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When Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was selected by President Obama to run the Democratic National Committee earlier this year, it was obvious that she’d be different than her predecessor, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Whereas Kaine is known for being quiet and calm, Wasserman Schultz is best known for her energetic partisanship. Which means that, as Politico reports–they call it it a “rough start”–she got into trouble these last few weeks for comparing Republican bills to restrict early voting and require photo ID (which would have the effect of making it tougher for minorities to vote) with Jim Crow laws and was lectured for her claims about the Paul Ryan Medicare-privatization plan. Former Pennsylvania Governor and DNC Chair Ed Rendell, more than capable of the occasional faux-pas himself, stood up for her, and it seems unlikely Dems will call for her head. [Politico]

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Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Joel Greenberg, Seminole County’s disgraced former tax collector, has agreed to plead guilty to six federal crimes — including sex trafficking of a child — in a deal that calls for him to cooperate with federal investigators, according to a source with knowledge of the agreement. The deal, which will be made official during a Monday morning court hearing Greenberg is required to attend, marks a turning point in the sprawling federal investigation that has roiled Florida politics and reportedly taken aim at Greenberg’s friend and ally U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. In addition to traffic...

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