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In Fort Lauderdale, Hillary Clinton slams Jeb Bush

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In the first event of 2015 where presidential candidates from both major political parties were present, Hillary Clinton blasted Jeb Bush during her speech at the National Urban League annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale. Clinton never mentioned Bush’s name. Instead she mocked the name of his political action committee, Right to Rise, that raised more than $100 million through the first six months of this year. “The real test of a candidate’s commitment is not whether we come to speak at your national conference,” Clinton…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.13.15 — Could Jeff Atwater’s decision affect next year’s CD13 race?

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Greetings this Monday morning from the Parkway Inn Motel in Miami Springs, right off of Miami International Airport. And when I mean “right off,” I mean I thought a 747 was going to land on my roof last night. Yes, I’m here today for Marco Rubio’s big announcement tonight, where he’s expected to announce his candidacy for president. That’s been expected. What wasn’t was Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s little bombshell (a bomblet?) on Saturday that he will not be…

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Activists in Tampa rally to decry deadly force of police actions against Walter Scott & Lavall Hall

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The shooting death of Walter Scott as he was fleeing police last weekend has dominated national news coverage over the past week. But an incident in South Florida is equally troubling, said activists who convened in front of the federal building in Tampa on Saturday afternoon. Lavall Hall was a 25-year-old mentally ill black man who was fatally shot by police in Miami Gardens back in February. But in a 19-minute police video that Hall’s family released on Wednesday, an…

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