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Tampa millennials talk about Hillary Clinton’s infrastructure proposals

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Although discussions of public policy seems to be taking a backseat during this presidential election cycle, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have announced they would propose major plans to rebuild U.S. infrastructure if elected in November. Clinton has announced a five-year, $275 billion plan, and last month, Trump announced his own infrastructure plan would “at least double” Clinton’s plan. But does anyone know what’s in those plans? The Clinton campaign hosted a panel featuring Tampa millennials and former elected lawmakers Monday…

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Tom Jackson: If Donald Trump wanted to lose, what would he have done differently?

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So, Corey Lewandowski, the buzz-cut professional sycophant whose philosophy amounted to “let Trump be Trump,” is out as The Donald’s campaign frontman. And this changes what, exactly? As Edwin Starr sang, “Absolutely nuthin’!” (Say it again, y’all.) That’s right. While Lewandowski portrayed the thuggery of a crime lord’s hired muscle — hard-knuckled Toots to Johnny Rocco in “Key Largo” — and his forced exit was both overdue and celebrated, the original problem remains. Everything wrong with the presumptive Republican nominee’s…

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The week ahead in the Florida Legislature

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This week in Florida Politics we shall seek clarity. By week’s end we will know about the House and Senate’s competing budget proposals, how Rob Bradley intends to solve the Charlotte’s Web mystery and whether service in the Confederate Army is Hall of Fame material. The highlight of a busy week comes Wednesday when both the Senate Appropriations and the House Appropriations committees will work on their respective budget proposals. The House’s opening bid is $76.2 billion and the Senate’s…

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Fox News goes on the attack against Charlie Crist

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No sooner did Republican Charlie Crist decide to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent, rather than a Republican, than Fox News was ready to attack him. As far as I know, nobody has called Crist a radical socialist… yet. Nor, to my knowledge, has Crist shown up on Glenn Beck’s blackboard next to Chairman Mao. But the anti-Crist bias was as bright as Florida sunshine in Sean Hannity’s “report” on Crist’s decision and Chris Wallace’s “fair and balanced”…

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