GOP opposition to Obamacare baffles Dr. Sullivan

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: former HHS Secretary Sullivan says Obamacare resembles plan crafted by Republicans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… overnment is in,” Deal said during the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. Sullivan told the journalists Thursday that, in his view, Georgi …"

EPA abandons major radiation cleanup in Florida, despite cancer concerns

By Douglas P. Guarino

Federal agency abandons phosphate-mining clean-up, leaving more than 100,000 residents at risk of exposure to cancer-causing radiation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… n approximately 10-square-mile residential area midway between Orlando and Tampa. However, Florida officials have long argued that the affected area need …"

Tampa and Miami in cold war over Cuban trade

As hardline politics in Miami dominate debate about Cuba, Tampa looks to capitalize on Florida’s communist neighbor.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… cinsightnetwork.org. …"

"… d Cuba in hopes of becoming its future trading partner. Business owners in Tampa talk of how they’ll capitalize when the island opens up, and politicians …"

"… eople of Cuban ancestry in the Miami metro area, compared to 81,542 in the Tampa Bay area. But Tampa has spent the past decade on a careful plan to build …"

"… ry in the Miami metro area, compared to 81,542 in the Tampa Bay area. But Tampa has spent the past decade on a careful plan to build relationships with Cu …"

Potential benefits of Cuban trade

Florida businesses have been planning for the lifting of the U.S. embargo for decades. Here are some of the potential opportunities.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ts. Miami would seem to be the best fit for proximity, but larger ports in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville will offer competition, as well as the n …"

More on Fred Humphries, FBI friend of Jill Kelley

By David Heath

Fred Humphries, who helped initiatiate the invetigation of Patraeus, praised for his interrogations of suspected terroists

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… cialite who along with her husband hosted events for top military brass in Tampa. Kelley went to Humphries last May when she received suspicious anonymous …"

"… Kelley and Gen. John Allen, top commander in Afghanistan. Other agents in Tampa reportedly kept Humphries out of the investigation because of his intense …"

Super PACs spend big for Romney in final weeks of campaign

By Michael Beckel and Andrea Fuller

Super PACs and nonprofits spent $190 million in the last three weeks of the election on the presidential race

Excerpts from this story referencing "Claire McCaskill":

"… race for U.S. Senate, where they hoped to defeat incumbent Democrat, Sen. Claire McCaskill.McCaskill’s allies spent about $3 million during the same period.Rep. To …"

Daily Disclosure: It's labor versus tea party in PA House race

By Rachael Marcus

Unions pumping money into redrawn House district in Pennsylvania.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… from the NRCC and a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the Republican Party is fighting hard for him.An endorsement from the Tea …"

Corporate cash helps fuel Democratic convention despite pledges

By Michael Beckel

Democrats kick off their convention in Charlotte Tuesday with plenty of corporate support despite grass roots pledge.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… s of the Democratic convention were also sponsors of the host committee in Tampa for last week’s Republican National Convention.“The Coca-Cola Company …"

OPINION: The illusory promise of free-market health care miracles

By Wendell Potter

Republicans keep touting free-market health care, but there's no evidence it works.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… on’s health care reform legislation 18 years ago.Like the politicians in Tampa, we insisted then that a big government program not only wasn’t needed, …"

OPINION: Physicians' group will barnstorm conventions with truth-telling on ObamaCare

By Wendell Potter

Doctors for America will provide reality check, dispense free care.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… America Facebook Page. …"

"… make stops in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C. and several other cities between Tampa and Charlotte, will feature press events, town hall-type forums, and preve …"

Bailed-out banks, Freddie Mac, AIG gave $6 million to 2008 conventions

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Corporate donors to 2008 party conventions included financial institutions bailed out by government.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… torm. …"

"… e Republicans’ host committee in Minneapolis-St. Paul.The Republicans’ Tampa host committee website lists more than two dozen companies and trade assoc …"

Romney, Santorum share Super Tuesday momentum

By The Associated Press

Romney, Santorum and even Gingrich share Super Tuesday momentum

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… 4 delegates to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer.In interviews across all of the primary states, Republi …"

FACT CHECK: Flubs in Florida

By FactCheck.Org

Facts took a beating in Monday's GOP candidate debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ri Robertson …"

FACT CHECK: An antidote for Bachmann’s anecdote

By FactCheck.Org

Republican's story of HPV vaccine leading to mental retardation is backed up by no scientific evidence, medical precedent

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… Well, I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that …"

FACT CHECK: Bachmann, Perry butt heads on STD vaccine

By FactCheck.Org

Republican candidates disagree on a wide range of topics: STD vaccines to Social Security

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ebate was held Sept. 12 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, and was sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express. The audience was made …"

Perry assembles extraordinary bundler ranks in early weeks of campaign

By Peter H. Stone

Rick Perry recruits hundreds of bundlers to jumpstart his fledgling campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… r Romney in 2008, has agreed to host an event for Perry on Sept. 13 in the Tampa area.Next month Perry is scheduled to do several fundraisers in California …"

FBI brags about chasing down mortgage fraudsters but big banks are left untouched

By Michael Hudson

FBI report identifies mortgage fraudsters of all stripes – except banks

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ive in investigating mortgage fraud were Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Tampa, Detroit, Washington, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and Salt Lake City, t …"

Federal red tape traps disabled borrowers with student loan debt

Borrowers who become severely disabled can get federal student loans forgiven, but the program for deciding whether they qualify is a dysfun

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… student loans.Scott Creighton, a former carpenter and draftsman living in Tampa, Fla., was declared disabled by Social Security in September 2009. Three y …"

What’s the cost of fixing BP’s image?

