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Blake Dowling: Wise Kim meets Leon County

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The “Leon Consulate of Florida” was overthrown this week, thanks to the chumps at the Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail. I suppose they meant Leon County, since this hacking wing of ISIS hasn’t quite mastered English. What they refer to is the Leon County (North Florida) website; it was indeed hacked for a couple of minutes, replaced with this creepy message: County officials responded immediately that the attack was only “surface level” and all sensitive data was protected behind a firewall. Perhaps…

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Partly in disbelief, Florida’s members of Congress denounce Donald Trump’s revelations to Russians

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A lot of Florida’s Democratic members of Congress are responding with stunned disbelief to news reports — and President Donald Trump‘s Tuesday morning tweet — that he shared classified, highly sensitive ISIS information with Russian diplomats last week, calling the prospect inexcusable and demanding details. Republican U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami and Mario Diaz-Balart also denounced the events, while most other Republican members from Florida have yet to react Tuesday morning to Monday evenings’ news, and Trump’s tweet essentially…

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Donald Trump defends sharing ‘terrorism’ facts with Russians

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President Donald Trump defended revealing information to Russian officials, saying in a pair of tweets Tuesday that he shared “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety” and had “the absolute right” to do so. Trump was responding to reports Monday that he revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week, putting a source of intelligence on the Islamic State at risk. But Trump tweeted that he shared the information for “humanitarian reasons,…

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Kathy Castor agrees with Hillary Clinton; misogyny played a role in her loss

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In her first interview since she lost the race for president in November, Hillary Clinton said last week that “Certainly, misogyny played a role.” “I mean, that just has to be admitted,” she told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff last Thursday night. “And why and what the underlying reasons were is what I’m trying to parse out myself.” Congresswoman Kathy Castor agrees. “What struck me is some interviews on TV during the campaign folks out in Pennsylvania where young people would say, ‘I don’t believe in having…

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Joe Henderson: Predicting Donald Trump in final debate is risky business

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Game-changer? Or victory lap? That’s two potential outcomes for tonight’s third, and final, presidential debate. The first one applies to Donald Trump. If he fails to change the election narrative in his last head-to-head face off with Hillary Clinton, his White House aspirations likely are finished (if they aren’t already). Clinton, ahead in the polls, likely just needs to avoid committing a major gaffe in the face of what is expected to be a flurry of attacks and allegations from…

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On USF campus in Tampa, Hillary Clinton trashes Donald Trump plan to dismantle ISIS

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Although Hillary Clinton did talk briefly about how she would attempt to rein in the Islamic State if elected president in her speech at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday, her hyped address on national security issues also contained plenty of red meat regarding the foreign policy statements made by her opponent in this year’s presidential election, Donald Trump. “His whole campaign has been one long insult to all those who have worn the uniform to protect our most cherished…

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Donald Trump speech will focus on ‘foreign policy realism’

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Donald Trump will declare an end to nation-building if elected president, replacing it with what aides described as ‘‘foreign policy realism’’ focused on destroying the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations. In a speech the Republican presidential nominee was scheduled to deliver Monday in Ohio, Trump will argue that the country needs to work with anyone who shares that mission, regardless of other ideological and strategic disagreements. Any country that wants to work with the United States to defeat ‘‘radical…

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