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Sunday November 23, 2014

MEDICARE REFORM

Andrew McGuire was an organizer for the Million Mom March and a co-founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He's now turned his attention to educating people about the reality of the Medicare Reform law passed last year by Congress and signed by the president. He says that the average senior will be forced to pay more for prescription drugs under the plan and that it creates needless regulations banning the federal government from negotiating with drug companies to lower the price of prescri...

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KUCINICH VISITS CLEARWATER-Andrew Stelzer

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich arrived in Florida today; he’s spending two days in the Tampa Bay area, trying to get voters support for next weeks primary. He spoke this afternoon at the Royalty theatre in Clearwater; about 75 people attended the rally. The main theme of Kucinich’s 20-minute speech was the healthcare crisis in America, and the need to have a national healthcare plan.


ACT “Americas spends 1.6 tril...

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LAUNCH OF HIP-HOP POLITICAL ACTION CAMPAIGN-Andrew Stelzer

Today’s March on Tallahassee included the launch of a new campaign, which is trying to involve the hip-hop generation in politics. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more. -----------------------------------

The hip-hop generation, loosely defined as between 17 and 40 years old, and largely made up of people of color, is a massive untapped voting block. Rap music sells more records than any other genre; and the music’s lyrics often are about political topics; but most ...

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NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM - Mitch Perry

National Immigration Forum

Exactly a year ago, Immigration functions were transferred to the massive Department of Homeland Security.......

This afternoon, Immigrant rights attorneys and advocates discussed their opinions about how that transition has been for immigrants....

Cheryl Little is Executive Director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center...

She says Florida has become the testing ground for anti-immigrant enforcement measures....(roll tape#1 o.q."by ...

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MEL MARTINEZ - Farhad Sabet

On Saturday February 28th, Some 500 Republicans gathered at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay on Courtney Campbell Causeway for a ‘Hillsborough County Lincoln Day Dinner’ presided by the Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in President Bush’s Cabinet and Senate Candidate, Mr. Mel Martinez. Nominating Mr. Martinez, President George W. Bush said: "Since leaving his Cuban homeland as a boy, Mel Martinez has been the embodiment of the American dream and has had great su...

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SHOULD CLASS SIZE LIMITS BE REPEALED?-Andrew Stelzer

CLASS SIZE REDUCTION STORY

A statewide poll of 600 Floridians finds that people want to keep Florida’s class size reduction Amendment in effect. 43 percent of people who responded to the poll support the Amendment, which was passed in 2002. The legal limits for class sizes are 18 children per classroom for the early grades, 22 per class for middle school, and 25 for a high school class. Schools districts are under obligation to make sure all of their classes are of this si...

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HANS BLIX SAYS HE WAS BUGGED

Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said on Saturday he suspected the United States bugged his office and home in the run-up to the Iraq war, but had no hard evidence.

Blix told the UK guardian that he went to extreme lengths to protect his office and his home, enlisting a UN counter surveillance team to sweep both for bugs. Blix’s suspicions were raised when he had trouble with a telephone connection at home. He said that if he wanted to have a safe ...

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VOTING MACHINE BBQ DAY FOR PASCO'S KURT BROWNING. Mark Antokas

Saturday was Bar-B-Que day in the New Port Richey library and Pasco County Elections Supervisor Kurt Browning was the beef. He took a grilling from members of the Pasco County Womens Democratic Club. Browning who was elected as a democrat in the 2000 election, changed horses midstream and became a republican in December of 2002. He said at the time that, "The Democratic Party has become too far to the left, and has left me"Browning signaled out Nancy Pelosi, the minority whip, as an example. ...

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