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Here’s how St. Pete’s elected officials are enjoying their Thanksgiving

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Perhaps the most treasured of all Thanksgiving traditions is sharing with friends and family those things you’re grateful about. This year we asked elected officials in St. Pete to share their Thanksgiving plans, traditions and various favorites. Mayor Rick Kriseman: “I cook the turkey on thanksgiving.  I live to cook the turkey.  It has an herb crust with an apricot glaze. I also make the gravy from the drippings and onions and shallots that are blended. “Definitely one of my…

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Today on Context Florida: Thanksgiving & refugees, testing the American experiment and distracted driving

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Today on Context Florida: Thanksgiving is America’s holiday season, when we are supposed to give thanks for our blessings, gather around tables laden with festive food, and commemorate a bedraggled boatload of refugees who just showed up one day needing a decent meal and a safe place to crash. Diane Roberts says Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rick Scott take a radically different view. They want to slam the door on everyone, especially Syrians fleeing the horrors of ISIS.…

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Florida TaxWatch talks taxes and Thanksgiving

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As last-minute shoppers scarf up pre-cooked turkey breasts, pumpkin pies and canned veggies for Thanksgiving, it’s not always clear what they’ll pay tax on and what they won’t. No surprise, then that Florida TaxWatch has a quick guide to clue in those hapless supermarket-goers. Dominic M. Calabro, president and CEO of TaxWatch, says his group is “helping taxpayers understand their tax obligations and get a better sense of where their hard earned-money is going this Thanksgiving.” While Florida does not collect…

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St. Petersburg’s elected officials have plenty to be thankful for

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It’s that time of year again. Families all over the country are looking forward to a short week and getting ready to join families in saying thanks for all the many things of which they are grateful. Sure, the usual friends, family and health are likely to top the lists, but local St. Pete officials and various politicos each have a unique list of reasons they should include this Thanksgiving. St. Pete is hot off one of its most contentious…

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Email insights: Democratic website helps handle “Your Republican Uncle” during Thanksgiving

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For most people, holidays are supposed to be filled with fun, food and celebration. With that in mind, for the sake of keeping the peace, it’s always a good rule of thumb to avoid talking politics during family get-togethers. However, that may be next to impossible this year, as Thanksgiving falls in the midst of the highly charged 2016 presidential elections. Coming to the rescue is an email from the Democratic National Committee, which offers “The Democrat’s Guide to Talking Politics…

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Turkey struts his stuff to get spared the Thanksgiving plate

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He strutted, he gobbled and he puffed up his feathers like his life depended on it. And it did. The turkey’s outgoing personality and good looks helped spare him from the Thanksgiving plate. The bird, named Tom One, was chosen for a presidential pardon from a dozen finalists Thursday at a Northern California farm. The bird will board a flight called Turkey One in San Francisco to head to the White House ceremony with President Barack Obama ahead of the…

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Today in Context Florida: Rick Scott’s xenophobia, Wild West family and No Party Affiliation voters

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Today on Context Florida: The governor of Florida has permanently foreclosed the possibility that people will ever take him as anything other than a fool, says Chris Timmons. Gov. Rick Scott says it would be dangerous for Florida to accept 425 (though that is, in fact, unknown but Scott clings to it) Syrian refugees because of the recent attacks in Paris by jihadists (though these jihadists are European nationals). Scott’s kind of xenophobia is not unusual, Timmons adds. Thanksgiving is a…

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