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‘Women For Trump’ in West Tampa cheer upon news of FBI review of new Hillary Clinton emails

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The “Women for Trump” bus tour made a stop at the Trump-Pence headquarters in West Tampa late Friday afternoon. “Did anyone hear that the FBI just reopened an investigation?” asked Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of Donald Trump and wife of Trump’s son, Eric. The crowd erupted in cheers upon hearing that statement, which came about three hours after the news first broke that FBI Director James Comey had written to congressional leaders, saying it is again probing emails that might be related to Hillary Clinton’s private server, reopening a…

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Jill Stein tells Tampa: ‘This is the perfect storm for a voter revolt’

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Dr. Jill Stein, the 66-year-old Green Party presidential candidate, brought her campaign to Tampa Wednesday night, where she spoke to a packed house in the second floor ballroom of the Cuban Club in Ybor City. Stein is currently averaging around 2.5 percent in the national polls, not that dissimilar to the 2.7 percent Ralph Nader ultimately earned in 2000. More than one political observer has noted the similar circumstances of that election and this one — comparing the lackluster enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton among some…

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Bob Buckhorn says he won’t create a civilian review board that wants to ‘do nothing but tear down our community’

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Speaking in public for the first time since returning from a trip to Ireland with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn lashed out at activists who have criticized his plan to name the majority of the members of a police Civilian Review Board. He also said that the City Council’s plans to continue to workshop the idea of giving them the power to name that board will go nowhere. “We’re going to get a civilian review…

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