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Mitch Perry Report for 7.20.16 – Vetting Paul Manafort

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A political convention is often called “the Super Bowl” of politics, and that’s true in this respect: There are a sh*tload of reporters on hand around, and not that many storylines that are unique. Hence, the constant discussion of Melania Trump’s speech on Monday night. Donald Trump’s top campaign aide, Paul Manafort, said early Tuesday that the claims that the possible next First Lady in America had cribbed portions of Michelle Obama’s 2008 RNC was all about …..Hillary Clinton? “This…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.9.16 – Sanders stuns in Midwest

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Although Bernie Sanders and his supporters have to be feeling great after the Vermont senator stunned everyone Tuesday night by defeating Hillary Clinton in Michigan, Clinton’s victory in the richer delegate state of Mississippi won her more delegates for the night, 86-69. Nevertheless, it’s certainly a stunning rebuke to the pollsters and pundits, some predicting Clinton could win by nearly 30 percentage points. On the Bloomberg Channel’s “With All Due Respect” Tuesday night, the dean of conventional wisdom, Mark Halperin, said…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.14.16 — And the winner is?

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(UPDATE) Shortly after 8:30 a.m., the Oscar nominations will be announced from Hollywood, and yes, I actually give a fig. As an inveterate moviegoer, I still get excited about what the Establishment thinks about the product it puts out every year. Interestingly, while the Oscars are still among the most viewed television broadcasts globally every year, they always seem to drop in the ratings most years. This year, Chris Rock is hosting, but what I’ll be interested to see today is…

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Showtime starting a weekly series on campaign

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Showtime is jumping into politics, announcing Tuesday that it will air a weekly documentary series giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 presidential campaign. “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth” will premiere the week before the Iowa caucus, which is scheduled for Feb. 1. Showtime has not yet determined its weekly airtime. Showtime is making it together with Bloomberg Politics, and it will be hosted by that company’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, along with campaign…

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Mark Halperin to keynote Sayfie Review Summit

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This year’s Sayfie Review’s Florida Leaders Summit will feature Bloomberg Politics analyst and author of 2010’s best-selling Game Change Mark Halperin, the publication announced Monday. Halperin, a longtime political reporter for Time, ABC News and MSNBC who sits on the board New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, will bring his insider’s perspective to a 2016 Sayfie forum likely well-stocked with fellow insiders. The invite-only summit is set for November 16-17 in Orlando. Heavy statehouse players like Mosaic, Duke Energy and HCA will be — along with Google –– among…

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Donald Trump keeps hammering “low-energy” Jeb Bush

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Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican presidential candidate field, went on the passive-aggressive Friday morning, calling fellow candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush both “a nice person” and “a low-energy person.” Trump, during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, also opposed what he called “further gun restrictions” following this week’s murders of two broadcast news journalists in Virginia. “The fact is, it’s not the (gun) laws,” Trump said. “You have a tremendous problem with crime. You have…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.15.15 – Waiting on Hillary

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Love her or loath her, Hillary Clinton’s official presence in the 2016 presidential sweepstakes is a big deal. But does the political media class have to lose their collective sh*t in the process? It was sort of humorous to read that story the other day about how Mrs. Clinton’s delayed video release announcing her campaign on Sunday (it came after 3 p.m. when it was rumored to happen at noon) had affected the leisure schedules of so many reporters on…

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