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In Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles

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President Donald Trump arrived in the Middle East on Saturday, touching down in Saudi Arabia to begin his first trip abroad, a visit aimed at forging stronger alliances to combat terrorism while seeking to push past the series of controversies threatening to engulf his young administration. Trump flew to Riyadh overnight on Air Force One and was welcomed during an elaborate ceremony at the airport, punctuated by a military flyover and a handshake from Saudi King Salman. Trump is the…

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Marco Rubio says next step in Syria is negotiating regime change

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Sen. Marco Rubio says the next step in Syria should be to work with Sunni governments to discuss “an alternative” government in Syria. Rubio is a Florida Republican and onetime rival of President Donald Trump. The conservative tells NBC’s “Today” show that Trump should reach out to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Turkey, to discuss ways to get Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down and create a new regime. Assad has not responded to…

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In Tampa, retired Army General Stanley McChrystal says the U.S. isn’t in a position to fix Syrian situation

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Retired General Stanley McChrystal said if the Islamic State could be effectively blown away tomorrow, the world’s problems in the Middle East would not be immediately solved. “There’s a temptation today to simplify things,” the retired Army general told a crowd of several hundred people who gathered to hear him speak at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Monday afternoon. He mocked the notion made by Donald Trump (though not by name) that the U.S. could just “bash them and we’re going to bomb…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.14.16 – Mission creep in Yemen?

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The real news is out there — you just have to search for it. While the increasingly dysfunctional presidential election grips/horrifies the nation, there are things happening in the world that U.S. citizens should be aware of — such as our involvement in Yemen. On Thursday, the U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, retaliating after failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer. Now some might…

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Vern Buchanan says the truth needs to come out regarding 9/11 and the Saudi government

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Sarasota area Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan says that the U.S. should “never buckle to the threats of a foreign government,” and that’s why he supports legislation that aims to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for any involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “Even an ally like Saudi Arabia needs to understand our country will never compromise when it comes to keeping Americans safe and punishing those behind terrorist attacks,” Buchanan says. “If they were involved the truth needs to come out and they…

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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders make final pushes ahead of New York primary

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Hillary Clinton greeted recently-unionized workers at a Queens car wash during her final day of campaigning ahead of the New York primary. Clinton cited the workers as evidence of how “real change happens.” “It didn’t happen overnight,” she told a small crowd at the Hi-Tek Wash & Lube. “You work at it every day.” The remark echoes her recent attacks on rival Bernie Sanders, who she says promises an impossible-to-achieve “political revolution.” Earlier on Monday, she stopped at a hospital…

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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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