Around the South for Aug. 11: AR, FL & OK


Arkansas: Cotton cites Clinton emails in Iran execution. US Sen. Tom Cotton (R), a leader among the upper chamber’s hawks, said on “Face the Nation” that a reference to an Iranian nuclear scientist’s US ties was in emails between the State Department and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Iran recently hanged the scientist, Shahram Amiri, for allegedly revealing top secrets to the US ……. Florida: Ros-Lehtinen, Scarboroughwon’t vote for Trump. US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), a longtime force among Latino voters in South Florida, and Joe Scarborough, “Morning Joe” on MSNBC and a former GOP congressman from Pensacola, announced yesterday that they would not vote for Donald Trump, citing his comments on the Khan Gold Star family and his disparagement of Mexican immigrants ……. Oklahoma: Fallin sued over surplus funds. Attorney David Slane filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court asking that Gov. Mary Fallin (R) be compelled to allot $140.8 million leftover in this year’s budget to six state agencies. Fallin wants to use the money to pay for teachers’ raises …….