Tag: Guantanamo Bay
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Jim RosicaOctober 2, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott continued to warn state residents that Hurricane Matthew, though not currently targeting Florida, is “a very dangerous storm and life threatening.” The storm, which has been fluctuating between a Category 4 and Category 5 hurricane, on Sunday morning was tracking westerly at 5 mph with sustained winds of 140 mph. The National […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 15, 2016

House Democrats were on the losing side of a vote Thursday to prevent the transfer of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and Patrick Murphy’s opposition to the measure has predictably earned the wrath of Marco Rubio’s Senate campaign. “For far too long the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been a stain on American values that undermines our security around the […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorFebruary 23, 2016

The National Republican Congressional Committee is calling on Democratic candidates for Pinellas County’s Congressional District 13 seat to renounce President Barack Obama’s plan to shut down Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. “Do Charlie Crist and Eric Lynn support the President and his dangerous policy,” the NRCC asked in an email on Tuesday. “Or will they finally […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 17, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio laughed off a supporter’s suggestion that he ‘‘waterboard’’ Democrat Hillary Clinton. The suggestion came just after the Florida senator promised to keep the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay open ‘‘forever.’’ A supporter at a Tuesday evening rally in North Myrtle Beach shouted, ‘‘Waterboard Hillary,’’ referring to the interrogation technique that […]

Melissa RossJanuary 6, 2016

On Saturday, the 14th anniversary of the day that the first detainees were taken to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, anti-war activists from across the country will march on U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Doral to demand the immediate closure of the prison. At one point, 779 prisoners were held at Gitmo without trial or charges. Today […]

Mitch PerryAugust 13, 2015

In the political equivalent of swatting an underhanded-thrown softball into the bleachers, Pinellas County U.S. Rep. and GOP Senate candidate David Jolly came out Thursday against the Obama administration’s latest attempt to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and transfer detainees to U.S. mainland prisons. “The closing of Gitmo would only embolden […]


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