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Roger Stone: I’ll beat suit even if jury thinks I’m a devil

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Republican strategist Roger Stone said Thursday that jurors may think he’s “the devil” but he still expects to beat a defamation lawsuit accusing him of circulating a mailer calling a political candidate a sexual predator. The civil trial in New York was set to start Thursday but was postponed until at least August. Stone, a longtime Donald Trump adviser who cut his teeth in politics playing tricks on opponents of President Richard Nixon, said he looks forward to testifying —…

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Darryl Paulson: Why Donald Trump won — A review of the 2016 election

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We know Donald Trump won and Hillary Clinton lost the 2018 presidential election. What else do we need to know? We need to know why Trump won and Clinton lost. We know that Clinton won the popular vote 65,844,954 to 62,979,879, or by 2.9 million votes. Trump’s popular vote deficit was the largest ever for someone elected president. We all know that he popular vote does not determine the winner in a presidential election. The only thing that matters is…

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Darryl Paulson: On Neil Gorsuch; both parties should just grow up!

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Until 1987, presidential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court were respectfully received and reviewed by the U.S. Senate. In 1986, Antonin Scalia, a judicial conservative and constitutional originalist, was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a vacancy on the court. He was confirmed 98 to 0 by the U.S. Senate. The confirmation process imploded in 1987 when another Reagan nominee to the court, Robert Bork, was subject to such a vicious attack concerning his record and judicial temperament, that the…

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Jacob Smith says intensity of electorate will help Rick Kriseman win re-election

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Rick Kriseman will make his case re-election this year, mostly based upon the progress St. Petersburg has made since his inauguration as mayor in January 2014. “We came in with a lot of really big, sort of thorny projects, and the mayor has taken a lot of them by the horns and made them happen,” says Jacob Smith, Kriseman’s newly minted campaign manager. Among those “thorny” projects are a pathway toward a new Pier, the upcoming groundbreaking for a new police station and what…

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White House distances Donald Trump from Paul Manafort after AP report

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The White House is distancing itself from former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying his secret work for a Russian billionaire detailed in an Associated Press report happened during “the last decade.” White House press secretary Sean Spicer says nothing in Wednesday’s AP report references any action by the president, the White House or any Trump administration official. Spicer says Trump was not aware of Manafort’s clients from the past decade and there are “no suggestions” Manafort did anything…

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The social gospel of Andrew Gillum

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum continues to make good on his promise to campaign in and compete for all 67 Florida counties during his campaign for governor. Following up a well-received speech in Tampa, where he cautioned against a “Democrat lite” approach, Gillum hit Jacksonville on Sunday. Jacksonville’s major challenge for Democrats: bridging the divide between various intraparty groups, including younger people inspired by Bernie Sanders and the older establishment types who reflexively backed Hillary Clinton a year ago in the presidential primary. Finding a way to excite Democrats down-ballot locally has been…

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Young Americans: Most see Donald Trump as illegitimate president

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Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. “You can’t be saying that (if) you’re the president,” says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek, Florida. That Trump is undeniably the nation’s 45th president doesn’t sit easily with young Americans like Anderson who are the nation’s increasingly diverse electorate of the future, according to a new poll. A…

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