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Alan Grayson calls himself a ‘progressive warrior’ in first paid TV ad

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In Alan Grayson‘s first paid television ad for his U.S. Senate candidacy, the Orlando-area Democrat takes some credit for Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy‘s decision not to run for Speaker of the House last week. The 30-second ad highlights the fact that Grayson has been critical of the latest investigation into the events that led to the death of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans on September 11, 2012. Like other Democrats, Grayson has charged that it’s…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.13.15 — Martin O’Malley’s moment?

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So, after the Republicans (led by Donald Trump) have seized the country’s attention with their presidential contest so far in 2015, the five Democrats (sans Joe Biden) running for president get their shot in a two-hour debate from Las Vegas on CNN at 9 p.m. Eastern. There will be some intriguing things to watch for — such as how Bernie Sanders will make his pitch for the black vote. A CNN/ORC poll in South Carolina released yesterday  was very troubling for…

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Hillary Clinton slams Benghazi committee in TV interview, ad

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling it a partisan political exercise designed to “exploit” the deaths of four Americans. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy‘s recent comments that the Benghazi panel can take credit for her diminished public standing prove Republicans are going after her for political reasons, Clinton said in a televised interview. The Democratic presidential front-runner told NBC’s “Today” show that if she were president,…

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Alan Grayson again blasts Patrick Murphy for supporting Benghazi investigation

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Last month Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alan Grayson bashed his chief rival for the Democratic nomination for Senate, Patrick Murphy, for being one of just seven U.S. House Democrats who voted to create the Benghazi Select Committee. But after Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy admitted on Fox News this week that the committee’s work had done its job in weakening Hillary Clinton‘s poll numbers during her presidential run, Grayson repeated his criticisms Friday morning in a conference call with reporters. “From the beginning, the Benghazi Select Committee…

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Poll says majority support criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails

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According to a Monmouth University poll released on Wednesday, 52 percent of voters say Hillary Clinton’s emails should be subject to a criminal investigation for potential release of classified material. The survey was conducted before news broke on Tuesday night that Clinton herself had turned over to the government her personal email server and USB thumb drives containing copies of the emails. While a majority told pollsters they wanted the feds to investigate Clinton’s personal email account during her time as secretary of state, 41 percent…

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Rand Paul takes on GOP critics over going to war

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has made his brand as not being your typical Republican. While he positions himself to seek the GOP presidential nomination, though, he’s found himself in a difficult stance balancing his isolationist views versus a public alarmed about combating terrorism. The Kentucky physician attempted that Saturday morning in Nashua, N.H., on Day Two of the GOP candidates’ weekend summit. He emphasized “If we want to protect and continue our prosperity at home, we have to defend ourselves.”…

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