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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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Retired general officers urge support for Hillary Clinton, trash Donald Trump

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A retired Air Force brigadier general and a retired Navy rear admiral both expressed strong confidence in Democrat Hillary Clinton and condemnation of Republican Donald Trump as possible presidents Tuesday. Retired Brig. Gen. John Douglass of Cocoa Beach and retired Rear Adm. Gene Kendall of Fernandina Beach aimed their opinions toward Florida voters Tuesday, in a press call organized by Clinton’s presidential campaign. They were joined by Coast Guard veteran Elena McCullough of Pasco County. The trio spoke fearfully of Trump’s temperament and lack of experience in military and foreign affairs; of…

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Todd Wilcox brings ground-level view of foreign affairs to U.S. Senate race

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If companies want to know who to trust to do business in civil-war-torn Ukraine, they might contact Maitland-based Strategic Risk Management LLC. for privately-researched background intelligence reports. Companies that need to move goods through the dicier parts of Afghanistan might call on Winter Park-based Innovative Logistics LLC to handle the planes, warehouses, trucks and security. And if the U.S. Department of Defense, or a trusted American ally, wants special operations training and support services to prepare missions in some other unstable backwater nation, they might turn…

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Pew Research: Republicans, Democrats have starkly different foreign affairs priorities

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A new comprehensive study on American views on foreign affairs finds to no surprise that Republicans are from Mars and Democrats from Venus, but also finds Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s supporters more isolationist than anyone. The survey, released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, finds that Democrats consider the nation’s biggest global fears to be climate change, ISIS, cyberattacks and disease pandemics, and few lose much sleep over threats to the United States from Syrian refugees, China or Russia. Republicans, on…

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Sarasota GOP hosts Darrell Issa fundraiser Monday night

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California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa is the featured guest at fundraiser Monday evening hosted by former FDIC chair Bill Isaac and the Republican Party of Sarasota. Issa, an outspoken conservative from north of San Diego, serves on the U.S. House Committees on Judiciary and Foreign Affairs. Also featured at the $500-a-ticket event are two other members of the House Judiciary committee, Chair Bob Goodlatte from Virginia, and Georgia U.S. Rep. Doug Collins. After leading the FDIC during the financial crisis of the 1980s, Isaac – a…

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