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Spaniard completes route Ponce de Leon took 500 years ago

Source: Politics Balla | Apr 4 2013, 12:44am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Spaniard completes route Ponce de Leon took 500 years ago
Miami, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar arrived Wednesday in St. Augustine, Florida, after a 14-day solo journey on board his jet ski retracing the route explorer Juan Ponce de Leon took when he set sail and discovered Florida 500 years ago.
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Governor Rick Scott Should Accept Free Science Lessons

Jul 28 2014 11:24am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Last week, a group of well-respected Florida scientists sent a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott and requested a meeting to discuss the environmental and economic threats posed by climate change to Florida. The letter read, "We note you have been asked several times about how, as Governor, you will handle the issue of climate change. You responded that you were 'not a scientist.' We are scientists and we would like the opportunity to explain what is at stake for ...
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Florida Lawmaker Drafts Bill To Require Every Student To Watch Documentary Explaining Why Liberals Hate America

Jul 25 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Shannon Greenwood is an intern at ThinkProgress. CREDIT: Screenshot: America, The Movie Trailer Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza may be getting an influx of new viewers of his documentary film ‘America’ after a Republican state senator from Florida said he plans on introducing a bill to make the movie mandatory in public schools. Republican Alan Hays, inspired after seeing the movie in theaters, said he now plans on introducing a one-page bill in November w ...
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UN call neglects Israel's security needs: Netanyahu
Jerusalem, July 29 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday criticised the UN Security Council's call for ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, saying it strengthens Hamas and neglects Israel's security needs. | by IANS
 
Three dead, 16 injured in Nigerian suicide attacks
Abuja, July 29 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 16 others injured in two suicide bombings Monday in northern Nigeria's Kano state, officials said. | by IANS
 
31 killed in Iraq violence
Baghdad, July 28 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed and 20 others wounded in the latest violent attacks and conflicts in Iraq, police source said Monday. | by IANS
 
 

Rick Scott Had Stake In Company Whose 474-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline Could Run Through Florida

Jul 24 2014 4:13pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: AP Photo/Steve Cannon A 474-mile natural gas pipeline could run from Alabama through Georgia and into Florida as early as 2017, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott owned stock in the company that’s set to build it. BrowardBulldog.org revealed this week that a review of Scott’s financial records show investments of several million dollars “in the securities of more than two-dozen entities that prod ...
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A New Election Climate

Jul 24 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Climate change was a no show issue in the 2012 national election cycle. That won't (nor should) be the case when Americans go to the voting booths this November. Two years ago, the topic was conspicuously absent in the presidential and congressional campaigns. Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney evidently thought it was to their political advantage to bring up the issue. The media cooperated by not broaching the subject either in the presidential debates or ...
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National Teacher’s Unions Make Gov. Rick Scott A Top Target

Jul 24 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: State Impact Florida

National teacher’s unions have put Republican Gov. Rick Scott at the top of their wish list of politicians they want to boot from office, Stephanie Simon reports at Politico. Unions spent $69 million in 2010 and are likely to spend even more this cycle. Source: Politico “If someone knocks on your door and says ...
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Poll: Fla. gov race tightens with third candidate

Jul 23 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: USATODAY

Charlie Crist vs. Rick Scott for Fla. governor becomes dead heat when libertarian is in mix.      ...
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Gov. Scott Rolls Out Plan To Prepare Workers For High-Tech Jobs

Jul 21 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: State Impact Florida

Gov. Rick Scott spent Monday touring high-tech South Florida companies looking to hire. He wants to make sure firms like Boca Raton’s Modernizing Medicine, which designs electronic medical record systems, have workers ready. “If you think about – I’ve got kids and even have, hard to believe, I have ...
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Gay Marriage Becomes Hot Issue in Fla. Governor Race

Jul 21 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Same-sex marriage is emerging as a crucial "Keys" issue in the upcoming Florida governor's battle, with both candidates, incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat challenger Charlie Crist, appearing cautiously uncertain ...
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