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Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase penalties and jail time for people unlawfully in the U.S. convicted of certain violent offenses.  The bill is progressing through the House with sponsor Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, arguing it would increase public safety and send a message to federal immigration authorities.  Opponents question the bill’s constitutionality, and say Rep. Eagle is misusing data to bolster his case. 

President Trump has unfettered access to launch U.S. nuclear weapons. Once he gives the order, no one can contradict him. Once the missiles launch, they cannot be recalled. This is one of the risks facing a new president. But Trump’s policies could also greatly reduce nuclear risks, if he can solve the North Korean problem or strike a new deal with Russia. Nuclear policy expert Joe Cirincione will discuss all this and more in an important lecture, as we sit on the verge of a new “cold war” and ask: is history repeating itself? Are we entering a new nuclear arms race? Cirincione is the President of the Ploughshares Fund, a public grant-making foundation focused on nuclear weapons policy and conflict resolution

In 2005, Turkey began formal negotiations to join the European Union, but a little more than a decade later it looks less like a liberal democracy than a one-man electoral autocracy. What went wrong? What are the implications for the U.S. approach to Turkey and the future of its alliance with the West.

Rachel Iacovone

(Update: The Cape Coral Republican Club Facebook page says 200 people attended the rally.) 

A group of President Donald Trump's supporters rallied in Southwest Florida Saturday to voice their approval of his first month in office. The men, women and children hoisted signs and cheered at passersby for two hours.

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