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Joe Biden to keynote Florida Dems Leadership Blue Gala in Fort Lauderdale June 17

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker for the Florida Democratic Party’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the annual Leadership Blue Gala next month in Fort Lauderdale. “We are thrilled to announce the former vice president as our keynote speaker. Joe Biden has spent his life in public service and has fought tirelessly for the Democratic belief that all Americans deserve an equal shot in our economy, not just those at the top. We are excited to welcome him…

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Donald Trump auditions Cabinet prospects high above Manhattan

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Donald Trump held court from his perch high above Manhattan on Monday, receiving a line of former rivals, longtime allies and TV executives while overseeing a presidential transition that at times resembles a reality show like the one he once hosted. Trump met with nearly a dozen prospective hires, all of whom were paraded in front of the cameras set up in the Trump Tower lobby as they entered an elevator to see the president-elect. Out of public view himself,…

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Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate

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It came down to South Carolina, which put Hillary Clinton over the top in delegates to become the first woman nominated by a major political party in U.S. history. It happened at 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, home of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Yet it wasn’t recognized at the time inside the convention hall, so there was no immediate outburst from Clinton supporters. Approximately 14 minutes later it was, when Bernie Sanders took the…

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Patrick Murphy rolls out 45 Congressional endorsements for Senate bid

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Congressional Democrats in Washington have spoken … and they prefer Patrick Murphy over Alan Grayson in the Senate race, with 45 names released Thursday. “I’m honored to have so many progressive leaders and Democratic colleagues supporting my campaign for U.S. Senate,”  Murphy said. “In the House of Representatives, we have stood together to strengthen our middle class, protect Social Security and Medicare for our seniors, and fight to protect women’s health care. In the U.S. Senate, I will continue fighting for these…

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David Jolly proposes look at link between veteran suicides, their medical treatments

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The issue of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars committing suicide has been a national tragedy for over a decade, and David Jolly says it’s time to get more information on why it’s happening. The Pinellas County congressman said Wednesday he’s introduced legislation requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a review of veteran suicide deaths during the past five years.  The legislation would study the medications prescribed to veterans at the time of their death by suicide. “It is critical…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.1.16 – Will Clinton vs. Trump be a “hate and castrate” election?

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For political reporters and everyone else who wants to keep the excitement of the 2015-2016 presidential election cycle going strong, you’ve got to be pulling for Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to exceed expectations in the Super Tuesday contests. Otherwise, we’re staring at an eight-month slog of Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump in the general election. That matchup could likely be the most negative in U.S. history. Think otherwise? Then I suggest you dip into the reporting that The New…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.16.15 — On DWS, David Jolly and the COS

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Happy Friday, y’all. I want to draw your attention to two stories in the news this morning. The first is a Daily Beast piece by Tim Mak with the unfortunate title of, “Scientology could get its own senator,” referring to David Jolly. Jolly of course represents Clearwater in Congress, the “spiritual home” of the Church of Scientology (COS). While the title of the story is a bit absurd,  the content of the story is accurate in referring to a couple of events that…

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