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My electoral college prediction: Hillary Clinton 304, Donald Trump 234

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Were I a betting man— and Alan Suskey can tell you I am not — this would be my prediction for how the electoral college vote turns out. Hillary Clinton 304, Donald Trump 234. Here is a quick rationale: Nevada should have gone for Trump. In fact, I am surprised Sheldon Adelson and the boys aren’t making it happen. But Jon Ralston, who is basically the Marc Caputo and the Adam Smith of the Silver State, says Trump is dead there…

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Today on Context Florida: A kick in the ovaries, Trump & torture, public notice, Art Buchwald and Ralph Arza

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Today on Context Florida: For Valentine’s Day, what did the sweethearts in the Legislature give to the ladies of Florida? A swift kick in the ovaries, says Diane Roberts. Rep. Charles Van Zant’s HB 865 would shut down all abortion clinics, urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, and make abortion a felony. Zygotes are citizens, too. Normally (if that word can be used with regard to Florida government), his pet project would languish unheard and unloved. But…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.16.16 – Time to stop penalizing indie voters in Florida

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Greetings from the EconoLodge in Tallahassee. A week ago in New Hampshire, tens of thousands of registered independents became Democrats or Republicans for a day (or more accurately, the time it took to cast their vote) so they could vote in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary election. Although some critics scoffed at how influential independents were in the actual vote, the more important fact is that state law in New Hampshire allows registered voters to become party members so they can…

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Blaise Ingoglia: 5 topics Bill Clinton won’t bring up in Florida today

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Hillary Clinton was scheduled to be in Palm Beach today fundraising and speaking at a political event, however, the former first lady is bailing on the Sunshine State and sending Bill Clinton instead. Mr. Clinton’s appearance is sure to include a spin on the recent negative headlines that plague his wife’s campaign. Since we are certain there are important topics he won’t bring up, here are the 3 things that will probably go unaddressed: The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Bailed…

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Debate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawl

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Saturday’s Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. That was a fairly civil discussion. Then came the brawls: Then it was back to Trump v. Bush for Round Two. Next up: Trump v. Cruz. John Kasich tried to stand above the fray. It was the smallest GOP field on the debate stage yet, after the departures of Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina. But…

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Marco Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

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The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party’s presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention. That’s according to Rubio’s campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, who told The Associated Press that this week’s disappointing performance in New Hampshire will extend the Republican nomination fight for another three months, if not longer. It’s a worst-case scenario for Rubio and many Republican officials alike who hoped to avoid a prolonged…

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Florida GOP calls N.H. results sign Democrats want someone other than Hillary Clinton

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The Republican Party of Florida said the New Hampshire primary results show voters are looking for an alternative to Hillary Clinton. Clinton is projected to come in second place in the Granite State, with most news outlets already calling Bernie Sanders the winner of the state’s primary. Sanders was long favored to be the winner, with many polls showing him with a double digit lead over Clinton. New Hampshire has been good to the Clinton family in the past. The…

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