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Jeb Bush Gets Snubbed for Honorary Degree

Florida Governor Jeb Bush won't be getting an honorary degree from the University of Florida. The Senate Faculty voted against it on Thursday.

Some faculty expressed concern about Bush's record in higher education.

"I really don't feel this is a person who has been a supporter of UF," Kathleen Price, associate dean of library and technology at the school's Levin College of Law, told The Gainesville Sun after the vote.

Other dealbreakers:

Bush's approval of three new medical schools during his tenure has diluted resources, Price told the newspaper.

Bush has also been criticized for his "One Florida" proposal, an initiative that ended race-based admissions programs at state universities.

Rejection is a rare phenomenon.

"It is unheard of that a faculty committee would look at candidates, make recommendations and then (those candidates) be overturned by the Senate."

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Jeb Bush Blasts Tancredo's Remarks About Miami

Bump and Update: Jeb Bush writes this letter (pdf)to Tancredo complaining about his remarks.

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Tom Tancredo Calls Miami A Third World Country

Is there nothing Tom Tancredo won't do for a soundbite?

He's now called Miami a "third world country."

In South Florida to attend Restoration Weekend, a gathering of conservative activists, the Colorado Republican, whose district includes suburbs of Denver, pointed to Miami as an example of how ''the nature of America can be changed by uncontrolled immigration,'' the story says.

''Look at what has happened to Miami,'' the WorldNetDaily quotes Tancredo as saying in an interview. ``It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you're in the United States of America. You would certainly say you're in a Third World country.''

Talk about viewing the world through a cracked lens.

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