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Darryl E. Owens: GOP revolt – too little, too late to stop Donald Trump

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From Congress came stunning news this week of a mutiny on the “Trumpy.” After Donald Trump recently judged Mexican-American U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel unable to adjudicate impartially a lawsuit involving Trump University, his latest bid at political self-immolation made Republican Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk want to holler, throw up both his hands. “I cannot and will not support my party’s nominee for president,” Kirk, the first GOP Senator facing re-election to rescind his endorsement. “After much consideration, I have…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.8.16 – Forget about Paul Ryan as GOP savior. How ’bout James Mattis?

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There’s still two months to go before the final presidential primary elections take place, and more than three months before the Republican National Convention convenes in Cleveland. Yet it’s becoming clearer by the day that with neither Donald Trump, nor Ted Cruz will be able to secure the nomination before the four-day confab this summer. And it’s becoming more of a mainstream thought as the days go by about the possibility that another candidate who is not one of the…

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Orlando Sentinel: Upstart Marco Rubio’s Senate run bucks GOP etiquette

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It is hardly the path to the top of the ticket many envisioned for Marco Rubio just a few years ago. The West Miami lawyer, now 38, had a national profile even before he took the gavel as Florida House speaker in 2006. He held “100 Ideas” forums with the likes of the late Jack Kemp and Newt Gingrich. A Senate president predicted his charisma would ultimately lead him to the Governor’s Mansion and White House. Outgoing Gov. Jeb Bush…

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