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Kathy Castor weighs in (sort of) on abortion as Democratic litmus test

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California Gov. Jerry Brown believes the deciding factor for Democratic candidates should be intelligence, suggesting that as a litmus test, abortion would not be helpful nationwide. “The litmus test should be intelligence, caring about, as Harry Truman or Roosevelt used to call it, the common man,” Brown NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet The Press over the weekend. “We’re not going to get everybody on board. And I’m sorry but running in San Francisco is not like running in Tulare County or Modoc, California,…

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Mike Suarez: Tesla must clean waterlogged HyperLINK vehicles after it rains

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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) proudly unveiled its sleek new Tesla Model X SUV’s at a news conference last week at the University of South Florida. While the futuristic-styled vehicles were a hit with many, the design led one Tampa City Council member to wonder: “What happens when it rains?” The cars, equipped with articulating rear doors, have become a central part of HART’s HyperLINK first-mile, last-mile service now available in the University area. One of its vehicles’ more original…

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Five special elections for House may send message about 2018 midterm contests

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The postelection dominoes of President Donald Trump‘s administration picks and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the House, and that means five special elections in the coming months. It will take some Democratic upsets for this trial heat for 2018 to dent GOP control of the House, where Republicans have a 237-193 edge. Republicans are defending four GOP-leaning seats. Democrats are protecting territory in a liberal California district. Republicans say that puts pressure on Democrats to prove they…

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Ed Miyagishima departing position at Port Tampa Bay

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Ed Miyagishima, the Vice President of Communications and External Affairs at Port Tampa Bay and a senior adviser to CEO Paul Anderson, announced that he is leaving his position to “lead the charge” to have Tampa Bay host the 2019 Medal of Honor Convention. Miyagishima, who had been with the port for four years, made the announcement on his Facebook page Wednesday night. “I’m humbled and excited for this new chapter which will allow me to represent and showcase the American heroes and military community I love…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.28.16 — Hillary’s turn

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President Barack Obama certainly set the bar high for Hillary Clinton‘s acceptance speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention, but most fair-minded people will know that going in. Even his harshest critics acknowledge that Barack Obama is one of the finest orators our nation has ever had in the White House, and the grading curve should be different from everyone else. But by this point, it should be obvious about what we’re going to hear tonight — a healthy dose of optimism about this country,…

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Parts of the Democratic bench get their close-up in Philadelphia

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Although it’s not much discussed much (and absolutely not at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia), one reason why Bernie Sanders was so successful this past year in his quixotic bid for president is that he became the only candidate challenging Hillary Clinton that had a message that resonated. But it’s not like there were that many Democrats who even attempted to run against her. That’s because, for the past four years, she’s been the establishment choice in the party, freezing out most…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.5.16 – Bernie Sanders says the DNC’s platform still needs work

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The Democratic Party platform’s most recent draft was published Friday, and is ready for your reading enjoyment, before it’s reviewed and ultimately approved this coming weekend in Orlando. With Bernie Sanders‘ only leverage these days to exert as much of his influence as possible on this hallowed document, it is instructive to learn the Bernster thinks it’s a good start but needs more work, according to a piece he wrote on the Philadelphia Inquirer’s website Sunday. On the issue of the…

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