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Hurricane Matthew forces changes to state football games

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Hurricane Matthew has forced some Florida schools to find another day to play their scheduled games. It must be said at the beginning that people’s lives and well-being are what is most important. College football comes a bit further down the list. However, the games are scheduled and now rescheduled. As of Thursday afternoon, three games have been affected. Tulane had a Friday date with the Central Florida Knights in an American Conference matchup, but that game was postponed on…

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Republicans’ tough Senate map gets another twist

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Republicans’ plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 just got a bit more complicated. GOP Sen. David Vitter‘s loss in Louisiana’s governor’s race over the weekend, and his decision to leave the Senate next year rather than seek re-election, creates an open seat that Republicans will have to defend. It’s a deep-red Southern state and the GOP will be heavily favored, but Democrats hope they might have a shot, especially with a newly elected Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards,…

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House Dems slam Marco Rubio for immigration vote — his first since Sept. 24

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In recent weeks, Democrats (and even some opposing Republican presidential candidates) have relished attacking Marco Rubio for missing votes in the Senate as he campaigns for president. But on Tuesday, three members of the Democratic Progressive Caucus were attacking the Florida senator for a bill that he actually voted on (his first since September 24) — a bill that would force sanctuary cities to cooperate with federal immigration officials. The measure lost on Tuesday when it failed to get the 60 votes…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.20.15 — The end of an era

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Good morning everyone. I’m getting off to a slightly later start than usual this morning, as I stayed up near midnight last night to see the Golden State Warriors defeat the Houston Rockets in a very exciting opening game of the Western Conference NBA Finals. As was the case while watching another Warrior playoff game last Friday night, I also caught a little of “The Late Show” with David Letterman, which I think you may have heard ends its run on CBS…

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Marco Rubio co-sponsors legislation that would require Cuba to address legal claims with the U.S.

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Claiming that there are between $7-8 billion in outstanding claims by American citizens and businesses for properties confiscated by Fidel and Raul Castro in Cuba that are currently unsettled, Marco Rubio and Louisiana Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter introduced legislation today that would require the Communist government to address such claims before re-establishing full diplomatic relations with the United States. “Many families and entities in the U.S. and around the world deserve just compensation for the properties the Castro regime seized from them…

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USA Today: Charlie Crist Brightens GOP’s Senate Outlook

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From Susan Davis, USA Today: Charlie Crist’s entry in the Florida Senate race for 2010 gives Republicans a strong player on a field that again will be tilted in favor of the Democrats. After picking up six seats in 2006 and nine last year, Democrats have no coming retirements and hold only two seats in 2010 races that election analysts currently consider competitive. Republicans hold four seats in races that figure to be close. Counting the two independents who tend…

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