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On Barack Obama’s last day in office, Ed Narain gives thanks to what he accomplished

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Although Friday has been a tough and day for Democrats around the country, former Florida state representative Ed Narain says he chooses to be happy as he celebrates the end of Barack Obama‘s eight year administration. That’s because, Narain writes, after Jesse Jackson failed to win the White House during his two tries in the 1980’s, he believed that he would never see a black man attain the highest office in the land, but Obama proved him and so many others wrong. “On this…

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Jesse Jackson makes GOTV push in Northwest Jacksonville

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In Jacksonville near the Legends Community Center on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered an urgent message to around 50 Democrats on hand. Vote this year. And avoid what happened in 2000, when “the loser was the winner” because of “voter suppression.” Jackson, in extemporaneous remarks designed to “remind allies to not surrender,” described a couple of elections decided by seemingly small, yet ultimately fateful, events. Jackson described the 1960 election between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon as one example. “Dr. King was…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.9.16 – Sanders stuns in Midwest

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Although Bernie Sanders and his supporters have to be feeling great after the Vermont senator stunned everyone Tuesday night by defeating Hillary Clinton in Michigan, Clinton’s victory in the richer delegate state of Mississippi won her more delegates for the night, 86-69. Nevertheless, it’s certainly a stunning rebuke to the pollsters and pundits, some predicting Clinton could win by nearly 30 percentage points. On the Bloomberg Channel’s “With All Due Respect” Tuesday night, the dean of conventional wisdom, Mark Halperin, said…

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When candidates confront inaccurate, inflammatory comments

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Donald Trump was hardly the first to face this situation and won’t be the last. Candidates are confronted with all sorts of comments on the campaign trail, including plenty that are inaccurate and some that are sure to offend. How should they respond? On Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Trump faced such a moment when a supporter at a town hall event complained about Muslims in the country and stated that President Barack Obama is Muslim. Actually he is Christian. Here’s…

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