Good Monday morning.
The Vogel Group and law firm Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak are expanding in Tallahassee with three new hires.
Chad Revis and Josh Pratt are joining the law firm Holtzman Vogel while Tori Deal is coming on as Director of Operations for both firms, further adding to the teams deep political and policy reach across the state.
The growth on our team is further evidence our firms are thriving. We are thrilled to welcome this remarkable group of young talent. Vogel Group principal Eileen Stuart said. They bring an impressive array of experiences and relationships throughout Florida, which we are already successfully leveraging on behalf of firm clients.
Pratt most recently served as Deputy General Counsel to Gov. Ron DeSantis, where he managed a wide-ranging portfolio including high-profile litigation, judicial appointments and legislative priorities. He also clerked for Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady and two federal judges.
Revis previously clerked for Chief Justice Carlos Muniz at the Florida Supreme Court and before that served on Attorney General Ashley Moodys executive staff, overseeing initiatives on human trafficking and opioids, as well as working as a legal intern at the Republican Party of Florida.
He and Pratt join as associate attorneys at Holtzman Vogel.
Deal joins the team after serving as an executive assistant and adviser to numerous Secretaries at the state Department of Environmental Protection. In this role, Deal advanced the Departments mission while building relationships with key stakeholders in the natural resources arena. Over the course of her 14 years at DEP, she collaborated directly with policymakers and staff across the entire Florida executive branch.
TS Ian update Tropical Storm Ian intensified overnight into a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center, and forecasters expect the storm will be a major hurricane by the end of the day.
The hurricane center on Monday morning also placed Tampa Bay under a hurricane watch and a storm surge watch. Tampa Bay remained firmly in the storms forecast cone, though forecasters said there was still a great deal of uncertainty about Ians path.
As of 5 a.m. Monday, Hurricane Ian was 90 miles southwest of Grand Cayman and about 315 miles southeast of the western tip of Cuba. Ian was moving northwest at about 14 mph and had sustained winds near 75 mph with higher gusts, the 5 a.m. update from the hurricane center said.
@DonLew87: On Matt Gaetz. First, Devlin Barrett writes WaPo story relying on unnamed sources. Next, @MuellerSheWrote expresses serious skepticism. Then, the same @DevlinBarrett retweets MSWs post! And, Joel Greenbergs lawyer says hes heard nothing to suggest Gaetz is off the hook.
@DavidGoodhue: Despite the Keys getting farther away from Ians forecasted center, Jonathan Rizzo at NWS Key West warns its likely to be a huge storm: This is not the forecast cone of a chihuahua charging to meet you when you get home from work. This is a charging bull.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis urges Floridians to stay alert, prepare for Tropical Storm Ian via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics Forecasts now show the storm path for Tropical Storm Ian shifting west toward the Panhandle away from Southwest Florida. But DeSantis stressed a similar message as meteorologists: Essentially, no one knows for sure the eventual path of the storm. Its important to point out to folks that the path of this is still uncertain, DeSantis said at an 11:30 a.m. news conference on Sunday. The impacts will be broad throughout the state of Florida.
President Joe Bidens trip to Orlando area postponed due to Tropical Storm Ian via Steven Lemongello of the Orlando Sentinel Bidens scheduled trip to the Orlando area on Tuesday to rally Democrats has been postponed due to the approach of Tropical Storm Ian. Biden had been set to appear at the Harold and Ted Alfond Sports Center at Rollins College in Winter Park, according to organizer Jose Nunez. The event would have also featured comedian Keegan-Michael Key. Charlie Crist, the partys gubernatorial candidate, was scheduled to appear alongside Biden, but not Val Demings, the partys U.S. Senate candidate.
