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Mitch Perry Report for 6.28.16 – SCOTUS ruling on McDonnell case must delight compromised politicos across the land

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday unanimously overturned former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges. In case you’ve forgotten, McDonnell and his wife Maureen accepted more than $175,000 in nice gifts, such as $6,000 Rolex watches and $20,000 in designer clothing from a dude named Jonnie Williams, who was swarming around the couple in hopes that the governor would help some of his businesses, most prominently diet supplements. But apparently there was never a smoking gun. “There is no…

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Today on Context Florida: Corruption, Sarah Palin endorsement, fracking and understanding Trump

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Today on Context Florida: Jac VerSteeg worked for decades in Palm Beach County – “Corruption County,” we called it in the heyday of watching elected officials troop off to prison. So you’d think he would have a handle on what “corruption” is. Yet, because of current events, VerSteeg doesn’t quite understand. Those events include Florida’s abrupt decision to scrap standards for pediatric cardiac care units and the U.S. Supreme Court’s surprising decision to hear former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal of…

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