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Darryl E. Owens: Donald Trump’s campaigning suggests he is running for prevaricator-in-chief

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With six weeks remaining in the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off Monday night in the first of three debates. The spectacle reminded voters how much has changed in American politics since his virtuous dealings as a lawyer in the Illinois circuit courts in the 1850s earned Abraham Lincoln the nickname that would follow him to the White House: “Honest Abe.” In the decades since Honest Abe was on the stump, a complicit American electorate grew…

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Marco Rubio campaign hits Patrick Murphy over resume in new ad

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Another day, another TV ad raising questions about Patrick Murphy’s credentials. Marco Rubio released a new ad aimed at Murphy and allegations he embellished his resume. In June, CBS Miami ran a two-part report where it revealed he did not meet the minimum requirements to become a CPA in Florida and wasn’t a small business owner. “In an ad called ‘Truth,’ Marco Rubio manages to lie three times in 30 seconds. These discredited lies are all Marco Rubio has to…

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Jeff Greene lumps Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek together, blasts them for cover-ups

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Jeff Greene issued the following statement regarding the recent developments that both Kendrick Meek and Charlie Crist have misled the public and the media regarding what Kendrick Meek knew about Carrie Meek’s role with developer Dennis Stackhouse, and breaking developments that Charlie Crist personally signed off on former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer’s confidential fundraising role with the state party. Said Jeff Greene: “The people of Florida should be outraged that Rep. Kendrick Meek and Governor Charlie Crist were both…

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St. Pete Times bites tongue: PolitiFact rules I’m telling the truth about Deveron Gibbons’ record

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From Aaron Shrockman: Is Deveron Gibbons a bad driver? The political blog What’s Wrong With Deveron? sure wants you to think so. The blog, maintained by Peter Schorsch and created to bash Gibbons, contends that the first-time candidate has had his driver’s license suspended at least seven times. “His driver’s license was suspended as recently as December 1, 2008, only one month before Gibbons filed to run for mayor of St. Petersburg,” Schorsch wrote on the blog. “Dating back to…

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