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Daily Archives: August 26, 2012

Florida Independent Senate candidate, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, gestures toward passing motorists in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Florida Independent Senate candidate, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, gestures toward passing motorists in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Crist: Obama `Good and Decent’

Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor who served as a Republican in the state’s highest office, in two of its elected Cabinet offices and in the state Legislature, made some waves in his party today when he announced his support...

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Joe Frazier, left, hits Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971.

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Joe Frazier, left, hits Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971.

Smackdown Over Super-PAC Integrity

Ali versus Frazier, it wasn’t. But the co-founders of the super-political action committees supporting President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney attacked each other over the honesty of their ads, which have come to dominate presidential campaign advertising. Sitting side...

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A person walks by a sign warning about Hurricane Isaac, in Key West, Fla., on Aug. 26, 2012.

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A person walks by a sign warning about Hurricane Isaac, in Key West, Fla., on Aug. 26, 2012.

In the Tampa Twitter Wars, Isaac is winning

Tweets about the hurricane-turned-tropical storm were outnumbering Republican National Convention-related tweets 20-to-1 this afternoon, said Adam Sharp, the social networking service’s Washington-based manager of government and political partnerships, who has set up shop at the convention site in Tampa this...

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Mary White of Rathdrum, Idaho, shows her support for Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at a rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 26, 2012.

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Mary White of Rathdrum, Idaho, shows her support for Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at a rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 26, 2012.

Ron Paul Delegates Not Happy With Their Candidates’ Treatment

Updated at 5:34 p.m. Some Ron Paul supporters attending the Republican National Convention this week aren’t happy with the way their candidate is being treated by Mitt Romney ’s campaign. And they want to be heard. At a rally of his supporters at...

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A worker removes the plastic from a mirror on the floor ahead of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012.

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A worker removes the plastic from a mirror on the floor ahead of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012.

Money in Politics: Plumbing’s not the Problem, It’s the Quality of the Water

“Here’s the problem with money in politics,” says Mike Murphy, a seasoned and semi-retired Republican TV ad strategist: It’s the content. “I’m less worried about the plumbing than I am the quality of the water,” Murphy said today in Tampa,...

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Workers attach a Romney Ryan 2012 sign at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012 in Florida.

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Workers attach a Romney Ryan 2012 sign at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012 in Florida.

Romney Preps for His Convention Speech, Still at ‘Early Stage’

As Republicans poured into Tampa, Romney was spending the day at his lakeside vacation home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, preparing his convention speech and getting updates on the storm. Romney, who spent the morning in church, offered a peek into...

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A view of an iPad and iPhone Facebook screen.

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A view of an iPad and iPhone Facebook screen.

Facebook, Comedy Central: Gain on Traditional, More-Trusted Sources

While most people still turn to traditional sources of media for news, the laptop, tablet and smart phone are catching up. ”There has been a significant movement toward new media,” said David Lauter, chief of Tribune Co.’s Washington bureau, detailing the...

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