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Darryl Paulson: Will Donald Trump be dumped? — The 25th Amendment

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Each day seems to bring more trouble for President Donald Trump. He fired his National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after just three weeks in his position. Then came the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Numerous other individuals in his administration are supposedly on the chopping block, ranging from Press Secretary Sean Spicer to Chief-of-Staff Reince Priebus to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The FBI investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election discovered that at least five members of the…

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On MSNBC, David Jolly wonders how serious Donald Trump is taking the presidency

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David Jolly is in New York this week, making the rounds at the cable news networks as one Republican not afraid to criticize Donald Trump. On his latest appearance on MSNBC’s The Last Word (with guest host Joy Reid), the former (and possibly future?) congressman from Florida’s 13th District called Trump’s first month in office “his JV moment,” specifically referring to Stephen Miller’s performance on the Sunday morning shows. Miller is the 31-year old senior adviser to Trump who is reported to be working alongside Steve…

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Mike Pence looks like he will be Donald Trump’s inside man in Congress

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When Mike Pence landed in Congress after the 2000 election, he was a conservative agitator who often bucked President George W. Bush‘s agenda. Seventeen years later, he’s the vice president-elect and Donald Trump‘s inside man on Capitol Hill. Pence, who spent a dozen years in Congress before becoming Indiana’s governor, is visiting frequently with lawmakers and promising close coordination after Trump’s inauguration Friday. In a sign of his attentiveness, Pence will have an office in the House as well as…

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‘Little’ Marco Rubio holds big cards in Rex Tillerson confirmation

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We all remember when presidential candidate Donald Trump stuck Republican opponent Marco Rubio with the label of “Little Marco.” It’s hard to say if that insult led directly to Trump’s sizable thumping of Rubio in the Florida primary, but it’s worth mentioning because “Little” Marco holds perhaps the biggest card in Trump’s push to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Rubio sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where Tillerson is expected to appear Wednesday as part of the…

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HART board member Kathleen Shanahan latest to call for abolishing PTC

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The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission’s vote last week to approve new rules that could compel ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft to leave the area has given new life to those who believe the agency should be abolished. The latest entrant in that camp is HART board member Kathleen Shanahan, who, in a letter published in Monday’s Tampa Bay Times, invokes the U.S. Constitution in arguing why the PTC should not be imposing any rules on the transportation network companies. “The…

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Headlining Florida GOP dinner, Dick Cheney says Hillary Clinton’s in “big trouble”

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that he believes Hillary Rodham Clinton set up a private email server when she was secretary of state to avoid having her messages sent to the National Archives. Cheney was asked about Clinton’s emails during a Republican Party of Florida fundraising dinner. “I think she’s in big trouble,” Cheney, who served under President George W. Bush, immediately responded to loud applause. Cheney, who also served as defense secretary under President George H.W. Bush,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.5.15 – A Hillsborough transportation plan without a sales tax?

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I received a text message last night informing me that the Tampa Bay Sierra Club had embraced Hillsborough County Commission Chair Sandy Murman‘s late-hour plan to fund transportation projects – which sounds like a larger sized version of what the Club called for back this past summer. You remember, the Club called for the county to began raising mobility fees and the gas tax, saying it would be a good start to raising funds for the county’s myriad transportation needs. I’ve…

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