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Bob Buckhorn calls on Florida Republicans to “put your country first” and vote for Hillary Clinton

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Bob Buckhorn has a simple question for the four members of the Florida Cabinet regarding Donald Trump. “Where ya hidin’?” the Tampa mayor asked Wednesday at a news conference held outside City Hall. He was referring to how some of Florida’s leading Republicans have cut a very low profile when it comes to discussing Trump in the aftermath of the lewd sexual comments the Manhattan real estate magnate made in a 2005 video leaked to The Washington Post last Friday. “You’ve got to make a fundamental choice: Pam…

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Donald Trump goes after Clinton – Bill Clinton – in rancorous race

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Donald Trump abruptly resurrected Bill Clinton‘s impeachment on Thursday, adding the former president’s infidelities to the already-rancorous 2016 campaign. Trump warned voters in battleground New Hampshire that a Hillary Clinton victory would bring her husband’s sex scandal back to the White House. It was Trump’s latest effort to bounce back from Monday night’s debate performance, which has been widely panned as lackluster. In contrast, Clinton has delivered a mostly positive message in the days since her debate performance re-energized her…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.17.16 – Impeachment memories

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Before Barack Obama was elected, a lot of political observers said that with such a divided nation, every president could face the potential of being impeached. I’m reminded of that today on the 18th year anniversary of Bill Clinton giving a prime-time address to the nation after seven months of silence on the Monica Lewinsky matter. “I know that my public comments and my silence about this matter gave a false impression. I misled people, including even my wife,” he said…

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From ‘likable enough’ to lovefest, Barack Obama to hail Hillary Clinton

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It was long ago and far away when Barack Obama snippily remarked, “You’re likable enough, Hillary.” It’s a lovefest now. Hillary Clinton formally captured the Democratic nomination and declared the glass ceiling keeping women from the presidency cracked and nearly shattered. Her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton closed the historic night with an expansive and passionate testimonial, offering a deeply personal — though sanitized — account of their relationship. It was a policy-driven ode to the “best darn change-maker I have…

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News that Ben Carson only became Republican a year ago isn’t really news

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Dr. Ben Carson has been getting hammered in recent days for some of his outlandish comments on the campaign trail. Both the New York Times‘ Charles Blow and the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson have slammed the GOP presidential candidate for his comments on what he would do if confronted by a mass killer who wanted to shoot him, as well as his invoking Nazi Germany when talking about gun control. Carson has dismissed such complaints, and on The O’Reilly Factor on Monday night,…

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Today on Context Florida: U.S. Waters, preserving the Union and if Bill Clinton had resigned

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Today on Context Florida: There’s a surprise coming to Florida property owners at the end of August, says Dan Peterson of The James Madison Institute, one wrapped in the federal government’s signature red tape. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers have positioned themselves to regulate practically every square inch of our state by redefining EPA jurisdiction to regulate water and land through a newly written “Waters of the U.S.” rule under the Clean Water Act…

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Judithanne McLauchlan thinking seriously of running in HD 69 next year

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USFSP Political Science professor Judithanne McLauchlan endured a rough and tumble campaign in her first bid for political office in 2014, but the Madeira Beach-based Democrat says her continued frustration with the Florida Legislature is prompting her to seriously consider a run for the Legislature in 2016. She’s considering a run in House District 69, currently occupied by Pasadena Republican Kathleen Peters. The district encompasses southern Pinellas County, stretching from Redington Shores to St. Pete Beach. “I’m thinking about it,”…

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