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Mitch Perry Report for 6.21.16 — After gun control proposals go down, Bill Nelson says “The NRA wins again”

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The U.S. Senate voted on four different gun-control proposals last night — two offered by Republicans, two by Democrats. They all failed. First up was California Democrat Dianne Feinstein‘s bit, which would give the Department of Justice the power to stop anyone on the terror watch list from buying a gun. That garnered just 47 votes. Then came Texas Republican John Cornyn‘s proposal, which would have law enforcement notified when someone on the terror watch list tries to buy a gun, failed with just…

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Cory Booker doesn’t want to talk about being a possible VP

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Cory Booker is being discussed as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but the New Jersey Senator doesn’t want to talk about it. “You know what? I’m focused on being the best New Jersey Senator I can possibly be,” he said Saturday afternoon. “And I’m leaving a lot of that speculation for the ‘speculators’ and right now my focus is doing my job.” Booker’s comments came moments after appearing at a news conference with Congressman and…

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David Jolly proposes bill that would prevent potential terrorists from purchasing guns

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Congressional Democrats have spent the past week in Washington promoting gun control legislation in the wake of the Orlando shooting massacre, in which 49 people were killed and dozens others remain injured. They’ve complained that they’re not getting assistance from many Republicans, but that may be changing. On Thursday, Pinellas County based GOP Representative David Jolly announced that he has drafted a bill that would protect Americans by closing a firearm background check loophole and prevent potential terrorists from purchasing guns.  The legislation…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.16.16 -CLC clears the path for Rubio

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Politics never takes a day off, and some would probably say it shouldn’t. Take the reaction this week to the shooting massacre in Orlando. Democrats have done what they believe urgently needs to be done to lessen the possibility of further mass gun shootings, by introducing gun control legislation in Washington. In Washington early this morning, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy put himself into the history book with a nearly 15-hour filibuster to force the Senate to take action to address gun violence. Murphy…

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Bill Nelson asks U.S. Olympic Committee how it’s preparing for spread of Zika

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With less than 75 days until the Summer Olympics, Sen. Bill Nelson wants to make sure the United States Olympic Committee is prepared to protect its athletes from the spread of Zika. The Florida Democrat was one of 10 senators who signed a letter sent to the chairman of the United States Olympic Committee on Monday. In the letter, Nelson and others said they were inquiring about what steps the committee was taking to “assist and protect our athletes against…

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