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Donald Trump targets F-35, but aircraft means jobs in 45 states

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President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to corral the “out of control” cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But congressional Republicans and Democrats, aware of the tens of thousands of jobs the aircraft generates in 45 states, will be wary of any plans by Trump to cut the program. A Monday morning tweet from Trump targeting the F-35 doesn’t explain exactly how he’ll save billions of dollars in military purchases while also honoring a campaign vow to rebuild the armed…

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Meet Ryan Reiter, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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In both public service and the private sector, Ryan Reiter has set himself apart from the pack. “Exceptionally bright, courteous, responsible and compassionate” is how one person explained why the 29-year-old former Marine merits inclusion in this year’s “30 Under 30” crowd. As an aide to Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, he coordinated a free bus-pass program for low-income veterans. Though he’s now director of government affairs at South Florida’s Kaufman Lynn Construction, he still volunteers, including chairing the Next Gen 4 HANDY, an organization…

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