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Universal support for Robert Mueller so far from Florida’s members of Congress

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Across the aisles and across the Sunshine State Florida’s members of Congress are universally praising the announcement that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will lead a special investigation into Russian interference in American elections. Some Democrats, while praising the appointment and Mueller’s integrity, still called for more, including the special commission that Democrats have been pushing for in a bill in the House of Representatives. They also almost universally expressed hope that Mueller will conduct a broad investigation that includes…

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Partly in disbelief, Florida’s members of Congress denounce Donald Trump’s revelations to Russians

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A lot of Florida’s Democratic members of Congress are responding with stunned disbelief to news reports — and President Donald Trump‘s Tuesday morning tweet — that he shared classified, highly sensitive ISIS information with Russian diplomats last week, calling the prospect inexcusable and demanding details. Republican U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami and Mario Diaz-Balart also denounced the events, while most other Republican members from Florida have yet to react Tuesday morning to Monday evenings’ news, and Trump’s tweet essentially…

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Donald Trump rally in Melbourne confirmed

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President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Melbourne Saturday afternoon in what is essentially a re-election campaign stop being promoted by his campaign. Team Trump-Pence, the successor to Donald J. Trump for President, announced the president’s rally would be at a 5 p.m. event at the AeroMod International Hangar at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. The appearance presumably is on his way for his weekly weekend visit to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. It also comes hours after SpaceX will be making the…

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Barack Obama: ‘This is the moment where America has to take a stand’

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At the University of Central Florida Friday night, a triumphant-sounding Barack Obama made a bold declaration to voters — in this election, no less than the direction of America was at stake. The president, no doubt buoyed by resurgent popularity and comforted by the realization that the end is near, proclaimed fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton a worthy bearer of his progressive legacy. “This is the moment where America has to take a stand and decide what it is what we believe in and…

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AP poll: Improved economic outlook boosts Barack Obama approval

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As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they’re increasingly warming to the president they already have. Buoyed by some good economic news and a surge of goodwill from his base of supporters, President Barack Obama is seeing his approval rating rise. That puts Obama, who leaves office in January, in a position to remain a force in the political debate at a point in his final term when some others faded…

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David Jolly aims to curb federal elected officials from raising money while in office

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The corrupting effect of money on politics is a battle cry often heard from the left or more often from third-party or independent voters. Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly, however, is throwing his weight behind a measure that could limit how federal candidates raise money. Jolly has proposed bill that would prevent federally elected officials while in office – including the president, vice president and members of Congress – from devoting time directly soliciting contributions for re-election or election to…

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Marco Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13

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Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans. The first-term Republican from Florida, appearing on Fox News, did not explicitly say he is running for the White House, instead telling would-be supporters to go to his website and reserve tickets for the rally. “I will announce on April 13 what I’m going to…

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