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Report: Pam Bondi suggests Frank Artiles step down over disparaging remarks

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Attorney General Pam Bondi has joined Sen. Frank Artiles’ chorus of critics, suggesting her fellow Republican leave office for directing slurs, including a version of the N-word, at colleagues. “There is simply no room for racial, hurtful language spoken to your colleagues or anyone else,” Bondi told POLITICO Florida. “I have always liked Frank and hope he gives serious consideration to resigning so the focus can return to important legislative issues,” she told the website Thursday. The head of the NAACP…

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Rick Scott prefers to remain in Tallahassee rather than join Donald Trump administration

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Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday he has no interest in a job in the Trump administration. “No,” he said when asked about it during a news conference. “I’ve got 789 days left in this job. I ran to get this job twice, both hard-fought races. I believe in this state,” Scott said. “I’ll do anything I can to help President Donald Trump to be successful. But I like this job, and I want to finish this job.” Although he rarely…

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Pam Bondi declares designer drug U-47700 illegal

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Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday outlawed a designer drug she said has been blamed for multiple deaths in Florida. Bondi signed an emergency rule targeting the drug — a synthetic opiate called U-47700 — during a news conference at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Ocala. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the substance lacks any acceptable medical use but has a high potential for abuse. “Synthetic drugs are ruining lives and destroying families, and we must do everything…

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