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Vern Buchanan urges crackdown on money flow to terrorist groups

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Citing the recent wave of terrorist attacks across the globe and the pressing need to keep American families safe, Congressman Vern Buchanan is calling for passage of tough, new measures cracking down on money flowing to terrorist groups. Buchanan said Tuesday Congress should pass “The National Strategy for Combating Terrorist, Underground, and Other Illicit Financing Act,” which directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a comprehensive strategy to combat the financing of terrorism. “We need to cut out the…

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GOP team addresses America Saturday

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After frenzied, final decision-making, Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate Friday, adding an experienced politician with deep Washington connections to the Republican presidential ticket. Trump’s pick was aimed in part at easing some Republicans’ concerns about his temperament and lack of political experience. Pence spent 12 years in Congress before being elected governor and his demeanor is as calm as Trump’s is fiery. While some conservatives are skeptical of Trump’s political leanings, Pence has been…

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Mike Pence with Donald Trump on blocking some immigration

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The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he supports Donald Trump‘s call to “temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorists’ influence and impact represents a threat to the United States.” Pence spoke Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” giving his first TV interview since Trump invited him to join the Republican ticket for the White House.  Last year, Pence came out against Trump’s proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering…

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Joe Henderson: After Nice carnage, how can we prevent ‘lone wolf’ attacks?

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So … another warped human has inflicted more misery upon the world. Motivated, perhaps, by tiny voices in his head that repeated a mantra of hate, Mohammed Lahouaiej Bouhle plowed his 20-ton rented truck through a crowd of holiday revelers in the picturesque French town of Nice. He killed 84 people before he, too, was killed. There were immediate calls both here and in other nations to step up attacks against radical Islam. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox…

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Tom Jackson: Reeling from horror that is no longer unimaginable

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There is no shortage of terms to describe what happened on the Riviera promenade in idyllic Nice, France, Thursday night. Grisly. Barbaric. Hateful. Unforgivable. Monstrous. The list goes on. The one word that no longer applies, however, is this: Unimaginable. We passed the threshold of the inconceivable years ago, probably in September 2001, when Islamist terrorists shrieking “Allahu akbar” slammed hijacked passenger jets terrorists into iconic American buildings. Every depraved act that followed in the name of this strange, vengeful…

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