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Tampa City Council approves six month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

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Following a similar measure passed by the Hillsborough County Commission last month, the Tampa City Council on Thursday approved an ordinance that would place a 180-day moratorium on accepting and/or processing for zoning and permitting for the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries. The idea of medical marijuana in Florida is no longer an idea, but a reality after more than 71 percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 2 last week, which legalizes the selling and purchasing of pot for those…

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Judge faces death threats after BP Gulf oil drilling moratorium ruling

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While many Americans undoubtedly agree with the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman to overturn the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling, not everyone is happy. In fact, the judge is now receiving death threats in the aftermath of his bold ruling. Last night, Feldman served as a celebrity judge at a cooking contest at a school gymnasium in Uptown New Orleans. Due to the threats, Feldman was accompanied by a federal marshal security team. It is a…

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Wall Street Journal: Anybody but Marco Rubio?

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Party affiliation wasn’t the only thing Gov. Charlie Crist switched when he dropped out of the GOP primary and decided to run as independent in the Florida Senate race. Mr. Crist has piqued the ire of many conservatives by flip-flopping on a number of issues in order to ingratiate himself with liberals. In fact, he’s made so many 180s that many Democrats are now considering throwing their weight and money behind him in order to upend the remaining Republican in…

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Full text of Obama’s speech addressing the oil spill

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Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.  Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists.  And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our…

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Full text of Obama’s speech addressing the oil spill

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Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.  Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists.  And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our…

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TPM: Charlie Crist emerges as high-profile foe of drilling

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From Talking Points Memo: Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL), who left the Republican Party a month and a half ago to run for Senate as an independent, is becoming one of the most vocal opponents of offshore drilling since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was destroyed in April, which led to an oil spill that has been characterized as one of the biggest environmental disasters in American history. Most recently, he appeared on Face The Nation and spoke up for a temporary…

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Charlie Crist on ‘Face the Nation’: BP spill should be a wake-up call

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From CBS News: As President Barack Obama prepares to head back to the Gulf states on Monday to get a personal update what’s being done concerning the oil spill, Florida Governor Charlie Crist says state crews are doing everything they can to be ready for the worst. Speaking to Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” for the shore of Seagrove on Sunday morning, Governor Charlie Crist said while the impact from the BP spill has been limited up to…

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