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Democratic hopeful Ray Pena says voters in CD 15 ‘not happy with Dennis Ross’

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Although Ray Pena Jr. worked in law enforcement his entire life, he resents that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is “ripping families” apart deporting undocumented immigrants under the Donald Trump administration. “We need a fair and just immigration reform policy right now because what we have is unfair and unjust,” says Pena, who became the first Democrat to file to run for Florida’s 15th Congressional District seat earlier this year. That’s the seat comfortably held for the past six years by…

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Marco Rubio says he has “serious concerns” about Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

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Marco Rubio had already weighed in negatively about Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson being floated as Donald Trump‘s possible choice for Secretary of State, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that now that it’s official, Rubio is still expressing his doubts. “While Rex Tillerson is a respected businessman, I have serious concerns about his nomination,” Rubio said in a statement released Tuesday morning. Other than John McCain, no other Republican has been so outspoken as Rubio in questioning the validity of the Tillerson nomination. Both men have been…

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 42% to 38% in new poll

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Hillary Clinton continues to lead in the Sunshine State, with a new poll showing her ahead of Donald Trump by four percentage points. A newly released Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely Florida voters shows Clinton leads Trump, 42 percent to 38 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 6 percent support, followed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent. Four percent of respondents said they either would vote for someone else or refused to say who they were voting for. The online poll…

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Donald Trump continues to lead in polls from Iowa and nationally

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An online Reuters/Ipso poll of 278 self-identified Republicans taken after last Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate continues to show New York City real estate magnate Donald Trump dominating the GOP presidential field nationally. The survey has Trump at 24 percent, double the support of the next closest Republican, Jeb Bush, who is at 12 percent. That’s down from 17 percent from a Reuters/Ipso poll done before the Cleveland debates. Four candidates are tied for third with 8 percent support, including Marco Rubio.…

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Tampa Bay water restoration lauded as model for other dirty bays

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Tampa Bay’s drastic recovery from abysmal water quality 20 years ago to today’s clean and often crystal clear waters is being heralded as not just a win, but a model for other communities struggling to clean up major water bodies. A report in Reuters Tuesday lauds the broad support between environmental groups and big businesses to embark on decades or restoration. When Tampa Bay’s water quality was at its lowest; when murky water and frequent fish kills were a regular happening,…

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No joke, Americans like fake presidents more than the real ones

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Political dramas are all the rage. “House of Cards” and “Scandal” have a cult following kicked off by the likes of their predecessor, “The West Wing.” And as popular as those shows are, it’s not really too much of a surprise that their fake presidents have earned way more cred from Americans than our actual president. It’s not shocking that Jed Bartlet, the POTUS played by Martin Sheen in “The West Wing,” would rake in some pretty impressive “approval ratings”…

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Not so crazy? Reuters probes idea of nuking BP oil well

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His face wracked by age and his voice rasping after decades of chain-smoking coarse tobacco, the former long-time Russian minister of nuclear energy and veteran Soviet physicist Viktor Mikhailov knows just how to fix BP’s oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. “A nuclear explosion over the leak,” he says nonchalantly puffing a cigarette as he sits in a conference room at the Institute of Strategic Stability, where he is a director. “I don’t know what BP is waiting for, they…

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