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David Jolly still appearing on Bill Maher’s show Friday; says Al Franken should too

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David Jolly fully intends to appear on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night, as do previously scheduled guests Ice Cube and Symone Sanders, the former national press secretary for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. This despite the controversy circling around the comedian, who used the N-word during his show last Friday night, prompting widespread condemnation and calls for HBO to oust him from the gig. As it stands now, the only previously scheduled guest on the comic’s weekly program who won’t appear is U.S. Sen. Al Franken; Jolly…

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American Action Network targets Carlos Curbelo in new ad

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The American Action Network has begun a new $1.5 million issue advocacy campaign to persuade a group of GOP lawmakers to fight for passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The ad highlights key elements of the plan and encourages lawmakers to deliver on their health care promise. Over the next two weeks, the ads will air nationally on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and in 15 congressional districts nationwide, including in Miami, featuring CD 26 Representative Carlos Curbelo, who voted for the AHCA last week…

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Trump hotel may be political capital of the nation’s capital

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At a circular booth in the middle of the Trump International Hotel’s balcony restaurant, President Donald Trump dined on his steak — well-done, with ketchup — while chatting up British Brexit politician Nigel Farage. A few days later, major Republican donors Doug Deason and Doug Manchester, in town for the president’s address to Congress, sipped coffee at the hotel with Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. After Trump’s speech, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin returned to his Washington residence — the hotel —…

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George W. Bush on Donald Trump and Russia: ‘We all need answers’

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Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump‘s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that “power can be addictive,” and warned against immigration policies that could alienate Muslims. “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds…

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Kathy Castor proposal to maintain ACA’s consumer friendly protections shot down in House vote

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On Wednesday, the second day of the 115th Congress, House Republicans began the work of repealing and ultimately replacing the Affordable Care Act, much to the consternation of Democrats like Tampa Representative Kathy Castor. Castor advocated for an amendment to a bill that was being debated that would maintain the consumer friendly provisions of the ACA, such as the cost saving provisions for Medicare prescription drugs, as well as the provision that prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions. “The Affordable Care…

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Darrell Issa campaigning for Marco Rubio in New Hampshire

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California Republican U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa will stump on behalf of Sen. Marco Rubio in New Hampshire, the campaign said Monday. Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is scheduled to make six campaign stops in New Hampshire on Tuesday and Wednesday. He is scheduled to attend two meet-and-greets — in Wolfeboro and Dover — before visiting a Rochester gun shop Tuesday afternoon. He’ll then end the day at Rubio’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester. On…

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Sarasota GOP hosts Darrell Issa fundraiser Monday night

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California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa is the featured guest at fundraiser Monday evening hosted by former FDIC chair Bill Isaac and the Republican Party of Sarasota. Issa, an outspoken conservative from north of San Diego, serves on the U.S. House Committees on Judiciary and Foreign Affairs. Also featured at the $500-a-ticket event are two other members of the House Judiciary committee, Chair Bob Goodlatte from Virginia, and Georgia U.S. Rep. Doug Collins. After leading the FDIC during the financial crisis of the 1980s, Isaac – a…

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