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Thursday September 18, 2014

TAMPA CITY COUNCIL - Mitch Perry

Controversy erupted this morning at the very beginning of today’s Tampa City Council meeting, just before an atheist was scheduled to give the invocation, which opens every meeting.

Last month City Councilman John Dingfelder, whose turn it was to choose somebody to begin the Meeting with traditionally has been a nondenomational prayer from a reverend or rabbi, announced that Michael Harvey from the group Atheists of Florida, would give the invocation for this morning’s Meet...

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REPUBLICAN PUSH FOR USE OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS - Mitch Perry

This morning the St. Pete Times reported that while Governor Jeb Bush, Secretary of State Glenda Hood, and other Republican officials have been dismissing criticism about the lack of a paper trail for touch screen voting machines, Republicans in Miami-Dade County apparently have the same fear that there could be problems with those machines at the polls this November.

The Times reported that the Republican Party of Florida Paid to send a full-color mailing To voters in a House Primary in ...

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JOHN DEAN ON BUSH ADMINISTRATION SECRECY - Radioactivity

Former White House Counsel John Dean discussed his new book WORSE THAN WATERGATE: The Secret Presidency Of George W. Bush. It describes the extraordinary secrecy within the Bush White House and the distortions of fact the White House used leading us to war in Iraq. Dean also discussed the lessons learned from Watergate and the recent death of Watergate bagman Fred LaRue.

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SENATE CANDIDATE BILL MCCOLLUM - Radioactivity

Former Congressman Bill McCollum who is running for United States Senate discussed his candidacy, the war in Iraq, terrorism, his backing of liniments on damage awards in medical malpractice lawsuits and his involvement in the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

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County Commmisioner Criticizes Bush Economic Policy in relation to outsourcing of Bay Area Jobs - Mitch Perry

Last week, the Credit Card Company Capital One announced last week that it was shutting down its call center in Tampa, eliminating 1,100 jobs and delivering a serious blow to efforts to upgrade the Bay Area's economic base.

Employees were informed that their jobs would be sent overseas, but the company has not said where they will be outsourced to.

Outsourcing has become an issue in this year's Presidential Election, and today

Hillsborough County Commissioner Kathy Castor ...

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MINIMUM WAGE - Radioactivity

Joe Johnson state campaign manager of the effort to raise the minimum wage discussed the measure which just won approval to be on the November ballot in Florida. He discussed the connection between low wages and poverty, where the minimum wage has been raised recently, the effect of a raise on job losses and prospects for a victory in the Fall.

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