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Mike Pence tries to reassure anxious Europeans on U.S. support

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington’s support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. During meetings in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump “to express the strong commitment of the United States to continued cooperation and partnership with the European Union.” “Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values and above…

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Vern Buchanan urges crackdown on money flow to terrorist groups

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Citing the recent wave of terrorist attacks across the globe and the pressing need to keep American families safe, Congressman Vern Buchanan is calling for passage of tough, new measures cracking down on money flowing to terrorist groups. Buchanan said Tuesday Congress should pass “The National Strategy for Combating Terrorist, Underground, and Other Illicit Financing Act,” which directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a comprehensive strategy to combat the financing of terrorism. “We need to cut out the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.11.16 – Time for Obama to release those 28 pages in 9/11 report

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Happy Monday, y’all. I hope you had a good weekend. I’m feeling good this morning after my Golden State Warriors took care of the San Antonio Spurs last night with dispatch, and are only a victory away this Wednesday from capturing the greatest regular season record in NBA history.  The Masters also had some drama. But ltet’s talk about two other television programs of interest that aired yesterday: President Obama on Fox News Sunday and Bob Graham on 60 Minutes. It was Obama’s…

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Today on Context Florida: Jeb Bush’s irrelevancy, grim fact of life, Donald Trump’s narcissism and drug abuse & kids

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Today on Context Florida: Jac VerSteeg wonders if Jeb Bush got up Wednesday and asked, “What can I do to complete my slide toward total irrelevancy?” … “I know. I’ll endorse Ted Cruz for president!” Talk about terrible timing, VerSteeg says. His endorsement, which echoed the earlier backing of Cruz by Mitt Romney, came just as Cruz had uttered one of the stupidest remarks concerning the horrible terrorist attacks in Brussels. Steve Schale points out that terrorism is a grim fact…

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Vern Buchanan says Brussels attack demands plan of action

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Terror attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning should serve as a wake-up call that the Obama administration needs to release its overdue plan to defeat ISIS, says U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. The Sarasota Republican points out that the government has already missed a congressionally-mandated deadline of Feb. 15 to submit a detailed plan to defeat the terrorist organization. “The attack … in Belgium is further evidence that ISIS is a growing threat to the United States and the global community,” Buchanan…

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‘Batman v Superman’ London premiere scales back after attack

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The London premiere of “Batman v Superman” was scaled back Tuesday following the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Warner Bros. said in a statement that “our hearts go out to the victims” and others affected by the deadly explosions at the Belgium city’s main airport and subway. But the studio said it would go forward with the Tuesday-night premiere “rather than yield to terror.” However, interviews on the red carpet were canceled. The Leicester Square premiere of “Batman v Superman: Dawn…

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Rick Scott orders flags be flown at half-staff to honor victims of Brussels attacks

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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the March 22 attack in Brussels. On Tuesday, Scott directed that flags at all local and state buildings, installations and grounds throughout Florida be flown at half-staff until sunset on March 28. The order goes into effect immediately. In his proclamation, Scott said he and his wife, Ann, “join all Floridians and Americans in mourning with the people of Belgium and denouncing these senseless acts…

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