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  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • Bush, Cabinet Call For End to Dredging Project [Jeb saves FL taxpayers $20 million per year]

    06/19/2002 7:02:58 PM PDT · by summer · 8 replies · 338+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | June 13, 2002 | Staff
    Gov. Jeb Bush Bush, Cabinet Call For End to Dredging Project [Jeb saves FL taxpayers $20 million per year] By: Times Staff Writer The St. Petersburg Times June 13, 2002 For years, environmentalists have complained that Florida's mightiest river -- the Apalachicola -- is being ruined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps dredges the river to let a dwindling fleet of barges travel north to Georgia and Alabama. On Wednesday, Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Cabinet joined the critics, passing a resolution that asks Congress to pull the plug on the controversial dredging project. "It's incredibly...