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In Tampa, Donald Trump complains about his treatment from fellow Republicans

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Coming off one of his most tumultuous weeks on the campaign trail since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump took his act to the Tampa Convention Center at high noon on Saturday, where he spoke to a less than capacity crowd at the Tampa Convention Center for approximately 50 minutes. Trump has been under fire from many in his own party for his comments about federal judge Gonzalo Curiel, the magistrate involved in the case involving disgruntled customers of what…

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Donald Trump reverses stance on torture and targeting civilians

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Donald Trump retreated Friday from his promise that if elected president he would order the military to kill family members of militants who threaten the United States. Trump’s campaign issued a statement quoting him as saying he would not order the military to take actions contrary to international or U.S. law. But fewer than 24 hours earlier, in Thursday’s GOP debate, Trump stuck to his position on targeting family members of militants and on an expansive use of torture against…

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Ted Cruz clarifies immigration stance in renewed Southern offensive

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Ted Cruz, facing increased scrutiny as he rises in national polls, is taking to the campaign trail this week with a renewed effort to remind his base of just how deep a conservative he is. As reported by Katie Glueck in POLITICO, Cruz began a swing throughout the South this weekend, starting with a fiery speech in Alabama to more than 1,300 supporters. It was the start of a 12-day 12 city tour throughout the southern states, an area where…

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Ted Cruz’ attacks on immigration puzzle Marco Rubio

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Marco Rubio says he and Ted Cruz have similar stances on immigration, which is why the Texas senator’s shots at his record on that volatile subject the past few days have surprised him. “I’m puzzled and quite frankly surprised by Ted’s attacks, since Ted’s position on immigration is not that much different than mine,” Rubio told a crowd of reporters in Orlando at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit. “He’s a supporter of legalizing people who were in this country…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.6.15 — Who’s down with the TPP?

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After nearly six years of discussions, negotiators announced finalized terms for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Monday. Although it will take months before it can wind its way through Congress, the question is: Will it pass and become a feather in the cap for President Obama’s legacy? Note that I didn’t ask whether or not  it should pass. There are plenty of folks on both sides of the aisle who say it should not. In a close vote earlier this year, Congress…

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Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, AG nomination

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Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays physicians as lawmakers return from a spring break tangled up in domestic and foreign policy disputes. Republican and Democratic senators are trying to influence an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, and there’s a fight over abortion. Also, President Barack Obama is awaiting Senate action on his long-delayed nomination of federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to become attorney general. For Senate Democrats, the…

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