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Richard Hebert

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Florida Debates: Aesop Steals the Show

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 10:34 AM

It was to be a trilateral debate among Florida's candidates for the U.S. Senate, the first in a two-night doubleheader at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. So what was Aesop, the famed Greek fabulist of antiquity, doing up there?

For the most part, Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek,...

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Kosmas Gaining Support in FL 24: It's About Space

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2010 | 1:43 PM

Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, one of three Florida Democrats in Congress that the Republicans would dearly like to defeat, has now picked up endorsements from two of the district's three largest-circulation daily newspapers. And the third daily doesn't count.

In Florida's 24th congressional district, it's all about space. The...

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Florida's Gerrymander War: The Pols vs. The People

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 11:07 AM

Politics may make strange bedfellows, but once in a while it also makes surprising adversaries. So it is this year in Florida's Gerrymander War. In one corner, a bipartisan tag team of minority congressional members, Black Democrat Corrine Brown and Hispanic Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, plus state...

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'Taliban Dan' Ad: Grayson's 'Bridge Too Far'?

(34) Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 11:13 AM

Has Rep. Alan Grayson gone a bridge too far in his campaign to keep his Orlando-based congressional seat? The media ruckus over his "Taliban Dan" attack on his challenger, Dan Webster, would suggest so, but his campaign thinks not, despite having been caught editing a video clip to make Webster...

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Florida's Tea Party Rally: The 'Image' Lives On

(10) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 5:48 PM

After stoking the flames under Tea Partying anger for a year and a half, Glenn Beck is now urging his radio audience to cool it. In his own words: "Hang up the Statue of Liberty costume...(and) leave it in the closet. Don't bring your signs anymore." It's an...

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Right-Wing Cash Flows Into Florida, Turns Up Heat

(6) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 6:17 PM

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To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, there they go again. In this case, "they" are the brothers Koch, billionaire oil tycoons David and Charles, operating through their tax-exempt organization, innocuously named Americans for Prosperity. As soon as the results from Florida's primary were in,...

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