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Dolphins fan Marco Rubio ponders a Tom Brady-free NFL

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. Operating on the theory that misery loves company, he tried Thursday to sell a fellow Patriot antagonist on a plan he’s cooked up to sideline New England’s star quarterback, Tom Brady.

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The Delegation for 7.13.17 — Insights from the Beltway to the Sunshine State

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Russia issue not yet hurting GOP fundraising or giving Dems advantage The saga regarding Donald Trump — Senior and Junior — and Russia continues with no end in sight. It began in January and now, following the latest “bombshell,” the 2016 Democratic nominee for vice-president, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, is throwing out the word “treason.”

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Months without Tampa office, Marco Rubio struggles with constituent services, privacy

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Four months after his staff packed up and left its Tampa office, at the direction of a landlord frustrated by weekly demonstrations, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio still is looking for a home base in one of his state’s largest metropolitan areas. The Tampa Bay Times reports the Miami Republican’s staff said it’s working on finding an office. Rubio’s two-person staff has improvised, meeting constituents in coffee shops, libraries and other public spaces. “We are committed to serving constituents, and staff continues…

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Tampa Bay residents passionately urge Bill Nelson to keep fighting for Obamacare

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Ten days ago, South Tampa resident Karen Clay told a national cable audience on MSNBC about how Medicaid is more than just a lifeline for her severely disabled son, Mike Phillips. “It’s been a life.” Clay and her family have been able to take care of him at home through a federal waiver, which would go away if massive budget cuts to Medicaid goes through as proposed in legislation pending on Capitol Hill. “It is amazing this at this point in…

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Americans for Prosperity urges Marco Rubio to be ‘leading voice in effort to passing pro-growth tax reform’

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Americans for Prosperity wants Sen. Marco Rubio to lead the charge to pass pro-growth tax reform. The organization launched its third ad as part of a grassroots campaign urging members of Congress to “un-rig the economy by seizing the opportunity to enact pro-growth tax reform. The digital ad is part of a summer-long effort by Americans for Prosperity to push for broad, pro-growth tax reform. “Congress has a once in a generation opportunity to fix our broken tax code. Americans…

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Gwen Graham: ‘Health care is a right’

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Former Congresswoman and now Democratic candidate for governor Gwen Graham on Tuesday rapped the U.S. Senate’s proposed Obamacare replacement, saying “if you get quality health care, you can have a miracle.” Graham, speaking to reporters in the state Capitol, was referring to her husband’s recent cancer remission. Steve Hurm was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer last year. Acknowledging that her family has good insurance coverage, “I want that for everyone,” she said. “No one should be put in a position…

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Donald Trump signs VA reform bill backed by Marco Rubio

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President Donald Trump signed a bill into law aimed at reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs by allowing the secretary to dismiss bad employees. The bill, which was sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio, gives the VA secretary the authority to fire and demote employees. It also adds protections for whistleblowers, by prohibiting the secretary from using his or her authority to fire employees who filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel. The measure — which passed the Senate on…

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