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La Gaceta columnist Joe O'Neill talks local, state and national politics listen

03/06/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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The CD13 race is next Tuesday. La Gaceta columnist Joe O'Neill, gives his take on what's been going on in that Pinellas County race. He also weighs in on Bob Buckhorn rejecting a bid to host the Democratic National Convention, Charlie Crist discussing his support for ending the sanctions against Cuba, and even why former Tampa Bay Lightning star Martin St. Louis is no longer playing in Tampa.

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Full text of President Barack Obama's speech at 2012 DNC

09/07/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Provided by the Obama campaign: Below are President Obama’s remarks as prepared for delivery --

Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for.

Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States.

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Medea Benjamin talks about Code Pink at the Democratic National Convention

09/06/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Medea Benjamin talks about her and CodePink's involvement at the Democratic National Convention. Last week at the RNC in Tampa, CodePink emphasized the issues involving the curtailment of women's reproductive rights and thus their slogan "bring your vagina to the RNC". At the Democratic Convention, CodePink's emphasis has been on the economic crisis in the country and they have been focusing on ending the wars and getting the money out of politics."pink banners have been unfurled all over C...

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The DNC in Charlotte

09/06/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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USF St. Petersburg Poli Sci Professor Judithanne Scourfield Mclauchlan spoke to WMNF from Charlotte, where she was attending the Democratic National Convention.

Open phones followed, including a focus on the controversy regarding the Democratic Party platform involving the word "God" and including a provision about Jerusalem being the proper capital of Israel.

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Are Hillsborough County's Environmental Protection Regulations Under Attack? And a Discussion of Last Night's Opening Session of the Democratic National Convention

09/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll hear excerpts of some of the speeches from last night’s opening session of the Democratic National Convention. But first – is the Hillsborough Environmental Protection Commission in danger of being done away with?

Later in the show we’ll hear a brand new song from Bob Dylan’s Tempest album which is coming out next Tuesday.

But first- we’re joined by local attorney Pamela Jo Hatley who was appoi...

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Listeners react to controversial changes to Democratic Party platform listen

09/05/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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The Democratic National Convention is going on this week in Charlotte. We’d spoke about listener's thoughts about the speeches, the protests, or their experiences in Tampa during last week’s Republican convention.

Just before going to air, the Democrats passes two amendments to their party platform in a controversial voice vote.

The amendments put two provisions back into the platform that had be...

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RNC state delegations plan for 2012 convention. listen

08/05/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Wednesday the RNC began a week of meetings in preparation for next year's Republican National Convention in Tampa. State party chair members gathered in the afternoon to review election strategy and convention plans.

Next year, Tampa, Florida can expect to see one of the largest events ever in the city's history. The RNC is planning to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the city, a...

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Tampa activist appeals lawsuit against DNC listen

01/08/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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After the Democratic National Committee (DNC) stripped Florida’s of its presidential delegates because of the timing of the state’s primary election last January, a Democratic activist in Tampa filed a lawsuit claiming that in doing so, the party discriminated against Florida voters.

Today, Victor DiMaio asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to rule that the DNC disenfranchised Florida’s Democrats by not allowing them to choose their party’s nominee for president....

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Freedman balks at decision on delegates listen

06/02/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman is a strong Hillary Clinton supporter. She attributes the fact that so many superdelegates have chosen Clinton over Barack Obama to the power of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Freedman is not happy with the decision to cut Florida’s congressional delegation in half, and she’s as unhappy as Clinton advisor Harold Ickes about how the delegate breakdown came out in Michigan.

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Tampa Democrat gets a little notoriety

06/02/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Megan Foster is a grassroots Tampa Bay area Democrat.

At the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting on Saturday, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson invoked her name when talking about how Florida’s 1.75 million voters who participated in the Jan. 29 primary should have their vote counted.

Foster, who supported the idea of restoring Florida’s delegation with half their votes, thought Nelson was on a different page.

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