By Aaron Mehta

BP tripled its spending on corporate advertising after its devastating crude oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico in April, paying more than $93.4

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ormation at the suggestion of fellow Democrat Kathy Castor, who represents Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast. In July, Castor criticized BP for what she desc …"

State of the Union address highlights issues examined by Center for Public Integrity

By Josh Israel

A series of recent Center for Public Integrity stories provide an illuminating reality check on some of the points made by President Barack

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… w factories that manufacture clean energy products. Tomorrow, I’ll visit Tampa, Florida, where workers will soon break ground on a new high-speed railroa …"

Winter ends for the high-speed rail lobby

By Matthew Lewis

The transportation world is buzzing over the President’s visit to Florida Thursday, reportedly to announce the lucky recipients of $8 billio

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… e microchip manufacturer Intel and Jacksonville-based freight railway CSX. Tampa’s Hillsborough County was among other new entrants. Florida’s state go …"

How one bank failure illustrates lapses by regulators

By Keith Epstein

Overseers of Florida Bank noted risky lending, but failed to act

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… .'Uncontrolled Growth'Ocala, population 53,000, is about 90 miles north of Tampa and the business and social hub of  Marion County, a prosperous area …"

The Republican convention: The party begins in New York City, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2004 — President Bush will accept his party's nomination in New York City at the Republican National Convention, an e

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… all three of which also sought the Democratic convention—New Orleans and Tampa-St. Petersburg. The New York, Tampa and Miami bids were the only ones deli …"

"… emocratic convention—New Orleans and Tampa-St. Petersburg. The New York, Tampa and Miami bids were the only ones delivered in person by officials from th …"

"… nnounced it would make three site visits to New York City, New Orleans and Tampa-St. Petersburg.For 10 days in August 2002, nearly two dozen Republican lea …"

"… to the road to be feted in grand style.According to The Bradenton Herald, Tampa-St. Petersburg organizers said they spent approximately $100,000 for the b …"

Counting the costs: Convention boosters promise a windfall that rarely materializes

By Meredith O'Brien

This year's Republican convention in New York City is expected to cost by some estimates up to $166 million. Federal taxpayers will pay near

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… ame year, Florida officials, who were trying to lure the GOP convention to Tampa-St. Petersburg, publicly debated whether they wanted to commit anywhere fr …"

Wining and dining the GOP

By Meredith O'Brien

While shopping for a host city for the Republican National Convention, nearly two dozen GOP officials were wined, dined, entertained and fet

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… , Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and, of course, the home of the hanging chad, Tampa-St. Petersburg made a hard sell. Among the features of its whirlwind tour, …"

"… versity Club on the 38th floor, with a view of the sunset and skyline with Tampa Mayor Dick Greco and U.S. Representative Adam Putnam.Dinner at the landmar …"

"… , followed by Paella a la Valenciana and flan dessert,” according to The Tampa Tribune.Three-hour bus tour of hotels in Tampa.Lunch at the Ice Palace (fr …"

"… essert,” according to The Tampa Tribune.Three-hour bus tour of hotels in Tampa.Lunch at the Ice Palace (freshly scrubbed after the previous night’s Tom …"

The state money race

By Derek Willis

Democrats outraised GOP in the states, but have little to show for it

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… e, had a primary fight between former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and Tampa attorney Bill McBride, with McBride eventually winning the nomination.Unde …"

Commentary

By Charles Lewis

Relaxing media ownership rules conflicts with the public's right to know

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… to 11:30 p.m.) about political campaigns. Top stations in Philadelphia and Tampa averaged six seconds a night.As Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois …"

Club 100: Over 100 Americans gave more than $100,000 to state political parties

By Robert Moore

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2002 — Political party organizations will never do business quite the same way again. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… by the Mango, Fla., couple helped establish performing arts centers in the Tampa area. They gave their state-party contributions to the Republican Party of …"

"… 000Kirtley is co-founder of FCP Investors, a venture capital firm based in Tampa. Kirtley has been active in Florida and other parts of the country promoti …"

"… supplying electricity to major cities, such as New York City. A native of Tampa Florida, McNair has lived in Houston since 1960. McNair gave to the Republ …"

The adventure capitalist

By Mungo Soggot and Phillip van Niekerk

Niko Shefer's takeover of Africa

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… nd a fundamentalist Christian organization, known as Greater Ministries of Tampa, Florida.Four years earlier, Shefer had emerged from a South African jail, …"

"… r remained in business and found his next partner for Liberian ventures in Tampa, Florida – Greater Ministries. Even by Liberia's standards, it was an un …"

"… f mineral wealth. "Hang on, stay in the boat," Hall was quoted in The Tampa Tribune as telling his flock as he detailed a Liberian mine with $40 …"

"…  Rindel wrote to Gerald Payne, the head of Greater Ministries in Tampa, expressing his frustration. "We have reached a point where it is no longe …"

Commentary: Everything I'm telling you is entirely legal

By Charles Lewis

December 21, 2000 — Remarks at the 22nd annual conference of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws in Tampa, Fla., December 5....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tampa":

"… t the 22nd annual conference of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws in Tampa, Fla., December 5.It is a kick to be here. Indeed, it is an honor and a pl …"

"… nses-paid trips to nice locales such as Honolulu, the Caribbean and, well, Tampa, to “educate” them about health care, of course.Forty members of Congr …"

"… an the state legislature.The anecdotes are appalling. A few years ago, The Tampa Tribune did a story about the Florida state legislatures conflicts of inte …"

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