Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Nelson praises U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson was quick to support the American strike on Syria, saying "Assad must be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons."

UPDATE: Sen. Marco Rubio:

"Tonight, our commander-in-chief ordered our military to defend America's vital national security interest in preventing hostile regimes like Syria's Assad regime from using chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. I salute the men and women of our Armed Forces who conducted this mission bravely and skillfully with our British and French allies. I urge the Administration to follow up with a real and comprehensive strategy for ending Assad's threat to his people, to the region and to U.S. security, and for countering Russian and Iranian support for the Syrian dictatorship's ongoing barbarity."

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Rick Scott accused of flouting public records law; governor blasts law firm’s ‘dirty tactics’

Rick Scott accused of flouting public records law; governor blasts law firm’s ‘dirty tactics’

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