Okaloosa loses Stewart and Colbert show

Without the funding from a third $25 million grant from BP, the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council had to scrap plans to bring in political…

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PolitiFact: Scott holds most of cards on high speed rail

While lawmakers try to figure out how to get the $2.4 billion in federal funds for the proposed high-speed rail from Tampa to Orlando, St….

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BP: Feinberg plan too generous

Mobile Press Register is reporting: BP complained in a letter to Ken Feinberg, head of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (which is headquartered in Dublin,…

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Officials work to circumvent Gov. Scott decision on high speed rail

St. Pete Times reports lawmakers question whether Gov. Scott has the authority to unilaterally cancel the Tampa-to-Orlando line by rejecting $2.4 billion in federal funding…

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Scott assumes all black legisators grew up poor

When white people, without any real experience working and living with people of other cultures and racial backgrounds, try to interact with minorities, the results…

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Race to the Top for Student Success Act

Florida Tribune reports This year’s version of a teacher merit pay bill sailed through the Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee last week. The bill has been…

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Stephen Nodine: Battle over re-trial begins

In the Mobile Press Register, former County Commissioner Stephen Nodine’s attorney is claiming misconduct by the prosecution in the first trial of Nodine for the…

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U.S. Chamber law firm plots against foes

While working on the Ed Schultz radio show yesterday, one of the stories covered was based by ThinkProgress on how a law firm representing the…

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Giffords’ recovery is amazing

New York Times: Keeping up her rapid recovery, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been mouthing words, lip-syncing to songs, walking, sitting with excellent posture, and even…

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