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With newfound vigor, Barack Obama works to rebuild Democratic Party

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Gone is the old President Barack Obama, who approached campaigning for other Democrats as a chore. The new Obama is throwing himself into rebuilding his party in his final months in the White House and vowing to keep at it once he’s left. With his popularity higher than it’s been in years, Obama has been campaigning for Hillary Clinton with gusto, and White House officials said he’ll be traveling to help the Democrat nearly every day until Election Day, Nov.…

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Tom Jackson: This year, especially, resist the early voting urge

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Early voting has arrived in Florida, and with it the inevitable rush to the polls. Sigh. I can’t say I fault anyone who exercises the early option, particularly this year, when the choices at the top are so unrelentingly dismal. In 2016, voting early is sort of like ripping off a bandage. You know it’s going to hurt, but it is better to do it quickly and with conviction. And then you can get on with life, knowing that no…

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More than 1.1 million have already cast ballots in Florida

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Election Day is still more than two weeks away, but more than 1.1 million Floridians have already voted. New numbers posted Saturday by the Florida Division of Elections show a stream of vote-by-mail ballots have already been returned to election officials. Those numbers show that Republican voters have returned nearly 464,000 ballots while more than 443,000 Democratic voters have mailed in their ballots. The remaining voters who turned in ballots are registered with minor parties or have no party affiliation.…

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Should I have my shotgun by my side on Election Day?

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I’ve only owned one gun in my life. It’s a Remington 870 Breacher, so named because it’s partly designed for forcing open a closed and locked door. It has a carbon stock and a camouflage finish. The handful of people who have seen the gun say it’s a beautiful weapon. Then again, not many people have seen it because I’ve only brought it out of its case once and that was to learn how to use it at a local range. Otherwise,…

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AARP: Take A Stand on Social Security

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Social Security is one of the most important programs in our nation, holding the health, happiness and well-being for people of all ages. As people become older and are living longer, they are more likely to outlive other forms of retirement income. The Social Security program not only provides monthly benefits to retired workers but also to families when the worker retires, dies or becomes disabled. AARP’s national accountability campaign “Take a Stand” is well underway in Florida, and our…

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Rick Scott: People could ‘play games’ in election

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday refused to say if he disagrees with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the election could be rigged. Instead, Scott suggested Wednesday that people could “try to play games” in the upcoming election in Florida, which decided the chaotic presidential election 16 years ago and could once again play a pivotal role in the outcome because of its 29 electoral votes. “Actually, my goal, and I’ve answered this before, is 100 hundred percent participation…

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AARP: It’s time to ‘Take a Stand’ on Social Security

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It’s hard to believe, but Election Day is right around the corner – and the candidates are hunting for your vote. But as they roll out the same speeches and soundbites about important issues like the future of Social Security, it seems like many have forgotten what’s really at stake here: Your money, your future, and the futures of your children and grandchildren. Social Security is one of the most important programs in our nation, holding the health, happiness and…

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