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Yolie Capin blasts Democratic Party as elitist in wake of Trump victory

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Democrats around Florida and the country awoke Wednesday in shock over the election of Donald J. Trump as president, and the recriminations quickly began. For Tampa City Councilwoman Yolie Capin, the fault lies with the Democratic Party, and the Democratic National Committee. Although she prefaces her comments by saying she thinks Hillary Clinton is “brilliant” and that she desperately wanted her to win the presidency, Capin says that the fact that Clinton couldn’t defeat Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008…

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FBI: No charges against Hillary Clinton after new email review

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FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Sunday that a review of newly discovered Hillary Clinton‘s emails has “not changed our conclusions” from earlier this year that she should not face charges. Comey sent the letter just two days before Election Day. In July, the FBI chief chastised Clinton for her use of a private mail server while serving as secretary of state, but he said the bureau would not recommend criminal charges against the Democratic presidential nominee. The Justice…

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Found emails? Hillary Clinton aide didn’t delete old messages

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The longtime Hillary Clinton aide at the center of a renewed FBI email investigation testified under oath four months ago she never deleted old emails, while promising in 2013 not to take sensitive files when she left the State Department. FBI Director James Comey notified Congress on Friday, less than two weeks before the election, that the emails had led agents to re-examine whether classified information was mishandled. That had been the focus of the bureau’s earlier criminal inquiry into…

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Hillary Clinton pushes back against ‘unprecedented’ new FBI review

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Hillary Clinton lashed out Saturday at the FBI’s handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau’s actions just days before the election “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling.” Emboldened Republican rival Donald Trump seized on the reignited email controversy, hoping to raise new doubts about Clinton’s trustworthiness. Rallying supporters in Florida, Clinton pressed FBI Director James Comey to put out the “full and complete facts” about the review into a cache of recently discovered…

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Steven Kurlander: In defense of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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With the Democratic coronation of Hillary (and Bill again, too) Clinton slated to begin Monday, it looks like Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz won’t be waiving her very curly hair, or the gavel as Chairwoman of the convention in Philadelphia. In fact, she resigned her position as Chairwoman before the convention began. David Axelrod, the former senior advisor to President Obama, stated Sunday “I would ask her to step aside. I would ask her to step…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.17.16 — “Weiner” comes to Tampa

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Here’s something you don’t hear very often — if you’re intending on attending tonight’s Tampa Bay Rays — San Francisco Giants game at Tropicana Field, you better already have a ticket. The team announced earlier this week that they would make all open seats for the game available for their annual Pride Night for just $5, with all the proceeds going to the Pulse Victims Fund. And the team announced yesterday that the game is sold-out, with “around 40,000” fans…

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Review: ‘Weiner’ is riveting fly-on-the-wall filmmaking

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There are lots of fly-on-the-wall documentaries. But occasionally there’s one that makes you want to ask the fly: Just HOW did you get onto that wall, and how did you manage to stay there? In the case of “Weiner,” the compulsively watchable new film about Anthony Weiner and the implosion of his 2013 New York mayoral run amid a revival of his sexting scandal, part of the answer is clear. Director Josh Kriegman once worked for Weiner, who was forced…

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