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Mitch Perry Report for 11.17.16 — Will there be a Democrat ready to challenge Nancy Pelosi?

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If it were up to Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House Caucus would be voting for their leadership later today, where she would win another term as House minority leader, since there is no opposition to her leadership role. Not yet, anyway. In an ominous note for the 76-year-old representative from San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, dozens of rank-and-file lawmakers at a closed-door meeting earlier this week called on her to delay leadership elections for a couple of weeks. Although their chances to retake the House…

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Lois Frankel knocks Marco Rubio’s absentee record, says Florida needs two senators

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Marco Rubio is far from the first U.S. senator to miss a number of votes while he runs for president, but he seems to be getting bashed more than most. By most accounts, he’s missed up to 30 percent of his votes in the Senate this year. While that makes him worse than fellow GOP senators/presidential candidates like Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul this year, it’s not as bad as John Kerry in 2003 or Barack Obama in 2007. Kerry…

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