NASA stands down from Tuesday launch for Artemis I, holding off rollback decision via Richard Tribou of the Orlando Sentinel With the approaching threat of what is forecast to be Hurricane Ian, NASA finally threw in the towel for a launch attempt Tuesday of its Artemis I mission to the moon from Kennedy Space Center. On Sunday, managers indicated they would wait longer before deciding on whether to roll back the massive 5.75 million-pound, 322-foot-tall combination of Space Launch System rocket, mobile launcher and Orion spacecraft to the safety of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Leon County has sandbag sites open ahead of Ian via WFSU These sites will be staffed to help quickly fill sandbags. Sand, bags and ties will be available for public use. Residents are asked to take no more than 15 bags: Leon Countys Northeast Branch Library; Apalachee Regional Park; Fred George Park; the intersection of Oak Ridge Road at Ranchero Road. There are two additional self-service sites. Residents must bring their own shovels, and there is a 25-bag limit: Mike Blankenship Skate Park; Northwood Centre.
Even as storm Ian approaches, Cuba focuses on controversial referendum on gay marriage via Nora Gmez Torres of the Miami Herald Cuba, which is holding a high-stakes, islandwide referendum on gay marriage and other family rights on Sunday, has downplayed preparations as Tropical Storm Ian approaches, even as projections for the storm have it hitting the western tip of the island as a major Category 3 hurricane Monday night into Tuesday. On its morning advisory, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ian will intensify rapidly on Sunday and reach major hurricane strength by late Monday when it will reach the island. The center forecasts that western Cuba is at increased risk of facing significant wind and storm surge impacts.
DESANTIS V. CRIST
Donald Trump and DeSantis: Once allies, now in simmering rivalry with 2024 nearing via Hannah Knowles and Josh Dawsey of The Washington Post The public contrasts and behind-the-scenes tensions reflect how formidable an emerging adversary the Florida Governor has become to Trump, even as the 45th President polls far ahead of the pack in a hypothetical Primary matchup.
At a recent gathering, DeSantis had with a few dozen donors in Arizona, everyone asked him about 2024, according to Don Tapia, a donor who attended and who served as an ambassador in the Trump administration. DeSantis, Tapia said, is building a base with the Trump people, but, right now the Republican base is Donald Trumps base.
The former President tracks DeSantiss public appearances and polling numbers, according to his advisers. He has also soured on DeSantis, repeatedly criticizing him and telling advisers: I made him.
Trump and his advisers widely expect DeSantis to take him on in 2024, multiple people in the former Presidents orbit said. Yet Trump has not been adversarial to the current Governor because he is favored to win a second term as a Republican in Florida, and advisers said they see little value in open animosity. Some Trump advisers said DeSantis has tapped into the conservative zeitgeist on cultural issues in a way that Trump did in 2016 but has struggled to do since leaving office. One Trump adviser said it is not in anyones interest for the two sides to be fighting right now.
Independents and suburban voters strongly prefer DeSantis over Biden, poll finds via Eric Daugherty of Floridas Voice According to favorability ratings in the latest The Economist/YouGov Poll, DeSantis net and total favorability ratings far exceed Bidens. Recent polls have given DeSantis a strong lead over Democrat Crist, but the latest national poll paints the Governor also with considerable strength nationwide. The poll which leans Democrat by a staggering 9 points gives DeSantis an overall net favorability rating of +8, 41% favorable to 33% unfavorable. Among Independents, his position is better, being +11, 38%-27%. Suburban voters like DeSantis even more, 45%-34%.
DeSantis re-election campaign focuses on voters in Florida Republican base via Arian Campo-Flores and Alex Leary of The Wall Street Journal In closely divided Florida, gubernatorial candidates usually tack toward the middle in the general election after courting their party bases in the Primary. Not Republican DeSantis. Last week, he sent two planes of migrants to Marthas Vineyard, infuriating immigrant-rights groups, triggering lawsuits and garnering praise from some Republicans and conservative media outlets. DeSantis recently campaigned for conservative GOP candidates in Kansas and Pennsylvania while asserting that Florida has gotten redder.
DeSantis is not stopping his migrant charters. And Biden world cant do a thing about it. via Oriana Pawlyk of POLITICO The company that GOP Gov. DeSantis used to send dozens of migrants to Marthas Vineyard operates charter flights under approvals granted by federal transportation regulators who have almost absolute power to regulate safety in the skies. But theres probably little the Federal Aviation Administration can do to stop DeSantis from continuing the flights, people familiar with the agencys legal authorities say even though Biden and other Democrats have condemned the flights as cruel publicity stunts.
