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A.G. GancarskiAugust 11, 2017
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined a chorus of state and national politicians calling for the selection of Jacksonville as the best location for the next Air National Guard F-35 Base. Jacksonville is among five finalists for the base; Gov. Scott, well-connected in the White House, made his case Friday in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis. “There […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 13, 2017
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While Sen. Marco Rubio has been a tough sell for some of Donald Trump‘s Cabinet nominees, he’s all-in behind James Mattis as Defense Secretary. A Friday statement from Rubio’s office made a strong case for Mattis at the Pentagon, saying he would serve “honorably and effectively as our next secretary of defense” and “will bring an unparalleled level […]

Associated PressJanuary 13, 2017
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The lack of fireworks surrounding Senate consideration of President-elect Donald Trump‘s Cabinet picks may reflect a slew of statements his choices have made contradicting the billionaire businessman’s position on key issues. Trump acknowledged the differences early Friday, posting a message on his Twitter account saying: “All my Cabinet nominee are looking good and doing a […]

Mitch PerryDecember 13, 2016
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Now that Donald Trump has selected Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, as his Secretary of State, perhaps we can take a moment in recent history to look at how influential – or not-  these men and women have been in presidential administrations. When I think of Madeleine Albright’s tenure with Bill Clinton, I think of her impassioned advocacy for […]

Associated PressNovember 28, 2016
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The drama, disputes and falsehoods that permeated Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign are now roiling his transition to the White House, forcing aides to defend his baseless assertions of illegal voting and sending internal fights spilling into public. On Monday, a recount effort, led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and joined by Hillary Clinton‘s campaign […]

Associated PressNovember 18, 2016
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The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump‘s transition activities (all times EST): 2:15 p.m. — NATO says its secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg spoke with President-elect Donald Trump for the first time to congratulate the businessman on his election victory. The military alliance says both leaders agreed during a telephone call on Friday that progress has been made […]


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