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Blake Dowling: Kicked in the conch … Bimini, part 2

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In early 2016, I wrote a column for Florida Politics.com about the island of Bimini, which is located in the Bahamas about 50 miles from Miami. Hemingway wrote some books there, Gary Hart got busted for some shenanigans there, it is a small fishing village with some seriously cool spots to check out. Nature, watering holes, possible site of Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle, conch, rum, etc. I put together a piece intended to be a technology column. In the end,…

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Rivals unmoved by Ben Carson’s complaints on scrutiny of his bio

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Ben Carson says it’s time to move on from questions about the accuracy of his life story. But Tuesday’s Republican debate makes that unlikely, and some of his GOP rivals say such scrutiny is part of running for president. The retired neurosurgeon said Sunday that questions about discrepancies in his autobiography are distractions from “much more important” matters facing the country and that he’d discuss any “real” scandal uncovered about his past. He strongly disputed any dishonesty or wrongdoing. “Every…

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Greetings from Tampa, where hopes soar — or die

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This old port city in the nation’s most populous swing state won the Republican convention with its finest offerings — beaches, big venues, and a well-earned reputation for successfully handling major events like the Super Bowl. But the Grand Old Party’s choice is also based on political pragmatism. The road to the White House in 2012 will once again pass through the Sunshine State, most Democrats and Republicans agree, and Floridians in particular seem likely to appreciate the attention. But Republicans…

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