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Touting support for TPP, Bob Buckhorn to attend White House State Dinner tonight with Singapore’s Prime Minister

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, taking a summer respite from his daily duties in the Bay area, will be attending Tuesday night’s White House State Dinner in honor of Singapore’s Prime Minister & Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong.  “Joining the President and First Lady in welcoming Prime Minister & Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong is both an honor and a privilege,” said Buckhorn, who will be joined by his wife, Dr. Cathy Lynch Buckhorn, for the festivities. “Singapore remains one of our closest allies…

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Kathy Castor says DNC message of optimism is in tune with where America is at

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Nearly three-quarters of voters believe the nation has gone off on the wrong track, the highest mark of pessimism in three years. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released two weeks ago that things gone off-course, with 73 percent saying that things gone off-course, and only 18 percent saying the country is headed in the right direction. Yet at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week, the message was that, in contrast to the dark vision expressed in Cleveland at…

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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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Senate Majority PAC airs ad highlighting President Obama’s endorsement of Patrick Murphy

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After several weeks of GOP flavored super PACS bashing Patrick Murphy have dominated local cable stations in Florida, a super PAC who supports the Jupiter Democrat in his race for Senate has a new ad on the air. The ad comes courtesy of the Senate Majority PAC, which on Tuesday released a new ad today released that highlights President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s endorsement of Murphy, a two-term Congressman from Florida’s Treasure Coast who is competing for the Senate nomination against Congressman Alan Grayson. The ad…

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Eric Lynn goes up with first TV ad in HD 68 race

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Pinellas County House District 68 Democrat Eric Lynn will begin airing a local 30-second television ad that will run through the primary election on August 30. The ad begins with Lynn taking a stroll with his wife, kids and dog, and then places him in front of the Vinoy Hotel. A photo with President Barack Obama also makes an appearance. Lynn began working for then Senator Obama in 2006, and then went to work in his Defense Dept. after Obama became president in January of 2009. Lynn stepped down from…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.13.16 – Conservatism is still running strong, Jeb Bush insists

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Jeb Bush says whatever you want to call Donald Trump, don’t call him a conservative. “Conservatism is temporarily dead,” the former Florida Governor told Nicole Wallace on an MSNBC special that aired Monday night. “I mean, if you look at it, we have two candidates. Donald Trump is barely a Republican. He’s certainly not a conservative.” Bush makes the point, however, that while that might not matter much in the presidential sweepstakes, conservatism is still powerful across the country. “I…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.11.16 — Donald Trump gets closer to naming his VP choice

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We’re just a week out from the Republican National Convention, which means we’re just days away from learning who will be Donald Trump‘s vice presidential choice. Of all the issues that make Americans fear a Trump presidency, the fact that he would have access to the nuclear codes is probably the most dominant concern, which is why it makes some sense if he were to nominate someone from the military. Enter retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The 57-year-old Flynn is a…

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