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Kathy Castor visits USF College of Medicine, pledges to fight Donald Trump’s NIH funding cuts

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Over five years, the University of South Florida received more than $260 million in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health; money which helped propel the Tampa campus as a leader in medical research. But officials with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Congresswoman Kathy Castor say that the innovative breakthroughs throughout the USF medical system would be seriously in peril if President Donald Trump gets his way in his recently unveiled budget and cuts funding to the NIH…

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Obama in Orlando: ‘They are our families’

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[Pool report on the visit of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to Orlando, to offer comfort and support to families, employees, first responders and others from the Pulse nightclub massacre, filed by Orlando Sentinel reporter Steven Lemongello]: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were at Amway Center for two hours meeting with family members of victims and survivors, which was closed to media. The White House said in a statement that afterward, they met with…

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Florida, 45% to 42%

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Hillary Clinton may have a slight edge in the Sunshine State, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll of Florida voters. Clinton leads Donald Trump 45 percent to 42 percent. The poll found 6 percent of those polled said they would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson come November. The survey of 625 registered voters was conducted from May 31 through June 2. All of the respondents indicated they were likely to vote in November. The survey has a margin of error of…

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President Obama and Vice President Biden endorse Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their endorsement of Congressman Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate Wednesday, Murphy’s campaign announced. The endorsements bring the biggest possible names into the hotly-contested race for the Democratic nomination for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat between Murphy, of Jupiter, and U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson or Orlando. And it comes one day after a poll finds that, despite all the controversies Grayson has found himself in recently, fanned by Murphy’s campaign, Grayson continues to lead.…

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NFL adds two political pros to PR, lobbying teams

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After a series of public relations setbacks over the past two years, the National Football League (NFL) has hired two veteran Washington PR professionals on Tuesday to help stanch the bleeding. Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart joins the league as Executive Vice-President of Communications. Senior Vice-President of Government Affairs Cynthia Hogan received a promotion to Executive Vice-President of Public Policy and Government Affairs. Despite the NFL’s popularity among fans and advertisers, Lockhart joins the NFL at a time…

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Kendrick Meek, Marco Rubio tweet about chance meeting

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From CNN: If Kendrick Meek and Marco Rubio win their respective party nominations for the Florida Senate race, do you think they will travel together on the campaign trail? Unlikely. But on Thursday, the two Senate hopefuls found themselves on the same flight from Tampa to Ft. Lauderdale, and each “tweeted” about it on the microblog Twitter. “On a Southwest flt from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale,” Meek, a Democratic congressman, wrote in shorthand. “In seat 12A. Who’s in seat 9A?…

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