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Lawyer: Florida man in gyrocopter flight to Capitol to plead guilty

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Douglas Hughes has said repeatedly in recent months that he objected to doing “significant hard jail time” for landing a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol to call attention to what he considers the influence of big money on politics. Hughes protested that no one got hurt in his “spectacular” act of civil disobedience on April 15, but prosecutors charged him with crimes that carried a potential of 9½ years in prison. On Thursday, his lawyer said in an email to…

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Mr. Kendrick Meek talks to Saint Petersblog

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The call came late Tuesday night. It was from Ana Cruz, the ultra-connected Tampa political consultant helping to direct Congressman Kendrick Meek’s campaign for the US Senate: Would I like to interview Meek for my blog, she asked. She already knew my answer would be a resounding ‘Yes’. I had been e-mailing back-and-forth with Kenneth Quinnell, the progressive blogger who is now leading Meek’s efforts to connect with new media. Congressman Meek would be in Tampa on Wednesday to open…

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