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Shawna Vercher
Shawna Vercher is currently the host of the radio talk show "The Shawna Vercher Show", a non-partisan call-in show discussing politics and current events. She was recently named the President of the national civic advocacy group My America, an organization created to restore balance to the national political conversation by reclaiming patriotism and engaging American voters.

Shawna has served as a technology advisor to Governor Jeb Bush, on the national Presidential Campaign for Barack Obama and as the CEO of a Tampa-based consulting firm. Additionally, Shawna is a syndicated columnist for the Huffington Post, with an article that was recently published by the Wall Street Journal, and a nationally-renown public speaker who is working on her first book.

Media contacts and experience from her political consulting propelled Shawna into the national spotlight and enabled her to work with prestigious businesses and public figures throughout the country and for her to be named as a media pioneer.

Shawna is an advocate for human rights and her passion is motivating people to mobilize for positive change.

To know Shawna is to know that she:
* Was born in Texas and considers herself both a Texan and a Floridian.
* Went to Florida State University and is an avid Seminole football fan.
* Married her FSU college sweetheart Jason and has one daughter, both of whom are fantastically awesome.
* Loves music, particularly when it involves karaoke.

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Entries by Shawna Vercher

The Terrorists Win -- American Mainstream Media and the Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

(19) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 2:55 PM

The mainstream media could not have handled coverage of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy worse if they sat around a conference room table and said, "How can we simultaneously insult the Muslim community, denigrate the work of the victims of a terrorist attack and set our rights to freedom of the...

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Florida Politics Week in Review: The Cocaine Congressman

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 11:13 AM

There's nothing better than a Congressional cocaine bust to remind us that politics is back in full swing in the state of Florida! Here is a roundup of this week's winners and losers as we start barreling toward the 2014 campaign season.

Let's start by contrasting two races that most...

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Football, Rape and National Media: Five Things to Keep in Mind Regarding the FSU Case

(29) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 10:05 AM

No matter what happens in the future with the investigation, Jameis Winston will forever have a footnote next to his name that references sexual assault. We still don't know whether torpedoing his reputation is tragically unfair or a nearly a year overdue. What we do know is that many of...

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The FL Governor's Race: Who Will Run and What Will it Take to Win?

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 1:47 PM

The dust may have barely settled from a brutal Presidential campaign season, but in Florida the focus has already turned to the 2014 Governor's race. During their annual Jefferson-Jackson event in South Florida, the Democratic Party message was clear. They are determined to defeat Rick Scott and take back the...

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Leading Florida Legislator Comes out for Marriage Equality

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 11:04 AM

Over 1,300 Democrats gathered in South Florida for the annual Jefferson-Jackson conference, ready to kick off the 2014 campaign season. While no official policies or platforms were introduced, Rep. Darryl Rouson, State House Leader-designee, set a decisive tone in his speech to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community...

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Allen West Incites Threats Against University Students

(5) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 1:56 PM

Former Congressman Allen West has issued a "warning" to Florida Atlantic University students, writing on his Facebook page that if they continue their meetings and protests of his wife's board of trustees office, "you will face me, the side of me that you do not want to see."

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Florida Democrat's Vote Advances 'Anti-Religious Hate' Bill

(15) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 5:11 PM

2013-04-10-GeradineThompson.jpg TALLAHASSEE, FL - Democratic State Senator Geraldine F. Thompson (FL Dist 12) cast a deciding committee vote in Tallahassee that advanced Bill 58, which national advocacy organizations have labeled the "Anti-Religious Hate" bill.

According to the International Law Section of the Florida...

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Protesters Greet Paul Ryan in Florida

(27) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 10:17 AM

As the motorcade for Rep. Paul Ryan traveled to an event at a Florida yacht club less than an hour from where the Republican National Convention will be held, dozens of protesters were waiting to greet him. Approximately sixty-five individuals gathered in Treasure Island for a protest rally organized by...

