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From ‘likable enough’ to lovefest, Barack Obama to hail Hillary Clinton

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It was long ago and far away when Barack Obama snippily remarked, “You’re likable enough, Hillary.” It’s a lovefest now. Hillary Clinton formally captured the Democratic nomination and declared the glass ceiling keeping women from the presidency cracked and nearly shattered. Her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton closed the historic night with an expansive and passionate testimonial, offering a deeply personal — though sanitized — account of their relationship. It was a policy-driven ode to the “best darn change-maker I have…

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Ahead of Mother’s Day, Gwen Graham makes congressional visit to Afghanistan

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit American mothers serving overseas and Afghan women working towards gender equality this week. The visit was part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation to the war-torn nation, where a series of foreign occupiers and long-term civil strife has made life difficult for all Afghans, particularly women. Graham saluted those women, as well as the American women in uniform who she said were fighting for a just cause. “It’s difficult for anyone in…

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St. Pete woman kicked out of doctor’s office for breastfeeding

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A St. Petersburg mom is embarrassed and furious after being kicked out of a doctor’s office for nursing her 8-month only baby during an appointment. “She woke up and wanted to eat,” said Nichole Moore. “What was I supposed to do?” Moore was meeting with Dr. Mark Simko, a psychiatrist with Baycare Health Systems, for the first time. Since having her daughter, Moore struggled in ways she couldn’t describe. She thought maybe it might be some sort of postpartum depression,…

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St. Pete Times editorial: Charlie Crist should veto HB 1143

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The St. Petersburg Times editorial board – to whom Charlie listens to more than anyone else save his Mother and Father – urges Governor Crist to veto HB 1143. Abortion-rights opponents have spent weeks pressuring Gov. Charlie Crist to sign legislation that would require all women seeking a first trimester abortion to submit to an ultrasound. But the newly independent Crist needs to exercise http://18.216.197.89/wp-admin/edit.phphis veto and protect a woman’s right to privacy. — Crist is no abortion-rights advocate. He…

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