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Barack Obama: ‘This is the moment where America has to take a stand’

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At the University of Central Florida Friday night, a triumphant-sounding Barack Obama made a bold declaration to voters — in this election, no less than the direction of America was at stake. The president, no doubt buoyed by resurgent popularity and comforted by the realization that the end is near, proclaimed fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton a worthy bearer of his progressive legacy. “This is the moment where America has to take a stand and decide what it is what we believe in and…

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In mail-piece, Jamie Bennett boasts he’s ‘most likely’ to continue in Rick Baker’s footsteps

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It looks like Jamie Bennett shot his wad on a massive direct mail-piece arriving in mailboxes this week. The mail-piece reflects Bennett’s unique political position… …the logical heir to Rick Baker’s governing legacy, which he uses a Times quote to reinforce… …the lifelong liberal, as demonstrated by his charitable work in Haiti and his position on any number of issues… …the cheerleading member of City Council… …the soldier who doesn’t know when the war is over.

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Sen. Jim King shows his soft side

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A must read from the Ledger: Senator Jim King, R-Jacksonville, is inarguably one of the Legislature’s most colorful and respected members. A 22-year veteran in the House and Senate, King’s legacy as a knowledgeable legislator skilled at winning support for, and against, proposed laws is secure. But King’s primary reputation has been as a classic carouser. With a physical stature and comedic timing evocative of the stout Jackie Gleason, many a night on the Senate floor was concluded with a…

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