Around the South for Nov. 29: FL, OK & TX


Florida: Rubio to wait and see on Trump cabinet. Asked on Meet the Press whether he would support confirmation of US Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for attorney general, US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Sessions and all other Trump picks will have to go through the Senate’ confirmation process before he commits to support them …….Oklahoma: Lankford releases “federal fumbles.” Yesterday US Sen. James Lankford (R) published his second annual list of some $247 billion in questionable federal spending projects. The list includes a $76.5 million airplane bought eight years ago that has never left its hangar in Afghanistan, as well as grants to “sanctuary cities.” Lankford also recommended abolishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, reports the Tulsa World, for too much spending and regulation and too little congressional oversight ……. Texas: Cuban, Bannon meet. Last week, billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban met with Donald Trump’s chief honcho Steve Bannon in a midtown Manhattan bar, reported TMZ. No word on what Cuban, an avid ex-Trump friend, and Bannon talked about. Stay tuned! …….