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Bucs’ Gerald McCoy takes rookie end Noah Spence under his wing

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A young defensive lineman trying to learn about the speed of the NFL can use himself a pace horse. Noah Spence, meet Gerald McCoy. Spence, the Tampa Bay Bucs’ second-round draft pick, spent time practicing with McCoy during the off-season. With McCoy’s reputation for working hard, who else would you pick? “I did it on my own.” Spence said Sunday. “I knew I wanted to get a lot of good work in and he said he was staying here and…

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Alex Sink calls for independent prosecutor for state GOP scandal

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The Tampa Tribune reports: In an exchange of letters today, State Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink has requested that the investigation of the Florida Republican Party be referred to an independent or a federal prosecutor, and Gov. Charlie Crist says he agrees it should be referred to a federal prosecutor. The exchange is redolent of politics—nearly everyone involved in running for higher office, and has a political stake in the investigation. Sink sent a letter making the request to state…

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Times editorial: Call in the feds to investigate state GOP

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The St. Petersburg Times Editorial Board is calling for federal prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service to conduct a vigorous investigation at the highest level, untainted by state politics.  Excerpts: It is becoming clearer why it took so long to oust former state Republican Party chairman Jim Greer in January even as the party’s grass roots activists and largest fundraisers demanded a change. Greer had his secrets, and powerful Republican legislators had theirs. Each side was desperate to avoid disclosure, no matter…

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Pam Bondi pens op-ed: Health Care legislation is unconstitutional

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This week, President Barack Obama signed into law his health care reform bill, which is the largest, most expensive, and most divisive entitlement program produced in our nation in decades. Close to a thousand pages of this legislation are filled with rules, regulations and requirements that give government authority to put many of the freedoms we all enjoy in a stranglehold. Until now, there have been very few times in the history of our nation that a single vote in…

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