Mysteries, legal challenges follow DeSantiss migrant flights via Beth Reinhard, Maria Sacchetti and Molly Hennessy-Fiske of The Washington Post While DeSantis has embraced his role in staging the flight, arguing that it protected Florida from negative ramifications of a border crossing surge, his office has been less clear about the purpose of nearly $1.6 million paid to a contractor, according to state records, and the role of state officials in developing the plan. Post interviews with several migrants paint a picture of a carefully orchestrated, taxpayer-funded operation with little apparent concern for the interests of the migrants caught in the middle. Florida officials began researching Texass migrant situation weeks before the flights, and a contractor with ties to the DeSantis administration later handled the efforts.
Do Americans love migrant flights or hate them? Neither. Its kind of a gray area. As Kaleigh Rogers and Zoha Qamar write for FiveThirtyEight, public opinion is split on the issue with about two-fifths approving and the same number disapproving. The split reflects a broader divide on immigration in general.
Charlie Crists running mate Karla Hernndez wants accountability for charter schools via Mark Harper of the Daytona Beach News-Journal About 50 Volusia Democrats crowded into their headquarters to meet one of the newest faces of the 2022 Florida election. Crists running mate, Hernndez is president of United Teachers of Dade since 2016 and a first-generation Miami native of Honduran descent. She gave dozens of hugs, posed for countless photos and told of her humble beginnings before launching into politics. I was raised in a very small house, much smaller than this one. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, she said.
Assignment editors Crist and U.S. Senate candidate Demings will take part in a rally hosted by the Faith in Florida Action Fund. Aramis Ayala, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, also is expected to attend: 7 p.m., New Mount Olive Baptist Church, 400 N.W. Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
Voters divided amid intense fight for control of Congress, poll finds via The Washington Post Heading into the final weeks of the midterm election campaign, Americans are split nationally in their vote for Congress, with Republicans holding sizable advantages on the economy, inflation and crime and Democrats far more trusted to handle the issues of abortion and climate change, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. With control of the House and Senate possibly shifting from Democrats to Republicans in November and the country deeply divided, 2 in 3 registered voters see this election as more important than past midterm campaigns.
Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control via Adriana Gomez Licon of The Associated Press Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miamis Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now feared for the safety of her 16-year-old daughter at an American public school. A blue and bright orange bus behind the Democratic congressional candidate carried this message in Spanish: A future without violence. Latinos are here because of the American Dream, and it is really hard to do that when you are worried about your kids safety, said Taddeo, a state Senator who is challenging a Republican Congresswoman, Mara Elvira Salazar.
NRA updates grades, endorsements for 2022; DeSantis, Jimmy Patronis earn A+ via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics The National Rifle Association (NRA) has updated its grades and endorsements for Florida candidates this year. Notably, the organization has not endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for re-election and gave him a B grade. Demings, his Democratic challenger this year, earned an F grade, so those whose vote is guided by the report card may still favor the incumbent. DeSantis pulled off an A+ rating with the organization. Crist, DeSantis opponent, earned an F from the organization. Attorney General Moody earned an A and Chief Financial Officer Patronis garnered an A+, while respective Democratic challengers Ayala and Adam Hattersley both received failing grades.
Marco Rubio swings through Wakulla County Rubio held a campaign rally in Wakulla County with grassroots supporters. At the event, Rubio spoke to the crowd about what he has done for Florida in the U.S. Senate, and said it was important to elect Republicans up and down the ballot in November. I know, like you do, that we live in the greatest country in the history of the world. We also happen to live in the greatest state in the greatest country. And in America, we have this movement on the far Left that has overtaken one of our two major political parties. And if we dont beat these people, if we dont stop them, theyll destroy this country, Rubio said.
Demi Busatta Cabrera enjoys best round of fundraising by far this cycle for HD 114 defense via Jesse Scheckner of Florida Politics Republican Rep. Busatta Cabrera collected more than $103,000 between Aug. 1 and Sept. 9 her best round of fundraising by far to defend the seat representing House District 114 that she won handily two years ago. Her prior best round of fundraising this election cycle was last September when she amassed $67,000. A month and a half before the Nov. 8 election, the freshman Representative from Coral Gables held about $372,000 between her campaign account and political committee, People Above Politics, to fend off her comparatively underfunded challenger, Democratic lawyer Adam Benna.
