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Mitch Perry Report for 1.5.17 – Poll says voters want Dems like Bill Nelson to fight Donald Trump when necessary

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We’ve heard from several Florida Democrats (such as Kathy Castor and Charlie Crist) that, when appropriate, they look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump once he takes office later this month. The question for them and other Democrats concerned about their own poll numbers as well as what’s good for the country is where and when they decide to go along with Trump and, more likely, when do they oppose him. On a conference call yesterday, the folks with the Center for American Progress provided the details…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.6.16 — Do you want to live forever?

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On the campaign trail last year, an ebullient Jeb Bush used to talk about how we were on the verge of the greatest time to be alive ever, with a limitless future ahead. “We’re on the verge of where my little boy Jack, my four day-old Jack is going to live until he’s 130 years old,” Bush told hundreds of Republican activists at a New Hampshire Republican Party summit in April of 2015. Later, he moved it up to 150 years. Jeb…

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SEIU targets local officials to pass resolutions for immigration relief today

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Today, May 19th, was supposed to be the day when undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents could begin applying for temporary deportation relief and work authorization under a new deferred action program known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents). It was announced by President Obama last November as part of his executive actions on immigration, where he also announced an expansion of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program), which he initially…

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Florida advocates warn of dire consequences if Supreme Court rules against ACA

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Next Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear King v. Burwell, with the fate of millions of Americans access to health care through the Affordable Care Act at stake. At issue is whether the law’s language allows the government to help middle-income people buy insurance everywhere in the country — or only in states that have set up their own insurance marketplaces. If the court rules for the plaintiffs, nearly a million residents in Florida could become uninsured in 2016.…

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