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Joe Henderson: GOP still thumb-sucking about Obamacare, but where’s a real plan to fix it?

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A tweet Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida’s 15th Congressional District repeated the dutiful Republican yadda-yadda about the Affordable Care Act. “Another insurer pulls out of Obamacare. Now 18 counties in Ohio have zero insurance options. Missouri facing same situation,” Ross wrote. Yeah, OK. Been there, heard that. Over and over and over again. With nothing better to say, Republican leaders sound like they’re back on the campaign trail. Judging by the responses to Ross’ tweet though, I…

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‘Winter White House’ a winning brand for Donald Trump’s business

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No doubt Florida’s oceanfront Mar-a-Lago resort is an impressive site for a summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China. And it’s a pretty nice business advertisement, too, for the owner of the luxurious, members-only private property. That would be Donald J. Trump. Even before this week’s summit, President Trump and his aides had begun referring to Mar-a-Lago as the “Winter White House,” a marketing coup for a man who has made millions selling his personal brand. Now the…

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A Donald Trump administration; Too late America, we’re doing this

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You ever talk yourself into trying one of those amusement park thrill rides, the kind that turns you upside down and inside out? You told yourself a million times you would never ride that thing, but here you are, strapped into your seat as your car reaches the top of that terrifying first drop. Just before you slip over the edge, you think, “What have I done?” Too late now. You’re doing this. And so, America, welcome to the Trump…

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Yolie Capin blasts Democratic Party as elitist in wake of Trump victory

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Democrats around Florida and the country awoke Wednesday in shock over the election of Donald J. Trump as president, and the recriminations quickly began. For Tampa City Councilwoman Yolie Capin, the fault lies with the Democratic Party, and the Democratic National Committee. Although she prefaces her comments by saying she thinks Hillary Clinton is “brilliant” and that she desperately wanted her to win the presidency, Capin says that the fact that Clinton couldn’t defeat Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.9.16 — GOP dominance

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Where do you begin? One of the biggest political upsets in U.S. history, to start with, in Donald J. Trump beating Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States of America. Lots of analysis there, including about the Democratic nominee, who for the second time in eight years, thought she had the presidency in her grasp, only to lose out — forever. What about closer to home? Although Florida Democrats have had huge disappointments in 2010 and 2014…

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Bob Buesing says he’s not worried about Joe Redner taking votes away from his effort to defeat Dana Young

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In his speech to the weekly “Cafe Con Tampa” breakfast gathering in South Tampa Friday, independent state Senate candidate Joe Redner said, if elected, he would introduce the most ambitious environmental legislation the state has ever seen. Redner’s agenda would include regulating “polluters in the dumping of toxic chemicals,” as well as eliminating fracking and promoting solar and other alternative forms of energy. The iconoclastic businessman and activist offered other policy prescriptions if elected, but when asked if he would be able to change…

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HD 66 candidates Larry Ahern and Lorena Grizzle battle it out at Suncoast Tiger Bay

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Although the state and local Democratic parties aren’t putting too much effort into it, Largo schoolteacher Loretta Grizzle does truly believe she has a shot at knocking off Seminole Republican incumbent Larry Ahern in the Florida House District 66 race this November. The district encompasses parts of Largo, Clearwater, Seminole, and the north Gulf Beaches and her campaign says they are reaching out to Republican and independent voters to get on her side in November. The two are reprising their 2014 battle, in which…

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