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Mitch Perry Report for 8.22.16 — Who’s down with TPP?

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Good morning, y’all. Welcome to the last full week of campaigning before your Aug. 30 primary election in the Sunshine State. Before we get into the news of the day, how was your weekend? I went and saw a couple of good, if somewhat overrated movies (“Come Hell or High Water,” “Don’t Think Twice”), and finished reading an underrated novel (Jay McInerney‘s “Bright, Precious Days”). I also voted, as the majority of Floridians will do, before next week’s primary election. Not…

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Medea Benjamin on her new book examining the U.S.-Saudi Arabia alliance

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Although Medea Benjamin has been an activist for nearly four decades, most of the country didn’t come to know her until shortly before the Iraq war, when she infiltrated her way into congressional hearing rooms to shout down people like Donald Rumsfeld to protest the upcoming war. She’s best known as the co-founder of the anti-war activist group Code Pink, which has a history of infiltrating and briefly disrupting events, including the Senate hearing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the confirmation for CIA Director…

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