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An angry weekend follows on heels of frustrations for Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just days after his most successful moment in office. He returned to the White House late Sunday derailed — again. Trump’s frustration appeared to be both the symptom and the cause of his recent woes. Angry about leaks, errant messaging and his attorney general landing in hot water, he fired off a series of tweets that only ensured more distractions. His…

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Mitch Perry Report 5.13.15 — Bill de Blasio unveils a progressive contract with America

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In Washington yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his progressive “contract with America,” a 13-point liberal platform in which every child has free kindergarten, wages start at $15 an hour, there would be national paid sick leave and family leave, higher taxes on the wealthy, opposition to unfair trade laws (such as the Trans Pacific Partnership) and comprehensive immigration reform. “These 13 progressive ideas will make an enormous difference for families all over this country, for everyday Americans. They…

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Marco Rubio plans major speech on Israel to Jewish group

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U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio plans a major foreign policy speech Thursday about Israel. He speaks before a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition, meeting in Palm Beach County. Republicans have been attempting to fracture the longtime alliance between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party. Jewish Republicans have stepped up those efforts as they argue that President Barack Obama isn’t sufficiently supportive of Israel. Rubio offered a preview in an interview with the conservative website Newsmax. The former Florida House…

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Marco Rubio: Obama is undermining Israel

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President Obama’s pronouncements and actions have been undermining Israel, Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate for Senate in Florida, says in a Newsmax interview. In responding to the Israeli raid on a Turkish flotilla, Obama has ignored the fact that the flotilla’s organizers and participants were looking for a confrontation and have “strong direct ties to Islamic fundamentalists, jihadists, and terrorists and to many who do not believe in Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state,” Rubio, a former speaker…

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Jeb Bush: My kids don’t speak for me

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This is a huge but fascinating chunk from Jeb Bush’s interview with Neil Cavuto yesterday. Cavuto presses the hardest on Jeb’s silence over Crist vs. Rubio that I’ve heard. Also, note that Charlie Crist came out today to say he supports Florida AG Bill McCollum’s lawsuit over the individual mandate provision in the health care legislation. One more thing: Jeb clears up the idea that his sons sometimes speak for him. He says George supported Fred Thompson and Jeb Jr.…

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Jeb Bush: My kids don’t speak for me

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This is a huge but fascinating chunk from Jeb Bush’s interview with Neil Cavuto yesterday. Cavuto presses the hardest on Jeb’s silence over Crist vs. Rubio that I’ve heard. Also, note that Charlie Crist came out today to say he supports Florida AG Bill McCollum’s lawsuit over the individual mandate provision in the health care legislation. One more thing: Jeb clears up the idea that his sons sometimes speak for him. He says George supported Fred Thompson and Jeb Jr.…

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Jeb Bush on Sarah Palin: ‘Public leaders need to have intellectual curiosity’

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has some advice for Sarah Palin: You’d be a great, if you only had a brain. In a recent interview with Newsmax, Bush was asked whether he thought Palin was a viable candidate for president. Though he had some nice things to say about her “charisma,” it was clear that Bush thinks Palin doesn’t have the intellectual heft to occupy the oval office. He said that Palin’s success depends on her willingness to add a…

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