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Florida Republican leaders were mostly silent Thursday when asked about a ‘Send her back!’ chant at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump. But once the president disavowed the chant, some GOP elected officials spoke out against it. Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose successful campaign last year was bolstered by the endorsement of Trump, did not comment on the president’s Sunday tweet and the subsequent chant. Sen. Joe Gruters, a Sarasota Republican who chairs the Republican Party of Florida, did not respond to requests for comment.

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Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
Date: 2019-07-19T11:37:05Z-04
Author: Daniel Figueroa IV
Twitter: @TB_Times
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Waters recede from Offutt flightline as flood recovery continues

Nearly a week after devastating flooding began to engulf one-third of Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, waters are beginning to recede and officials are taking early steps toward recovery.

But Offutt still has a long, hard road ahead ‘ and it’s anybody’s guess how long the recovery effort will take.


Publisher: Air Force Times
Date: 2019-03-21T19:32:13.010Z
Author: Stephen Losey
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Are troops signing agreements to keep quiet about their housing problems?

Privatized housing companies that are asking service members to sign agreements promising to keep silent about their poor housing conditions must immediately stop, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., told the service secretaries and service chiefs during a hearing Thursday.

‘These organizations wave a non-disclosure agreement in front of them and say, if you sign this agreement, there may be a bonus or payment you’ll be entitled to if you don’t bring up what may be inadequate housing,’ Tillis said, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.


Publisher: Military Times
Date: 2019-03-08T20:57:01.247Z
Author: Karen Jowers
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