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Kathy Castor on Confederate monument: Hillsborough County should move it now

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Congresswoman Kathy Castor has a message for Hillsborough County Commissioners: Physically move the Confederate monument from the County courthouse annex right now, instead of waiting for a private effort to raise the necessary funds.

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At Senate Commerce hearing in St. Pete, Bill Nelson vows to keep oil drilling moratorium

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While the U.S. Senate is officially in recess, Bill Nelson brought a bit of Washington D.C. to St. Petersburg. On the USFSP campus Thursday, the Florida Democrat hosted a meeting of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which focused on the threats to the state’s tourism-driven economy.

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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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In conjunction with ‘Hard Knocks’ debut, Tampa Bay Bucs offer glimpse of Vision Mobile

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As training camp heats up this week at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers downtown practice facility, young children attending the camp have a rare opportunity for a completely free eye exam, glasses fitted and cut on the spot.

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Kathy Castor: Kriseman camp’s linking of Rick Baker to Donald Trump is ‘fair game’

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Kathy Castor no longer represents a part of St. Petersburg in Congress, but she is following the mayoral race there. She says she doesn’t have a problem with the Florida Democratic Party attempting to tie former Mayor Rick Baker to Donald Trump. The Florida Democratic Party is running a 30-second ad on behalf of incumbent Rick Kriseman that attempts to connect Baker not only with Trump, but other Republicans like Mitt Romney and Rick Scott. Although the mayoral race is technically…

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Kathy Castor seeks to cap student loan interest

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is hoping to do something about the rising crisis of student loan debt. On Wednesday, the Tampa Democrat introduced the “Student Loan Relief Act,” legislation to lower the cap on federal student loan interest to 4 percent for undergraduate students, 5 percent for graduate students and 6 percent for parents.

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Kathy Castor likes Democrats new ‘A Better Deal’ slogan, agenda

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The Democratic Party unveiled its new economic plan Monday, which includes the tagline: “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.” Despite some on Twitter mocking the slogan as sounding a little too much like a Papa John’s ad, Tampa Congresswoman Kathy Castor digs it.

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