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Protesters Heat To San Francisco To Target Wells Fargo's Lending Policies

(78) Comments | Posted April 29, 2010 | 1:59 PM

"Hey, hey, ho, ho - corporate greed has got to go"

"We Want Justice, We Want Justice"

"Wells Fargo, you can't hide, we can see your greedy side"

Those were among the many chants being sung by the large crowd that rallied in front of the Wells...

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Can the SEC Change?

(4) Comments | Posted April 23, 2010 | 6:48 PM

How's this for investment advice?

Invest in fountain pens. Buy gold and borrow money to do it. Put your retirement money in a collateralized mortgage obligation - a risky, illiquid and complex investment vehicle that most people would say has no business being in your 401K.

These aren't...

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Healthcare, Financial Security Top Concerns For FL Voters Of All Ages

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2008 | 12:38 AM

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Champ The Donkephant, the 'Divided We Fail' mascot

In an age where 40 is the new 30, 20 might just be the new 60. Younger voters are joining older voter to demand access to health care and are talking about pensions and social...

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FL Officials Hope To Keep Ghosts Of Elections Past At Bay

(23) Comments | Posted January 28, 2008 | 12:50 PM

Florida's voting infrastructure became famous in the 2000 election when "hanging chads' became a household name. And problems keep popping up.

Can Florida voters be confident that their votes will be accounted for properly?

According to Secretary of State Kurt Browning, the answer is yes. He is confident that...

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The Debate According to FAU Students

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2008 | 4:43 PM

Brian Williams admonished the audience for applauding, but students watching the debate from Friedberg Auditorium, yards from the official debate didn't have to hold back. Here's what rocked their boats.

1 boat = a few hands clapped
2 boats = a small crowd clapped
3 boats = lots...

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On the Scene: Huckabee and Paul Inspire Students

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2008 | 2:06 PM

When the debate was over, Governor Huckabee was the only candidate to visit the student's Debate Watch Party in a neighboring auditorium. He received rock star treatment. First was a standing ovation when he entered the room.

and then a big round of applause and lots of...

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Play by Play: Republican Love Fest, Democrat Smack Down

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2008 | 9:18 AM

The Republican Love Fest...

The five remaining Republican candidates in last night's debate at Florida Atlantic University were so nice to each other, as a group they impressed Mel Arshian, a registered republican from South Florida.

When Governor Huckabee was asked if he trusted Governor Romney as...

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Pro-Huckabee Push Polls Fly South To FL

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2008 | 11:21 AM

First Iowa, then New Hampshire, Michigan and South Carolina, now Florida - the controversial phone calls known as push poll calls are making their way south for the winter.

A few minutes ago, the phone rang. On the other end was a recorded voice asking me to participate in...

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Obama's Image Problem In The Jewish Community

(74) Comments | Posted January 24, 2008 | 3:06 AM

In conversations with several Jewish South Florida voters, I've repeatedly heard Senator Obama called 'Barack HUSSEIN Obama', with an emphasis on his middle name that was not endearing. I'm not the only observer of this phenomenon.

Clearly, Obama is having a problem courting a segment of the Jewish...

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FL: Lieberman Stirs Up Bipartisan Interest In McCain

(2) Comments | Posted January 18, 2008 | 7:02 AM

Be sure to listen to more excerpts from Senator Lieberman's remarks at the end of this article.

Even if you ignored the big cameras and notebooks, you could tell who was a member of the press and who wasn't. The journalists were the only people in the...

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The Case For A National Primary

(2) Comments | Posted January 16, 2008 | 12:06 PM

Two weeks after New Year's Eve, I'm still hungover.

It's not what you think.

My head is pounding from the candidates' flip flops.
My stomach is churning from the roller coaster ride of the polls.
I've drowned in elections, thrown back one too many debates, consumed one (hundred)...

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Cheney Impeachment: Wexler Claims 100K Signatures

(144) Comments | Posted December 19, 2007 | 7:07 PM

The following piece was produced by HuffPost's OffTheBus.

Last Friday, Representative Robert Wexler, along with Representatives Tammy Baldwin and Luis Gutierrez, called for impeachment trials against Vice President Dick Cheney. In that email he announced that he had put up a website to gather signatures....

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