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Nancy Soderberg on "The Prosperity Agenda"

08/05/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Nancy Soderberg served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in President Bill Clinton’s second term in office. She’s also the co-author of the new book, The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America--and What We Need in Return.

WMNF spoke to her by telephone today from her home in Jacksonville. In the first of a two-part interview, we asked Soderburg what she makes of the renewed focus of attention on Afghanistan.

Barack Obama for years has argued that is the ...

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Veterans and McCain supporters convene in Tampa listen

07/22/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A group of local military veterans and Republicans gathered at John McCain’s local campaign office in Tampa this morning to watch his Town Hall Meeting in New Hampshire.

Although billed as a rally, organizer Chris Hart of Veterans For McCain, said it was also a way to discuss national security issues.

More than a dozen people were in attendance, including several vets with experience working at Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, considered the nerve center for the wars in Iraq...

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Former POW says Iraq is like Vietnam listen

07/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As Barack Obama prepares for his trip overseas, which is now becoming a major event in campaign 2008, the GOP continues to criticize him about it.

Today, the Republican Party of Florida held a conference call with Col. Bud Day, a member of the Swift Boat Vets for Truth campaign that attacked John Kerry during the 2004 campaign for his Vietnam record.

Day resides in Pensacola, home to many military veterans. He was asked how John McCain’s consistently strong support for the Iraq war ha...

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Marines to stay in Afghanistan a month longer listen

07/03/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Pentagon has extended the tour of 2,200 U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, after insisting for months the unit would come home on time.

The Marines said the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is doing combat operations in the volatile south, will stay an extra 30 days and come home in early November rather than October.

The news comes a day after Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that more troops were needed in Afghanistan, but the Pentagon did not h...

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