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Mitch Perry Report for 4.14.15 — All Marco, all the time

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Greetings once again from the 305 area code. A random thought today — I went running along Doral Blvd. in the Miami Springs/Virginia Gardens area earlier this morning, when I came across a correctional institution. When I ran across it again on the way back, I noticed all of the concertina wire placed atop the roofs of the various buildings in the facility. It sort of blew me away. Just the starkness of — you ain’t getting out of here,…

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Miami’s Freedom Tower under water by 2060? Unlikely, scientist says

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Could the Freedom Tower in Miami, where U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday announced his bid for president, be underwater by 2060? Before Rubio announced on Monday that he was running for president in 2016, NextGen Climate suggested the building could be underwater by 2060. The political action committee said Florida is on the front line of climate change and called on the Republican senator from Miami to take a stronger stance on climate change. “Florida’s rising sea levels jeopardize the…

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NextGen Climate says it’s time for Marco Rubio to step up on climate change

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Marco Rubio wasn’t always a skeptic about global warming, but he certainly has been during his time in the U.S. Senate. “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it,” the Florida Republican told ABC News last May. As he prepares to announce his candidacy for president later today, the environmental activist group NextGen Climate is calling Rubio out on his stance, telling him to start showing some leadership…

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Marco Rubio teases 2016 campaign themes with new video

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Touching on the themes of American exceptionalism that he’s expressed since he first surfaced on the national political scene, Marco Rubio has released a a new video ahead of his expected presidential campaign announcement on Monday afternoon. Rubio’s “Big Announcement” as his camp is touting it, will come at 5:30 p.m. at the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami. The five-and-a-half minute video, called  “A New American Century,” first appeared on Rubio’s YouTube page on Friday afternoon. Rubio’s expected entry into the presidential race…

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