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Mitch Perry Report for 8.24.16 — Pressure builds for Clinton Foundation to fade away

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Last week it was The Boston Globe. On Tuesday, it was Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast, and now it’s USA Today. All three media entities say it’s now time for Bill and Hillary Clinton to shut down the Clinton Foundation, as it has become a major liability to the former first lady as she seeks the presidency. Earlier this week, Bill Clinton (finally) announced details to tighten the ethical safeguards of the foundation, to eliminate “legitimate concerns about potential conflicts of interest.” But it appears…

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Beat the press: Donald Trump’s contempt for media is calculated

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Donald Trump‘s favorite nickname for the news media is the “dishonest press.” He swaps in “disgusting press” from time to time. And sometimes, he puts it all together: “disgusting, dishonest human beings.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has a whole menu of takedowns for individual reporters and news organizations. In recent weeks, he’s used his microphone and his tweets to label them “third-rate,” ”not nice,” ”disgraceful,” ”phony,” ”low-life,” ”very unprofessional” and “bad people.” Or, for extra emphasis in a tweet,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.19.16 – The yin and yang of Donald J. Trump

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Let’s talk about somebody I assiduously generally eschew writing about in this space, Donald Trump. (That’s not to make any editorial point at all. It’s just that there’s so much going on in news and politics right now, and you can get your Trump fill a thousand other places on the internet). On Tuesday, Trump told Reuters that he’s willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program, which, as the Reuters…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.8.16 – Forget about Paul Ryan as GOP savior. How ’bout James Mattis?

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There’s still two months to go before the final presidential primary elections take place, and more than three months before the Republican National Convention convenes in Cleveland. Yet it’s becoming clearer by the day that with neither Donald Trump, nor Ted Cruz will be able to secure the nomination before the four-day confab this summer. And it’s becoming more of a mainstream thought as the days go by about the possibility that another candidate who is not one of the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.28.15 – Pressure grows on Rubio to leave U.S. Senate

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As he continues to pile up missed votes, Marco Rubio hasn’t been shy about the fact that he can’t stand the U.S. Senate. Fine, say his critics. Resign and let someone else do the job instead. This morning the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is calling for Rubio to step down in their lead editorial. If you hate your job, senator, follow the honorable lead of House Speaker John Boehner and resign it. Let us elect someone who wants to be there and earn an…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.14.15 — Foreign policy fun with Jeb and Marco

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Marco Rubio is being lauded in some quarters this morning for the way he handled the inevitable question on Iraq that was posed by Charlie Rose at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday afternoon. “Not only would I not have been in favor of it, President Bush would not have been in favor of it,” Rubio said. Well, that takes care of that, right? “Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy,” says the Daily Beast. Except, that isn’t what…

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