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Tom Jackson: Democrats suddenly in need of a ringmaster

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If the axiom describing how the major parties go about selecting their presidential nominees — Democrats fall in love; Republicans fall in line — had held up in 2016, the Jeb! versus Feel-the-Bern campaign ahead would be only slightly less bizarre than the one we have. Instead, the parties switched roles — which, in Caitlyn Jenner Nation, where every public restroom or changing facility is suddenly gender neutral, is to be expected — leaving us with the spectacle of loopy,…

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Donald Trump voices opposition to transgender bathroom law

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose, voicing opposition to part of a far-reaching North Carolina law that critics says is discriminatory. Speaking at a town hall event on NBC’s “Today” Thursday, Trump was asked about North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom law,” which, among other things, requires transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate in state government buildings as well as public schools…

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A year in pop culture: Hellos, goodbyes, and Caitlyn Jenner

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There were goodbyes (Jon Stewart, David Letterman, “Mad Men”) and hellos (Adele!). “Star Wars” reawakened, and a ballerina and an unheralded Founding Father both hit the zeitgeist. But the pop-culture moment that fascinated us most? That had to be the emergence of Caitlyn Jenner. Herewith, our annual, very selective trip down pop culture memory lane: JANUARY: Remember we began the year talking about North Korea? At the GOLDEN GLOBES, Tina Fey welcomes the TV audience to honor “all the movies that North…

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One Direction leads the way on Twitter’s list of 2015 tweets

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Messages of love and gratitude shared by the boy band One Direction topped Twitter’s charts this year, eclipsing President Barack Obama‘s celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage. One Direction members accounted for half of the 10 most recirculated tweets, including the three most popular. All the One Direction tweets were either directed at bandmates or the group’s fans. None are likely to be remembered for heralding pivotal moments in history. “All the love as always. H,”…

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Emmy Awards could be 1 for the history books

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The Emmy Awards, television’s annual celebration of itself, are always a big night. But this Sunday’s ceremony may end up supersized. Performers and shows could be setting records and making breakthroughs at the 67th prime-time Emmys. Viola Davis of “How to Get Away with Murder” or Taraji P. Henson of “Empire” have a chance to become the first African-American to win as best drama series actress. “I gotta win! I gotta win for history!” an exuberant Henson said when asked…

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Mitch Perry Report 6.25.15 — Jeff Miller now in for GOP Senate bid?

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It’s been widely assumed that Jacksonville area U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis won’t be the only Republican running for the Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio next year, but he’s the only official candidate as of this morning, some 14 months before Republicans will make that choice. Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera made an announcement last Saturday that he will make an official announcement on July 15- – it looks like you can count him in. And now Roll Call reports that Panhandle area U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller…

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Majority of Floridians say Caitlyn Jenner’s transition won’t change society’s feelings

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Floridians have somewhat ambivalent feelings about Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner, but most adults in the Sunshine  State as well as in Ohio and Pennsylvania say there  is “a lot” or “some” social acceptance of transgender people in the nation today, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. The former Olympian’s transition has been covered extensively in the national media over the past few months. Jenner’s announcement on the April 24 edition of ABC’s 20/20 program was viewed by…

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