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August 6, 2015

Is The Man Behind Donald Trump’s Presidential Run Bill Clinton?

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By James A. Merritt Can you believe it? Donald Trump may actually listen to someone other than himself. According to The Washington Post, Donald Trump may have heeded some very precious advice from none other than President Bill Clinton. Trump is leading in every recent poll of GOP presidential candidates. That may be a delightful development to Clinton, the 42nd president and husband to the leader of every poll of…

The GOP Pre-Season Begins

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Try thinking of Thursday’s presidential debates on Fox as tryouts for the next round of GOP presidential debates, which CNN will stage in September, and CNN’s presidential debates as tryouts for CNBC’s debates in October, and CNBC’s debates as tryouts for the Fox Business Channel’s debates in November, and so on and so on, until you reach the state of attentiveness that you apply to the MLB Cactus and Grapefruit…

Boeing, GE cut off donations to Ex-Im foes

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When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy headlined a fundraiser in early June the room was packed with defense industry lobbyists, but reps from one megacontractor were missing — Boeing. Not only was Boeing absent at that fundraiser, the contractor has cut off all political contributions to the No. 2 House Republican over his support for killing the Export-Import Bank, which facilitates billions of dollars in low-interest loans to U.S. exporters…

Inside Russ Feingold’s comeback attempt

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Russ Feingold is quick to recall that bitter night when he lost his Senate seat nearly five years ago. He had just conceded the race to a first-time GOP candidate, Ron Johnson. And as he hopped into his van on his way to deliver a speech to his dejected supporters, his daughter made one plea. “Don’t run again, Dad,” she told him. Feingold, composed, assured her…

Officers sue to ban video of their controversial pot shop raid

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Three Santa Ana police officers are suing to get rid of video of the officers at a pot shop raid during which they can be seen and heard making offensive comments about a disabled woman and one officer can be seen eating what might have been a marijuana edible. Corey W. Glave, a Hermosa Beach attorney representing the Santa Ana Police Officers Association and the three officers, claims that the…

Taylor Swift says Jay Z helped mend her relationship with Kanye West

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It wasn’t an easy road to reconciliation between Taylor Swift and Kanye West after he stormed the stage during her 2009 VMA acceptance for the now infamous “Imma let you finish” moment. But according to Swift, they eventually mended their relationship with a little help from Jay Z. “I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [West] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for…

Boys’ basketball team disqualified from tournament because of girl player

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A boys’ basketball team has been disqualified from competing in a national tournament this week after it was determined the team had broken tournament rules by allowing a girl to play. Ten-year-old Kymora Johnson and coach Joe Mallory, of the Charlottesville Cavaliers, allege they were stripped of their ability to advance to the NTBA Championship semi-finals by the National Travel Basketball Association — the sponsors of the tournament — only moments after winning their first…