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Cash for opponent pours in as Debbie Wasserman Schultz struggles

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The Democratic National Convention is fertile fundraising ground this week for one Florida congressional candidate, but not in the traditional sense of high-priced donor dinners or lobbyist happy hours. In fact, Tim Canova isn’t even in Philadelphia. Instead, the political novice who wants to unseat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is reaping big financial rewards from days of nonstop publicity about her resignation from the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee after a hack of embarrassing party emails. Call it viral…

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At DNC ‘Women of the House’ presentation, Florida candidates talk up Hillary Clinton’s good points

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At the Democratic National Convention’s Women of the House presentation, an array of women either in the House of Representatives or running for it in this year’s election made their case for what Hillary Clinton will do as president to advance a wide variety of issues. In their arsenal were a slew of Democratic talking points: abortion and health care rights, women in business, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, foreign policy, gun control and veterans. Seventh District candidate Stephanie Murphy, 10th…

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DNC guide: Tuesday’s roll call says it all

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For all of the hoopla attached to a political convention, it all comes down to this: that moment when the presumptive nominee becomes the nominee outright. On Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton is to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major party. The result is foreordained, but the roll call of the states will nonetheless be an emotional coda for Bernie Sanders supporters whose passion and energy took the Vermont senator from fringe candidate to serious contender. Some things…

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Martin Dyckman: Donald Trump, Valdamir Putin and NATO – willful ignorance, or dangerous isolationism?

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“Vlad, Vlad, is that you?” “Da!” “Donald here. We need to deal. I make great deals. I’ll send you a copy of my book, The Art of the Stea … uh, I mean, Deal.” “I’m sure you do, Donald. What do you want?” “Vlad, I need you to help me beat Hillary Clinton.” “I might be able to do that Donald, but what’s in it for us?” “When I’m president, you can have those little loser countries next door… What…

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Bob Graham tells Florida delegates Debbie Wasserman Schultz ‘deserves our recognition’

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Cory Booker is one of the most dynamic speakers in American politics. But the appearance of soon-to-be-departing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the Florida delegation breakfast at the Marriott in Philadelphia Monday was an impossible act to follow. Despite his passionate and funny delivery, the room was still abuzz over the massive disruption Wasserman Schultz had provoked in Bernie Sanders delegates in particular at the breakfast, angry with her for the perception she wasn’t playing fair in handling the…

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Hillary Clinton’s turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

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It’s Hillary Clinton‘s turn. The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton’s chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has endorsed Clinton, but many of his supporters have not. Some of them were dismayed by her choice of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as her running mate. Last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland exposed deep, lingering reservations about Donald…

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Joe Henderson: Email leaks prove DNC fix was in, disgusting and Nixonian

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The Democratic game plan heading into their convention in Philadelphia would seem simple enough. Stay positive, show unity, stay on message, don’t respond to Donald Trump’s tweets, and, by all means, don’t try to scare the bejeebers out of America. Do all that and you should be peachy keen, unless WikiLeaks sends out 19,252 damaging emails with 8,034 attachments where the Democratic hierarchy trashes runner-up candidate Bernie Sanders in a disgusting and Nixonian way. Uh, about that last one … Yeah,…

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