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Rick Scott’s pro-Trump super PAC spending $1M on Philly ad buy

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott — in his capacity as chairman of “Rebuilding America Now,” a super PAC backing Donald Trump — had a message for those following the presidential race: Pennsylvania is in play. And there is room to move in the Philadelphia market. “More emails, more lies. FBI reopens investigation. @RebuildingAmNow launching this new ad as part of $1M Philly TV buy,” the super PAC tweeted on Saturday. The most favorable public polling for Trump shows a “razor-thin” margin in the Keystone State between the GOP presidential nominee and Hillary…

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Carlos Curbelo calls on FBI to monitor Florida’s election systems

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Rep. Carlos Curbelo is calling on the FBI to monitor Florida’s elections systems ahead of the 2016 general election. Attorneys for the Miami Republican sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey Monday, asking the FBI to “closely monitor the election systems and databases in the State of Florida to ensure attempts to breach Florida’s election systems are detected and prevented.” Attorneys for Curbelo, who is running for re-election in Florida’s 26th Congressional District, point to recent news of attempted hacks…

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Marco Rubio asks FBI to share assistance info after Pulse shooting

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is asking the FBI to share more information with local agencies offering assistance to victims of Orlando’s gay nightclub shooting, according to a letter released Tuesday. The letter Rubio wrote last month to FBI Director James Comey requested reforms and said some victims had their assistance delayed because the FBI didn’t share information with the city of Orlando. Many victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting or their families filled out forms they believed would start the…

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Vern Buchanan tells President Obama to stop accepting Syrian refugees

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Taking his cue from a warning by FBI Director James Comey of “a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” Sarasota area GOP Congressman Vern Buchanan is calling on the White House to put an immediate halt in accepting Syrian refugees into the U.S. “Terrorists are leaving Syria disguised as refugees and carrying out attacks in the West,” Buchanan wrote in a letter addressed to President Obama on Thursday. “The prudent course of action is to halt all admissions of Syrians into the U.S.…

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Just another (law-skirting) day in the life of Hillary Clinton

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Of course, Hillary Clinton isn’t going to face prosecution over Servergate. Hadn’t she told us herself? This, back in March: “That’s not gonna happen.” Four months later, her prediction was fulfilled, proving once more, if there’s anything a Clinton knows, it’s how to skirt the law. On that front, this, from NBCNews.com report, is noteworthy: “Over their decades in public life, the Clintons have survived special prosecutors, congressional probes, FBI investigations, lawsuits and impeachment. A few more days dealing with the politics of scandal is…

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Joe Henderson: FBI may have cleared Hillary Clinton, still faces trial by electorate

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Much to the chagrin of Donald Trump and many hardened Republicans, Hillary Clinton won’t be going to jail over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. FBI Director James Comey all but assured that Tuesday when after investigating the matter he recommended no criminal charges be brought against her. He said no “reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” Attorney General Loretta Lynch previously said she would follow the FBI’s lead So that’s that?…

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Bill Nelson is convinced Pulse shooter was mostly ISIS-inspired, not hate-inspired

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Friday that after consulting top FBI officials, he’s convinced that ISIS — more than a hatred of gays — is what inspired the shooter to kill 49 people in Orlando’s popular gay nightclub. Nelson said the motivations likely are a combination, but said the FBI convinced him that Omar Mateen‘s internet search history and other activities in the weeks leading up to the June 12 Pulse massacre suggest a growing obsession with ISIS. “This is…

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