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BREAKING: Clinton Campaign Joins Wisconsin Recount Effort; Signals Adding Pennsylvania and Michigan

From Brent Griffiths for POLITICO: After a period of public silence about the results of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer said the campaign will play a role in the Wisconsin recount initiated Friday by Green Party candidate … Continue reading

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Remaining in a #NeverTrump State of Mind

Even Democrats rolled their eyes at that incredible meeting between former President Bill Clinton and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the Phoenix International Airport tarmac this week. It’s really not hard to envision this Ken Catalino cartoon: Republicans have … Continue reading

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A Cruz Collapse, a Lowering Trump Ceiling, a Rubio Ascendancy

A creepy robocall from a PAC supporting Ted Cruz targeted Donald Trump on Thursday night for his dry and inconclusive statement about the Confederate battle flag. Writing for MSNBC, Vaughn Hillyard has this: Courageous Conservatives, the pro-Cruz super PAC who … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Reckless Ambition “In Danger of Damaging Family Legacy of Goodwill Among Republicans”

If there was ever an actual republican establishment that could be identified in some tangible way it would be Jeb Bush’s massive Florida machine. Still the most influential republican politician in the state, Bush has maintained his relevancy through two … Continue reading

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The Shameful Irony of Jeb Bush’s Attempt to Destroy Marco Rubio

When Jeb Bush’s go-to political hit man Mike Murphy began unleashing the hounds on Marco Rubio, it’s fair to wonder if any of the state republican pols who backed Bush’s presidential run were horrified. If so, they’ve been silent. What … Continue reading

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Republican Exec Committee From Don Gaetz’ Hometown Calls for Support of Dem Amendments to SB 616

In late filings to SB 616, sponsor Senator John Legg added a provision which brought the bill closer to the House version and Senator Alan Hays – along with a Democrat co-sponsor, Senator Bill Montford – resubmitted his clear language … Continue reading

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Donalds-Cota Dispatches Florida Test-Based System, Discredits Bush-FDOE Data Spin

From Sunshine State News reporter Allison Nielsen: Overtesting is costing too much and could be causing Florida’s performance to stagnate on the national level, according to a new report released this week from a state school board member and a … Continue reading

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How Alan Hays’ Amendment to SB 616 Helps Republicans

From Collier County reporter Sophie Neilsen-Kolding for  NBC2: The Southwest Florida Citizens’ Alliance paid for robo calls to 55,000 voters across the state and visited Representative Kathleen Passidomo’s Collier office and spoke with her staff. Then they made their way to … Continue reading

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Marlene O’Toole: Convenient Shill for Florida Republican’s Failing Education Record

The hyper partisan republican body in the Florida House, save the handful sponsoring anti-common core legislation, march in lock-step with their leadership which takes its marching orders from the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Council of 100. So … Continue reading

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Two Top Conservative Bloggers Offer Skepticism of Jeb Bush’s Candidacy

Though subtly. But from critical voices. This week, two top conservative bloggers looked skeptically at Jeb Bush’s candidacy for the republican nomination. Ed Morrissey wondered if Bush had his own email problem and pointed out that Bush took seven years … Continue reading

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