Mitch Perry Report 11.17.11

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Good morning, America.

Today is the second month anniversary of the beginnings of the Occupy Wall Street movement. This afternoon in Tampa, activists, led by organized labor, will protest in front of the Platt Street Bridge in Tampa, currently undergoing repairs before re-opening in January.

Like seemingly every other progressive group who supported Barack Obama in 2008, environmentalists aren't nearly so excited when talking about him in 2011. But they are extremely pleased with the President's announcement to increase fuel efficiency standards in American autos by 2025.

The U.S. is pulling most of its troops out of Iraq at the end of next month, much to the chagrin of some conservatives in Washington. John McCain's complaints to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta the other day brought back memories us of a classic Saturday Night Live sketch from the late 1970's.

Hillsborough County Commissioners discussed (yet again) crafting an anti-tethering ordinance for dogs in the county. They possibly come to terms - next month.

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