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Salt Shaker Test: Quinnipiac showing Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton dead heat

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How do we interpret the latest offering from Quinnipiac University showing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat? For those who do not know me or what I look like, allow me to offer you a brief description. I am about 6” tall, have killer abs, a full head of hair and possessed with disarmingly good looks. Think George Clooney meets David Beckham. Actually, that’s what I would LIKE to look like. But I don’t. Think Michael Smerconish meets, well, someone who looks a…

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Unmasked, Stephen Colbert debuts tonight hosting ‘Late Show’

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Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street. Having split from cheeky Comedy Central a few blocks away, he will now hold court at old-guard CBS. He will inherit the theater, time slot and series title (though with an added “The”) owned for 22 years by David Letterman. Little wonder that Colbert’s disciples — his erstwhile Colbert Nation — wait anxiously to see what “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will be…

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Jeb Bush is opening night guest for Steven Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

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Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush will be an opening-night guest on Stephen Colbert‘s late-night show. In a tweet posted Tuesday, the former “Colbert Report” host said Bush will join him on the Sept. 8 debut of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “My first GOP candidate!” his Twitter post said, then poked fun at the size of the GOP field. “Luckily I do 200 shows a year, so I think I can fit them all.” Bush responded in light-hearted…

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Was Go Davis really coming from the hospital on the night he was stopped for suspicion of DUI?

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On December 15, 2009,  just before two o’clock in the morning, City of St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Goliath Davis was stopped for suspicion of DUI.  During the stop, Davis told the police officer who had pulled him over that he did not have his driver’s license because he had just returned from the hospital — as if going to the hospital excuses one from carrying their driver’s license. But that is beside the point: was Go Davis really coming back…

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10 things I think I think about Bill Foster’s first 100 days in office

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This week will mark the end of Bill Foster’s first 100 days as Mayor of St. Petersburg.  Here’s what I think of Mayor Foster’s first three months in office: 1.  So let me get this straight, Foster’s first three major personnel decisions have been to retain Goliath Davis, to eliminate five Park Ranger positions at Boyd Hill Nature Trail and to hire his former campaign manager for a $50,000 a year position. 2.  Foster is said to have narrowed the list…

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10 things I think I think about Bill Foster’s first 100 days in office

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This week will mark the end of Bill Foster’s first 100 days as Mayor of St. Petersburg.  Here’s what I think of Mayor Foster’s first three months in office: 1.  So let me get this straight, Foster’s first three major personnel decisions have been to retain Goliath Davis, to eliminate five Park Ranger positions at Boyd Hill Nature Trail and to hire his former campaign manager for a $50,000 a year position. 2.  Foster is said to have narrowed the list…

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