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In Tampa, Bill Nelson calls Russia hack on DNC email server “closer to an act of war”

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Thursday called the Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s email system an unprecedented outrage that is “closer and closer to an act of war.” Speaking to reporters at his Tampa district office, the Florida Democrat made his most outspoken comments yet about the continuing-to-evolve story. Last Friday, the issue reached a new level of attention, after The Washington Post reported that a secret assessment by the CIA concluded Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency,…

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Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton camp discussed ousting Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Jennifer Granholm

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In July, Debbie Wasserman Schultz abruptly resigned as head of the Democratic National Committee, after leaked emails showed party officials conspiring to sabotage the presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Now, a new email message from the Gmail account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta — posted by WikiLeaks Tuesday — indicate Hillary Clinton, the candidate campaign officials were considered to be in the tank for, also had serious issues with Wasserman Schultz. Clinton’s staff even discussed ousting her well before her unexpected midsummer exit.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.10.16 — Aleppo needs water

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I’m sure that after you got yourself up this morning, you might have reached for a cup of coffee, juice or water. It’s something that we don’t have to think too hard about, usually. Now let’s go across the globe — to Aleppo, Syria. The United Nations on Tuesday called for a “humanitarian pause” in the fighting in Aleppo to allow for immediate access to repair the electricity and water networks. They report that between 250,000-275,000 people have been trapped…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.9.16 – On a “rigged” election

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Last week (perhaps coincidentally as his poll numbers began dropping precipitously), Donald Trump suggested that the general presidential election this fall could be “rigged.” In Ohio last week, Trump said that he has heard “more and more” that the November election will be rigged — suggesting to his supporters that the outcome of the election is out of the hands of voters. That prospect has been further promulgated by one of Trump’s biggest supporters in the media, Sean Hannity. The Fox News…

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Her turn now: Hillary Clinton makes her case for presidency

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It’s Hillary Clinton‘s turn. After three days of Democratic stars, including a pair of presidents, asserting she is ready for the White House, Clinton must make that case for herself on her nominating convention’s final night. The first woman to lead a major U.S. political party toward the White House, Clinton will be greeted Thursday by a crowd of cheering delegates eager to see history made in the November election. But her real audience will be millions of voters who…

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Ben Pollara: An insider’s view of Day 3 of the DNC

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The smartest member of Florida’s delegation on Day 3 of #DemsInPhilly was Alex Sink, by a mile. She strolled into the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday wearing an elegant white dress and a pair of blue running sneakers. Well done. Her footwear choice left my leather loafers an even more painful choice than they already were. My former co-finance director for Alex’s gubernatorial campaign, and current executive director of Ruth’s List, Marley Wilkes, could be spotted all over Philly trying to…

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Blake Dowling: Consumers can avoid feeling the ‘email Bern’ by hackers

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz got to “Feel the Bern” in the form of a hostile crowd of Florida delegates at the Democratic National Committee. Why were these Bern Victims so fired up? The email scandal of course, which led to Schultz’s resignation. The pro-Clinton digital documentation that was revealed in this breach and scandal is a mess. There are several old school rules of thumb that my grandparent’s used to use which were “make sure to get it in writing” and…

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