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For Hillary Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

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Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president. But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House. While many see…

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Steven Kurlander: In defense of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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With the Democratic coronation of Hillary (and Bill again, too) Clinton slated to begin Monday, it looks like Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz won’t be waiving her very curly hair, or the gavel as Chairwoman of the convention in Philadelphia. In fact, she resigned her position as Chairwoman before the convention began. David Axelrod, the former senior advisor to President Obama, stated Sunday “I would ask her to step aside. I would ask her to step…

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David Axelrod to speak in St. Pete tonight

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David Axelrod, senior adviser for Barack Obama’s two successful presidential campaigns, will speak in St. Petersburg this Friday night at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, in an address sponsored by the Poynter Institute and the Association of Opinion Journalists. Since leaving politics after the 2012 election, Axelrod has become a professional political pundit, initially for MSNBC and now with CNN, where he moved to this past September. In addition, he also serves as the director of Institute in Politics at…

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M Public Affairs, ASGK Public Strategies announce merger, re-branding as Kivvit

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M Public Affairs and ASGK Public Strategies announced Wednesday they would merge operations under a new name: Kivvit. The two companies have been owned by the same parent company since 2010, and ASGK opened an office in Miami in January. Since then, the communications house has added the Miami Beach Convention Headquarter Hotel, Miami Open and Bal Harbour Shops as clients. ASGK managing partner Eric Sedler, who opened the firm with former White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod, said the company…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.12.15 — Can Jeb Bush take back his response on Iraq?

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Are supporters/apologists for Jeb Bush now claiming Jeb Bush didn’t understand the question when Megyn Kelly asked him about the Iraq war? “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” The Fox News host asked Bush in a very straightforward way that aired last night on the FNC. “I would have, and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody,” Bush said, “and so would have almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got.” Not…

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Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House

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Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to “bang heads together” to get policy pushed through. Mr Emanuel, 50, enjoys a good working relationship with Mr Obama but they are understood to have reached an understanding that differences over style mean he will serve only half the full four-year term. Friends say he is also worried about burnout and losing touch with his young family due to the pressure of one…

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