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Senate panel OKs call for “use of military force” against ISIL

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Florida lawmakers continued to dabble in foreign policy on Monday, when the Senate panel unanimously passed a bill calling for an authorization of force against Al-Qaeda and Islamic State groups in Iraq and the Levant. The Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security approved SB 1710 by Sen. Greg Evers, which calls on Congress for the “authorization for the use of military force” against the groups. The bill originally called on federal lawmakers to “declare that a state of war…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.14.16 — And the winner is?

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(UPDATE) Shortly after 8:30 a.m., the Oscar nominations will be announced from Hollywood, and yes, I actually give a fig. As an inveterate moviegoer, I still get excited about what the Establishment thinks about the product it puts out every year. Interestingly, while the Oscars are still among the most viewed television broadcasts globally every year, they always seem to drop in the ratings most years. This year, Chris Rock is hosting, but what I’ll be interested to see today is…

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Ben Carson: Refugee program must screen for ‘mad dogs’

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Thursday that blocking potential terrorists posing as Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. is akin to handling a rabid dog. At campaign stops in Alabama, Carson said halting Syrian resettlement in the U.S. doesn’t mean America lacks compassion. “If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog,” Carson told reporters at one stop. “It doesn’t mean you hate all dogs, but you’re…

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Jeb Bush to attend 9/11 observance in New Hampshire

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Jeb Bush will be in Londonderry, N.H., on Friday morning to participate in a remembrance ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Bush will be attend the September 11th Observance on the Londonderry town commons in New Hampshire at 8:30 a.m., where he is scheduled to make brief remarks and will then read out the names of some of the 2,977 victims. The official start of the ceremony will be at 8:46 a.m. when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. According to a press…

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Rand Paul hails NSA ruling as Marco Rubio argues for re-authorizing data collection

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While presidential candidates Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders were hailing the federal court ruling on Thursday that the National Security Agency‘s bulk collection of phone records isn’t authorized by the Patriot Act, Marco Rubio was on the floor of the Senate arguing for the controversial program to be reauthorized. “Here’s the truth: If this program had existed before 9/11, it is quite possible that we would have known that the 9/11 hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar was living in San Diego and was making…

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