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Alan Gross marks 1 year since being freed from Cuban prison

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American Alan Gross spent five years in a Cuban prison before being released last year as part of a historic reopening of relations between the United States and Cuba, but he says he’d travel back to the island nation “in a heartbeat, as long as the government promises not to re-arrest me.” Gross was working as a U.S. government subcontractor setting up Internet access in Cuba in violation of Cuban law when he was arrested in 2009. He was ultimately…

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Democrats expand ‘Red to Blue’ priority list — but Charlie Justice still not on it

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will announce today the addition of 11 candidates to its “Red to Blue” program, nearly doubling the number of eligible contenders. Party leaders are eager to demonstrate that they are not just playing defense this election year, and the Red to Blue program, which largely aims to flip Republican-held seats into the Democratic column, is a key part of that strategy. The DCCC has previously named 15 members of the program, bringing the total so far to 26. “These candidates being…

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Democrats expand ‘Red to Blue’ priority list — but Charlie Justice still not on it

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will announce today the addition of 11 candidates to its “Red to Blue” program, nearly doubling the number of eligible contenders. Party leaders are eager to demonstrate that they are not just playing defense this election year, and the Red to Blue program, which largely aims to flip Republican-held seats into the Democratic column, is a key part of that strategy. The DCCC has previously named 15 members of the program, bringing the total so far to 26. “These candidates being…

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Lori Edwards, but not Charlie Justice, makes DCCC’s ‘Red to Blue’ program

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today announced 13 candidates who have earned a spot in the DCCC’s highly competitive Red to Blue program. Florida’s Lori Edwards made the list, but not Charlie Justice. From the press release: These candidates earned a spot in the program by surpassing demanding fundraising goals and skillfully demonstrating to voters that they will work to create jobs and stand up for the middle class. “These candidates have come out of the gate strong and the…

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Lori Edwards, but not Charlie Justice, makes DCCC’s ‘Red to Blue’ program

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today announced 13 candidates who have earned a spot in the DCCC’s highly competitive Red to Blue program. Florida’s Lori Edwards made the list, but not Charlie Justice. From the press release: These candidates earned a spot in the program by surpassing demanding fundraising goals and skillfully demonstrating to voters that they will work to create jobs and stand up for the middle class. “These candidates have come out of the gate strong and the…

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