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For Donald Trump, a solitary start to life in the White House

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Around 6:30 each evening, Secret Service agents gather in the dim hallways of the West Wing to escort Donald Trump home. For some presidents, the short walk between the Oval Office and the White House residence upstairs is a lifeline to family and a semblance of normal life. Others have used the grand residence for late night entertaining and deal-making with lawmakers. For Trump, life in the White House residence is so far a largely solitary existence. With his wife…

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That was awkward: Roger Goodell dodges on Raiders, parries on Pats

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Nothing produces awkward NFL moments quite like watching the commissioner parry all those thorny issues involving the league’s oldest and newest troublemakers – the Raiders and Patriots. Reporters spent time poking Roger Goodell about “Deflategate,” the Raiders’ now-threatened move to Las Vegas, and other delicate topics at the commissioner’s less-formal, less-crowded and, frankly, less-newsy pre-Super Bowl news conference, held on a Wednesday this year instead of the traditional Friday afternoon slot. Going sans necktie and speaking in a room about…

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Right to the end, Donald Trump campaign spent less than Hillary Clinton’s

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Donald Trump‘s campaign spent about $94 million in its final push for the White House, according to new fundraising reports filed Thursday. The Republican continued his campaign-long trend of spending far less than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Her campaign blew through almost $132 million in its closing weeks, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission. The latest reports cover Oct. 20 through Nov. 28. Over the course of the primary and general elections, the Trump campaign raised…

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Sheldon Adelson to boost Donald Trump with $25M of ads in campaign final days

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Donald Trump is set to receive more than $25 million of new advertising, thanks to a pair of outside groups looking to boost the GOP candidate in the final days of a grueling presidential campaign. This unexpected boost, first reported by CNN, could help the GOP nominee come in line with Hillary Clinton’s television ad buys. Two outside groups supported by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson are looking to bring Trump into dollar-for-dollar parity with Democrats. Future 45 super PAC,…

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Florida Times-Union will endorse Donald Trump Sunday

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The talk coming from the Florida Times-Union newsroom is being confirmed by First Coast News: Jacksonville’s daily paper will endorse Donald Trump this weekend. Sources tell FCN — and have told FloridaPolitics.com independently — the endorsement is a “a top-down directive from Morris [Communications],” the parent company of the Florida Times-Union. Those who have questioned the Jacksonville paper’s ultimate editorial independence in the past no doubt will do so again. T-U editor Frank Denton confirmed the endorsement in an email: “Yes, the endorsement will be published Sunday. Will…

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Business owners replace idealists in legal-pot movement

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Business owners are replacing idealists in the pot-legalization movement as the nascent marijuana industry creates a broad base of new donors, many of them entrepreneurs willing to spend to change drug policy. Unlike in the past, these supporters are not limited to a few wealthy people seeking change for personal reasons. They constitute a bigger coalition of business interests. And their support provides a significant financial advantage for pro-legalization campaigns. “It’s mainly a social-justice movement. But undoubtedly there are business…

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Will Vegas and Raiders be a match?

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As much as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wishes otherwise, a decision on allowing him to move his franchise to Las Vegas isn’t likely to come anytime soon. That’s not to say it won’t happen. Several team owners are ready to support the relocation if the right pieces fall into place — and we’re not talking roulette wheels. “I’m pleased they’ve made as much progress as they have,” Texans owner Robert McNair said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings, when…

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