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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 for 12.5.16 – David Petraeus, another disaffected voter?

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Among the nuggets of information procured by watching the Sunday morning public affairs shows was that David Petraeus was one of the 93 million Americans who didn’t vote for president last month. “I don’t vote,” the retired four-star Army general told George Stephanopolous in ABC’s This Week when asked who he backed for president. “So that’s an easy answer. And I also did not support him nor did I oppose him, nor did I support or oppose any other candidate.” There were reports that…

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Mac Stipanovich: Bloodied, but unbowed after Donald Trump’s election

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I was a charter member of #NeverTrump, and, as such, I was a true believer in the justice of the cause and the probability of its success. So no one was more surprised by Donald Trump‘s victory than I. Or more bewildered by it. Or more angry about it. No one. I have been told ad nauseum that my blindness was the result of being out of touch with the WWC (the white working class, which is just the latest…

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Donald Trump names Reince Priebus White House chief of staff

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Donald Trump named Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus his White House chief of staff, elevating one of his loyal GOP advisers with a deep expertise of the Washington establishment Trump has vowed to shake up. Priebus, a close ally of House Speaker Paul Ryan, called the appointment “an honor” and predicted the billionaire “will be a great president for all Americans.” Trump also named Stephen Bannon, his campaign CEO and executive on leave from conservative website Breitbart, to be the president-elect’s chief strategist and…

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Democrats planning multi-year strategy to recapture seats

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Democrats need to map out a multi-year election strategy to maintain the White House, recapture seats in Congress and in state legislatures, and rebuild their bench of candidates, according to a task force formed after the party’s dismal 2014 election. Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released a 19-page report on Tuesday that describes the party’s work to rebuild after massive losses in the midterm elections during Barack Obama’s presidency. The report says the party needs to develop and…

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Republican candidates not happy with CNBC debate

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They railed against Democrats. They attacked each other. But the Republican presidential contenders seemed even angrier at the media Wednesday night. The candidates repeatedly expressed frustration the mainstream media in general and the CNBC moderators asking the questions during the third GOP debate. “The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said early on. “This is not a cage match,” he added. “How about…

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GOP debate takeaways: Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush rumble, Donald Trump largely quiet

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Celebrity businessman Donald Trump was again center stage as the Republican presidential field gathered Wednesday night for the third debate of the 2016 campaign, but for the first time, the billionaire seemed reduced to the role of a supporting cast member. An early rumble between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio showed they were willing to fight for the spotlight. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the leader in some recent preference polls, stuck to his soft-spoken style,…

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