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John Kasich says NATO should invoke Article 5 in wake of Paris attacks

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Saying it was not a day for politics as usual, Ohio Governor John Kasich still got partisan on Saturday at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando on Saturday afternoon. His entire speech was centered around the battle against terrorism in the wake of the attacks in Paris on Friday night, “I don’t know if this is the time for political criticism or the blame game, but I must say, that we as a nation, the United States of America, has not shown…

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Jeb Bush says he’s going to see the pope when he comes to the U.S.

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Although he expressed some criticism about Pope Francis earlier this summer, Jeb Bush said at at town-hall meeting just outside of Orlando that he’s a “huge fan” of the current Pontiff, and says he hopes to be “part of the flock” when His Holiness comes to the United States in September. “He’s impressive beyond belief,” Bush said today while speaking to approximately 150 people at the Longwood Events & Rentals center, the second of his three stops in the Orlando area. “And…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.10.15 — Game changing developments?

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The big news locally this morning is Mike Salinero’s exclusive in the Tampa Tribune that Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill is prepared to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners and Mayor Bob Buckhorn tomorrow that a half-cent sales transit tax be put on the ballot in 2016, with 60 percent of those funds collected going to roads and bridges, and only 30 percent for mass transit. We’ll undoubtedly follow up, and we’ll all get the official details tomorrow. But I can…

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Marco Rubio lays out a plan to stifle Russia’s presence in Eastern Europe

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Over the past year, the U.S. has sent a variety of troops, including special operations forces, to exercises and training programs in Eastern Europe, including Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, but the long-term goal is to reduce our military presence in Eastern Europe. Marco Rubio would reverse that emphasis. “Instead of the temporary, mobile military presence deployed to NATO’s frontier, the United States should end planned force drawdowns in the region and work with allies to ensure that the European Reassurance…

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