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Donald Trump leads in four new national polls

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The last national polls to be released before the first GOP presidential debate of the year takes place on Thursday are are in, and all have the same result: Donald Trump leads in all four new polls out from CBS News, Fox, Monmouth University and Bloomberg. The CBS News poll is the latest, coming out at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. It has Trump up with 24 percent. Jeb Bush is next at 13 percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is at 10 percent.…

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Backers of Jeb Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery

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Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed for the first time Wednesday, highlight the intersection between Bush’s roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he began running for president. Bush provided the names to The Associated Press. After leaving the Florida governor’s office in 2007, Bush formed the Foundation for Excellence in Education, with a mission “to build an American education system that equips every child to achieve their God-given potential.”…

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Florida small business confidence slows in June, new report says

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For the third month in a row, Florida small business owners are taking a fairly cautious view of the U.S. economy, according to a new report from consumer service provider Thumbtack. However, reported sentiment over both current and future economic conditions remains higher than one year ago. On Tuesday, Thumbtack.com released the third installment of its Small Business Sentiment Survey, a monthly assessment of more than 10,000 U.S. independent businesses. The report includes more than 1,000 responses from Florida. Launched in 2009, Thumbtack is a consumer service…

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New study says 3/4 of Florida voters have never seen Jeb Bush’s name on ballot

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When Jeb Bush tells the world why he wants to be the next president of the United States on Monday afternoon in Miami, he’s expected to dig deep into the policies and accomplishments he achieved during his eight-year reign as governor of Florida from 1999-2007. But while that will have those in attendance at Miami Dade College undoubtedly roaring with approval, a new study says that nearly three-quarters of the Sunshine State’s 12.9 million currently registered voters have never even seen Bush’s…

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The week that was in Florida politics – March 13

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I was all prepared to begin this week’s column telling you how cool and smooth I think John Armstrong is. I’ve taken some shots at the Secretary of Health over his handling of developing rules to implement the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. The process places us in an adversarial relationship and the Scott administration communication strategy makes it a heated one. My Buckeye education though mandates acknowledgement of a skilled player at work. Seriously, Pittsburgh Pirates icons decorate…

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Ground Zero: Seven years later

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…and this is all that’s been done? WTF, WTC? Pataki, the Port Authority (so-called), the Feds, Bloomberg, the insurance companies and developers…you should all be ashamed of yourselves. With 500K and some boxcutters, you really have let Osama win.

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