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Marco Rubio stands firmly behind pro-life stance on Meet The Press

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Fresh off the positive buzz he engendered for his performance in the first Republican presidential debate of the season, Marco Rubio once again stood strongly behind his pro-life stance on abortion on Sunday, including his belief that there should be no exceptions, even in the case of rape and incest. “I personally and deeply believe that all human life is worthy of protection of our laws,” Rubio told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet The Press. “I do, and I believe that irrespective…

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No retreat, no surrender for free-speaking candidate Donald Trump

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Once again, Donald Trump isn’t backing down from comments that have inflamed the Republican presidential race. And some of his rivals are no longer treating him with kid gloves. Republican presidential contenders Marco Rubio and Rick Perry said Trump, with his latest bombast, has demonstrated he is not fit to be president. At an Iowa candidate forum on Saturday, Trump dismissed Republican Sen. John McCain‘s reputation as a war hero, saying the aviator was merely taken captive after being shot…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.6.15 — Partying like it’s 1999

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Good morning, y’all, and welcome to the second half of 2015. So what do we have going on this morning? The biggest story in the world remains what happens in Greece, after the public overwhelmingly said yesterday that they don’t want more austerity regarding their financial situation. Last week the European Central Bank cut off access to more money, meaning Greek citizens have been limited to getting the equivalent of about $67 a day from their ATMs. What does the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.22.15 — South Carolina’s Confederate flag — and Tampa’s

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Current events can change the trajectory of a presidential race, and all of the men and women running for the nation’s highest office in the land are being tested in terms of how they react to the racist killings in Charleston last week. While Democrats are willing to bring up the issue of guns, Republicans are being asked what they think of South Carolina continuing to raise the Confederate flag. Photographs of the racist killer waving the flag and burning…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.18.15 — Jeb Bush talks tough on gay marriage

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Jeb Bush isn’t the only leading Republican presidential contender from Florida who is struggling to get his story straight on whether it was the right thing to invade Iraq. Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace refused to let Rubio off the hook regarding where he stands on the issue, since he appears to have two completely different answers to that question in the past two months. Wallace also grilled Rubio for displaying a lack of leadership in the way he handled the issue…

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BP document: Oil flow could be 4.2 million gallons per day

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BP PLC officials believe that oil may be gushing from its damaged well at a rate of 4.2 million gallons per day — 100 times the company’s original estimate, and over two-thirds higher than current government estimates — according to an internal company document released by a Democratic congressman. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that the document shows that “BP was either lying or grossly incompetent” in the estimates they have been releasing publicly.…

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ABC’s Jake Tapper tries to lure Sarah Palin into Sunday-show rotation via Twitter

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Stopping by the Sunday-morning chat shows once seemed like a prerequisite for any politician seeking national office. But Sarah Palin broke that tradition during the 2008 campaign by skipping all the Sunday shows — a marked contrast to her running mate John McCain, who’s long been a permanent fixture on the political chat circuit. Palin has certainly kept her name out there since 2008, however, with high-profile speaking gigs, regularly posting endorsements and policy positions on Facebook and Twitter, and writing a best-selling book.…

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