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Rumors surround Justice Anthony Kennedy exit, but he’s not talking

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As one justice settles into his new job at the Supreme Court, is another about to leave? Eighty-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy is so far refusing to comment on speculation that he may soon retire after 29 years on the court. But that hasn’t stopped President Donald Trump and, obliquely, the Republican senator in charge of high court confirmation hearings from weighing in on the prospect that Kennedy could step down as soon as this spring or summer. If not this…

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St. Pete considers resolution urging U.S. Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Council Chairwoman Amy Foster have introduced a resolution urging the U.S. Senate to perform its Constitutional duty and hold a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. The resolution specifically calls for the Senate to schedule a hearing on Garland’s appointment, hold a confirmation vote and work “on behalf of the people of the United States to ensure that the vacancy on the Supreme Court is filled without undue and unnecessary delay so that…

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Today on Context Florida: Floridian spending power, Franklin Graham, Escambia kids and Mark Foley

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Today on Context Florida: Presidential candidates talking about the national economy should be concerned with the spending power of the average Floridian, says Dale Brill. What Florida voters signal via the ballot box likely will be influenced by their weakening spending power and reactions to policies that offer viable solutions. How are Floridians doing? Let’s turn to the numbers. Trends across four indicators provide a starting point for conversations about the health of Florida’s economy: median household income; personal income per…

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