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Marco Rubio still for more drilling

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Ben Smith: CNBC’s Larry Kudlow pressed Marco Rubio hard and repeatedly today on the question of offshore drilling, prompting the candidate’s reluctant confirmation that he opposes a moratorium on offshore drilling, opposing forcing BP to stop paying dividends to its shareholders, and supports continued drilling off Florida’s coasts in the long run — an issue that seems to offer Charlie Crist his clearest shot at victory in the Senate race. “In the long term, offshore drilling has to be part…

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Poll: Charlie Crist 30%, Marco Rubio 27%, Kendrick Meek 15%

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Charlie Crist narrowly leads Florida’s topsy-turvy U.S. Senate race, despite nearly half of the voters saying he made a “purely political” decision to bolt the GOP and run as an independent candidate in the Nov. 2 general election, a new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds. Of the registered voters surveyed, 30 percent were for Crist, 27 percent for Republican Marco Rubio and 15 percent for Democratic front-runner Kendrick Meek. The race remains volatile: Crist’s lead over Rubio is…

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Ann Coulter attacks Marco Rubio for opposition to Arizona immigration law

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Ann Coulter paid Juan Williams a visit on The O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss the two hottest topics in the news cycle: the Arizona immigration bill and the Goldman Sachs housing market scandal. On the former, she had some harsh words for fellow conservatives Karl Rove and Marco Rubio for attacking it. Coulter defended the law against what she called “blatant, blatant lying” about the potential for racial profiling, and argued that “it’s not like Arizona is inventing this…

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Yet another Jeb Bush dig at Charlie Crist

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The New York Times has an eye-opening story today about Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s questionable deal to buy land from United States Sugar for Everglades restoration. The whole thing is worth reading, but I’d like to draw attention to just a few lines in the 4,000-word story. Listen to what former Gov. Jeb Bush had to say about the Crist deal. Bush was “deeply disappointed,” he told the paper. “On a net basis, this appears to me there has been…

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