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Donald Trump fires Reince Priebus, names Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as chief of staff

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President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday afternoon that he is naming Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus.

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Larry David says his blunt ‘Curb’ character is no Donald Trump

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Larry David says his irascible, mouthy character on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is “about a quarter-inch” away from David himself. But David said he bears no resemblance to another blunt talker, President Donald Trump. “I don’t consider myself a (expletive),” he told a TV critics’ meeting Wednesday, brushing off a reporter’s question about whether Trump represented a rival as David’s HBO comedy returns after a long absence.

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Darryl Paulson: Please fire Robert Mueller!

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For all my friends who think I have finally gone off the deep end, I really do not want Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be fired. I do think the firing of Mueller, if it happens, may be the only way to end the tyranny of President Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton calling new book ‘What Happened’

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Hillary Clinton is calling her new book “What Happened” and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump. “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” Clinton writes in the introduction, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. “Now I’m letting my guard down.”

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U.S. conservatism expands to final frontier: City hall

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For decades, a well-funded conservative group has helped state lawmakers across the U.S. write legislation to rein in unions, expand charter schools and lower taxes. Now, it’s expanding to the final frontier: normally nonpartisan city halls and county governments, which have become a bastion of liberal resistance to President Donald Trump.

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The Delegation for 7.27.17 — Insights from the Beltway to the Sunshine State

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Democrats “Better Deal” receives ho-hum response from Delegation President Donald Trump has been in office for six months. With all the tweets, nonstop coverage of “Russian collusion,” and a fractured GOP, it would seem logical that Democrats would be in a strong position going into next year’s midterm elections. Polls and money say otherwise. Congressional Democrats’ strategy of “resist” and “delay” is not paying off according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll. Released last week, the poll showed 37 percent of Americans…

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Ryan Torrens, political outsider running for Attorney General, says he’s what Florida Democrats need

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Consumer protection attorney Ryan Torrens is quite aware that he’s not an established political presence, but he says that should be an argument for his fledgling candidacy to become Florida’s next Attorney General. “Look, I get it,” the 32-year-old told an audience who gathered Friday morning at Tampa’s Oxford Exchange to hear the Hillsborough County resident speak as part of the Cafe Con Tampa lecture series. “I’m young. First-time candidate. A lot of people look at me and think, ‘Can…

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