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Local media figures dissect the 2016 presidential election at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club

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While some parts of America are ecstatic and others scared in the wake of Donald Trump’s shocking presidential victory earlier this month, most others are simply thankful the whole long, ugly, divisive campaign is history. Then there is the political class, who in opinion pieces and discussions on cable news, continue to chatter about what led to perhaps the biggest political upset in modern U.S. history. The Tampa Tiger Bay Club hosted their debriefing of the election on Friday with four local reporters…

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“Revenant” leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

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The brutal 1820s frontier revenge thriller “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers a year after the Oscars came under withering criticism over its lack of diversity. The strong showing Thursday for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets up director Alejandro Inarritu for…

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Tampa Bay Partnership lays out goals in advance of Legislative Session

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Among the many duties that Rick Homans has had since becoming CEO of the Tampa Bay Partnership two months ago, was crafting an agenda to lobby state lawmakers regarding major infrastructure projects he says would enhance the Tampa Bay area overall, and not the eight individual counties that comprise the Tampa Bay area. Friday afternoon the organization made that public, and it’s extensive. The list includes: A $22.5 million appropriation request to construct the new Morsani College of Medicine and USF Heart…

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