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New Year’s poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

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Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year. A look at the key findings of the Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll: ___ SO HOW WAS 2016? Americans weren’t thrilled with the year. Only 18 percent said things for the country got…

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With new ‘Tell All’ book debuting, Chuck Palahniuk featured in New York Magazine

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The waiter at the café—a cute, young aspiring writer with face fuzz and a military-surplus cap—stammers with recognition. Square-jawed, buttoned-down Chuck Palahniuk, kicking off a tour for his new book, Tell-All, chats with him smilingly about an Iowa wrestling tournament both he and the waiter have been to, and signs an autograph. Just a couple of bros. Palahniuk is most famous for Fight Club, the 1996 book (and the testosteroney 1999 Ed Norton-Brad Pitt movie) about bored white-collar guys who get together,…

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With new ‘Tell All’ book debuting, Chuck Palahniuk featured in New York Magazine

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The waiter at the café—a cute, young aspiring writer with face fuzz and a military-surplus cap—stammers with recognition. Square-jawed, buttoned-down Chuck Palahniuk, kicking off a tour for his new book, Tell-All, chats with him smilingly about an Iowa wrestling tournament both he and the waiter have been to, and signs an autograph. Just a couple of bros. Palahniuk is most famous for Fight Club, the 1996 book (and the testosteroney 1999 Ed Norton-Brad Pitt movie) about bored white-collar guys who get together,…

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What if the Kendrick Meek campaign is sandbaggin’ on its petition drive?

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The numbers don’t lie, right? Right? According to the Florida Division of Elections, to date, Kendrick Meek’s campaign has turned in less than 40,000 verified signatures towards the requisite 112,000 he needs to qualify for the ballot by petition. And while I project they may have as many as 15,000 to 20,000 more petitions floating around in the various Supervisor of Elections’ offices, that still leaves them well short of their goal — with less than four weeks to collect…

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What if the Kendrick Meek campaign is sandbaggin’ on its petition drive?

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The numbers don’t lie, right? Right? According to the Florida Division of Elections, to date, Kendrick Meek’s campaign has turned in less than 40,000 verified signatures toward the requisite 112,000 he needs to qualify for the ballot by petition. And while I project they may have as many as 15,000 to 20,000 more petitions floating around in the various Supervisor of Elections’ offices, that still leaves them well short of their goal — with less than four weeks to collect…

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