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Rick Kriseman to join with Muslim leaders to host city’s first Iftar dinner

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Mayor Rick Kriseman announced Wednesday that he and Muslim leaders from throughout Tampa Bay will host St. Petersburg’s first Iftar dinner welcoming residents of all faiths to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The event will be held June 14 at St. Petersburg’s historic Coliseum. “Now more than ever, we must be expressive in our love and respect for people of all faiths,” Kriseman said. “I am excited to bring the community together to honor our Muslim brothers and sisters.” Abdul…

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White approval of Obama

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Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times pubbed a major piece by Peter Wallsten on the subject of Obama’s growing “problem” with white voters. The article cites a series of developments since the president’s 100-day mark in office–from the Van Jones episode to some comments by Congressman Charlie Rangel to a Ramadan dinner at the White House–as possible contributors to declining white support for the president and his agenda. Nate blogged about this article recently here. Because Obama’s support among…

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