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Donald Trump auditions Cabinet prospects high above Manhattan

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Donald Trump held court from his perch high above Manhattan on Monday, receiving a line of former rivals, longtime allies and TV executives while overseeing a presidential transition that at times resembles a reality show like the one he once hosted. Trump met with nearly a dozen prospective hires, all of whom were paraded in front of the cameras set up in the Trump Tower lobby as they entered an elevator to see the president-elect. Out of public view himself,…

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz says GOP has gone too far in responses to Paris terrorist attacks

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accusing Marco Rubio and other Republicans of descending to the bottom of the barrel in their partisan responses to the Paris terrorist attacks. “This weekend our three Democratic candidates for president held a substantive conversation about keeping our country safe that remained serious and demonstrated respect for voters,” Wasserman Schultz said, referring to the Democratic presidential debate broadcast live on CBS on Saturday night from Des Moines. “In sharp contrast, Republican candidates for president…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.16.15 – A post 11/13 world?

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The rhetoric coming from the two-day cavalcade of Republican presidential candidates that took place in Orlando this past weekend changed halfway through due to the Paris terrorist attacks, but not as much as you might think. That’s because for many of the candidates, criticizing Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton‘s foreign policy achievements/objectives has been the stock and trade of their message about why they’re running for president, because they see an America gone adrift, a country that lacks leadership. They just…

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CBS News to overhaul 2016 convention coverage

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CBS News will overhaul its coverage of the 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions to emphasize participants “on the ground” rather than chatter in the network’s skybox, CBS News President David Rhodes said. Dismissing any predictions of a candidate’s selection coming down to the convention wire — “It’s not going to happen,” he said — Rhodes said there is news being made by decision-makers and others at the convention. He said his bias is toward coverage of what they are doing…

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