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Hillary Clinton lost, but Republicans still want to investigate her

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Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials.

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Eckerd President joins other university leaders in calling on Donald Trump to speak out against violence

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Eckerd College President Donald Eastman has joined 109 other college and university presidents around the country urging Donald Trump to condemn acts of violence that have sporadically erupted since his stunning Electoral College victory for president 10 days ago. The Southern Poverty Law Center has counted more than 400 cases of hateful harassment or intimidation in the U.S. since Election Day. And in a video statement released Friday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said FBI statistics for 2015 showed a 67 percent increase in hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Hate crimes against Jewish people,…

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Possible Election Day problems worry civil rights advocates

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 New ID requirements. Unfamiliar or distant polling places. Names missing from the voter rolls. Those are just some of the challenges that could disrupt voting across the country through Election Day. While most elections have their share of glitches, experts worry conditions are ripe this year for trouble at the nation’s polling places. This is the first presidential election year without a key enforcement provision of the federal Voting Rights Act, and 14 states have enacted new registration or voting…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.25.16 -Is Trump reversing himself on his signature issue of immigration?

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Donald Trump was in Tampa yesterday, in case you didn’t hear about it — and he continued to “reach out” to minority communities in his speech. Of course, saying, “I say to the African-American parent, you have a right to walk down the street in the inner city, without having your child or yourself shot” may not be the elixir that persuades anyone to switch sides. New York Times columnist Charles Blow describes the way Trump is going about it as “urinating on you…

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As Donald Trump returns to Tampa, Progress Florida calls again for DOJ to investigate Pam Bondi

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Hours before Donald Trump will speak to thousands of followers in Tampa, an activist group is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate one of his biggest local supporters, Attorney General Pam Bondi. Trump is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds Wednesday, and if it’s like his other appearances in Tampa this year, one of the speakers warming up the crowd could be Bondi, who endorsed the New York City business mogul for president on the eve of the…

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Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up. GOP denounces Hillary Clinton

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Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up. Republicans may have mixed feelings about nominating Donald Trump for president, but one thing they can all rally around is a deep dislike for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Convention speakers have “prosecuted” Clinton at a mock trial, accused her of being a serial liar and even linked her to the Devil himself. Throughout the campaign, Trump has reveled in referring to his opponent as “Crooked Hillary.” The attacks are an echo of the 1990s when conservatives…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.14.16 – Patrick Murphy on defense, again

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Political maxim #459 is “if you’re explaining, you’re losing.” Let’s go to Patrick Murphy and his campaign for senate, shall we? The Murphy camp is furiously shooting down a report by Alex Leary in the Tampa Bay Times published last night that said that his congressional office sought to delay news about relief for businesses affected by the toxic algae crisis so he could announce it at a news conference today. Leary reported that an exchange of emails between Murphy’s office and the…

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