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Vern Buchanan says Brussels attack demands plan of action

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Terror attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning should serve as a wake-up call that the Obama administration needs to release its overdue plan to defeat ISIS, says U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. The Sarasota Republican points out that the government has already missed a congressionally-mandated deadline of Feb. 15 to submit a detailed plan to defeat the terrorist organization. “The attack … in Belgium is further evidence that ISIS is a growing threat to the United States and the global community,” Buchanan…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.1.15 — Corizon Health Care terminates contract with Florida prisons. That’s not a bad thing

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If you don’t know of anyone who is caught up in the Florida corrections system, stories about the care of prisoners may not matter much to you at all. But they have been disturbing, particularly regarding the state of health care for those who incarcerated. Rick Scott ran for office in 2010 promising to privatize health care in the corrections system in Florida, and that finally happened in October of 2013, when Corizon Health Care took over (along with Wexford…

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Gwen Graham moves three measures through the U.S. House

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Today’s passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the National Defense Authorization Act, which appropriates $612 billion in spending for the Pentagon and military priorities, also marks the House approval of three initiatives sponsored by Democratic congresswoman from Florida’s Panhandle Gwen Graham.  Graham heralded the passage of the bill — by a vote of 269-151, with 143 of her fellow Dems voting “Nay” and 40 joining her in the “Yea” column — in a news release on Friday. “The government’s first…

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