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Gabby Giffords anti-violence group calls out Marco Rubio on terrorist watch list votes

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As Marco Rubio contemplates continuing his career in the U.S. Senate beyond the end of this year, an anti-violence group is bashing him for his record of voting to protect the loophole in federal law that allows known and suspected terrorists on the FBI’s watch list to pass a criminal background check and legally purchase guns at federally licensed firearms dealers. “In the aftermath of the San Bernardino tragedy last December, Sen. Rubio failed to stand up to the gun…

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Today on Context Florida: Going nuts, blind ambition, mendacity in the morning, disavowing Duke and no joy in Mudville

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Today on Context Florida: The “establishment” of the Republican Party is going nuts, says Dan Gelber. Donald Trump is leading a hostile takeover of their party and they — the Koch brothers, Glenn Beck, the National Review, George Will and every other self-professed conservative thinker — don’t know what do to about it. First, they ignored him. Then they laughed at him. But now that Trump is on the verge of winning the nomination, the party leaders are frantically trying to…

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Donald Trump welcomes a senator, bashes Glenn Beck’s support of Ted Cruz

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Donald Trump is so confident about the loyalty of his supporters that he predicted Saturday they would stick with him even if he shot someone. The Republican presidential front-runner bashed conservative commentator Glenn Beck‘s support of rival Ted Cruz and welcomed a figure from the GOP establishment, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in rallies nine days before the Iowa caucuses open voting in the 2016 campaign. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I…

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New video highlights Marco Rubio’s conservative credentials

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Marco Rubio is out with a new video touting his conservative credentials ahead of Thursday night’s Republican debate. The video — called “The Conservative Choice for President” — is meant to highlight Rubio’s conservative ratings. The ad features Glenn Beck and conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren singing Rubio’s praises. “So here it is. I picked Marco Rubio for president,” the 30-second video features Lahren saying. “Here’s why: Rubio is young, tenacious, well-spoken and, most importantly, he can actually win.” Rubio…

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Today on Context Florida: Bear meat & Whole Foods, GOP bluster, bizarre politics and the Salt Shaker Test

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Today on Context Florida: Doing research about Florida’s “astonishingly efficient” bear hunt, Tom O’Hara came across an equally astonishing analogy. The chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wrote this about hunting: “Hunting is the first and original organic and natural grocery store, offering locally-grown and harvested protein from the land. Think of it as nature’s Whole Foods. Health-conscious families value living off the land.” But after some investigation, O’Hara learned the analogy isn’t quite appropriate. Republican antics may…

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Glenn Beck lists St. Pete as number six on a list of cities to avoid

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Glenn Beck is urging his conservative followers to avoid St. Pete “like the plague.” Beck issued a list of 15 cities to avoid because they were the “least religious.” “And if you look at that list, these are the cities that already having trouble (sic),” Glenn said on his website. St. Pete falls at number six on the list behind left-leaning cities including Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Phoenix. Before announcing St. Pete in the number six spot, Beck…

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Tea Partiers to ‘storm’ Capitol Hill next week

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From Chris Good: Capitol Hill will get another taste of tea partiers later this month. The Dick-Armey-led group FreedomWorks, which has developed relationships with the tea party movement and helped organize the meeting of activists in DC, is organizing a protest of “ObamaCare 2.0” at the House office buildings March 16, according to the event’s page at the FreedomWorks website. The rally is scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with protesters meeting at the Cannon building and…

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