Pete Antonacci, Florida elections security chief, dies of heart attack via Jeffrey Schweers of the Orlando Sentinel Antonacci, a former deputy Attorney General for Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles whom seven Governors of both parties often called upon to fix serious problems in their administrations, died of a heart attack while at work. He was 74. Antonacci gave most of his long career to public service. His latest post was as director of the newly created Office of Elections Crimes and Security, which the Legislature created this year at the prompting of DeSantis.
Will DeSantis get deposed and questioned on the witness stand? via Sue Carlton of the Tampa Bay Times The upcoming federal court battle between suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren and DeSantis, who removed him from office last month, could make for a legal and political spectacle: A sitting Governor running for re-election and also widely considered to be a 2024 presidential contender grilled on the witness stand. I wouldnt think his lawyers would be excited about the prospect of the Governor being put on the stand, put under oath and questioned about it, said Scott Tozian, a Tampa attorney who represents judges and lawyers in court and disciplinary matters.
Florida wildlife agency expected to shoot down commercialized turtle breeding proposal via Julia Coin of Fresh Take Florida Conservationists are split on a new proposal that would legalize captive, commercial breeding of one of Floridas flagship species. The states wildlife agency was expected to vote against the plan next week over concerns it would make diamondback turtles more attractive to poachers. The U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers of Florida wants the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to approve captive breeding to lessen the novelty associated with the species current population levels and better prepare for impending habitat loss due to climate change, spokesperson Daniel Parker said. The group represents pet stores and hobbyists. Floridas coastline houses five of diamondback terrapins seven subspecies.
Some Republicans feel uneasy about DeSantis migrant strategy via Alexander Bolton of The Hill Some Republican senators are privately expressing misgivings over DeSantis provocative decision to ship migrants from Texas to liberal enclaves such as Marthas Vineyard. GOP lawmakers acknowledge sending planeloads of migrants to Marthas Vineyard, where former President Barack Obama recently bought a house, plays well on Fox News, and will likely ingratiate the Florida Governor with Republican Primary voters if he runs for President in 2024. But the idea of shipping migrants thousands of miles across the country to Marthas Vineyard without any advance notice to local authorities, to make a political point, leaves some GOP lawmakers feeling uncomfortable.
Career prosecutors recommend no charges for Matt Gaetz in sex-trafficking probe via Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post Career prosecutors have recommended against charging Gaetz in a long-running sex-trafficking investigation telling Justice Department superiors that a conviction is unlikely in part because of credibility questions with the two central witnesses, according to people familiar with the matter. Senior department officials have not made a final decision on whether to charge Gaetz, but it is rare for such advice to be rejected, these people told The Washington Post, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the deliberations. They added that it is always possible additional evidence emerges that could alter prosecutors understanding of the case.
How a Trump soundtrack became a QAnon phenomenon via Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey and Michael Scherer of The Washington Post A new QAnon song has left Trump advisers grappling with what to do. The melody was the soundtrack to a campaign-style video Trump released in August. But it wasnt until an Ohio rally last week Saturday when the tune closed Trumps nearly two-hour speech, inspiring the crowd to respond with raised arms and pointed index fingers, that it broke through as a phenomenon. Trump repeated the performance with the same music to close Fridays rally in Wilmington, North Carolina A few people in the crowd responded by pointing to the sky or raising their right hands, but it didnt catch on or last long. The music has been widely described as an anthem for QAnon and Trump, according to one adviser, will probably use the song again.
Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred terrifying choice via Drew Harwell of The Washington Post An unidentified former Twitter employee testified to the House Jan. 6 committee back in July that the company tolerated false and rule-breaking tweets from Trump for years because executives knew their service was his favorite and most-used and enjoyed having that sort of power. The whistleblower, Anika Collier Navaroli, told The Washington Post in an exclusive interview of the terror she felt about coming forward and how eventually that fear was overcome by her worry that extremism and political disinformation on social media pose an imminent threat not just to American democracy, but to the societal fabric of our planet.
