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This fall, Jeb Bush bridges two great American institutions: politics and football

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As fall arrives, so does two all-American traditions — football and politics. And with the 2016 presidential race in full swing, candidates are beginning to stake ground in both fields. On Saturday, Republican candidate Jeb Bush takes his White House ambitions to Athens, Georgia for the game between the Carolina Gamecocks and the Georgia Bulldogs. Bush will attend a tailgate party hosted by college Republicans from the University of Georgia. The Gamecocks, underdogs at 1-1, have the added benefit of…

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Marco Rubio visits Charleston church where 9 worshippers killed

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Before attending a town hall meeting Monday night in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio — without television cameras or any other media in tow — visited the Charleston church where nine African-American worshippers were shot to death earlier this year. Republican Sen. Tim Scott disclosed the Florida senator’s trip before an audience of about 1,000 people attending the town hall meeting he hosted at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. Scott has invited all 17 GOP…

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Marco Rubio brings campaign back to South Carolina on Labor Day

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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Monday is returning to campaign in South Carolina. He last visited Aug. 28 when he delivered a speech outlining his policy toward China. The Florida senator will attend an early evening Labor Day town hall meeting hosted by Republican Sen. Tim Scott at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The latest polls show Rubio is in the middle of the pack in a large field of GOP rivals, but the primary is not until…

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Iowa football fans targeted by first ad blitz from pro-Jeb Bush super PAC

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Iowa football fans will be some of the first to experience an initial advertising blitz for Jeb Bush, as a pro-Bush super PAC placed a seven-figure airtime buy for the last quarter of 2015. Right to Rise USA is spending $1.66 million for TV time in Iowa – which holds the nation’s first presidential caucuses — set to run from Sept. 15 to Dec. 28. It will also be the first major advertising campaign supporting a specific candidate in the 2016 race.…

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2015 is important anniversary at Little League World Series

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The Little League World Series is underway in Williamsport, PA. Sixteen teams will vie for the 2015 championship; eight from regions within the United States and eight from countries around the world. For many years, the South region (now Southeast) tournament was played in St. Petersburg. From there, Tampa’s Belmont Heights Little League, featuring Dwight Gooden, Gary Sheffield, Derek Bell and Carl Everett won four Southern Region titles in the 70s and 80s. Three times Belmont Heights won national titles…

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After all this time, Steve Spurrier still belongs to the Florida Gators

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He won the Heisman Trophy there. He won a national championship. As a player, and as a coach, he helped to change things. Even after this time away, Steve Spurrier is the ultimate Gator. Even now, he still looks odd in burgundy. In college football, things change. And so, it is easy to wonder if Spurrier will ever be thought of as South Carolina’s coach, or just as a Florida alumnus working somewhere else. Already, Spurrier is entering his 11th…

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Stacy White wants Hillsborough voters to decide whether to keep flag out of County Center

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In an event captured live on all of the cable news networks Friday morning, South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag from outside its State House, where it had flow for more than 50 years. The flag had long been a subject of public protests and disagreements in South Carolina, but it took the savage killing of nine black people at a church last month to inspire Gov. Nikki Haley and the South Carolina Legislature to support the removal of…

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