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National Republicans hire new Florida state director

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Ahead of the 2018 midterms, the Republican National Committee has brought on a new political director for Florida. Andrew Brey, who previously served on U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio‘s presidential campaign, has been in the post since July. Brey has also worked for the Republican Party of Florida as field director in support of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s campaign and was part of Gov. Rick Scott‘s re-election team. After Rubio ended his presidential bid, Brey became political director for Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron…

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These senators will make or break the GOP’s health care push

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President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights. Their concerns about the legislation vary along with their ideology, from those who…

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Marco Rubio files bills cracking down on Iran, Russia

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Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio announced Friday that he is sponsoring a pair of bills to crack down on Iran and Russia. Rubio, along with Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse and Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue, filed a bill to crack down on Iran’s use of commercial aircraft in support of terrorism. The Iran Terror-Free Skies Act would require the executive branch to regularly report to Congress on whether Iran has used civilian planes for…

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A lot of holes in GOP presidential ground game in key states

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Presidential battleground states were supposed to be swarming with Republican Party workers by now. “We’ve moved on to thousands and thousands of employees,” party chairman Reince Priebus declared in March, contrasting that with the GOP’s late-blooming staffing four years earlier. “We are covering districts across this country in ways that we’ve never had before.” That hasn’t exactly happened, a state-by-state review conducted by The Associated Press has found. With early voting beginning in less than three months in some states,…

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Orlando gunman apparently searched Facebook during attack

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While his victims texted heartbreaking last words to loved ones from the blood-drenched bathrooms, Omar Mateen apparently went on Facebook to measure the shockwaves his attack on a gay nightclub was generating. He searched for the terms “Pulse Orlando” and “Shooting,” according to a letter released by a Senate committee. The letter detailing Mateen’s Facebook posts and searches in the final hours of his life came to light as grief-stricken Orlando prepared to bury the first of the 49 dead…

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Not immediately available. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Paul Manafort, convention manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sanders; Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sanders; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. ___ “Fox News Sunday” — President Barack Obama. ___ Republished with permission of…

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican presidential candidate John Kasich; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; Priebus. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; Priebus. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sanders, Priebus. ___ “Fox News Sunday” — Trump, Priebus. ___ Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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