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News groups ask appeals court to protect American’s Freedom of Information Act rights

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Accusing the FBI of years of dishonesty in handling Freedom of Information Act requests, a legion of news organizations and support groups asked a federal appeals court Monday to protect Americans’ rights under the law.
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SolarCity’s questionable business practices a warning for Florida solar debate?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
A familiar narrative in the debate over solar energy in Florida follows a “David and Goliath” theme.
Cast as Goliath are the state’s largest utilities; playing David are “little guy” rooftop solar companies trying to make it in the utility’s shadow.
However, a recent New York Times article rejects that account, exposing some of the “diminutive” players in Florida’s solar industry for what they really are – billion-dollar, for-profit corporations which engage in highly questionable business practices to lure consumers.
In one case, these practices echo big bank mortgages from a decade ago, methods which led to the financial crisis and Great

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Shad Khan: No to Muslim Ban, Yes to HRO

Saturday, February 4th, 2017
In Houston for the Superbowl, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan broke with the city’s right wing on two hot-button social issues.
Khan, a Muslim immigrant from Pakistan, came out against the controversial Donald Trump immigration/travel ban from seven destabilized majority-Muslim countries.
And, for good measure, he expressed — to a national publication — his support for the expansion of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance to include protection on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression at work, in housing, and in public accommodations in businesses that aren’t churches or small businesses.
That HRO support was known around Jacksonville; however, discussing it nationally

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Personnel note: Audra Burch to NYT

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The Miami Herald’s Audra Burch is departing the newspaper to join the New York Times as a Miami-based national enterprise reporter.
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The Random Pixels blog last week shared a staff memo about Burch’s hire.
Burch, whom Herald editors called their “extraordinarily talented enterprise reporter,” collaborated with Carol Marbin Miller on 2014’s Innocents Lost.
The Herald’s series “painstakingly examined 477 deaths of children who perished despite being under the protective umbrella of the Florida Department of Children & Families,” the memo said. “The series led to an overhaul of DCF’s leadership, new legislation, and won a boatload of prestigious awards.”
Burch “came to the Herald in the

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Martin Dyckman: Spreading fake news, a dangerous bell that can’t be unrung

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
So Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of a Northwest Washington restaurant. Imagine that.
Actually, someone did. The fake “news” then raced around the internet like chicken pox through a kindergarten.
But who could possibly believe such trash?
Actually, people did. The restaurant and its neighbors were besieged with death threats.
And Sunday, a man from North Carolina barged into the restaurant with an assault weapon to search for the children he believed were being held there. He reportedly fired at least one shot as everyone fled.
No one was hurt — this time.
The nation is on notice now that the

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Joe Henderson: Not just papers; it’s #LoveMyWebsite day, too

Monday, December 5th, 2016
On Sunday afternoon, a man carrying an AR-15 assault rifle walked into a popular pizza place in northwest Washington D.C. and began shooting.
No one was hurt, thank goodness and the gunman was arrested.
What he said after being taken away, though, should be a warning to us all. He said he came to “self-investigate” whether Hillary Clinton was using the restaurant as a front for a child sex trafficking ring. Just before the election last month, that story had made the rounds among crazy people who frequent conspiracy-theory websites and believe what they read.
Normally, such a thing would be limited

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Joe Henderson: Not just papers; it’s #LoveMyWebsite day, too

Monday, December 5th, 2016
On Sunday afternoon, a man carrying an AR-15 assault rifle walked into a popular pizza place in northwest Washington D.C. and began shooting.
No one was hurt, thank goodness and the gunman was arrested.
What he said after being taken away, though, should be a warning to us all. He said he came to “self-investigate” whether Hillary Clinton was using the restaurant as a front for a child sex trafficking ring. Just before the election last month, that story had made the rounds among crazy people who frequent conspiracy-theory websites and believe what they read.
Normally, such a thing would be limited

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Joe Henderson: Not just papers; it’s #LoveMyWebsite day, too

Monday, December 5th, 2016
On Sunday afternoon, a man carrying an AR-15 assault rifle walked into a popular pizza place in northwest Washington D.C. and began shooting.
No one was hurt, thank goodness and the gunman was arrested.
What he said after being taken away, though, should be a warning to us all. He said he came to “self-investigate” whether Hillary Clinton was using the restaurant as a front for a child sex trafficking ring. Just before the election last month, that story had made the rounds among crazy people who frequent conspiracy-theory websites and believe what they read.
Normally, such a thing would be limited

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Donald Trump aide suggests he wants no Hillary Clinton probe

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
The Latest on Donald Trump’s transition to the presidency (all times local):
8:45 a.m. – A top adviser to Donald Trump is suggesting that the president-elect is going to help Hillary Clinton “heal” and not pursue a probe of her private email server.
Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC on Tuesday that Trump is setting a tone for congressional Republicans by refraining from calling for more investigations. She says that “he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges.”
Days earlier, Trump told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he wants to think about whether to look more into Clinton’s homebrew email server and the Justice Department’s

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New York Times is free online through the election

Sunday, November 6th, 2016
The New York Times‘ website is dropping its paywall through the election.
Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Editorial Page Editor James Bennet announced the move Sunday in an email to readers.
“We believe that everyone, without exception, deserves a deeper understanding of the candidates, the issues and the results of this unprecedented election,” they wrote. 
“So we have decided to open our digital platforms to all — without charge — on Nov. 7, 8 and 9,” they added.
“… No matter who prevails on Tuesday, we will continue to work hard to bring you everything you need to understand this historic moment and all

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Two new Florida polls show Donald Trump closing strong

Sunday, October 30th, 2016
Two polls released Sunday show that there is a very good chance that Florida could choose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton on Election Day.
A NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll of 990 likely voters, conducted Oct. 25 – 26, shows Clinton up by just one point over Trump.
Clinton comes in with 45 percent, while Trump gets 44 percent.
Third party candidates lag in the low single digits: Libertarian Gary Johnson garners 5 percent; the Green Party’s Jill Stein gets her customary 2 percent.
In the two-way variant of the NBC poll, conducted Oct. 25-26, Trump and Clinton tie at 46 percent — an indication that

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Two new Florida polls show Donald Trump closing strong

Sunday, October 30th, 2016
Two polls released Sunday show that there is a very good chance that Florida could choose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton on Election Day.
A NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll of 990 likely voters, conducted Oct. 25 – 26, shows Clinton up by just one point over Trump.
Clinton comes in with 45 percent, while Trump gets 44 percent.
Third party candidates lag in the low single digits: Libertarian Gary Johnson garners 5 percent; the Green Party’s Jill Stein gets her customary 2 percent.
In the two-way variant of the NBC poll, conducted Oct. 25-26, Trump and Clinton tie at 46 percent — an indication that

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The New York Times backs Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
The New York Times is weighing in on Florida’s U.S. Senate race.
The New York Times encouraged Floridians to support Rep. Patrick Murphy in an editorial released Saturday. The editorial backing Murphy over Sen. Marco Rubio comes just days before in-person early voting begins in more than four dozen Florida counties.
“Mr. Murphy’s positions on climate change — an issue that Mr. Rubio seems deeply ignorant about — gay rights, gun control and comprehensive immigration reform make him by far a superior representative for Floridians,” wrote the New York Times editorial board. “Mr. Murphy has also challenged Mr. Rubio’s obstinate support for

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