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Ben Pollara: An insider’s view of Day 3 of the DNC

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The smartest member of Florida’s delegation on Day 3 of #DemsInPhilly was Alex Sink, by a mile. She strolled into the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday wearing an elegant white dress and a pair of blue running sneakers. Well done. Her footwear choice left my leather loafers an even more painful choice than they already were. My former co-finance director for Alex’s gubernatorial campaign, and current executive director of Ruth’s List, Marley Wilkes, could be spotted all over Philly trying to…

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NRA ad claims Hillary Clinton is threat to gun rights

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. On the same day Hillary Clinton is set to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, the National Rifle Association is coming out with an ad saying Americans’ “right to own a gun for self-defense is at risk in this election.” The group says it plans to begin airing the 30-second ad on Thursday. It features a rape victim who confronted President Barack Obama over gun right at a town…

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Joe Henderson: Making America afraid again

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It was a dark and stormy night … That oft-mocked opening to novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 work “Paul Clifford” – hey, no plagiarizing here; I give credit – seems to have inspired Donald Trump’s downbeat vision of America today. Shining city on a hill? More like Dracula’s castle at the bottom of a deep ravine. What Trump was really trying to do was Make America Afraid Again in his acceptance speech Thursday night to close the Republican convention. After planting that…

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