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Mitch Perry Report for 10.5.16 — Whipping out that thing. Again.

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Well, that was unpleasant. Before last night’s vice-presidential debate from Farmville, Virginia, the conventional wisdom amongst the pundit class was that Donald Trump would “sink” Mike Pence, as he’d have to contend with all of the many, many provocative comments made by the GOP nominee, both during this year-and-half-long campaign, but also going back decades. It didn’t exactly turn out that way, did it? True, Pence dealt with the recitation of some of Trump’s greatest hits as recounted by Tim Kaine by…

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AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, activists call Marco Rubio to sign Social Security pledge in Tampa

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AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka was in Tampa Tuesday, where he participated in a rally outside the Westshore district offices of Marco Rubio, calling on the Florida senator to sign a pledge to protect Social Security. “Look, Marco isn’t upstairs in his office today because he doesn’t show up very often,” Trumka began his remarks while standing before a podium placed on a narrow strip of sidewalk on West Kennedy Boulevard. Security officials demanded protesters stand there, as far away as possible from the building…

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