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Bill Clinton says Hillary Clinton will be teachers’ partner in the White House

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After laying out his wife’s education plans from universal prekindergarten through college student loan refinancing, former President Bill Clinton told Florida’s teachers’ union Friday in Orlando that “if she becomes president, you will have a partner in the White House.” Clinton’s 35-minute speech to the Florida Education Association delegate conference at the Rosen Centre lightly portrayed Donald Trump‘s vision as that of pessimism, craziness, and longings for the past, while Hillary Clinton‘s vision forward-thinking, aimed at making public education integral…

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Donald Trump plans second Central Florida visit this month

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The Interstate 4 corridor is heating up, as Donald Trump plans a second visit to Central Florida in eight days on Thursday, marking the fifth presidential race campaign stop in the first two weeks of August. Trump is planning a 7 p.m. rally Thursday at Osceola County’s Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, the same venue his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton spoke at Monday evening. This follows Trump’s Aug. 3 visit to Daytona Beach, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine‘s Aug. 2…

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Today on Context Florida: Death penalty inconsistency, David Jolly, drug abuse, campaign insanity and insurance fraud

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Today on Context Florida: In a U.S. Supreme Court dissent last year, Martin Dyckman notes, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that it’s time to abolish capital punishment death penalty. The whole notion is riddled with too many inconsistencies for a civil society, Breyer said. At the time, only Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed. Every year, about 1,000 people go to Florida prisons for various degrees of homicide. Last year, only nine of them went to death row. U.S. Rep. David Jolly pulls…

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Donald Trump draws bevy of Pensacola-area endorsements before rally

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump‘s rally in Pensacola not only is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees tonight, it brought him six endorsements of area activists including the brother of Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, his campaign announced Wednesday. The rally’s warm-up speakers represent endorsements from the likes of businessman George Scarborough; the Rev. Carl Gallups; 2nd Amendment activist Clover Lawson; and veterans Terry Busbee Sr., Gary O’Neal and Capt. Allen Brady, in addition to Kathryn ‘Kat’ Gates-Skipper the first female…

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Ad blockers could jeopardize $1 billion presidential campaign online-ad industry

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Online political advertising seems like a win-win proposition; an affordable way for campaigns to get the message out and a steady stream of revenue to keep websites and business. And it is a lucrative proposition, too. Presidential contenders are expected to spend nearly $1 billion in online ad revenue for the 2016 cycle. However, according to Zach Montellaro of the National Journal, the advent of ad blocking software – low-cost or, in some cases, free – puts the industry in…

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