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Donald Trump and Ben Carson in statistical tie for 1st in new Fox News poll

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Donald Trump leads nationally in a new Fox News poll released on Tuesday with 24 percent support, but Ben Carson is right behind him at 23 percent.  Ted Cruz is third with 10 percent. Marco Rubio is next with 9 percent. Jeb Bush is in fith place with 8 percent. Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee are down at 5 percent, and Rand Paul is at 3 percent. Ben Carson is the only Republican who beats Hillary Clinton in one-on-one match-up — defeating…

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News that Ben Carson only became Republican a year ago isn’t really news

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Dr. Ben Carson has been getting hammered in recent days for some of his outlandish comments on the campaign trail. Both the New York Times‘ Charles Blow and the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson have slammed the GOP presidential candidate for his comments on what he would do if confronted by a mass killer who wanted to shoot him, as well as his invoking Nazi Germany when talking about gun control. Carson has dismissed such complaints, and on The O’Reilly Factor on Monday night,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.13.15 — Martin O’Malley’s moment?

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So, after the Republicans (led by Donald Trump) have seized the country’s attention with their presidential contest so far in 2015, the five Democrats (sans Joe Biden) running for president get their shot in a two-hour debate from Las Vegas on CNN at 9 p.m. Eastern. There will be some intriguing things to watch for — such as how Bernie Sanders will make his pitch for the black vote. A CNN/ORC poll in South Carolina released yesterday  was very troubling for…

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Avik Roy now working for Marco Rubio campaign

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Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and opinion editor of Forbes, has joined the Marco Rubio presidential campaign. “@Avik Welcome to the team! Glad to have you on board,” Rubio tweeted on Monday morning. Earlier, Roy tweeted to his followers that he was now on Team Rubio. “No candidate expresses—and embodies—the American dream better than @MarcoRubio. I’m honored to be advising Sen. Rubio on policy. @TeamMarco.” Roy became a frequent face on cable news four years ago, when he served as a healthcare policy adviser to Mitt Romney. He is the founder…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.12.15 — Does Joe Maddon have the mojo this post-season?

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Good morning….Well, it’s Columbus Day, one of those weird federal holidays which most people in the private sector don’t enjoy (similar to next months’ Veterans Day). In typical fashion, our Congress is not only taking the day off to make the holiday, but the entire week. This, despite the fact that the House GOP is supposed to be in crisis because they don’t have a leader in the pipeline ready to replace John Boehner. Any baseball fans out there? I have…

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David Jolly ramps up his advocacy for Daniel Webster as next House Speaker

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Seemingly every House Republican wants Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan to succeed John Boehner as Speaker of the House. However, Ryan is playing coy, telling his colleagues on Friday that he wanted to consult with his family this weekend and watch his beloved Green Bay Packers before making any decision. If Ryan won’t pull the trigger, David Jolly really, really wants his colleagues to consider Daniel Webster, his colleague in the Florida House delegation, and a man already deemed the choice…

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Lawrence Lessig pounds Marco Rubio in his first TV ad

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Harvard Law professor and Democratic presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig is up with his first television ad, and in it he slams Marco Rubio’s alliance with major corporations that are backing his candidacy for president. Lessig’s odds of capturing the nomination may be more remote than Martin O’Malley’s, but because he began raising money this summer before he officially became a candidate, he already has a war chest of over $1 million that he collected from 10,000 donations. Running as a “referendum…

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