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Rep. Perry Thurston Statement On Governor Scott’s Retreat from Race-based Education Plan.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Plantation), the incoming Florida House Democratic leader, issued the following statement:   “It is a favorable sign that Governor Scott has decided today to disavow himself from a highly controversial element of the Strategic Plan for public schools offered this month by the state Board of Education. I am hopeful that the Board of Education will recraft the p ...

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Jay-Z The Power of Our Voice Barack Obama

  Obama for America today released “The Power of Our Voice,” a new web video featuring hip hop artist, entrepreneur and longtime supporter of President Obama, Jay-Z.  In the video, Jay-Z talks about the importance of voting and using the power of one’s voice – and one’s vote – to keep moving our country Forward.  The self-made artist embodies the President’s belief in the promise of America —that no matter ...

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REPUBLICAN SENATORS DEFEND SUPREME COURT JUSTICES Three Republican senators called Friday for their party to step back from its stance against three Supreme Court justices facing voters in November. Sens. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, and Dennis Jones, R-Seminole, issued a joint statement asking the Republican Party of Florida to reconsider its position on Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbar ...

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By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA HE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 10, 2012.........A Leon County circuit judge Wednesday said two South Florida counties can pursue a legal challenge against Gov. Rick Scott about a state crackdown on local gun restrictions, though the House and Senate will be dropped from the case. Palm Beach County commissioners late last year filed a constitutional challenge to ...

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  STUDENT INFO COMPROMISED IN LARGE DATA BREACH Personal identifying information about students from around Florida who were eligible for Bright Futures scholarships several years ago – including social security numbers in some cases – has been either stolen or accidentally released, state officials said Wednesday. The 200,000 records from 2005-2007 were part of an "information security breach" reporte ...

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By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contact THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 10, 2012......... As the race for the White House tightens, Republicans and Democrats are battling for every congressional seat they have a chance of winning. And in a north Florida district, Democrats are targeting first-ter ...

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Obama leaves L.A. after star-studded fundraising swing

Obama leaves L.A. after star-studded fundraising swing By Steven Herbert City News Service President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters at a campaign event at the Nokia Theater, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES - About a half-hour behind schedule, President Barack Obama left Los Angeles today bound for Keene in Kern County for the establis ...

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4 Weeks Left To Election Day!

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Rumbling in to its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign affairs and President Barack Obama raising political cash by the millions. Joining celebrities for fund-raising in Los Angeles on Sunday, Obama for the first time needled himself over a poor debate performan ...

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Obama Beats Romney In Fund-Raising For August!!!

By Associated Press President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign. Obama raised more than $114 million in August, while Romney brought in just over $111 million, according to numbers released early Monday by the rival campaigns. It’s the first time in four months the Democrats have outr ...

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