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Mitch Perry Report for 12.14.16 – Fun with Guccifer 2.0

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Over the summer, a hacker who went by the nom de guerre of Guccifer 2.0 began distributing internal documents from the Democratic National Committee to a variety of reporters and bloggers here in Florida. I was one of those recipients. I bring that up this morning because of the story in Wednesday’s NY Times , which revisits the issue, and highlights the document dumps in the CD 26 Democratic primary between Annette Taddeo and Joe Garcia. And it reviews the correspondence between Guccifer 2.0 and a blogger who…

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National Urban League takes Equality Florida to court over logo dispute

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The National Urban League (NUL) has been complaining for six years that Equality Florida‘s logo is too similar to theirs in appearance. Now the venerable civil rights organization is taking Florida’s leading gay rights group to court to have them stop using it — and wants them to pay for it. In legal briefs filed with the U.S. Middle District of Florida in Tampa last week, attorneys with the National Urban League say that they’ve been using their logo for nearly 50 years, and had it…

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Report: Black America doing much better than 40 years ago

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African-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when its first “State of Black America” report came out 40 years ago, the National Urban League said Tuesday. The new report, “Locked Out: Education, Jobs & Justice,” looks at how blacks and Hispanics have been doing in the United States over the last few years and how they were doing in 1976,…

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Speaking at Koch Brothers event, Jeb Bush says he’s the leader that America needs

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Jeb Bush told a group of elite Republicans and libertarians in a speech in Southern California on Sunday night that America is desperate for leaders, and he is the man who can fill that gap in Washington. “People are desperately looking for is a leader, and I hope you’re looking at him, ” Bush said to Politico reporter Mike Allen in a conversation at the St. Regis Monarch Beach luxury resort, in Dana Point, Calif. The interview was live streamed on Politico’s website.…

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Bernie Sanders tells National Urban League his Justice Dept. will fight all forms of discrimination

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In his first speech in Florida since becoming a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, Vermont independent socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a searing indictment of the American capitalist system, but also spoke in strong terms about reforming the criminal justice system, in the wake of a series of incidents where black people have died while being detained or in custody. Sanders was the fourth of the five presidential candidates who spoke on Friday morning at the National Urban League’s annual…

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Jeb Bush gets polite reaction at Urban League speech in Ft. Lauderdale

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While Jeb Bush’s address before the National Urban League‘s annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale on Friday was noteworthy if for other reason he was one of only two Republicans to address the venerable civil rights organization, it certainly brought to the fore the former Florida governor’s controversial record when it comes to the black community in his days in Tallahassee. Bush used parts of his speech to emphasize his work in reforming education in Florida, particularly in introducing school vouchers. “We…

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Jeb Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

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Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African-Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters. The former Florida governor was in the central part of the state earlier this week, speaking to a diverse group of 150 pastors and other religious leaders, repeating his oft-stated pledge to campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country. On Friday, he’ll be one of…

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