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The most significant thing about Governor Shumlin's first TV ad of 2014

The Shumlin campaign has taken to the airwaves with a 30-second commercial that features real-life Vermonters who have benefited from Shumlin initiatives. The aim of the ad is to remind viewers of the administration’s many accomplishments — to counteract the stream of bad news about Vermont Health Connect and the Department of Children and Families, and to remind liberal voters that the Governor has, indeed, delivered on many of his promises. 353 more words

2014 Election

El Universal fires cartoonist Rayma

Last night, HegemonCorp.-owned newspaper El Universal fired cartoonist Rayma Suprani. Why? Because of this…

Her work was already being censored ever since the paper changed owners last July, but this was apparently the last straw. 135 more words

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Some political thoughts for today...

First, I know Scotland is having the big VOTE for independence today and I want to wish them luck.  I know a lot of respected economists are saying it isn’t a good idea BUT my heart says I hope they vote Yes and they can work out the details later.   257 more words

National Politics

The Burlington Free Press: Your Shameless Hometown Daily

Last week, I called attention to a bit of hypocrisy from Vermont’s Largest Newspaper: Veteran reporter Mike Donoghue Tweeting a complaint that WCAX had poached his story without attribution. 197 more words

The Media

On hiring a "disgraced journalist"

Remember Scott Milne’s new “flat organization”? The one with no campaign manager? The one that includes his son Keith and a few others?

Well, VPR’s out with… 300 more words

2014 Election

The (rotten) apple doesn't fall far from the (poisoned) tree

Hey, good morning, everybody! What say we get the blood circulating with a brisk round of dumpster diving, led by Your Vermont Republican Party Vice Chair Brady Toensing? 438 more words

Vermont Republican Party

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT 'BIG BROTHER' HOST JULIE CHEN WILL ANNOUNCE NEXT

Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – First, she revealed that she had eye surgery so that she would look less Asian to land an on-air TV job. 114 more words

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