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Republicans to charge media to cover 2016 convention

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Representatives for news organizations who plan to cover next summer’s convention are protesting a move by the Republican National Committee to charge news media organizations a $150 access fee for seats on the press stand. Seats on risers constructed for newspapers, magazines, wire services and online print publications have been awarded without charge in the past. Representatives for daily and periodical press galleries in the Capitol protested Monday that the media “should not be charged to cover elected officials at…

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Marco Rubio team sets up online war room for debate

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The 2011-2012 presidential campaign was the first one waged on Twitter, and anyone who followed along knows that the opinions expressed on social media accelerate perceptions on items like who “won” a debate. Knowing this, the Marco Rubio camp is setting up an “online debate war-room,” for tonight’s rumble at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the first GOP presidential debate of the 2015-2016 season. Campaign manger Terry Sullivan has sent a message to supporters on how they can engage…

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