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Dominic Calabro: Keeping cigars in the Cigar City

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Politicians talk repeatedly about doing things to help create jobs. But, sometimes, doing nothing is the best option. We hope that newly-elected lawmakers understand that less government intrusion is often the key to keeping the American Dream alive. A great example is the 2009 “Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.” This innocuously named effort actually increased federal regulation in ways that even many of its supporters now regret. The act gave the Food and Drug Administration the right to regulate…

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Marco Rubio focuses on Cuban immigrant upbringing in Vegas talks

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he is indebted to America and running for president is his way of repaying his obligation. The 44-year-old Republican candidate told the Libertarian FreedomFest audience on Friday how his parents made their way from Cuba to Las Vegas, where they found jobs in the casinos. Rubio says his parents embody the American dream. Rubio told several hundred voters in a suburban retirement community on Saturday that as president he would make the U.S. the single…

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Marco Rubio inspires, yet experience question lingers

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Marco Rubio is campaigning for president on the promise of a better future and on his powerful personal story about the American Dream. As he treks across Iowa this week, however, he often leaves unmentioned a record of accomplishment that is thin next to that of some rivals, thanks to his youth if nothing else. Opponents compare him to another rookie senator who sought the White House: Barack Obama. “These are major differences between me and the person who’s there…

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Marco Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13

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Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans. The first-term Republican from Florida, appearing on Fox News, did not explicitly say he is running for the White House, instead telling would-be supporters to go to his website and reserve tickets for the rally. “I will announce on April 13 what I’m going to…

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‘Inception’: Let’s talk about that ending

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Pretty sure the headline makes it clear enough, but I’m gonna go ahead and slap a big ol’ Spoiler Alert on this one anyway, because some people are too busy to actually read headlines. But yes, for those who haven’t seen Inception yet: First off, do so, because it’s a blast and definitely a “worth seeing in the theaters” pic with all the collapsing cities-type effects and such. Secondly, avert your eye, because I wanna talk about that last scene. My…

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Excerpts from Jeff Greene’s Jefferson-Jackson speech

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Below are excerpts of Jeff Greene’s prepared speech for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner: “I know some of you were surprised by my entry into this race.  And, no, I’m not a politician and I haven’t spent my life in party politics.   But I am committed to the Democratic Party, I care deeply about our country, our state and our future and that’s why I’m doing this.” “I will stand up for real Democratic values, and the difference in November between me…

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Excerpts from Jeff Greene’s Jefferson-Jackson speech

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Below are excerpts of Jeff Greene’s prepared speech for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner: “I know some of you were surprised by my entry into this race.  And, no, I’m not a politician and I haven’t spent my life in party politics.   But I am committed to the Democratic Party, I care deeply about our country, our state and our future and that’s why I’m doing this.” “I will stand up for real Democratic values, and the difference in November between me…

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