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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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Haley Barbour handicaps Donald Trump’s VP picks

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The former head of the national Republican Party has plugged Newt Gingrich as one possible vice presidential pick for likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. “I think of it as six words: Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich,” Haley Barbour said on Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC. Barbour, a lobbyist, served as chair of the Republican National Committee in 1993-97 before becoming governor of Mississippi between 2004-12. Gingrich, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995-99, co-wrote the…

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Ben Carson’s gun comments highlight free-wheeling style

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Ben Carson suggested last week the Holocaust wouldn’t have happened if Jews in Europe were better armed. He argued that gun control is a bigger tragedy than a bullet-riddled body. He said the best way to confront a mass shooter is to rush the gunman. The statements, after the mass shooting in Oregon that killed nine college students, have drawn no shortage of criticism, including from public-safety experts and the FBI. Carson’s commentary on gun policy is emblematic of his…

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Energy panelists say traditional fossil fuel sources will remain front and center

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A panel of energy industry experts speaking to the 2015 Gulf Coast Energy Forum in Tampa said that although a lot of buzz has been generated about alternatives to oil and natural gas, fossil fuels will remain the indispensable core the world’s energy portfolio for decades, if not longer. Patrick Sullivan from the Mississippi Energy Institute employed a line from his state’s former Gov. Haley Barbour when it comes to both increasing the size of alternative fuels and especially federal mandates to do…

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Charlie Crist on ‘Face the Nation’: BP spill should be a wake-up call

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From CBS News: As President Barack Obama prepares to head back to the Gulf states on Monday to get a personal update what’s being done concerning the oil spill, Florida Governor Charlie Crist says state crews are doing everything they can to be ready for the worst. Speaking to Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” for the shore of Seagrove on Sunday morning, Governor Charlie Crist said while the impact from the BP spill has been limited up to…

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Charlie Crist on ‘Face the Nation’: BP spill should be a wake-up call

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From CBS News: As President Barack Obama prepares to head back to the Gulf states on Monday to get a personal update on what’s being done concerning the oil spill, Florida Governor Charlie Crist says state crews are doing everything they can to be ready for the worst. Speaking to Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” from the shore of Seagrove on Sunday morning, Governor Charlie Crist said while the impact from the BP spill has been limited up…

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Human Events: Would Charlie Crist Pick Up Where Arlen Specter Left Off?

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A must read article from Human Events editor John Gizzi begins with a provacative statement: “You guys will be wishing you had [Martinez] back after a year of Charlie in the Senate.” That’s what a prominent Florida Republican told me in March, as rumors mounted that the Sunshine State’s Gov. Charlie Crist would run for the seat of fellow Republican and retiring Sen. Mel Martinez. It is well-known that conservatives had a problem with Martinez, whose strong support of “comprehensive…

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