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Donald Trump steps up effort to dispute and distract on Russia

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After weeks on the defensive, President Donald Trump has stepped up his efforts to dispute, downplay and distract from revelations stemming from the investigations into the Kremlin’s interference in last year’s election and possible Russian ties to his campaign associates. The White House says the real story is not about Russia — it’s about how Obama administration officials allegedly leaked and mishandled classified material about Americans. Trump and his aides have accused former officials of inappropriately disclosing — or “unmasking”…

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After 2 months, Jim Mattis is only Donald Trump pick at Pentagon

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Jim Mattis is not lonely in the Pentagon, but two months into his tenure as secretary of defense not a single political appointee has joined him. The retired Marine general, who took office just hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in, has sparred with the White House over choices for high-priority civilian positions that, while rarely visible to the public, are key to developing and implementing defense policy at home and abroad. When the Obama administration closed shop in…

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Special election to replace Michael Scionti: Feb. 23

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Gov. Charlie Crist just called a special election to replace Democratic Rep. Michael Scionti of Tampa, who accepted a post at the U.S. Department of Defense. Scionti, who represents parts of Hillsborough County, including West Tampa, Town ‘N Country and Seminole Heights, was first elected in 2006. The primary election for the seat will be held Jan. 26, and the general election will be Feb. 23. Read the full executive order calling the special election here: Download 2009.12.10 Special Election,…

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