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Venturing to Mexico, Donald Trump defends right to build huge wall

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On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, standing up for the centerpiece of his immigration plan in a country where he is widely despised. Trump, who previously derided Mexico as a source of rapists and criminals, praised Mexicans Wednesday as “amazing people” following a closed-door meeting at the official residence of the…

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Donald Trump says he’s been ‘a little bit divisive’ in GOP race

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One day after a debate clash with Jeb Bush, Donald Trump said he’s been “a little bit divisive” and wants to see Republicans come together. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel‘s late-night show Wednesday, the GOP presidential candidate looked relaxed as Kimmel queried him about campaign issues. Trump, who has argued for temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States, said he’s gotten calls of thanks from friends who are Muslim. “Those may have been crank calls,” Kimmel replied, smiling.…

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GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

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The Republican Party’s presidential class called for aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue as more than a dozen White House hopefuls faced off in New Hampshire on Monday night for a pointed preview of the first full-fledged debate of the 2016 primary season. All but three of the 17 major Republican candidates for president participated in what was essentially a debate lite, which – unlike Thursday’s nationally televised debate in Cleveland – didn’t have…

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Bill McCollum’s new attack ad: Profit over Principle

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Today, the McCollum for Governor Campaign launched a new television advertisement, “Profit over Principle.” In the ad, Bill McCollum directly highlights Rick Scott’s hypocrisy on issues critical to conservatives – including pro-life issues, illegal immigration, and government fraud, waste and abuse. The ad begins airing today in markets across the state. Scripts and viewing links are below. “Using dollars he walked away with from overseeing one of the most massive Medicare fraud schemes in history, Rick Scott has distorted Bill…

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Connie Mack pens op-ed for Washington Post opposing AZ immigration law

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U.S. Rep. Connie Mack has an op-ed in today’s Washington Post arguing that conservatives should oppose Arizona’s new immigration restrictions. “The latest issue freedom-loving conservatives should be concerned about is the Arizona immigration law,” wrote Mack. “This law clearly challenges citizens’ freedoms, and it does so by putting some Americans at risk of losing their freedoms while others stand little or no chance of being affected.” Mack argued that while illegal immigration is a problem that the federal government has failed to address, the law goes…

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