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TURMOIL AND TUTORING

TURMOIL AND TUTORING

As puzzled Democrats struggle to determine next steps, President Obama crafts a how-to manual for President-elect Trump. COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton had barely conceded the 2016 presidential race when Bernie Sanders’ liberal legions signaled a resumption of their campaign to take over the Democratic Party. Less than an hour after Clinton […]

2016 PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

2016 PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

‘Inspiring millions around the world’ President Obama presents Michael Jordan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a White House ceremony on Tuesday. Twenty-one recipients were honored, including Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cecily Tyson, and Diana Ross. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/TNS)

Democrats vow to ‘fight’

Democrats vow to ‘fight’

Outnumbered as usual in the legislature BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Continuing to be dramatically outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers on Monday picked new leaders in the Florida House and Senate to guide their caucuses for the next two years. House Democrats picked Rep. Janet Cruz, 60, a Tampa health-care […]

Obama shortens the sentences of 79 felons

Obama shortens the sentences of 79 felons

BY JOHN T. BENNETT CQ-ROLL CALL / TNS WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the sentences of 79 more individuals he determined were serving “harsh” sentences under “outdated” laws. The adjustments are the latest of more than 1,000 that Obama has issued during his presidency, mostly for low-level drug offenses. All the sentences he […]

Let me tell you about political dummies

Let me tell you about political dummies

After Hillary Clinton and many other Democratic candidates around the country suffered devastating defeats in 2016 elections, someone asked President Obama what he wanted to do when President-elect Donald Trump replaces him in the White House. I thought Obama would say that he was going back to Chicago to resume his career as a community […]

Convictions upheld in death of FAMU band major

Convictions upheld in death of FAMU band major

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Almost exactly five years after Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died of injuries suffered in a hazing incident, a state appeals court on Nov. 18 upheld the manslaughter and hazing convictions of another former member of the school’s “Marching 100” band. A three-judge […]

State tourism increases despite storms, Zika and Pulse attack

State tourism increases despite storms, Zika and Pulse attack

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A hurricane that hit North Florida, the continued spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a horrific massacre in Orlando haven’t slowed the appeal of the Sunshine State for tourists, according to state officials. Gov. Rick Scott’s office Monday announced that a record 26.9 million […]

The right to vote has been fractured

The right to vote has been fractured

America’s election system is a disgrace, as the 2016 presidential election once more demonstrates. This isn’t sour grapes. I’m disappointed that my candidate lost. But the election is over; the results are in. What every American ought to be outraged at, however, is that the United States is still not a democracy of one person, […]

Afterthoughts on an election debacle

Afterthoughts on an election debacle

For liberals or progressives, the 2016 presidential election is nothing less than a DEBACLE.Since Donald Trump’s victory, political and social uncertainty remain top-trending topics. Trump now holds us in suspense, looking to his cabinet appointments as predictive of his method of governance. He has much of the nation and a large part of the world […]

War is less imminent after Clinton defeat

War is less imminent after Clinton defeat

With so many people who call themselves liberals and leftists tearing their hair out in dread of a President Donald Trump, it is necessary to point out that the prospects of avoiding nuclear war are much better than they were the day before the election. Hillary Clinton was committed to imposing a “no fly zone” […]

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