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Eric Lynn releases video where he says he’ll work to ensure a nuclear-free Iran

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CD 13 Democratic hopeful Eric Lynn has released a second short video introducing himself to Pinellas County voters, with this video devoted to national security issues. It comes a day before the House of Representatives may vote on whether they approve the nuclear deal between the P5+1 countries and Iran. Lynn, who worked in Barack Obama‘s Defense Department under three different DOD secretaries,  has not yet stated whether he would support the deal or not, and doesn’t commit in this…

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Kathy Castor latest House Democrat to come out in support of Iran nuclear deal

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As expected, Tampa-based Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor officially came out on Friday morning as a supporter of the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. And like virtually every other Democrat who has announced their support, she says the decision didn’t come lightly, and she knows that it’s not perfect. “I’ve spoken with sanctions experts and military leaders. I heard from hundreds of my neighbors through phone calls, letters, emails, social media posts and in office meetings who both support and oppose the…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera challenges Patrick Murphy to justify support of Iran deal

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Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera is challenging the leading Democratic Senate candidate to justify his support of the controversial Iran nuclear deal. In a statement Thursday, Lopez-Cantera asks U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy to join him for a series of unspecified monthly town hall meetings with Florida voters. The debates, he said, would be so the Jupiter Democrat could explain in person his backing of President Barack Obama‘s “reckless Iran concessions.” Both Lopez-Cantera and Murphy are running  for the U.S. Senate to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who…

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Today on Context Florida: Government dysfunction, Florida’s infrastructure and crude oil

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Today on Context Florida: A less-than-Special Session cost citizens nearly 700 grand, Rick Scott’s legal bills are now north of $1.5 million, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has issued more bear hunting permits than there are bears, and there is a big storm aiming for the Gulf of Mexico. Diane Roberts says that in Florida, government dysfunction is the house style. Florida depends on safe, efficient transportation to accommodate a growing population and about 100 million tourists who flock here…

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In new web ad, Scott Walker takes a shot at Jeb Bush on Iran deal

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Jeb Bush opposes the proposed nuclear agreement between the U.S. and Iran. He’s made that quite clear, as has every other Republican running for president. Unlike the others though, Bush said that he may not tear the deal up on “Day One” of his presidency. “At 12:01 on January, whatever it is, 19th [2017], I will not probably have a confirmed secretary of state; I will not have a confirmed national security team in place; I will not have consulted with…

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Poll shows most Floridians favor path to citizenship, oppose Planned Parenthood funding cut

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A new Quinnpiac poll of Floridians shows that despite the increasingly harsh rhetoric about immigration in the GOP presidential primary, a majority of Floridians (53 percent) support allowing most undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and eventually apply for U.S. citizenship. An additional 12 percent say the undocumented should be allowed to stay in the U.S., but not be allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship. Thirty-one percent said that the undocumented should be deported back to their country of origin. That’s…

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Kathy Castor still not ready to announce on Iran nuclear deal

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Tampa Bay area Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor says she’s not ready to announce whether she supports the Iran nuclear deal, but will within the next week or so. “I’m still visiting with constituents and doing my research,” Castor told reporters who gathered to speak with her after she participated in a press conference on the USF Tampa campus. Castor and the rest of her colleagues will vote on the issue next month when Congress reconvenes. If the GOP-led House and/or Senate…

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