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Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

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Hillary Clinton’s aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes — just not into efforts to recount ballots in three battleground states. The former Democratic presidential candidate and her close aides see the recount drive largely as a waste of resources, according to people close to Clinton. The effort is being fueled by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who’s formed an organization to try to force recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan…

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz would make history were she to lose party chair and re-election in same year

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Outgoing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is facing the strongest challenge of her congressional career back home in South Florida from Democrat Tim Canova. And if Wasserman Schultz is unsuccessful in the Aug. 30 primary, a new Smart Politics report finds that she will be only the second party leader – either Democratic or Republican – to lose both a position as chair and elected office in the same year. It will be the first such occurrence in 150 years,…

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Kids ask Hillary Clinton the darndest things

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Hillary Clinton is used to tough questions, but a recent query from a little girl actually moved her. Before about 700 people at Keota High School last month, the grade-schooler clutched the microphone during a town hall meeting and asked: “What are you going to do about all this bullying?” Encouraged by Clinton, the girl went on to say: “I have asthma and occasionally I’ve heard people talking behind my back about not wanting to be near me because I…

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Jeb Bush scoops up three more Baby Boomer endorsements

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The Jeb Bush campaign announced Friday the former Florida governor picked up three significant endorsements in his struggle to keep the spotlight from GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and, increasingly, home state rival Marco Rubio. Four-term Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, former Nebraska Gov. and U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, and Pittsburgh Steelers great Lynn Swann have all signed up for Team Jeb!, according to a release. “I am confident Jeb has the leadership skills we need in the White House in order to bring real reform to Washington, create an…

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