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Luke Russert talks politics, media at Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists annual conference

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The rise of social media has fundamentally changed politics. And that shift has created a system that “rewards loud voices not always backed up by facts,” said Luke Russert, a former NBC News correspondent. “We live in a hyper-connected world,” he said. “It has pushed the media to gin up content to feed the beast. Something in that past that wouldn’t have been front-page news … is front and center. That has enabled actors to come on to the scene…

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Joe Henderson: Latest Q-poll only proves volatility is norm in 2016

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If the latest Quinnipiac poll is to be believed, Donald Trump has jumped in front of Hillary Clinton in Florida. The Q now has Trump ahead 42-39 over Clinton, and that’s just head to head. Throw in Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party and the Donald goes up by five points. Head to head is within the 3.1 percent plus-minus margin of error. And the Q poll, while always widely cited, has its share of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.20.16 – Bernie’s chances may have just faded away, but how does Clinton handle him going forward?

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It was on May 8, 2008, after the returns from Democratic primary results from North Carolina and Indiana had come in, when the late Tim Russert told viewers that the intense battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was over. “We now know who the Democratic nominee’s going to be, and no one’s going to dispute it,” he said on MSNBC shortly after midnight Eastern time. “Those closest to her will give her a hardheaded analysis, and if they lay…

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The Jeb Bush offensive against Donald Trump’s conservative bona fides continues with quiz

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For the second straight day, Jeb Bush is taking on Donald Trump directly regarding ideology. Yesterday, the Bush camp posted a web ad featuring Trump parroting liberal positions over the years. On Wednesday, the former Florida governor, who trails Trump everywhere in the polls (including Florida)  has posted a quiz on his website asking, “Which Candidate are you?” It’s followed by seven questions that all ask which candidate would a Republican primary voter rather support, comparing where Bush stands on an issue and what Trump has said…

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