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Kathy Castor says Trump administration is using alternative facts to explain Medicaid cuts in Senate health care bill

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is disputing the line being parroted by Trump administration officials that the GOP Senate health care bill won’t cut Medicaid costs by hundreds of billions of dollars. “That’s untrue, because they propose to cut about $850 billion out of Medicaid over the next decade, and you simply cannot cut that far without damaging the health of our neighbors,” Castor told reporters Monday at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge located on the Tampa campus of the University of…

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Charlie Crist: ‘Horrible’ GOP health care bill ‘like they don’t care about people’

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Three days after House Republicans passed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a group of St. Petersburg residents, joined by Congressman Charlie Crist, is organizing some voter pushback against  the “horrible bill.” Approximately 70 citizens met up with the St. Petersburg Democrat in North Straub Park Sunday afternoon to announce that they intend to “stand up and fight back” against the bill, viewed by many as the biggest legislative victory in the young Trump presidency. “It was a horrible bill then —…

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NARAL Pro-Choice America ad slams Marco Rubio on abortion rights

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A new 30-second television ad from NARAL Pro-Choice America blasts Marco Rubio for what the abortion rights group calls his “extreme and out-of-touch stance on abortion.” “While Senator Rubio’s legislative record may be thin, his priorities are crystal clear,” said Joel Foster, national political director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “He’d deny abortion to all Americans, even those who are survivors of rape and incest. While Rubio may try to portray himself as some sort of new generation of Republican, his position…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.6.15 – Chris Christie stuck in happy hour debate

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Nobody seems to be more upset about how the whole debate process for the Republican presidential candidates than Republicans. This, even after the RNC made such a big deal about how they were going to take control of the process this time around, after feeling they were hijacked by liberal moderators such as John King and George Stephanopolous in 2011-2012. It seems that the major problem simply is the fact that there are so many major candidates running, with 14…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.24.15 – Immigration follies

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One of the factors in Donald Trump’s surprise success in the polls (other than it’s August of 2015 and doesn’t mean whole lot) is that the mainstream (i.e. television) media has pretty much handled him with kid gloves. And why not, since he’s ratings (and clickbait) gold? Maybe – just maybe, that tide is beginning to turn. On ABC’s This Week on Sunday, host George Stephanopolous grilled the former Apprentice star on his preposterous immigration plan to deport the more than 11 million undocumented in this…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.18.15 — Jeb Bush talks tough on gay marriage

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Jeb Bush isn’t the only leading Republican presidential contender from Florida who is struggling to get his story straight on whether it was the right thing to invade Iraq. Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace refused to let Rubio off the hook regarding where he stands on the issue, since he appears to have two completely different answers to that question in the past two months. Wallace also grilled Rubio for displaying a lack of leadership in the way he handled the issue…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.15.15 — Stephanopoulos apologizes again for Clinton donation. Is the story over?

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This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, host George Stephanopolous apologized to his audience for failing to disclose that he had donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation over the past few years, a revelation that has rocked the political/media establishment over the past 24 hours. Stephanopolous has worked hard over the past 13 years to earn the credibility of being a fair-minded journalist, despite his well known background in Democratic politics (not just with the Bill Clinton administration, but also in…

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