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Mitch Perry Report for 10.23.15 — Friday follies

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Will Iowa voters be getting trashed again by Donald Trump today? (Or by one of his interns?) We saw the unprecedented action of a Trump apology yesterday, after he re-tweeted a tweet from one of his interns who wrote, “#BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa… Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? @realDonaldTrump #GOP“ That came after the first poll since mid-July where Trump wasn’t leading — in this case, a Quinnipiac survey that has Ben Carson up relatively big — 8 points — over…

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Gus Bilirakis justifies his vote to support Trade Promotional Authority

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The House of Representatives earlier today narrowly voted 218-202 to pass the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which approves Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). It’s a victory for President Obama, a week after a previous attempt to approve fast-track authority was blocked by House Democrats concerned that the trade deal would not do enough to protect American workers. That same opposition among members of his own party hasn’t dissipated. Only 28 Democrats voted for the bill, with the overwhelming support coming from…

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David Jolly says lack of trust in President Obama is causing him to oppose TPA

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President Obama’s hopes for the passage of a trade measure that would give his administration greater authority to negotiate more freely with other countries was blocked in the Senate on Tuesday, when only one Democratic senator voted to support his efforts. Obama’s goal of getting a new Asia-Pacific trade bill known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)  passed has been getting significant pushback from Democrats, who are skeptical of trade deals like the TPP because they believe they hurt U.S. jobs…

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