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Marco Rubio slams Patrick Murphy’s vote on Gitmo detainees transfer

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House Democrats were on the losing side of a vote Thursday to prevent the transfer of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and Patrick Murphy’s opposition to the measure has predictably earned the wrath of Marco Rubio’s Senate campaign. “For far too long the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been a stain on American values that undermines our security around the world,” Murphy said. “As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I will continue to support closing Guantanamo in a responsible way that protects the…

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NRCC calls on Charlie Crist and Eric Lynn to oppose Obama’s Gitmo closure plan

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is calling on Democratic candidates for Pinellas County’s Congressional District 13 seat to renounce President Barack Obama’s plan to shut down Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. “Do Charlie Crist and Eric Lynn support the President and his dangerous policy,” the NRCC asked in an email. “Or will they finally stand against President Obama and put the safety of American citizens before the liberal’s insatiable political need to close GITMO?” “I was working for the President at…

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David Jolly boasts about his proposal on maintaining GITMO as U.S. military base signed by President Obama in NDAA

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President Obama hinted last week that he still may try to close the Guantánamo Bay prison through executive action when he signed an updated national defense authorization bill last week, he had no issue with a provision that maintains that the naval station at GITMO will not be closed or abandoned. The Obama administration has emphasized from the beginning of this year that it wouldn’t transfer the base back to Cuba, but the language in the NDAA came from a measure introduced…

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Jim Greer calls out Kendrick Meek over Gitmo

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Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer today released the following statement calling on Miami Congressman and United States Senate Candidate Kendrick Meek to tell Floridians whether or not he supports bringing terrorists currently detained at Guantanamo Bay to the Sunshine State. “Yesterday we saw the first Guantanamo Bay detainee plead not-guilty to the al-Qaida bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, attacks that killed more than 224 people, including 12 Americans. Ahmed Ghailani is the first of many…

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