Daily Archives: January 14, 2010

Crist orders Spence-Jones suspended (again)

From the Miami Herald, confirmation of what Gov. Charlie Crist’s spokesman told me yesterday: Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday issued a new executive order to re-suspend Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, whom he suspended from office after she was charged … Continue reading

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Remainders: who’s that teabagger? Plus, taxing the banks, and ‘arting up’ hip-hop

The question of who is, and who is not a member of the “tea party movement” gets more serious the closer you get to an election. As even the most cynical politician knows, a radical movement can both energize voters … Continue reading

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Thank you, Chris Dodd, and other news from the Quinnipiac poll

There’s lots of meat in three new Quinnipiac polls for Democrats and the Obama administration to consider. In a nutshell, the polls show Chris Dodd did Democrats a huge favor by bowing out of the Connecticut Senate race, which now … Continue reading

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Red Cross estimate: 50,000 may be dead in Haiti

The new estimate is smaller than the “hundreds of thousands” predicted by Haiti’s president, but the number is devastating, nonetheless. Meanwhile, President Obama has pledged $100 million in U.S. relief. Watch the administration’s update: (Transcript) Contribute online to the Red … Continue reading

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Haiti earthquake caught on tape

Amazing video has emerged of the moment the devastating earthquake struck Haiti. You can literally see the earth convulsing, as cars spin off the road and people start running. The video appears to be from a security camera. The video … Continue reading

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The world mobilizes for Haiti

(More AP photos here. Warning, some content disturbing)** The U.S. got off to an aggressive, if sometimes frustrating start on relief efforts in Haiti, but the good news is that several countries are pitching in to help the battered country … Continue reading

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Entertainment – A star is born: General Platt rocks Idol with ‘Pants on the Ground’

You’re about to witness the best … American … Idol … contestant … EVER. 62-year-old “General Larry” Platt of Atlanta is a certified hit! He got the whole Idol crew and fellow contestants singing along with his original, and very … Continue reading

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