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Jack Latvala hires prominent GOP ad maker Fred Davis

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While not yet official a candidate for Florida governor, state Sen. Jack Latvala has made a major hire: Fred Davis, who was once described as the “GOP’s most notorious ad man.” 

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Donald Trump takes aim at Dodd-Frank financial overhaul

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The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:28 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will direct the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul. It’s Trump’s first step at scaling back regulations on financial services. Trump has called the law a “disaster” and said it failed to address some of the causes of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. The president has also signed a presidential memorandum related to retirement planning. The administration’s move…

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Conservatives bashing ‘Hollywood’ depends on which actors do the talking

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Meryl Streep must have known what she was in for when she spoke out against Donald Trump at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. Conservatives were outraged that, during her acceptance speech for a lifetime of excellence in Hollywood, she referenced Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter during the campaign. Trump, indeed, emphasized the “bully” part of his public “pulpit” many times during his successful bid for the White House. Streep used her pulpit to call him out. “And…

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Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

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You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person’s sexual orientation. People have been covering their profile photos with the Facebook-supplied overlay that uses the best-known symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement: the rainbow. Call it armchair…

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They will be back! Sequels multiply in summer movie season

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“I’ll be back,” the line Arnold Schwarzenegger first uttered more than 30 years ago in that indelible manly monotone, belongs to the Terminator, of course. But it also might as well be the official slogan of the summer movie season. It’s the time of year when Hollywood’s older, reliable brands, with the tenacity of Schwarzenegger’s lethal cyborg, claw their way back onto the big screen in a popcorn parade of big-budget sequels, reboots and re-dos. That’s nothing new, but the…

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Charlie Crist’s final 24 hours as a Republican

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Alex Leary of the St. Petersburg Times provides a behind-the-scenes look of Charlie Crist’s last 24 hours as a Republican: Gov. Charlie Crist pushes back from his desk at the Capitol, slides off tortoiseshell reading glasses and flips open a cell phone. “Hey buddy,” he says, “any knowledge?” Crist is eager for news from his pollster. Taken two days before, the survey shows him winning a three-way race for U.S. Senate. The moment — 11:12 a.m. Wednesday — solidifies Crist’s…

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Charlie Crist’s final 24 hours as a Republican

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Alex Leary of the St. Petersburg Times provides a behind-the-scenes look of Charlie Crist’s last 24 hours as a Republican: Gov. Charlie Crist pushes back from his desk at the Capitol, slides off tortoiseshell reading glasses and flips open a cell phone. “Hey buddy,” he says, “any knowledge?” Crist is eager for news from his pollster. Taken two days before, the survey shows him winning a three-way race for U.S. Senate. The moment — 11:12 a.m. Wednesday — solidifies Crist’s…

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