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Hillary Clinton lost, but Republicans still want to investigate her

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Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials.

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Curt Clawson is why we can’t have nice things

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Judging by the expression on her face, Lizbeth Benacquisto appeared genuinely surprised — and touched — by the standing ovation given to her by her colleagues in the Senate upon her return to the Florida Legislature. The date was April 23, 2014, and it was the day after Benacquisto finished second in the four-way Republican primary to replace Trey Radel, who had been forced from office after being arrested in Washington D.C. on drug charges. Radel represented Florida’s 19th Congressional District, which encompasses most of…

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Wisconsin-based ‘Cheesehead Revolution’ challenged by Donald Trump

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A trio of Wisconsin Republicans looking to inject the party with their own youthful, aggressive brand of conservatism ushered in the “Cheesehead Revolution.” Their aim was to position the GOP for success in the 2016 presidential election. Then came Donald Trump. With the anti-Trump movement in full swing even as Trump solidifies his front-runner status in the presidential race, the focus turns to the April 5 primary in the home state of those three heavyweights: House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican…

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Donald Trump calls for Iowa election do-over

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. On his official Twitter account Wednesday, Trump said: “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.” He based his claim of fraud largely on developments that had been known for days and had not stopped him from congratulating Cruz on his victory Monday night.…

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Ted Cruz takes lead in Iowa in new Monmouth University poll

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For the first time this year, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz leads in Iowa among Republican caucusgoers, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Monday. The Texas Senator gets 24 percent among Iowans likely to participate in that state’s Iowa caucus scheduled for February. That’s a 5-point leader over Donald Trump, in second place with 19 percent, followed closely by Marco Rubio with 17 percent. Ben Carson is fourth with 13 percent, followed by Jeb Bush at 6 percent. Rand…

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Several GOP presidential candidates support ending birthright citizenship; what about Florida GOP Senate candidates?

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The issue of denying citizenship for children born in the United States to undocumented immigrants has always been considered somewhat of a fringe idea, even among some of the biggest hawks fighting illegal immigration. The issue has come to the forefront this week after GOP presidential contender Donald Trump unveiled his white paper on immigration on Sunday, which included eliminating automatic birthright citizenship. On the campaign trail on Monday,  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker immediately signaled his support for the plan (before backing off).…

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At DC speech, Sarah Palin ‘thanks’ her sister, AG candidate Pam Bondi

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Within a Politico report is an interesting nugget about Florida AG candidate Pam Bondi: Sarah Palin thrilled a high-powered mostly female crowd of activists and fundraisers Friday morning in Washington with a speech, touting a “mom awakening” in America “with women standing up and saying, ‘no, we don’t like where things are going.’” Palin spoke to the Susan B. Anthony List’s fundraising breakfast — praising the women there as “mama grizzlies”— before flying to South Carolina to throw her weight behind…

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