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Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz jostle to claim ‘alternative-to-Donald Trump’ vote

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Republicans Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz battled to emerge as the true anti-Trump on Sunday as the billionaire businessman took an ever-so-brief break from his trademark braggadocio to say his drive for the GOP nomination isn’t unstoppable — yet. Fresh off a commanding victory in South Carolina, Donald Trump declined to say the nomination was his to lose. But he quickly went on to declare, “I’m really on my way.” Soon enough, in a television interview, he was toting up…

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One-time presidential favorites engage longshot rivals

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Parallel political clashes were igniting Sunday in the volatile presidential primary races, as one-time Republican and Democratic favorites battled once-unlikely rivals in their own party over guns and foreign policy ahead of the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. Fueling the back-and-forth: President Barack Obama‘s address heralding two developments in U.S. relations with Iran as triumphs for “smart” diplomacy. Across the Sunday talk shows hours before their next debate, Hillary Clinton battered Bernie Sanders over his new opposition to a law that…

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GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

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After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump‘s and Ted Cruz‘s to lose. That leaves many GOP traditionalists, who fear each candidate would be a disaster in the November general election, pinning their White House hopes on a feat no Republican has pulled off in modern political history: securing the nomination without winning at…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.4.16 – Welcome back Christie, Carly and the whole gang

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Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome back to reading the MPR in 2016. Yesterday many of the GOP presidential candidates were on “the shows” as The Donald refers to them, and there were amusing moments throughout the morning. My favorite was perhaps Chris Wallace getting into Chris Christie’s grill regarding how the New Jersey Governor has been making hay out of Marco Rubio’s growing absentee problem in the Senate, an issue that backfired on Jeb Bush in a previous…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.30.15 — Accuracy on the campaign trail

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Welcome back to the working world, folks. I hope you all had a glorious Thanksgiving weekend holiday. I enjoyed the time off by seeing some really good films (“Brooklyn” and a very surprisingly good “Creed“), some good football (highlighted by Stanford’s last second victory over Notre Dame, although it’s always nice to see Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers teams go down), and a little politics thrown in there as well, in Sarasota. Now let’s talk about the truth, and whether…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.10.15 – Right to Rise ready to go nuclear on Rubio?

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The Marco Rubio campaign is making the most out of the blockbuster story in today’s New York Times about the Jeb Bush campaign about to go nuclear on Rubio. Specifically, Right to Rise, Bush’s super PAC, is apparently ready to spend $20 million in attacking Rubio. “Part of running for president is you have to put your big boy pants on and get vetted on the issues, so we know we don’t have a dud candidate running against Hillary Clinton,” Right to Rise chief…

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On MTP, Jeb Bush says Marco Rubio has “given up” on his day job

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Although he’s been hammered by the punditry class for getting schooled by Marco Rubio for daring to bring up his poor voting record in the U.S. Senate at last week’s GOP presidential debate, Jeb Bush said today that he has no regrets about doing so. “I got to be governor of a state and accomplish big things,” Bush told Meet The Press’s Chuck Todd in an interview taped on Saturday in Miami and aired on Sunday morning. “And in this era of…

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