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Bob Buckhorn asks NCAA to move Women’s 2016 Final Four to Tampa

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Tampa is hosting the Women’s Final Four college basketball tournament this weekend, and if Indiana doesn’t get its act together regarding its controversial religious freedom legislation, Mayor Bob Buckhorn is calling on the NCAA to bring the tournament back next year to the Cigar City. “Sports teach us dedication, fair play and teamwork,” Buckhorn wrote in a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert today. “It teaches us that we should judge others for their talents and who they are, instead of where…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.2.15 — Florida Republicans and immigration

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There’s lot of stories in the news this week about the Republican Party and social issues. Both Mike Pence in Indiana (considered a 2016 presidential possibility) and Asa Hutchison in Arkansas have asked for tweaks in their Religious Freedom Restoration Act bills, after the firestorm it’s created nationally, particularly amongst business groups. Another issue that the Republicans have had to dance with carefully on is immigration, where there has always been a schism between the business side of the party and…

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