LOCAL: S. FL
Where are essential workers? South Beach employers cant retain them in housing crunch via Rebecca San Juan of the Miami Herald South Beach employers are struggling to run their businesses due to the inability to hire and retain enough essential workers. They blame the scarcity of talent on the citys skyrocketing apartment rents and lack of housing workers can afford. Many hospitality and service workers are skipping jobs in South Beach, according to the owners and manager of the luxury condominium Portofino Tower, The Gaythering bar and hotel and Joes Stone Crab seafood restaurant.
The push for COVID-19 boosters is on in South Florida but uptake is slow via Cindy Krischer Goodman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel The Fall season is approaching, COVID-19 cases are projected to tick up again, and the uptake for the new booster is strikingly slow. South Florida hospital leaders are concerned. So far, only about 37,000 of Floridas 20 million eligible residents have received the new bivalent booster shot designed to target the omicron subvariants that have dominated caseloads in Florida in 2022, according to a state health report. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention signed off on updated versions of Pfizers and Modernas booster shots on Sept. 1, and Florida pharmacies and doctors offices began administering them just after Labor Day.
Sara Baxter bets $20K on her PBC Commission bid via Anne Geggis of Florida Politics After one of the costliest Primary elections in Palm Beach County history with spending reaching over $1 million Republican Baxter is putting her money down in her bid to represent District 6 on the Commission. Baxter, a real estate agent, added and spent more money in the last month than she has any other month in this election cycle as she prepares to take on Democrat Michelle Oyola McGovern. McGovern spent hundreds of thousands defeating state Rep. Matt Willhite and Sylvia Sharps in the Democratic Primary contest to fill the open seat representing the agricultural swath of Palm Beach County. The General Election promises to be a more modest affair.
LOCAL: C. FL
Clearwater to host forums on bluff referendum as residents push for passage via Tracey McManus for the Tampa Bay Times Over the past 20 years, John Doran has watched most storefronts and streets stay empty in downtown Clearwater while nearby St. Petersburg, Dunedin and Safety Harbor turned their downtowns into success stories. People have blamed decisions by the city government, the location of downtown, and the 47-year presence of the Church of Scientology, with its expanding control of the commercial real estate. The debate has been endless. Regardless of how we got to where we are, the question is: Do we stay where we are, the status quo, forever, or do we try to make a difference? said Doran.
Hillsborough County Sheriff must pay $15M for death of Florida teen outside fair via The Associated Press A jury has ordered a Florida Sheriff to pay $15 million to the parents of a teenager who died while trying to cross a highway after being kicked out of the state fair by deputies. The 10-person jury reached its verdict Thursday evening in Tampa federal court in the case of Andrew Joseph III, a Black 14-year-old who was killed on Interstate 4 in 2014 after he was booted from the Florida State Fair following a disturbance involving several teenagers. The jury verdict culminates more than six years of court action. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, who could appeal the verdict, issued a statement Friday expressing sympathy for the Joseph family.
LOCAL: SW. FL
Who wins battle between The Players and The Bay over Municipal Auditorium? via Carrie Seidman of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune When The Players Theatre asked the Sarasota City Commission to grant the 93-year-old nonprofit a long-term lease on the Municipal Auditorium to serve as the organizations new home, The Bay Conservancy objected and reminded Commissioners its contract with the city for redevelopment of the bay front included promised management control of the adjacent auditorium. The Commissioners sent the two parties to the bargaining table to negotiate a mutually acceptable solution and bid them to return to chambers next month. But those negotiations have resulted in a stalemate.
LOCAL: N. FL
Tallahassee City Commissioners will hold workshop to hash out gun violence spending via Christopher Cann of the Tallahassee Democrat Tallahassee City Commissioners unanimously voted to hold a public workshop on Oct. 12 to further examine ways to spend $1 million to curb gun violence in the capital city. In April, Commissioners pledged $5 million over a five-year period for evidence-based programs to prevent and interrupt gun violence. The workshop vote came after a presentation by city staff explored successful programs in other cities and surveyed Tallahassees current efforts to combat rising gun violence rates.
