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Mitch Perry Report for 11.20.16 — Bill de Blasio’s big moment?

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In New York City today, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to give a “major speech” on the presidential election’s impact on the city. De Blasio wants help from the feds to pay for the additional security costs in dealing with the fact that the president-elect’s home is literally in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The NYPD has already put about an additional 50 officers on each shift during daytime hours to manage the flow of traffic in the immediate…

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Bill Nelson will “reserve judgement” regarding Jeff Sessions nomination as Attorney General

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If Bill Nelson is concerned about the fact that his party appears to be in tatters following last week’s election, he wasn’t letting on while addressing reporters in Tampa on Friday afternoon. Nelson will be one of 25 Democratic Senators up for re-election in a map that already looked foreboding for the Democrats before Hillary Clinton lost in the electoral college to Donald Trump in the race for the White House next week. “I only know one way to run, and that’s to run as hard as…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.17.16 — Will there be a Democrat ready to challenge Nancy Pelosi?

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If it were up to Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House Caucus would be voting for their leadership later today, where she would win another term as House minority leader, since there is no opposition to her leadership role. Not yet, anyway. In an ominous note for the 76-year-old representative from San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, dozens of rank-and-file lawmakers at a closed-door meeting earlier this week called on her to delay leadership elections for a couple of weeks. Although their chances to retake the House…

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Gwen Graham says she’s poised to run a 67-county strategy for Florida governor

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Emphasizing her centrist political persona while addressing a packed restaurant in South Tampa Friday morning, Gwen Graham said her potential candidacy for governor of Florida in 2018 would be a “transcending of the politics” that currently exists today. “I have heard from so many people who say ‘you’re exactly what the state of Florida needs,’” Graham said at the weekly “Cafe Con Tampa” lecture series at Hugo’s Restaurant in Hyde Park. “I will commit to running the type of gubernatorial campaign that will…

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As Dems seek House wins, John Mica walks Trump tightrope

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Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina restaurant and described his pathway to a 13th term in Congress. “We’ve got to get everybody out to vote,” the Florida Republican told supporters last week. “Don’t let it get caught up in any of the other races or issues.” That seemed code for Donald Trump, whose flagging, insult-hurling GOP presidential run carries mixed blessings for Mica in his closely…

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Guest lineups for Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former CIA Director David Petraeus. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Vice President Joe Biden; Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Pence, Kaine ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Rep. Nancy Pelosi; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. ___ “Fox News Sunday” — Pence, Kaine ___ Republished with permission…

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Senate passes stopgap spending bill with $1.1 billion to fight Zika

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Averting an election-year crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The House was poised to act on the measure before day’s end. The sweeping 72-26 vote came after top congressional leaders broke through a stalemate over aid to help Flint, Michigan, address its water crisis. Democratic advocates for Flint are now satisfied with Republican assurances that money for Flint…

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