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Brian E. Crowley
Florida
Elections may come and go but politics never stops.
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Is Donald Trump getting huge crowds simply because he is entertaining? Is he the aging comic on stage at the retirement center? In this week's podcast, a look at Trump, his crowds and what it may mean with someone who has been to many of those rallies. That and much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
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By Brian E. Crowley Some years ago, a New York Times photographer was at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee to cover an event. As he was walking through the building he noticed a portrait hanging in the back of the coat closet. It was a portrait of a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
There was a lot of reaction over the Memorial Day weekend to the controversy over public beach access in Walton County. Let's just say the residents there are quite unhappy. We received a lot of feedback after talking about the issue on our podcast - High Tops and Politics. This... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
In an effort to protect the public's right to know what their government is doing, the First Amendment Foundation and several Florida newspapers have filed suit against the Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet for holding a public meeting in Israel. From a First Amendment Foundation release: Today the First... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
Moments ago, the governor's office released this rather lengthy list of folks joining him on his trip to Israel.....and here it is: Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the leadership and delegation for the Governor’s Business Development Mission to Israel, which takes place Saturday, May 25ththrough Friday, May... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
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Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet are saying the Sunshine Law does not matter to them. Sure visiting Israel is fine...but conducting a Cabinet meeting there is wrong and probably illegal. No Cabinet member should attend the meeting if they care about the rights of Florida citizens. Here is... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
Episode 10 of High Tops and Politics is a fun one. A mix of humor and serious discussion. Thank you for all the positive feedback. Please enjoy and share it with your friends. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
In this episode of High Tops and Politics, Brian Crowley and Mary Anna Mancuso chat about Donald Trump's visit to the Panhandle, Joe Biden's efforts in Florida, Brad Meltzer's new book about George Washington, South Florida Jeopardy finalists, Florida Man, a Mojito expert, Guess who is on their way to... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
In this episode of High Tops and Politics, Brian Crowley and Mary Anna Mancuso chat about Donald Trump's visit to the Panhandle, Joe Biden's efforts in Florida, Brad Meltzer's new book about George Washington, South Florida Jeopardy finalists, Florida Man, a Mojito expert, Guess who is on their way to... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
This week co-hosts Brian Crowley and Mary Anna Mancuso chat about: Who stole the Plastic Cow? Florida binges. Florida Legislature plants corn? Charlie Crist get 15 minutes. This week's High Tops Award, and much more. Thank you for joining us. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
In Episode 7 of High Tops and Politics Brian Crowley and Mary Anna Mancuso chat about Visit Florida, Joe Biden, Andrew Gillum, plus someone in Jeopardy, this week's High Tops Award, and much more. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
In Florida politics you can run but you can't hide. High Tops and Politics chases it all from Tallahassee to Mar-a-Lago as only veteran political journalist Brian Crowley and political strategist Mary Anna Mancuso can do. Join us for our often amusing run through the Sunshine State. Episode 6 -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
In Florida politics you can run but you can't hide. High Tops and Politics chases it all from Tallahassee to Mar-a-Lago as only veteran political journalist Brian Crowley and political strategist Mary Anna Mancuso can do. Join us for our often amusing run through the Sunshine State. Episode 5 -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
Episode 4 -How Could You? Featuring co-hosts Brian Crowley and Mary Anna Mancuso April 6. 2019 Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
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Reblogged Apr 25, 2019 at Crowley Political Report
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By Brian E. Crowley Florida Republican nominee for Governor, Ron DeSantis just announced that he is quitting Congress immediately so he can run full time for governor. In fact, his resignation is even more than immediate. He is time warping the effective date to Sept. 1. As a low rung... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
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By Brian E. Crowley No. Someone dear God tell me this is a joke. Have we moved April Fool's Day to August? Has the Miami Herald been sold to Area 51? Why you might ask am I ranting? Well, let's just say the Herald made a rather unusual endorsement in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
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By Brian E. Crowley UPDATE: This piece originally ran two years ago today.....interestingly, what was true then remains true today as Republicans go the polls to pick their new nominees for governor and U.S. Senate. In fact, the question of who leads the Florida GOP and only gotten deeper. Are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
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It Is Time To Stop Blaming Big Sugar By Brian E. Crowley UPDATE: This was first written in July 2016. Much of it remains true today. Let me add something. One rarely hears environmentalists complaining about growth. Palm Beach County, to use but one example, has added hundreds of thousands... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
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By Brian E. Crowley One finds the oddest things when looking through old boxes. Here a record album from 1986. The album speaks for itself. And for those of you who followed Bob Graham, let's hear you sing: "We have a friend in Bob Graham." Not sure if daughter Gwen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
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By Brian E. Crowley Sometime during the early 1980s. then Gov. Bob Graham, always a bit of a ham, decided he would pretend being Jimmy Buffett during the annual Tallahassee press corps skits. As Graham warbled away, the real Buffett came on stage dressed as if he was Florida's governor.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
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By Brian E. Crowley Her voice on the phone sounds quite serious. She is a Democrat. She will vote in the primary for governor. She is confused, not sure for whom to vote. One of the best things about Florida's Democratic primary is that there are five interesting candidates for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
Gatehouse Media is the new owner of The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News. The announcement was made earlier today. Gatehouse already owns papers on Jacksonville, Sarasota and other Florida markets. The company owns more than 140 newspapers across the country. Read more here //www.palmbeachpost.com/news/palm-beach-post-daily-news-sold-fast-growing-gatehouse/w3vAL3HVogbSDBY342rPoI/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
Gatehouse Media is the new owner of The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News. The announcement was made earlier today. Gatehouse already owns papers on Jacksonville, Sarasota and other Florida markets. The company owns more than 140 newspapers across the country. Read more here https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/palm-beach-post-daily-news-sold-fast-growing-gatehouse/w3vAL3HVogbSDBY342rPoI/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Crowley Political Report
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By Brian E. Crowley During the last decade, Florida newspapers have suffered from declining revenues resulting in dramatic staff cuts, changes in ownership and uncertainty for reporters and editors doing their best to provide readers with local and state news. More changes are on the way in the coming weeks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Crowley Political Report