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After 2 months, Jim Mattis is only Donald Trump pick at Pentagon

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Jim Mattis is not lonely in the Pentagon, but two months into his tenure as secretary of defense not a single political appointee has joined him. The retired Marine general, who took office just hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in, has sparred with the White House over choices for high-priority civilian positions that, while rarely visible to the public, are key to developing and implementing defense policy at home and abroad. When the Obama administration closed shop in…

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Today on Context Florida: The Republican problem, Rick Scott & the environment, unfairness in politics and Key West parking

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Today on Context Florida: As a preacher’s kid who grew up in the South, Jac VerSteeg values politeness. It is a given that, when you encounter a governor in a coffee shop, you do not yell, “You are an a**hole!” Nevertheless, Cara Jennings’ crude outburst in a Gainesville Starbucks provides an insight that if taken to heart might benefit the Republican Party, whose presidential frontrunners are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The party has an a**hole problem. Diane Roberts asks if…

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Doesn’t Bobby Bowden remind you of, um, Donald Rumsfeld?

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BBobby Bowden and Donald Rumsfeld…on the surface, they appear to have little in common, other than both are icons in their mid-seventies. And that’s where the similarities end, right? Bobby is down-to-Earth and Rummy is a Princeton snob. Bobby plays games for a living, while Rummy’s every day was filled with life-or-death decisions. See, they are very different people. Except that, more and more, Bobby Bowden is starting to sound just like Donald Rumsfeld. Their accents may be different, but…

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