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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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Donald Trump says abortion ban should yield “punishment” for woman

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that women who get abortions should receive “some form of punishment” if abortion is banned, once again sparking controversy with days to go before Wisconsin’s primary. In a heated exchange with MSNBC host Chris Matthews at the taping of a town hall in Green Bay, Wisconsin that will air on Wednesday night, Trump was asked whether he believes that abortion should be outlawed in the country. After an extended back-and-forth, the billionaire businessman…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.28.16 – Bernie Sanders uses new-found leverage in debate discussion

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While the political world focuses on Thursday night’s seventh Republican presidential debate in Des Moines (or the candidate hosting an event at nearby Drake University), it’s still to be decided whether a Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire will be held in a week. Hillary Clinton — in a must-win situation against Bernie Sanders for Iowa — has had a remarkable change of heart when it comes to debates, and has seized the opportunity to participate in such an event,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.30.15 – Jeb Bush camp intends to keep on bashing Marco Rubio

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Overnight, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the two-year budget deal that will increase spending limits and avert a default. The vote was 64-35, overcoming objections from among others, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Marco Rubio also opposed it. In my quick preliminary research, I’ve been unable to find out how Marco Rubio voted. Realizing that there was one senator missing from the vote, I’m hoping for all our sakes it wasn’t the junior elected representative from Florida. We don’t…

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Video of Chris Matthews on Charlie Crist: He will ‘be a major player in the Democratic Party’

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Video of Chris Matthews on Charlie Crist: He will ‘be a major player in the Democratic Party’

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Charlie Crist was 45 minutes late to the Speech of His Life because…he was boating?

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On Thursday, Charlie Crist needed to deliver the Speech of His Life when announced he was dropping out of the GOP primary to run with No Party Affiliation. The entire political world was watching.  TV trucks were backed up along Beach Drive.  CNN’s Candy Crowley was ready to go live to The Situation Room. Chris Matthews wanted to lead off Hardball with a shot from St. Pete. But when five o’clock struck, the Governor was nowhere to be found.  Michelle…

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