UF students say Kent Fuchs was welcoming president, express hopes for his successor via Gershon Harrell of The Gainesville Sun As Fuchs wraps up his final semester as University of Florida president, some students say they appreciate his work in the position but hope his successor will make changes. After seven years of serving as UFs president, Fuchs plans to leave his administrative role by the end of this year and become a professor within the College of Engineering. Some UF students will miss his eagerness to be involved in the student community. As a first-generation (student), I feel like he played a great role, said Megan Wright, a second-year student at UF.
As DeSantis roars onward, Christian soldiers! Democrats must get real about religion via the Miami Herald editorial board Is America a Christian nation? The United States is a secular nation with no official religion, so the answer is No. But to Republicans such as DeSantis, simplifying the answer to a Yes is a powerful tool. Theyve found a political gold mine in pitting Christians against the so-called evils of the left, gay and transgender people and teachers accused of pushing a woke agenda. DeSantis flirting with Christian nationalism the belief that America is in Gods plan and was intended to be a Christian nation as the Herald recently reported, is not new in GOP politics.
The GOPs Commitment is to total political warfare via E.J. Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post While they were trumpeting their Commitment to America on Friday, House Republicans might have told Americans more than they intended about what a GOP majority would mean and the forces it would answer to. But they also gave Democrats some tips about whats coming their way. Some of the awkward revelations during an event at a factory outside Pittsburgh, including a vaccine skeptic who won loud cheers. Even Rep. Jim Jordan, a hero to the Trumpist far right, thought it wise to take a pass on that one, saying, Im not against the vaccines. Heres another thing the Republicans made clear: If they take the majority, they plan to use their power to harass the Biden administration with one hearing after another.
The ongoing baby formula shortage is a reminder of a disturbing truth in America via Alyssa Rosenberg of The Washington Post Formula might once have been a necessity Americans could take for granted akin to a utility such as water or electricity. But peoples struggles this year to find a reliable supply are a reminder of a disturbing truth: In a breakdown as broad as the formula shortage has been, even when government and businesses step up to help, individual Americans end up fending for themselves and the babies in their care. Even when a systemic collapse captures public attention, it is individuals who are left to bear the consequences and to continue shouldering the load when the headlines, and the outrage, move on.
Enough negative attacks. These candidates really dont have horns via Gary Yordan of the Tallahassee Democrat I ran into Kristin Dozier the other day and she didnt have horns. I mean if you just listen to the campaign being designed to discredit her, I would have bet the farm that she had at least a couple of nubs. But no, she was the same Kristin I had known for years. Go figure. And I saw a picture of John Dailey at a high school football game. He looked pretty normal to me as well. No pitchforks or pointy ears. Amazing. The truth is that despite the extreme rhetoric; it is unfortunate on many levels.
From itching witches to anti-WOKE, Lake County exposes a lie via the Orlando Sentinel editorial board The year was 1991. Four of the Lake County School Boards five members were dumbfounded. Their newest colleague, Pat Hart, wanted to talk about sneezing witches, quacking fathers, and why some books should be banned from school libraries. We should not be making a witch appear nice to a child. There is no such thing as a nice witch, Hart said about the book When Itchy Witchy Sneezes. Harts rant came completely out of left (actually, right) field for the other School Board members, some of whom reacted with outrage. Banning books had not been a major flashpoint of controversy for public schools for decades.
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Florida State returns to AP Top 25 college football poll at No. 23 via Ralph Russo of The Associated Press Florida State is back in the rankings for the first time in four years. Georgia remained No. 1 and received 55 of 63 first-place votes in the Top 25, presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama (four first-place votes), No. 3 Ohio State (four first-place votes), No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Clemson all held their places. Florida States poll drought was remarkable considering how the Seminoles have been a Top 25 staple since the late 1970s. Florida States streak of 211 straight weeks ranked from 1989-2001 is the third longest streak in the history of the poll and its streak of 42 straight seasons appearing in at least one poll from 1977-2018 is fourth all-time. Before the current drought, Florida State had not gone consecutive seasons without being ranked in at least one poll since 1973-77, which was the late Bobby Bowdens first season as coach.
