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Mitch Perry Report for 7.27.16 – Bernie supporters aren’t all uniting yet

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I think there are some specific reasons why Bernie Sanders aren’t ready to embrace Hillary Clinton like Clinton folks rallied around Barack Obama in 2008. I wasn’t at the Denver DNC, but no way was there the intense opposition to the nominee like there is the streets and in some parts of the convention hall this week as there was in ’08. Part of it is generational. Many (but by no means most) of Bernie supporters are young and very…

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California Democrat wants to work with Kathy Castor on ending sanctions against Cuba

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Despite the diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba announced by President Obama in December of 2014, the idea of removing the more than 50-year-old economic embargo against the communist island doesn’t appear to be any closer to fading away. The Republican-led Congress would have to repeal both the 1996 Helms-Burton Act and the Trading With The Enemy Act for that to occur. And while Democrats feel pretty good about their chances of recapturing control of the Senate this fall, the House remains…

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Kathy Castor leads a 7-member congressional delegation to Cuba

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A seven-member bipartisan group of Congress, led by Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor, departed from Tampa to Cuba on Saturday. “We intend to meet with small business owners and entrepreneurs to gain a better understanding of how the changes in the Cuban economy are working,” Castor said in a brief news conference held at Tampa International Airport shortly before the delegation boarded. “We intend to meet with officials with the Port of Mariel to investigate how we can improve trade on…

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