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Areas of Rakhine in Myanmar have been in lockdown since October, sending tens of thousands of the Rohingya minority fleeing to Bangladesh

Myanmar Bans U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from Visiting Rohingya Conflict Zone

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy is on his way to Myanmar, where he will meet with officials to discuss the government’s response to Rohingya insurgents and the resulting mass flight of Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh. He will not, however, be allowed to visit the conflict zone and see for himself how government forces have been treating civilian populations.

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Five Takeaways From the Sunshine State’s Election Results

Tuesday night, President-elect Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Florida’s presidential contest for its 29 electoral votes by a margin 4,605,515 to 4,485,745, which was roughly a difference of 1.3 percent. A closer look at the numbers shows it was not a single issue that

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Bloomberg Poll: Trump Up 2 Points in Florida

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s focus on Florida appears to be paying dividends. According to a Bloomberg poll released early Wednesday, Trump has taken a two-point lead in the Sunshine State with less than two weeks until Election Day. The

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Trump a Focal Point of Rubio-Murphy FL US Senate Debate

Monday, Florida U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) faced off in the only debate between the two at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Rather than a debate that was solely policy specific

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Marco Rubio’s Democratic Challenger: ‘I’m An Immigrant’ (He’s Not)

“That’s what makes this country so beautiful and so unique. You think of the Statue of Liberty, and all of us,” Patrick Murphy said. “I’m an immigrant. We’re all basically immigrants here, and you think about that beacon of hope, of opportunity, and Trump is tearing that apart.”

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Florida’s Senate Race to Replace Marco Rubio Driven by Foreign Policy

While Florida’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary candidates, Rep. Alan Grayson and Rep. Patrick Murphy, seem to be garnering all of the media spotlight in what will eventually turn out to be a hotly contested general election, Republicans vying to replace outgoing Sen. Marco Rubio appear to be a forgotten bunch.

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Florida Democrats Try to Out-Liberal One Another

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), who is in a contentious Senate primary race with fellow congressman Alan Grayson, has expectedly moved to the left of his usual middle-of-the-road positions on many issues.

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Wounded Vets Rally Against Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal

The newly-organized anti-Iran nuclear deal group, Veterans Against The Deal, held a 300+ person rally last week outside the Aventura, Florida, congressional office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) in hopes to pressure her to vote against President Obama’s controversial and highly-unpopular Iran nuclear deal.

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Allen West Is Still Loathed by Liberal Democrats

Democrats continue their obsession with former Congressman Allen West (R), as the two Democratic Senate candidates in Florida, Rep. Alan Grayson and Rep. Patrick Murphy, are quick to reference West in their attacks against one another.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) waves to supporters after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the …

Amazing Race: Rumble To Replace Rubio in Florida Wide Open, Poll Shows

With Florida’s August 2016 primary still more than a year away, it would be highly unlikely for any candidate to have the race sewn up already, but this poll does settle some questions about how the race would be affected if some of the potential candidates jumped in: former Attorney General Bill McCollum (R-FL) and Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL).

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Club for Growth Calls FL. Sen. Candidate David Jolly the ‘C’ Word

That would be Charlie Crist, the former Florida Governor who used to be a Republican, then bailed on the party to run as an independent after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) surged to a double-digit lead in the 2010 Senate primary. Crist’s name has become a shorthand insult whenever someone wishes to challenge a candidate’s conservative credentials, and when Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) jumped into the Florida Senate race on Monday, the Club for Growth had thrown the Crist name at him within a few hours.

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Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera Will Run For Rubio’s Senate Seat

López-Cantera, Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor, previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2004 until term limited out in 2012. During his time in the Legislature, he was Majority Whip and then Majority Leader. In 2012, he was elected Property Appraiser of Miami-Dade County.

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Alan Grayson Is Running for Senate

After mulling over his options, and keeping the national press sitting on the edge of their seats, hoping that he will make the much anticipated run, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) has announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

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Army Vet, Double-Amputee Brian Mast May Run for Congress

The 2016 Republican congressional primary race in Florida’s 18th congressional district could very well shape up to be one of the most, if not the most, contested and looked upon primary races of the upcoming election cycle.

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Club for Growth Running TV Ads in Florida Supporting Rep. Alan Grayson

“Congressional Democrats, like Patrick Murphy, are in virtual lockstep in their support for the big corporate special interests that gain taxpayer-provided financing from the Export-Import Bank,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “Despite the hundreds of fraud claims against Ex-Im, and the 31 open fraud investigations involving the bank, Murphy still wants an expansion of Ex-Im.”

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Pelosi Touts ‘Advances’ Fighting ISIS on Social Media

On MSNBC’s “Taking The Hill” on Sunday, host Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, interviewed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and discussed the U.S. effort against ISIS. According to the California Democrat, the fight is an “enormous challenge,” but she

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Florida GOP Chairman: ‘This State Is Going Red in 2016’

ORLANDO, Florida—As the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) gathers in Orlando for their quarterly meeting, RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia joined Breitbart News for an exclusive interview about the party’s plans for 2016 and the important role he expects Florida to play in the elections.

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Report: Rep. DeSantis To Run for Rubio’s Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will reportedly launch a Senate campaign. He starts with a war chest of more than $1 million in his House campaign account, which federal election law permits him to roll over into a Senate campaign.

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Poll: Florida Senate Race Wide Open for Both Republicans and Democrats

As Marco Rubio runs for president, a new poll shows that the contest to replace him in the Senate is wide open in both the Republican and Democratic Florida primaries. No candidate is winning a majority of the votes, and most have a large name recognition deficit.

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Florida Surprise: Jeff Atwater Won’t Run for Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says he’s decided not to run for the Senate seat that is expected to be vacated by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Rubio will launching a presidential campaign on Monday and Florida law will not allow him to remain on the ballot for both races.

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Rep. Patrick Murphy Ran as Moderate, Now Launches Partisan Attacks as Senate Candidate

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) won his first election in 2012 by branding himself as a moderate, presenting himself as an alternative to tea party firebrand Allen West, who had been elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010. Now that he has set his sights on representing Florida in the Senate, his rhetoric has turned sharply partisan as he attempts outflank his likely primary opponent, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), on the left and spark interest from Democrats nationally who could fund his race.