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Bob Buckhorn disappointed that TPP is dead

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Donald Trump made it official earlier this week: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is DOA in his upcoming administration. “On trade, I am going to issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country,” Trump said on Monday in a brief video outlying his first 100 days that was posted on YouTube. Instead, he said, he said he would “negotiate fair bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back”. The TPP, a 12-country Pacific Rim trade agreement signed…

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Donald Trump talks up his support from blacks and Latinos in Tampa speech

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Looking over the thousands of adoring fans who had waited for hours to see him speak, Donald Trump kicked off his 50-minute speech at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Saturday morning by comparing his audience to Hillary Clinton’s campaign appearance with two of the biggest celebrities in America on Friday night in Cleveland. “We don’t need Jay Z to fill up arenas,” he said as the crowd cheered. “I actually like Jay-Z but you know, the language last night? Ohhhh. Ohhhhh.” According to press reports, the famed…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.25.16 – DCCC ad linking Trump to Jolly goes away, but has the damage been done?

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Attention political junkies: not every voter pays attention to politics until right before the election, which is why that ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee “dramatizing” David Jolly standing with Donald Trump was so egregious. The ad — one of the most controversial of any produced this season in American politics — was immediately denounced by the Jolly campaign, who protested to local television stations to stop airing it. They did not. Nor did his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, say anything negative when called to denounce it…

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Frank Sanchez aligns with Bob Buckhorn to support the TPP — not so much on Cuba

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On NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday, a group of reporters discussed the possible fissures that will be evident in the Democratic Party as early as next month when President Obama attempts to get the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal through a lame-duck session of Congress. Bernie Sanders‘ strong opposition to the pact between the U.S. and 11 other nations appeared to be a factor in Hillary Clinton‘s flip-flop on the issue. Clinton had previously declared the deal set the “gold standard in trade agreements.”…

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Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy trade blows in first debate

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Neither Sen. Marco Rubio nor Rep. Patrick Murphy debated primary opponents. So it stood to reason their debate Monday night would be one to watch. And indeed it was. For an hour in Orlando at the University of Central Florida, the Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger traded shots on issue after issue, finally bringing to life the cyberspace sniping between their operatives and partisans. Murphy won the coin flip, and got the opening statement. **** After reviewing his accomplishments thus far in Congress,…

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David Jolly, Charlie Crist clash in electric debate in St. Petersburg

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David Jolly and Charlie Crist went at each other hard for close to an hour in their first debate for Florida’s 13th Congressional District race at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg Monday night. It was good theater, and for those observing the event that was broadcast live on WTSP-10 News, the differences in the candidate’s positions were relatively stark and distinct. Although the district is supposedly solidly Democratic after redistricting, Jolly would appear to be in fairly decent shape some seven weeks…

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In Tampa, Donald Trump again tells black and Latino voters to give him a shot – “I’m going to make it so good”

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Donald Trump returned to Tampa Wednesday afternoon, the fourth time he’s appeared in the Cigar City this year, and another visit inside Florida’s Interstate 4 corridor, still considered the most crucial area for a presidential candidate to win to take Florida’s 29 electoral votes in November. Appearing over an hour late before several thousands of people at the Florida State Fairgrounds, the GOP presidential nominee’s speech peaked at about the 40 minutes, but then kept on going for another 20 minutes, as he expounded…

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