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Sunburn The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics 9.26.22 - Florida Politics
- Five years since #MeToo, Tarana Burke is looking beyond the hashtag - Yahoo News - October 15th, 2022
- After Florence Pugh Freed The Nipple, Olivia Wilde Supported The Movement On New Magazine Cover - CinemaBlend - October 15th, 2022
- Barbara Kay: The Movement to Normalize Pedophilia Hits a Roadblock, but We Mustn't Let Our Guard Down - The Epoch Times - October 15th, 2022
- Is it Time to Decolonize Global Health Data? - Research Blog - Duke University - October 15th, 2022
- Claire Foy Doesnt Think Women Talking Could Have Been Made Before #MeToo - Yahoo Entertainment - October 15th, 2022
- Can the Congress rewrite its chronicle of a death foretold? - Scroll.in - October 15th, 2022
- We need a strong nationalist as a president - Daily Sun - October 15th, 2022
- The 19th Century Movement to Canonize Columbus - Catholic Exchange - October 13th, 2022
- Audemars Piguet toasts 50 years of Royal Oak with new watches, book - New York Post - October 13th, 2022
- Claire Foy Doesn't Think 'Women Talking' Could Have Been Made Before #MeToo - Yahoo! Voices - October 13th, 2022
- Best Bets: 6 nights of live music at Wussow's and more - Duluth News Tribune - October 13th, 2022
- Five Burning Questions: Bad Bunny Spends a 13th Week at No. 1 With Un Verano Sin Ti - Billboard - October 13th, 2022
- San Diego artist uses creativity to uplift Black culture and 'determine how we are seen' - The San Diego Union-Tribune - October 13th, 2022
- The Premier League at thirty - what should it sound like next? - Broadcast - October 13th, 2022
- Steve Braunias on Peter Ellis case: 'Moral panic, contaminated evidence and an innocent ghost' - New Zealand Herald - October 13th, 2022
- Constituency Statutes: The Overlooked Predecessor to the ESG Movement - JD Supra - October 2nd, 2022
- 10 books to add to your reading list in October 2022 - Los Angeles Times - October 2nd, 2022
- The Multiple Religions Coexisting Within the Catholic Church - Crisis Magazine - October 2nd, 2022
- 2023 Oscar Predictions The Rules of the Game - Awards Daily - October 2nd, 2022
- Kathy Sheridan: Brace yourselves for where Giorgia Meloni and Italy end up - The Irish Times - October 2nd, 2022
- The rise and fall of Sir Philip Green, the retail king who fell from grace - Evening Standard - October 2nd, 2022
- The lying flat movement standing in the way of China ... - Brookings - September 29th, 2022
- Namwali Serpell Distills the Disorienting Experience of Grief in 'The Furrows' - Shondaland.com - September 29th, 2022
- Dance & House Music Ruled the Summer. What Now? - Complex - September 29th, 2022
- It is time to back a new party in the elections - Morning Star Online - September 29th, 2022
- The empty feminism of Dont Worry Darling - The Guardian - September 27th, 2022
- GOP candidate Trevor Lee ran a secret Twitter account that attacked LGBTQ people and Utah Gov. Cox. Now he's been rebuked by Republican leadership. -... - September 27th, 2022
- Peeling Back the Slasher-Inspired Look of HBO Maxs Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin with Cinematographer Anka Malatynska - Dread Central - September 27th, 2022
- If theres a settlement, XRP will pump: Finder founder and other experts speculate on ... - Stockhead - September 27th, 2022
- Natural Born Killers: the soundtrack that changed the 90s - Louder - September 27th, 2022
- Uttara (2000): Capturing the Zeitgeist of a Contemporary Turbulent Period and Decoupage - High on Films - September 3rd, 2022
- From Sri Lanka to Salinas: Will California Learn Anything from Sri Lankas Green Apocalypse? - California Globe - September 3rd, 2022
- Northeastern Creatives Bringing Their Art & Identities Into The Cultural Zeitgeist - Homegrown - September 3rd, 2022
- "I Think It's Limitless": MORTEN On the Volcanic Potential of the Future Rave Movement - EDM.com - September 3rd, 2022
- Chipotle workers in Lansing fear closure after union vote: Delta Twp. location first in the nation to be unionized - City Pulse - September 3rd, 2022
