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Diane Roberts: Hey, football fans! How’s Donald Trump gonna do?

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Greeting sportsfans, I’m Brent Toast of ESPN, along with former Heisman winner Johnny Twitt. Welcome to the most important event of 2016, the college football national championship! Who will prevail? Will it be the Clemson University Tigers, led by evangelical whackjob Dabo Swinney, or the Crimson Tide of Alabama, coached by gazillionaire and part-time Bond villain Nick Saban? But first, let’s look at the second-most important event of 2016, the race for the White House. Who’s playing with his hand…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.5.16 – GOP candidates defend Saudi use of Sharia law

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For nearly a year that they’ve been campaigning, the Republican candidates for president have focused on what they contend is how Barack Obama‘s bumbling foreign policy has led to the U.S.’s loss of stature around the world. While there could be some truth to some of the rhetoric, there’s also a lot of hyperbole and lack of nuance that has only been exacerbated in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris in November. Take, for instance, their views on…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.4.16 – Welcome back Christie, Carly and the whole gang

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Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome back to reading the MPR in 2016. Yesterday many of the GOP presidential candidates were on “the shows” as The Donald refers to them, and there were amusing moments throughout the morning. My favorite was perhaps Chris Wallace getting into Chris Christie’s grill regarding how the New Jersey Governor has been making hay out of Marco Rubio’s growing absentee problem in the Senate, an issue that backfired on Jeb Bush in a previous…

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Guest lineups for Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ___ ABC’s “This Week” — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Not available. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sanders; Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina; U.S. Rep. Dave Brat, a Virginia Republican ___ “Fox News Sunday” — Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. Republished with permission of the…

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Hillary Clinton picked as most-admired woman for 20th time

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Hillary Clinton is the most-admired woman in the world for the 20th time, according to a recent Gallup poll. Clinton was mentioned as the most-admired woman by 13 percent of respondents. The figure may seem low, but Clinton’s closest rival was Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen world renowned for her advocacy for childhood education. Yousafzai is also the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She earned just 5 percent of mentions in the Gallup poll. Talk show star Oprah…

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Pope’s comments on global warming top notable quotes list

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Pope Francis‘ comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled by a Yale Law School librarian who also included several sound bites from the U.S. presidential campaign. Fred Shapiro, an associate librarian at the law school, said the 10th annual “Yale Book of Quotations” list of most notable quotes, released Tuesday, doesn’t necessarily contain the most “eloquent or admirable quotations,” but rather ones that were…

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Florida primary ballot set: 13 Republicans, 3 Democrats

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Florida’s presidential primary ballot will feature 13 Republican candidates and three Democratic ones. Monday was the deadline for candidates to ask to have their name removed from the March primary ballot. Bobby Jindal, who suspended his presidential campaign in November, was the only candidate who asked to be dropped from the ballot. Florida Republican voters will choose from among these candidates: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand…

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