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Kathy Castor agrees with Hillary Clinton; misogyny played a role in her loss

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In her first interview since she lost the race for president in November, Hillary Clinton said last week that “Certainly, misogyny played a role.” “I mean, that just has to be admitted,” she told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff last Thursday night. “And why and what the underlying reasons were is what I’m trying to parse out myself.” Congresswoman Kathy Castor agrees. “What struck me is some interviews on TV during the campaign folks out in Pennsylvania where young people would say, ‘I don’t believe in having…

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Charlie Crist, Kathy Castor want Congress consulted on military force in Syria

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The two Tampa Bay-area Democratic members of Congress — Kathy Castor and Charlie Crist — say they support President Donald Trump‘s military action in Syria Thursday night. both say that the House of Representatives should immediately reconvene so that members can debate the use of military force there. But both say the House of Representatives should reconvene immediately so members can debate the use of military force there. That seems doubtful, perhaps, as the House is breaking Thursday for a two-week Easter recess. “The Tomahawk missile strike…

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A look at Obama’s legacy, foolish hope of ‘post-racial’ America

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(Part 1 of two. Part two will deal with Obama’s political legacy) The 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama focused on the theme of change. Obama promised to “restore our moral standing” and “focus on nation-building here at home.” Obama, as a candidate, told audiences that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.” “Yes, we can” and “change you can believe in” became the campaign themes. Obama promised to “make government cool again.”…

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Iraq veteran says Marco Rubio insulted Kurdish forces in Senate debate

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While discussing U.S. policy in Syria during the Senate debate between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy in Davie on Wednesday night, Rubio one-upped his Democratic opponent by chiding him for saying that the Kurdish resistance fighters known as the Peshmerga were fighting in Iraq, not Syria. Now a Democratic Representative and Iraq veteran is calling on Rubio to apologize for “using these brave soldiers as a punchline.” “As a veteran of the war in Iraq, I know exactly what kind of sacrifice the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.4.15 – on Jeb, Ted and Kobe

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First off, I want to wish the best for Brendan McLaughlin, who will be departing as a news anchor at ABC affiliate WFTS in a couple of weeks after 21 years in the market. Like yours truly, Brendan hails from the San Francisco Bay Area (Marin County, actually, I believe). Folks, there ain’t that many of us in Tampa Bay, much less Florida. I wish him the best in his future endeavors. The latest CNN/ORC national poll of GOP candidates has Jeb…

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Rick Perry tells GOP in New Hampshire: We survived Carter, we’ll survive Obama

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Although he hasn’t been dominating the headlines like some of the other so-called front runners in the GOP presidential sweepstakes, Rick Perry made a credible case today at a Republican party forum that he is worthy as any candidate to be considered for nomination in Cleveland at the RNC next summer. One thing is for sure – he’s much healthier than he was when he ran four years ago, when he was still recovering from back surgery. He was extremely energetic…

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