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George LeMieux getting credit for Obama administration’s idea for BP escrow fund

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Marc Ambinder’s Night Beat is the first time I’ve seen it in print at the national level, but Florida U.S. Sen. George LeMieux is getting the credit for the Obama administration’s plan to force BP to establish a multi-billion dollar escrow fund: A leadership moment for President Obama. He plans an Oval Office address at 8:00 pm EST Tuesday to address his proposal for a BP escrow fund and discuss a government-wide initiative to re-regulate the oil industry as well…

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George LeMieux getting credit for Obama administration’s idea for BP escrow fund

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Marc Ambinder’s Night Beat is the first time I’ve seen it in print at the national level, but Florida U.S. Sen. George LeMieux is getting the credit for the Obama administration’s plan to force BP to establish a multi-billion dollar escrow fund: A leadership moment for President Obama. He plans an Oval Office address at 8:00 pm EST Tuesday to address his proposal for a BP escrow fund and discuss a government-wide initiative to re-regulate the oil industry as well…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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Surprise, the Times‘ editorial board likes Barack Obama’s nomination Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.  No doubt this editorial was written by Robyn Blumner who, in Kagan, must see an ideological soul mate, in that is-she-straight-or-not sort of way. Sure to draw the ire of the freeloading public is a proposal, reported by David DeCamp, to charge $8 per car load to enter Fort DeSoto park, nationally popular for its beach.  It’s now free after paying a separate…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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Surprise, the Times‘ editorial board likes Barack Obama’s nomination Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.  No doubt this editorial was written by Robyn Blumner who, in Kagan, must see an ideological soul mate, in that is-she-straight-or-not sort of way. Sure to draw the ire of the freeloading public is a proposal, reported by David DeCamp, to charge $8 per car load to enter Fort DeSoto park, nationally popular for its beach.  It’s now free after paying a separate…

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Atlantic: ‘90% chance’ Tampa will land the RNC convention, announcement Wednesday

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The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder writes: The RNC meets this week, Watch for: Wednesday’s announcement that Tampa will be chosen as the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention. I’m 90 percent sure of that. Other finalists are Salt Lake City and Phoenix.

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Atlantic: ‘90% chance’ Tampa will land the RNC convention, announcement Wednesday

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The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder writes: The RNC meets this week, Watch for: Wednesday’s announcement that Tampa will be chosen as the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention. I’m 90 percent sure of that. Other finalists are Salt Lake City and Phoenix.

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Rahm Emanuel to Charlie Crist: Drop Dead!

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Charlie Crist, soon to be independent Senate candidate from Florida, tried to reach White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel through intermediaries, but the Whie House refused to take the call, according to Marc Ambinder, who is also reporting the Democrats are planning a “big talent/money blitz for Kendrick Meek.”

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