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In Orlando, Mike Huckabee takes shot at Disney over foreign workers

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Discussing immigration Friday at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit in Orlando, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took a shot at the nearby Disney organization for its involvement in an embarrassing situation regarding foreign workers. “Let’s not have an immigration policy that displaces Americans,” Huckabee said during the middle of his speech. “For example, under the H-1B process, it wasn’t long ago that Disney – yes, I know that I’m in Orlando, I know it’s the happiest place on…

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For Ben Carson, debates have played limited role in his rise

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For some Republican presidential candidates, the party’s first three primary debates have been pivotal proving grounds that have strengthened their campaigns or shaken their supporters. Ben Carson isn’t among them. The famously mild-mannered Carson has largely avoided making headlines in the widely watched televised events, often willing to cede the spotlight to more verbose rivals and finding himself overshadowed in policy discussions. Yet the retired neurosurgeon’s standing with voters in preference polls has only gotten better. “The political language and…

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Rivals unmoved by Ben Carson’s complaints on scrutiny of his bio

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Ben Carson says it’s time to move on from questions about the accuracy of his life story. But Tuesday’s Republican debate makes that unlikely, and some of his GOP rivals say such scrutiny is part of running for president. The retired neurosurgeon said Sunday that questions about discrepancies in his autobiography are distractions from “much more important” matters facing the country and that he’d discuss any “real” scandal uncovered about his past. He strongly disputed any dishonesty or wrongdoing. “Every…

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Unpopular GOP candidates mulling when to pack it in

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For months, Republican presidential candidates with dwindling bank accounts and negligible support in polls have been finding reasons to stay in the 2016 race. Now, a few must weigh whether they can keep competing after being downgraded or excluded from Tuesday’s fourth GOP debate. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee have been bumped to the undercard debate because of low poll numbers, while South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and former New York Gov. George Pataki…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.6.15 – Chris Christie stuck in happy hour debate

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Nobody seems to be more upset about how the whole debate process for the Republican presidential candidates than Republicans. This, even after the RNC made such a big deal about how they were going to take control of the process this time around, after feeling they were hijacked by liberal moderators such as John King and George Stephanopolous in 2011-2012. It seems that the major problem simply is the fact that there are so many major candidates running, with 14…

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Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee relegated to undercard at next GOP debate

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Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been relegated out of prime-time and onto the undercard at next week’s GOP presidential debate. And former New York Gov. George Pataki and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham won’t appear at all. That’s the decision announced Thursday night by Fox Business, which is hosting next Tuesday’s debates. Eight candidates will appear in the prime-time debate. That’s the fewest of the campaign to date. The selections were made by the financial news network based on…

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Now it’s 13: Ben Carson latest to attend Florida GOP Sunshine Summit

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Now it’s a Baker’s Dozen. Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson will be the 13th candidate to appear at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit, scheduled next week in Orlando. “We are excited to welcome Ben Carson to our list of presidential candidates speaking at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando,” said a statement Wednesday from RPOF officials. “With the event just nine days away, our grassroots are ready to hear candidates share their vision for the future of our nation…

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