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Rick Baker Back-to-School Meter downgraded by hiring of Nick Hansen

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Aaron Sharockman writes: Baker, who has a little more than a month left in his second and final term, has been working until 1 a.m. some nights on his application for (St. Petersburg College’s) top job, he said this week. He’s also seeking out the help of friends and colleagues, who have begun a letter-writing campaign to support his candidacy. Baker, who said supporters came forward as they heard about his prospective candidacy, has even asked a political consultant to…

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Reps. Ron Paul, Ginny Brown-Waite say Obama needs permission to accept Nobel Peace Prize

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Republican Reps. Ron Paul, Ginny Brown-Waite and Cliff Stearns have sent President Barack Obama a letter asking him to consult with Congress before accepting the Nobel Peace Prize he won last month. Their press release states: “Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution clearly states: ‘no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince or foreign…

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David McKalip’s list of contributions includes $500 to Democrat Janet Long

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David McKalip, the now disgraced doctor who sent out a racist email depicting President Obama as a tribal witch doctor, has an extensive record of contributions to Florida politicians and political causes. Why does this matter? Because you just know that this was not the first time McKalip’s real beliefs were shared with policy makers. How many meetings must he have had with elected officials during which his ignorance reared its ugly head? According to the Florida Divison of Elections…

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Sarah Palin: all tail, no head

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From 538.com: Sarah Palin’s political action committee — SarahPAC — raised $733,000 in the first half of the year and is set to push past $1 million in the wake of the recent attention she’s gotten herself. On the one hand, this isn’t that impressive. Mitt Romney, for instance, has raised twice as much. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Palin’s sometime rival who is now running for governor in Texas, raised nine times as much. For somebody with a political celebrity dwarfed…

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I had to sell off my seat to the World Series of Poker, but if I hadn’t I would have written something like this…good luck Nate! I’ll be boarding a plane in the next few minutes headed to Las Vegas, where I’ll be for the next several days to conduct some research (yes, really!) for my book and to play in the World Series of Poker. I haven’t played cards for 18 months or so, should you probably be happy…

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