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Nelson: U.S. Should Send Arms to Ukraine


Sen. Bill Nelson says he disagrees with President Barack Obama on how to help Ukraine. Unlike the president, Nelson supports giving the Ukrainians arms to battle pro-Russian separatists. The Central Florida Democrat will travel to Ukraine this week to try to ease tensions. Nelson says 20,000 Russian troops are at the Ukrainian border. But he says the Ukrainian military has surrounded two pro-Russian strongholds, Donetsk and Lugansk. The senator says the question of whether to supply arms is a thorny one. “The trick, and this is the delicate balance for the president, is that you do this and it not be a provoking of President Putin to cause him to then come across the line.” Nelson says a new deal …
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Nelson: SpaceX Expansion in Texas is Small Blow for Space Coast


August 5, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando – Sen. Bill Nelson says there’s still hope for a multi-user spaceport on the Space Coast, even after SpaceX’s decision to expand in Texas rather than Florida. The Central Florida Democrat says discussions are underway among NASA, the Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration to carve out commercial launch space here. SpaceX already launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and plans to launch from an old shuttle pad at Kennedy Space Center. But the space company also wants a commercial launch site free of government regulation, which is why it will build a site in Texas. Nelson says it’s a minor blow to the Space Coast. “SpaceX is only one company, and most …
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