- @Jamwanda2 on Saturday: Triple C: Rendezvous of problems! - The Herald - September 3rd, 2022
- L.A. fashion trend analysis: It's time to reconsider Uggs - Los Angeles Times - September 3rd, 2022
- How Eliza Rose made the song of the summer - Dazed - September 3rd, 2022
- Friday essay: Joanna Bourke, the NSW arts minister, and the unruly contradictions of cancel culture - The Conversation - September 3rd, 2022
- Human Rights in the Crosshairs - Just Security - August 25th, 2022
- Around the Circle This Week: August 25, 2022 - lakesuperior.com - August 25th, 2022
- Australias Lockdown and Vaccine Narrative Has Fallen Apart - Brownstone Institute - August 25th, 2022
- Why Dont Millennials Have Hobbies? - The Walrus - August 25th, 2022
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- The clock is ticking on the Rohingya crisis - The Business Standard - August 15th, 2022
- Augustus Owsley Stanley III: The sound engineer who kickstarted the counterculture movement - Far Out Magazine - August 15th, 2022
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- The real world is terrifying: Anne-Marie Duff on sisterhood, survival and Shameless - The Guardian - August 15th, 2022
- 'He wanted to break one of your ribs and eat it': Women describe Armie Hammer's sick requests in new docu - MEAWW - August 15th, 2022
- Never Have I Ever Season 3 review: Still one of the best teen comedies out there - Entertainment News , Firstpost - Firstpost - August 15th, 2022
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- The five best albums produced by Butch Vig - Far Out Magazine - August 2nd, 2022
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- 'The establishment didn't know what to do with me': Sanjeev Bhaskar on marriage, success and stereotypes - The Guardian - August 2nd, 2022
- Tasty ways to satisfy that craving for the iconic Choco Taco - FoodSided - August 2nd, 2022
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- Attacking TV presenters, ruining Glastonbury and being banned by the BBC: how Carter USM became Britain's unlikeliest chart-toppers - Louder - August 2nd, 2022
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Apple TV+ show Surface, her dream role and why she likes to dig into the darkness at work - Evening Standard - August 2nd, 2022
- The Great Resignation: How Beyonc became the anti-work movement queen we didn't know we needed - New Zealand Herald - July 13th, 2022
- Dobbs is a win for the American experiment - Washington Examiner - July 13th, 2022
- 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Review: A Sequel Heavy on Humor That Almost Feels Like a Superhero Parody - Nerdcore Movement - July 13th, 2022
- Social Justice Ideology and the Decline of American Medicine: A Conversation with Stanley Goldfarb - Public Discourse - July 13th, 2022
- This political ad from Jerone Davison is pretty unhinged, even for the MAGA crowd - Mic - July 13th, 2022
- Riding the wave of the Crocs - Chicago Reader - July 13th, 2022
- Whats New on DVD Blu-ray in July: 'Everything Everywhere,' 'Drive My Car,' 'The Beatles: Get Back' and More - TheWrap - July 13th, 2022
- Where The Crawdads Sing director Olivia Newman on mysteries and myth-making - The A.V. Club - July 13th, 2022
- Local artist/writer duo document 2021 and beyond - The San Diego Union-Tribune - July 13th, 2022
- The best games of 2022 so far - NME - July 13th, 2022
- Children of the Counter-Revolution - Quillette - July 13th, 2022
- Boris Johnson Could Have Been Another Thatcher - Novara Media - July 13th, 2022
- How Google is Amplifying Alternative Youth Culture - THISDAY Newspapers - July 7th, 2022
- The revolution will be televised: why we are witnessing a big-boss backlash - The Guardian - July 7th, 2022
- The Origin of Vibes - The Atlantic - July 7th, 2022
- 4 Powerful Photography Exhibitions Will Debut at the National Portrait Gallery This Year - AFAR Media - July 7th, 2022
- Battleground Director Cynthia Lowen On Roe V. Wade And Pro-Life Views - Exclusive Interview - The List - July 7th, 2022
- Club culture in the 1990s: How Dublin danced to a new beat - Irish Examiner - July 7th, 2022
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