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Robots trailing Marco Rubio in NH focus of new video

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Robots have been trailing Marco Rubio in New Hampshire, and now the liberal organization that dispatched them is out with a Web video. American Bridge 21st Century on Tuesday released a 40-second video of news coverage of the robots. The Web video — called “Domo Arigato Marco Roboto“ — features cable news hosts and candidates talking about Rubio and criticisms raised about his ability to stay on message. Rubio has been criticized in recent days for what some are calling a…

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Today on Context Florida: John Roberts, educational uniformity, Martin Shkreli’s mother, civil forfeiture and voter enthusiasm

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Today on Context Florida: Martin Dyckman says U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has hurt minorities, consumers, and democracy. His reputation as a harsh critic of the Voting Rights Act and an advocate for corporations preceded Roberts to his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2005. As chief justice, he said, he would be like a baseball umpire impartially calling balls and strikes. “Umpires don’t make the rules. They apply them,” he testified. ” … I come…

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Primary puts values of retail campaigning to the test

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Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops, yet the businessman is hoping for a win in the state’s Tuesday primary. The trio of governors vying for second place are betting a near-constant presence in the state and a one-on-one approach is what really matters in New Hampshire. In between are Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, two candidates running a 50-state strategy that’s meant fewer stops through…

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After Iowa, Donald Trump showing off effort to win in New Hampshire

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With wet snow already ankle deep and falling fast, Dave Chiokadze and James Radcliffe trekked down one long driveway after another in search of potential votes for Donald Trump. “It’s like the Revolutionary War,” joked Chiokadze as they made their way house to house along a Londonderry street, knocking on doors that were flagged by a smart-phone app and leaving long lines of footsteps in their wake. The 22-year-olds, out-of-state volunteers involved in politics for the first time, are on…

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Deep dive of Iowa results shows late deciders and evangelicals sided against Donald Trump

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Donald Trump made a late play for evangelical voters in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucus, but he ultimately couldn’t wrest the group away from winner Ted Cruz, according to entrance polls taken at the start of Monday’s caucuses. The polls, conducted for national media including The Associated Press, also suggest that late-deciding Iowans trended toward Cruz and third-place finisher Marco Rubio, who almost nipped Trump for a surprise second. And perhaps the most perilous indicator for Trump: He got just one…

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Jeb Bush goes after Donald Trump in 2-minute advertisement airing in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire residents better get comfortable. The newest Jeb Bush advertisement hitting the airwaves is a 2-minute spot taking aim at Donald Trump. According to the campaign, the spot, which was first seen on WMUR in New Hampshire, is meant to draw a contrast between Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric with Bush’s record. “I am sick and tired of politicians that find way disparage people to make themselves look strong. It is not strong to insult women,” Bush is shown saying during…

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Tampa, Miami Beach mayors to campaign for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire this weekend

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Bob Buckhorn is heading to New Hampshire to campaign for Hillary Clinton this weekend. The Tampa mayor has been a stalwart in the Clinton Army going back to the 1990s, when he chaired Bill’s 1996 re-election campaign in Hillsborough County. Buckhorn was also was a charter member of the Democratic Leadership Conference (DLC), the centrist-oriented Democratic group that reached the height of its influence in the early 1990s, when Bill Clinton was elected president. “Once I read her plan, I decided that…

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