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Like Zika, other major unfinished business as Congress left for summer is TPP

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Anyone paying attention to Florida politics right now knows that Congress is on summer recess until Labor Day. We know this because we are constantly being reminded by Democratic politicians that Congress broke for six weeks without passing a Zika funding bill. While Zika is the current football being passed to and fro in our politics, it is worth noting that Congress adjourned without passing another piece of legislation with big, long- and short-term consequences: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement,…

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Ousted from DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz fighting to stay in House

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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz easily won her South Florida district six times, but a Democratic primary challenge from a Bernie Sanders-backed law professor is making her seventh bid less than a sure bet — and her recent resignation as Democratic National Committee chairwoman hasn’t helped. Tim Canova has raised about $2.8 million thanks to the former presidential candidate’s endorsement, an almost unheard of amount for a first-time candidate and almost as much as Wasserman Schultz’s $3 million. He is…

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Tim Kaine promotes his lengthy government experience

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 10:17 p.m. Tim Kaine is promoting his lengthy government experience in his first major speech as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. The Virginia senator – in a prime-time speech at the Democratic convention – is detailing his rise from a member of the Richmond City Council to the city’s mayor, to Virginia’s lieutenant governor to governor. Kaine says if he’s good at his work, it’s because he “started at the…

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Tim Kaine’s mission: Win over skeptical liberals in VP speech

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Facing a backlash from the left, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is expected to affirm his liberal credentials in his first prime-time speech as Hillary Clinton‘s running mate. Kaine was speaking Wednesday to the Democratic National Committee as supporters of Clinton’s one-time Democratic rival Bernie Sanders warned that Kaine had yet to forcefully oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Kaine, a former Virginia governor, was introduced by Clinton last weekend in Miami, where he switched easily between English and Spanish and…

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AFL-CIO showers Florida voters with pro-Hillary Clinton mailers

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The AFL-CIO is blitzing Florida mailboxes with 33,618 mailers in support of Hillary Clinton while attacking Donald Trump for some of his anti-labor positions. It is the union’s second mail drop in Florida and is part of national effort to target Florida and four other battleground states, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, union officials said. Oddly, the mailer points out one area of agreement between Trump and Clinton, they both oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, although Clinton initially supported it. The…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.5.16 – Bernie Sanders says the DNC’s platform still needs work

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The Democratic Party platform’s most recent draft was published Friday, and is ready for your reading enjoyment, before it’s reviewed and ultimately approved this coming weekend in Orlando. With Bernie Sanders‘ only leverage these days to exert as much of his influence as possible on this hallowed document, it is instructive to learn the Bernster thinks it’s a good start but needs more work, according to a piece he wrote on the Philadelphia Inquirer’s website Sunday. On the issue of the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.17.16 – SeaWorld takes seminal step for animal rights

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In a major announcement, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Inc. said Thursday it will stop breeding captive killer whales. On the company’s blog, the company said it’s phasing out over the next three years theatrical performances featuring orcas. “We will introduce new, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows, as part of our ongoing commitment to education, marine science research and the rescue of marine animals.” For years, animal rights activists had protested in vain that holding such animals in captivity was the…

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