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  1. Kasich is 5th candidate who plans to attend Michigan eventRead the original story

    46 min ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    He's the fifth presidential candidate announced as a speaker at the 31st Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. The Sept.


  2. Va.'s Gilmore makes 17 GOP candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Recordpub.com

    The former Virginia governor told The Associated Press earlier this month that he would announce his candidacy in early August.


  3. James Appointed Florida Insurance Consumer AdvocateRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Insurance Journal West

    Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has appointed Sha'Ron James as the state's Insurance Consumer Advocate effective August 3. The role of Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate is to independently and ardently represent the needs of policyholders when insurance decisions are made. James enters the role with a history of dedication advocating for Floridians on insurance-related matters, the Florida Department of Financial Services said in a statement.


  4. NLP Logix Offers Top Ranked Drop-Out Prediction Model To Universities and School DistrictsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | PRWeb

    NLP Logix, on the heels of finishing 13th out of 821 teams from across the globe who built data models to accurately predict which students would drop out of a massive online course in the KDD Cup 2015, has announced that it is offering this model to educators involved in STEM initiatives across the United States. "We spent countless hours training the data to produce a model which was able to, with very high accuracy, predict which student would drop out of a specific on-line course."


  5. Bobby Jindal Slams Jeb Bush for Endorsing Amnesty for All Illegals in Telemundo InterviewRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

    On CBS This Morning , Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for endorsing amnesty to all of the illegal aliens who broke into the country and live here in defiance of our laws. The hosts first tried to get Jindal to denounce GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for declaring that Mexico is sending criminals such as rapists , murderers , and drunk drivers across the border: "Do you think he should be in this race? What about his comments that he's made?" "Look, I think anytime the donors in New York or the smart people in D.C. try to clear the field or pick a candidate, it never works," Jindal said.


  6. News Analysis: Donald Trump ahead in U.S. polls, but it may not lastRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    While U.S. real estate magnate Donald Trump is leading among Republican presidential candidates in the polls, many doubt if he can really clinch the nomination. The billionaire mogul stands nearly 5 points ahead of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in a very crowded Republican field, in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential elections.


  7. Jindal slams rivals for saying 'outlandish things'Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Nerve News

    Washington, July 30 - Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal has accused fellow Republican presidential candidates of saying extreme things, outlandish things to garner publicity ahead of primary elections. Right now you've got a lot of candidates, they're willing to say extreme things, outlandish things to get on TV, to get in the debates, said Jindal who currently figures at the bottom of national polls with one to two percent.


  8. Back-to-school sales tax holiday to span 10 days this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday returns this year and will last a record 10 days, beginning Aug. 7. That means shoppers have more time than ever before to take advantage of tax breaks on apparel that is $100 or less per item, school supplies that are $15 or less and computers and other electronics priced at $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. The Florida Retail Federation anticipates that the extended sales-tax-free event will encourage Florida families to spend more on school supplies this year.


  9. Ex-governor joins GOP contestants, putting total at 17Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    The Republican presidential contest has grown to 17 major candidates with Wednesday's entry of Jim Gilmore. The former Virginia governor told the Associated Press this month that he would announce his candidacy in early August.


  10. Marco Rubio plots 2016 delegate strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Marco Rubio is quietly amassing organizational backing in states often ignored by presidential candidates, preparing for a Republican primary that could go long and become a knife fight for delegates. The Florida senator's growing empire of state campaign chairmen and designated grassroots supporters stretches from Maine to Alaska, and is populated in between with volunteer teams in Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Wyoming.


  11. Yet another one for the clown car; Jim Gilmore makes 17 Gop WH hopefulsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    You might think that John Kasich's entry into the 2016 race means that the GOP clown car...I mean, presidential field is finally set at 16. But you'd be wrong, because still they keep trickling in. Although, I can't blame anyone for not noticing this one.


  12. Shock Poll: Donald TrumpLeads Jeb Bush in FloridaRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is beating fellow GOP rival - former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - in his own state, according to a new report by the SaintPetersBlog. "A St. Pete Polls survey released on Wednesday shows the New York businessman with 26 percent support, with Jeb Bush in second place with 20 percent," reported the SaintPetersBlog.


  13. Trumps Surges In New PollRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

    A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds Donald Trump way ahead of the GOP presidential field with 25%, followed by Jeb Bush back at just 12%. Key finding: "The five-day rolling online poll had Trump at 15% among Republicans on Friday before he rocketed to 24.9% on Tuesday.


  14. Anti-Gun Groups Hit Jeb Bush, 'Stand Your Ground' LawsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

    Liberal groups favoring gun control are targeting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for supporting a "Stand Your Ground" law that received near unanimous bipartisan support in the state's legislature. Though 24 states now have the law, Florida was the first state to adopt the law with Bush's signature in 2005.


  15. Politicians celebrate Medicare anniversary with partisan rancorRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans over the popular program bubbled up this week in anticipation of Thursday's 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. "Are we going to let Republicans cut Medicare-Medicaid benefits?" asked Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., during a press conference Wednesday.


  16. Medicare Was Born 50 Years Ago, And It's Still Under AttackRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    It was 50 years ago Thursday that President Lyndon Johnson signed the legislation that created Medicare, dramatically altering life for America's seniors. But as debate over the program rages on, its conservative critics have learned to be more crafty about what alternatives they propose -- and how to justify them.


  17. Rick Scott Uses Hoax Videos As Pretext To Harass Planned Parenthood In FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Oliver Willis

    This is all going according to plan. Conservatives at the Center for Medical Progress release deceptively edited videos distorting what happens at Planned Parenthood, it is amplified by conservative media like Fox, congressional Republicans make noise - sometimes days after they've already seen the videos but are now play acting - and now local conservatives harass the organization .


  18. Ex-Virginia governor Gilmore enters White House raceRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    Jim Gilmore, a former governor of Virginia, filed paperwork Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to run for president, making him the 17th major Republican figure to enter the crowded White House race. He is up against candidates with considerably higher national profiles, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Senator Marco Rubio and real estate tycoon Donald Trump.


  19. Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush's presidential ambitionsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    The big-money boosters propelled Right to Rise, a super PAC dedicated to helping Bush win the Republican nomination, to its $103 million total in the first six month of the year. Separately, Bush's official campaign, limited to contributions of $2,700 or less per donor, raised $11.4 million.


  20. Gov. Scott: State Funding for Building Homes for Heroes to Help Build ...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Capital Soup

    Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted $1 million included in the "KEEP FLORIDA WORKING" Budget for Building Homes for Heroes, a non-profit organization that builds or modifies homes, and gifts them mortgage-free to injured veterans and their families. The funding provided by the state will allow the organization to build a record number of homes for disabled veterans in Florida this year.