Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’

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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Pasco County GOP official in trouble after social media posts go national

Sunday, February 12th, 2017
Pasco County Republican Executive Committee Secretary Bill Akins is under fire, after a story publishing his history of pushing out racist jokes and conspiracy theories was published by the Washington Post on Saturday.
The reason that the previously little known local Republican even earned the interest of the Post was from what happened earlier on Saturday at Congressman Gus Bilirakis raucous town hall meeting in New Port Richey. That’s where Akins told a crowd of mostly supporters of the Affordable Care Act that it was a fact that they would face “death panels” at the age of 74 under the legislation. “Death Panels” were often uttered by Tea Party activists at town

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How can we respect the presidency, when Donald Trump clearly doesn’t?

Friday, February 10th, 2017
When President Harry S. Truman threatened in December 1950 to punch out a Washington Post music critic who had panned his daughter’s singing, he wrote the letter in his own hand, affixed his own postage stamp, and did not make it public. Neither did the Post.
But America knew all about it once it had leaked to the Washington News.
“It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful,” the president wrote …”Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens, you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for

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David Brooks on Trump voters, Colin Kaepernick and the growing loss of connection in the U.S.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
With his twice-weekly forum on the New York Times op-ed page, along with weekly gigs on NPR’s All Things Considered and the PBS NewsHour, David Brooks is considered one of the most preeminent political pundits in the country. So when I had the opportunity to speak with him about an hour-and-a-half before his scheduled appearance at the Palladium in St. Petersburg on Wednesday evening, I asked him what he thought the greatest challenge facing the U.S. in 2016.
He believes it’s our increasing social isolation, something that was reflected in a column he wrote earlier this week, titled, “Dignity and Sadness

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Dan Gelber: No prosecutor would do what Pam Bondi did with Donald Trump’s donation

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
For the second time in a week, Florida Democrats blasted the campaign donation Donald Trump‘s foundation made to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s committee.
This time, it was Dan Gelber saying Wednesday he knows of no prosecutor who would do what she did.
Gelber is a former federal prosecutor and a former Democratic member of the Florida House and Senate, who lost the 2010 election to Bondi in the attorney general’s race.
He said it’s conceivable that she was unaware, as she had said, of discussions in her office to investigate Trump’s Trump University in Florida when her independent political committee accepted a

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Chris Timmons: It’s time the GOP realizes the human complexity of black experience

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
So again, Jeb Bush belittles black people.
After a decade of uniform disdain for black life, Bush’s view amounts to the pejorative “free-stuff” argument — food stamps, Head Start, unemployment (not necessarily free), which black people tend to take advantage of “disproportionately,” as a Washington Post article put it.
That, Bush says, is the cause of black misfortune.
Black failure to attain the American Dream of white picket-fences, the complete suburbia nirvana (at least at the level of others) is not the cause of slavery and its legacy, Jim Crow and its harsh rigidity, urban renewal and its antecedents, but black effort.
What

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