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Mitch Perry Report for 12.17.15 — As Congress votes on spending bill, will far right turn on Paul Ryan now?

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I’m going to guess that conservatives in Congress aren’t going to turn on new House Speaker Paul D. Ryan so soon, since he’s still undergoing a honeymoon less than two months after replacing the very unpopular John Boehner. But there’s definitely unease among the far right part of the party on this omnibus spending bill that his House of Representatives will vote on tomorrow. Today comes a vote on a tax package, which apparently is only going to be supported by Republicans,…

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Donald Trump names state directors for Florida, Texas and Virginia

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GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump boosted his campaign team on Friday with some new hires, including state directors in Florida, Texas and Virginia. Karen Giorno, a former director of external affairs for Gov. Rick Scott, will now lead the Trump team in Florida. Giorno brings more than 25 years’ experience in public relations, communications, and advance presidential operations. Corbin Casteel will also serve as campaign state director in Texas; Mike Rubino will head the effort in Virginia. Casteel previously served with…

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