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Darryl Paulson on the zenith of Donald Trump

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Here are two critical points concerning Donald Trump. First, he is barely a Republican. Second, he is certainly not a conservative. It is obvious that Trump is leading the field of 17 Republican candidates. His support in four recent polls all had Trump in first place, ranging from a low of 21 percent in the Bloomberg poll to 26 percent in both the Fox poll and the Monmouth University poll. That’s the good news for Trump. The bad news is…

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Jeb Bush says he’s going to see the pope when he comes to the U.S.

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Although he expressed some criticism about Pope Francis earlier this summer, Jeb Bush said at at town-hall meeting just outside of Orlando that he’s a “huge fan” of the current Pontiff, and says he hopes to be “part of the flock” when His Holiness comes to the United States in September. “He’s impressive beyond belief,” Bush said today while speaking to approximately 150 people at the Longwood Events & Rentals center, the second of his three stops in the Orlando area. “And…

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Jeb Bush takes Uber to San Francisco startup

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Presidential contender Jeb Bush used the ride-sharing service Uber to arrive Thursday at a startup where he was expected to talk up the benefits of small business and entrepreneurship as part of a fundraising swing through the San Francisco Bay Area. Bush pulled up at Thumbtack headquarters in the front seat of a black Toyota Camry being driven for Uber. Uber connects travelers with various cars through its smartphone app. Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees, so they aren’t…

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Stanley Cup fever hits Capitol Hill with friendly wagers in Congress

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Stanley Cup fever is spreading over Capitol Hill. Florida U.S. Reps. Dennis Ross, David Jolly and Gus Bilirakis – each representing a district chock-full of Tampa Bay Lightning fans – made some friendly home state wagers with their Illinois counterparts Randy Hultgren, Mike Quigley, Danny Davis and Rodney Davis. The Lightning face the Chicago Blackhawks in a best-of-seven series for the National Hockey League (NHL) championship. Finalizing the bet between lawmakers was a “puck drop” by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Other…

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DCCC singles out David Jolly on highway trust fund vote — even though Nancy Pelosi, other Fla. Dems did the same

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly caught fire from progressives Thursday over a vote this month on HR 2353, the short-term Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The Indian Rocks Republican was one of the 387 members of Congress to support a two-month extension of the highway trust fund. But singling out Jolly – who represents the mostly moderate Florida Congressional District 13 – may not have been the right thing to do politically. In a new radio ad launching this week,…

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Uber political caucus grows, as does popularity on Capitol Hill

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As Uber grows in popularity, so does scrutiny of the ridesharing phenomenon, especially among those in Washington, D.C. But that scrutiny has not stopped many on Capitol Hill from taking advantage of the emerging on-demand service. Despite concerns raised by some lawmakers over Uber’s handling of private customer data, the Center for Public Integrity found that 275 federal politicians and political committees spent more than $278,000 combined on a minimum of 7,625 Uber rides during 2013-2014. According to reporter Dave…

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The courtship of Gwen Graham

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This week’s news saw a few big-wig national Democrats step in and endorse Patrick Murphy. As one name after another lines up behind Murphy, one Democratic star still, longingly, remains silent. And we are going to take a guess why. Gwen Graham is exactly the kind of Democrat that should be holding hands with Mr. “Not-of-the-Very-Far-Left” Murphy. After all, she has already taken some decidedly centrist (or at least not bowing down to the left wing of the left wing)…

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