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9 Reasons the Cain Campaign is Done

(81) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 1:55 PM

It has been an intense primary season, with a number of candidates rising to the top of media discussion (and sometimes various national polls) only to fade just as quickly. Here are nine reasons why Herman Cain's campaign may also burn out under the glare of the national spotlight:


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Louisiana Black Caucus Stand Up for Kids in a Huge Way

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 6:52 PM

Members of Louisiana's Legislative Black Caucus received the National Legislative Appreciation award from AMIKids, Inc. at their annual Board of Trustees event in Tampa, Florida. Approximately three hundred board members, directors and supporters of the organization were in attendance when AMIkids President O.B. Stander presented the honor to First Vice...

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Avoiding Unethical Attorneys

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2011 | 1:01 PM

As the economy continues its path of decline, two things are increasing -- law suits and crooked schemes. What happens when both of these collide and attorneys are the culprit? Here's a few tips to protect you and your business from this type of headache.

As with any profession, there...

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It's Sexist to Support Palin for Her Anatomy

(47) Comments | Posted June 6, 2011 | 1:12 PM

Recently Amy Siskind, President of The New Agenda, published an article pleading with America to see The Undefeated, a film that celebrates Sarah Palin. To not "get to know her", states Siskind, is sexist. I would argue that continuing to prop up this dolt is reverse sexism.


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Florida Struggles With Tech Success

(5) Comments | Posted April 28, 2011 | 2:17 PM

Florida received a few blows to the proverbial gut recently as two technology companies announced their stunning growth... followed by a rapid departure. I spoke to one Silicon Valley expatriate to try to shed some light on why tech is struggling in the Sunshine State.

With a new governor that...

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Bestselling Author Speaks Out About America's 'Comply or Defy' School System

(11) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 3:32 PM

In December 2010 Daniel Pink released his latest book Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Though the New York Times bestseller is catalogued in the Business genre, the Motivational 3.0 theories he outlines in Drive could play a key role in reforming education.

His theory...

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Rick Scott Tells Floridians to Eat Cake

(208) Comments | Posted February 13, 2011 | 7:31 PM

It's official. The newly-proposed budget from Florida's newly-crowned king has been unveiled and the agenda is nothing short of class warfare.

Medical care for seniors is too expensive. The unemployed are not trying hard enough. Money spent on domestic violence and rape victims is a waste. Parents that...

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Is Journalism Now in the Hands of Commenters?

(22) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 3:05 PM

If you, as a reader, want the best and most accurate news then there's one sure-fire way to get it. Go to your favorite news site and then scroll down and read the comments section after a story. This trick works for politics, celebrity gossip and even current events and...

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Under Secretary Francisco Sanchez Briefs FL Leaders On Exports

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 12:00 PM

TAMPA, FL - Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez made his first trip home to Tampa with a message for Florida leaders: make exporting a top priority. "Our future is based, in large part, on trade," said Sanchez as he addressed a crowd of approximately 250 heads...

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5 Hard Truths -- Florida Leaders Briefed on the Spill

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 7:15 PM

Leaders of Florida business, politics and academia converged for a meeting in Sanibel and were briefed on the oil spill by representatives from the Oil Spill Academic Task Force (OSATF). Comprised of representatives from all institutions in the State University System as well as from four of Florida's...

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Democrat or Not, Why You Should Wear Black Now

(23) Comments | Posted August 26, 2009 | 2:59 PM

My father is a true Texas Republican -- so much so that he would cringe at me sharing his political beliefs so publicly as it is his God-given right to vote privately. He's not one of those "Tea Party" Republicans or "birthers" or any other kind of recently fabricated and...

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In the Days of Transparent Social Media, is "Reality" TV Out-Dated?

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2009 | 12:27 PM

Maybe we're becoming information snobs, but discerning net surfers are demanding updated and transparent content on any number of subjects. Is your site the source of political reporting? Slant the article unfairly and deal with the consequences of an unkind blogosphere. Looking to cover current events? Leave out critical facts...

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