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Carly Fiorina suspends her presidential campaign

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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has suspended her presidential campaign, a day after she finished seventh in the GOP presidential pack in New Hampshire, getting a little over 4 percent of the vote. “This campaign was always about citizenship — taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected,” the former Hewlett-Packard CEO said in a statement released at 3 p.m. eastern time. “Election after election, the same empty promises are…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.19.15 — Jeb pushes the nuclear option in trying to bring down Trump

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It’s not surprising that Donald Trump has touched upon the third rail of 9/11 politics by mentioning the inconvenient fact that George W. Bush was president when America was hit by its worst terrorist attack in the lower 48. No, what’s surprising is that Trump didn’t go there when the occasion came up during the last GOP presidential debate. You remember, the one where Jeb Bush said that his brother “kept America safe”? After Trump brought up the issue with…

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On MSNBC, Jeb Bush says Marco Rubio lacks leadership skills

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Jeb Bush appeared on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday, where he questioned Marco Rubio’s leadership skills. “I think I have the leadership skills to fix things, and that’s my strength, that’s what I talk about, ” he told Bloomberg News’ John Heilemann. “Marco was a member of the House of Representatives when I was governor and he followed my lead, and I’m proud of that-“ “But you do not think he has the leadership skills to fix things?” Heilemann countered.…

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Marco Rubio says he’d order up Tex-Mex in his first meal in the White House

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Marco Rubio talks policy and his own personality in a quick Q&A with the Skimm, the daily email newsletter designed for millennial women. The Florida senator, who has had a topsy-turvy relationship with primary voters in the GOP presidential polls since declaring his candidacy back in April, has now become the favorite of the media again following his impressive performance in the second debate at the Reagan Library earlier this month. Rubio tells the Skimm that he considers his strong beliefs…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.17.15 — The good, bad and ugly from Simi Valley

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Whatever you think about who “won” or “lost” last night’s debate extravaganza from the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, can even the most ardent political junkies agree that nearly 5 hours of presidential debates may be a bit too much to handle? My God, that show needed an editor. By the time the question about what female they would put on the $10 bill, the candidates look drained and hardly game for the question. And as far as criticism of…

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Ahead of GOP debate, NextGen Climate uses Ronald Reagan clip to push on climate change

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NextGen Climate, the San Francisco-based environmental organization dedicated to putting climate change at the forefront of American politics, has released a new digital ad featuring footage of Ronald Reagan as a way to prod Republicans to begin addressing climate change. The ad, called “Common Sense,” featuring the former president addressing Congress and the nation in his 1986 State of the Union Speech. “Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, but it’s common sense,” Reagan says. The video then…

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