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Donald Trump’s unprecedented hands-on messaging carries risks

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For the third time in six months, President Donald Trump is on the hunt for a new communications director. But in practice, the job is filled.

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Donald Trump hedges as military presents new Afghanistan strategy

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Frustrated by his options, President Donald Trump is withholding approval of a long-delayed Afghanistan war strategy and even mulling a radical shakeup in his national security team as he searches for a “game changer” after 16 years of indecisive conflict.

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City Council candidates Robert Blackmon, Jim Jackson exchange attacks during radio forum

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St. Petersburg District 6 candidates Robert Blackmon and Jim Jackson appeared on WMNF’s MidPoint program Thursday, where Blackmon took several verbal shots at Jackson, accusing him of a lack of awareness about what’s going in District, while Jackson spoke critically of Mayor Rick Kriseman’s handling of the sewage crisis. Blackmon and Jackson are two of the eight people running to replace a term limited Karl Nurse in November. Early voting is currently underway for the August 29 primary; the two top…

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Donald Trump’s fundraising prowess keeps Republican Party close

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Republican senators are bucking President Donald Trump’s calls to revive the health care debate. And Trump just ousted his only top White House aide with deep links to the Republican Party. But the president and his party won’t be calling it quits anytime soon. They remain tightly linked by a force more powerful than politics or personal ties: cash.

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Hillary Clinton lost, but Republicans still want to investigate her

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Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials.

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Bombshell stories spur news war with a twist

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Print outlets like The New York Times and Washington Post have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with cable television news over a string of bombshell stories about the Trump administration. It’s a news war with a twist.

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Dennis Ross ‘sick of excuses’ for ACA repeal and replace failure

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A day after an attempt by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act crashed and burned, Lakeland GOP Congressman Dennis Ross blasted members of his own party, saying he’s “sick of the excuses.” “The Senate has failed the American people and abandoned voters who were promised that they would repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare. The House did its job. We honored our pledge and passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare in early May. There is no need to…

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