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Donald Trump’s abortion flub shows risks of “winging it” on policy

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It was a question sure to come up at some point in the Republican primary campaign. “What should the law be on abortion?” asked MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Donald Trump at a town hall event in Wisconsin. “Should the woman be punished for having an abortion?” Matthews pressed. “This is not something you can dodge.” Trump’s bungled response — an awkward, extended attempt to evade the question, followed by an answer that, yes, “there has to be some form of…

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Bob Buckhorn says possible Rays stadium in Tampa will be “complicated transaction”

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The day after the St. Petersburg City Council finally voted to give the Tampa Bay Rays management permission to search for new ballpark sites on both side of the bay, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn fielded questions about what it could mean for his city. “Yesterday was a good day,” the Mayor began his news conference at City Hall, but he wasn’t doing handstands about wooing the Major League Baseball franchise. He soberly emphasized that his goal parallels St. Pete Mayor…

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Bob Buckhorn not high on possible Rays ballpark in Westshore area

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A long-discussed plan that would finally allow the Tampa Bay Rays management to begin discussing a possible stadium in Hillsborough County could come before the St. Petersburg City Council as early as next week, and indications are that the votes are there to have that happen. The immediate focus after that, of course, what sites the Rays will be looking at in Hillsborough. One of the usual suspects, when the topic arises, is the Westshore area of Tampa, which was listed…

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