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CBS News to overhaul 2016 convention coverage

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CBS News will overhaul its coverage of the 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions to emphasize participants “on the ground” rather than chatter in the network’s skybox, CBS News President David Rhodes said. Dismissing any predictions of a candidate’s selection coming down to the convention wire — “It’s not going to happen,” he said — Rhodes said there is news being made by decision-makers and others at the convention. He said his bias is toward coverage of what they are doing…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.1.15 — Waiting for the Big One

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Happy June 1, the beginning of Hurricane season. So cue up the the stories about how we are or are not ready for a major storm. Journalism can be so predictable sometimes… Much more importantly is the fact that though Florida hasn’t been hard hit by a weather event in a decade,  a recent national report showed that Florida’s average homeowner premium of more than $2,000 a year is twice the national average, as reported by the AP’s Gary Fineout. Speaking of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.18.15 — Jeb Bush talks tough on gay marriage

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Jeb Bush isn’t the only leading Republican presidential contender from Florida who is struggling to get his story straight on whether it was the right thing to invade Iraq. Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace refused to let Rubio off the hook regarding where he stands on the issue, since he appears to have two completely different answers to that question in the past two months. Wallace also grilled Rubio for displaying a lack of leadership in the way he handled the issue…

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NextGen Climate invites Marco Rubio to its California offices to talk about the benefits of a “clean, energy economy”

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Marco Rubio can’t escape the Tom Steyer-funded NextGen Climate activist group. Two weeks ago today, Rubio announced his candidacy for president at the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami. Across Biscayne Boulevard greeting attendees when they left the speech were a group of NextGen activists, denouncing Rubio for his stance on climate change. Last weekend in Nashua, N.H., where Rubio and over a dozen over GOP presidential aspirants attending the biggest forum of the year, a group of NextGen protesters stood sentry in…

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Marco Rubio talks the big issues on Sunday’s ‘Face the Nation’

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Newly declared presidential hopeful Marco Rubio spoke with CBS’s Bob Schieffer on Friday from the campaign trail in New Hampshire’s Manchester Community College. The interview will air on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” talker. As reported by Mike Allen in POLITICO, highlights have Rubio reflecting on a number of issues he will face on the road to the White House, including his long-standing relationship with soon-to-be-announced candidate, and former mentor, Jeb Bush. “[H]e’s going be a very strong candidate,” Rubio said of the former Florida…

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Charlie Crist on ‘Face the Nation’: BP spill should be a wake-up call

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From CBS News: As President Barack Obama prepares to head back to the Gulf states on Monday to get a personal update what’s being done concerning the oil spill, Florida Governor Charlie Crist says state crews are doing everything they can to be ready for the worst. Speaking to Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” for the shore of Seagrove on Sunday morning, Governor Charlie Crist said while the impact from the BP spill has been limited up to…

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Charlie Crist on ‘Face the Nation’: BP spill should be a wake-up call

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From CBS News: As President Barack Obama prepares to head back to the Gulf states on Monday to get a personal update on what’s being done concerning the oil spill, Florida Governor Charlie Crist says state crews are doing everything they can to be ready for the worst. Speaking to Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” from the shore of Seagrove on Sunday morning, Governor Charlie Crist said while the impact from the BP spill has been limited up…

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