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Mitch Perry Report for 2.16.16 – Time to stop penalizing indie voters in Florida

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Greetings from the EconoLodge in Tallahassee. A week ago in New Hampshire, tens of thousands of registered independents became Democrats or Republicans for a day (or more accurately, the time it took to cast their vote) so they could vote in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary election. Although some critics scoffed at how influential independents were in the actual vote, the more important fact is that state law in New Hampshire allows registered voters to become party members so they can…

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Jeb Bush says President Obama’s judicial nominees have been “way out of the mainstream”

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Jeb Bush says it’s within Barack Obama‘s constitutional powers to nominate a candidate to succeed Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, but says there’s no way that person should be approved by the U.S. Senate. “There should not be an appointment, based on the record of President Obama’s selection of judges,” Bush told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on the “Today Show” on Monday. “They’re way out of the mainstream, and this should be an important point that we have in…

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