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Mitch Perry Report for 9.12.16 — Will this Syrian ceasefire hold?

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Good Monday morning to you all. While the U.S. media will be focused intently on Hillary Clinton‘s health, there’s another issue taking place today that deserves close observation — the tentative truce between the warring factions that’s supposed to happen in Syria tonight at sundown. The truce was announced last last week between Russia and the U.S., and there is “cautious optimism” this could lead to ending the five-year civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced millions from…

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Libertarian Gary Johnson badly fumbles Aleppo question on ‘Morning Joe’

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Sitting with the prospect of showing a Libertarian view of foreign affairs that might make Donald Trump‘s brash non-commitment and Hillary Clinton‘s nuanced status quo look out of touch, presidential nominee Gary Johnson instead stumbled face-first Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show. Johnson was unable to answer his first question, from columnist Mike Barnicle, who asked what he would do about Aleppo, and then spent the rest of his appearance trying to recover. “What is Aleppo?” Johnson responded to Barnicle’s question, while looking like…

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