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Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson Want Secret Service to Do More to Prevent School Shootings

Florida’s two U.S. senators teamed up with U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to introduce legislation giving the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC)  more of a role in stopping school shootings.

April 26, 2018 - 6:00am

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As senators consider the nomination of the next secretary of veterans affairs, they should first reflect on the story of an Army veteran named Jason White.
Not many stories bring me to my knees. But what happened to one 59-year-old woman appearing for a Broward County bond hearing in first-appearance court April 15 shot straight through my heart.
David Hogg
Parkland shooting spokesperson David Hogg is not slowing down his media push. The ever-present Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student has become emboldened by the mainstream press lending its full support to his anti-gun activism. 
For the first time in the history of the republic, it appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote against the president's nominee for secretary of state. If this happens, it would be a black mark not on Mike Pompeo's record, but on the reputation of this once-storied committee.
In Florida’s legislative session, a bipartisan supermajority passed a bill, House Bill 631, that provides uniformity in how we preserve the public’s recreational use of the beaches, even when a portion of that beach is on private property. In politics, nothing truly controversial gets lopsided support from both parties. 
Sheriff Scott Israel with Gov. Rick Scott
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is a lot like Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who scurried out of his marmot hole in February -- and was so fearful of his own shadow, he scampered back below f
In a recent Miami Herald article, Bill Nelson said he doesn’t need to do anything to motivate African American voters.
All it took was John Morgan, the father of Florida’s marijuana movement, to call Gwen Graham out on her position on legalizing marijuana for her to start doing political gymnastics again!
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, held a hearing on “Libya Fractured: The Struggle for Unity.” Her opening statement is below. 
Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli and Gov. Rick Scott
The lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials over state gun laws is a phony. The 12 mayors who signed onto Weston v. Scott know it; now they're doing what they can to look out for themselves, constituents be damned.
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