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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Group Demands Marco Rubio Stop Tweeting his Daily Bible Verses


Florida Senator Marco Rubio has a penchant for waking up early and tweeting a daily Bible verse to the 3 million followers of his Twitter account. But an organization devoted to the separation of church and state has asked him to stop, claiming that he’s breaking the law. Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the request in a letter to Rubio’s Washington D.C. office. They cited the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in June that tweets from President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account are, in fact, official statements. “We have no issue with people reading and discussing the Bible,” says Andrew Seidel, the foundation’s director of strategic response. “But it is not for the government in our …
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Intersection

Intersection: The Battle Over Health Insurance; Big Spending In Political Campaigns


The Republican quest to repeal and replace Obamacare didn’t get the votes it needed. So where does the debate over health insurance go from here, and what does it mean for the 1.7 million Floridians signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act? Political analysts Dick Batchelor & Chris Carmody take the pulse on the health insurance battle in Florida and talk about big spending campaigns from the Governor’s mansion to Capitol Hill.
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