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Donald Trump returning to Iowa, where he may find remorseful independent voters

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Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year’s tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he’d show more grace. Unaffiliated voters make up the largest percentage of the electorate in the Midwest state that backed Trump in 2016, after lifting Democrat Barack Obama to the White House in party caucuses and two straight elections. Ahead of Trump’s visit to Iowa Wednesday, several independents who voted for Trump expressed frustration with the president. It’s not…

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Tea Party parallel? Liberals taking aim at their own party

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Four days after Donald Trump‘s surprising White House victory, the liberal organization CREDO Action fired off a frantic warning to its 4.6 million anxious supporters. Their worry wasn’t the new president. It was his opposition. “Democratic leaders have been welcoming Trump,” the email said. “That’s not acceptable. Democratic leaders need to stand up and fight. Now.” Amid a national surge of anti-Trump protests, boycotts and actions, liberals have begun taking aim at a different target: Their own party. Over the…

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Americans thinking nation is divided hits all-time high, new polling shows

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The number of Americans who think the nation is divided has reached an all-time high according to a new Gallup poll. The poll found 77 percent of Americans see the country as divided, while 21 percent said the country was united. In 2012, the last time Gallup measured perceptions of unity, 69 percent of respondents said the country was divided, with 29 percent saying American was united. The lack of optimism is nothing new. Outside of a pair of polls…

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Florida Dems’ claim big voter registration drive advantage; yet racial splits widening

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The Florida Democratic Party is reporting that more than 221,000 new Democratic voters have been added to the state’s voter rolls during the first eight months of this year – 20 percent more than the number of new Republicans. The gap is far wider among new voters who are black, Hispanic or reporting “other” races on their voter registrations, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the FDP. On the other hand, almost twice as many white people registered as Republicans than…

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The latest twisted logic for Florida Democrats: Vote for Kendrick Meek, so Jeff Greene doesn’t win, so Charlie Crist can beat Marco Rubio

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At some point, I am going to get really confused. Having spoke with several prominent activists, fundraisers and elected officials (including one major statewide candidate who predicts Jeff Greene will beat Kendrick Meek), a circular logic is developing among the Democratic establishment. It’s all based on the recent polling data showing a) Charlie Crist leading Marco Rubio by eleven points; b) Jeff Greene and Kendrick Meek being in a statistical dead-head for the Democratic nomination; and c) Charlie Crist leading…

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The latest twisted logic for Florida Democrats: Vote for Kendrick Meek, so Jeff Greene doesn’t win, so Crist can beat Marco Rubio

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At some point, I am going to get really confused. Having spoken with several prominent activists, fundraisers and elected officials (including one major statewide candidate who predicts Jeff Greene will beat Kendrick Meek), a circular logic is developing among the Democratic establishment. It’s all based on the recent polling data showing a) Charlie Crist leading Marco Rubio by 11 points; b) Jeff Greene and Kendrick Meek being in a statistical dead-heat for the Democratic nomination; and c) Charlie Crist leading both…

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Washington Post: Charlie Crist gambles on the left

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From the Fix: In the days and weeks following Florida Gov. Charlie Crist‘s decision to switch his party affiliation from Republican to Independent to run for Senate this year, the central question was where he would try to align himself ideologically. Of late, Crist has made it very clear — through a series of governing decisions and campaign hires — that he has all but given up on GOP votes and sees his path to the Senate coming with independents and,…

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