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Bill and Hillary Clinton to attend Donald Trump inauguration

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Falling in line with tradition, Bill and Hillary Clinton plan to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. It’s a decision that will put Hillary Clinton on the inaugural platform as her bitter rival from the 2016 campaign assumes the office she long sought. The Clintons announced their decision to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration shortly after former President George W. Bush’s office said Tuesday he would attend along with former first lady Laura Bush. The Bushes are “pleased to be able to…

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Martin Dyckman: A European perspective on Donald Trump

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“Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad Company.”– George Washington‘s 56th rule of civility and decent behavior. A recent cruise in the Baltic Sea took us to eight northern European nations where we were impressed yet again with how much alike all the world’s people are. But there is a dark side to that. In 1932, amidst a grave worldwide depression, Americans elected President Franklin…

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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump’s success, election tsunami, vice presidential picks and Harm Reduction

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Today on Context Florida: As the primary season continues and we near the GOP convention in July, one thing has become certain to Steven Kurlander. Whether the GOP likes it or not, Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee. What’s not certain is whether Trump the GOP nominee, or if elected president, will build on his brilliant exploitation of dissatisfaction to seize a moment in history to rebuild the American political system. It’s quite popular among out-of-touch Republican conservatives to…

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George P. Bush to visit Tampa April 12 for fundraising luncheon

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be in Tampa this month at a fundraising luncheon hosted by former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will appear Tuesday, April 12, at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa. Co-hosting the event, which begins at noon, is A-list lobbyist Slater Bayliss of Cardenas Partners. Although his father recently ended a presidential bid, the grandson of George H.W. Bush and the nephew of George W. Bush is expected…

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Will Florida continue its 50-year streak of choosing the GOP nominee?

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Five delegate-rich states are casting ballots today in Republican primaries. If history is any indication, Florida is poised in 2016 to continue its long-running streak as the state which chooses the Republican Party nominee. Crunching the numbers, a Smart Politics analysis found Florida is one of just three states that backed the eventual Republican nominee in every presidential election cycle since 1956. The other two are Illinois and Kentucky. States voting on “Super Tuesday redux” are in the Midwest (Illinois,…

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7 things to watch in monthlong sprint to Iowa caucuses

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The 2016 presidential election has defied all expectations so far. An enormous field of GOP candidates, still a dozen strong with a month to go before the leadoff Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1. The billionaire outsider who has tapped into the anger and fears of a nervous nation. A son and brother of presidents who is struggling to connect with voters despite his tremendous financial advantage. In less than a month, voters will begin having their say in what could…

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Turkey struts his stuff to get spared the Thanksgiving plate

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He strutted, he gobbled and he puffed up his feathers like his life depended on it. And it did. The turkey’s outgoing personality and good looks helped spare him from the Thanksgiving plate. The bird, named Tom One, was chosen for a presidential pardon from a dozen finalists Thursday at a Northern California farm. The bird will board a flight called Turkey One in San Francisco to head to the White House ceremony with President Barack Obama ahead of the…

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