Around the South for Nov. 30: SC, AL & FL

 

South Carolina: Judge rules Mulvaney can head CFPB. US District Judge Timothy Kelly, appointed to his post by President Trump, ruled that former Palmetto State congressman Mick Mulvaney, the president’s choice to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is legally entitled to assume the office, ruling against the deputy director, who was appointed by the out-going director ……. Alabama: Sessions gets heat on Hillary; may move on marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is getting pressure from some conservative groups who resent his apparent reluctance to open an investigation into Hillary Clinton on several fronts, including a uranium sale to Russia and her campaign’s control of the Democratic National Committee, reports Roll Call. Meanwhile the Washington Times reports that Sessions and his department are reviewing the current policy that allows states to legalize the use of marijuana. Sessions said, “It’s my view that the use of marijuana is detrimental and we should not give encouragement in any way to it ……. Florida: Scott wants US Embassy in Jerusalem. Gov. Rick Scott (R), a likely US Senate candidate next year, said this week that he supports moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, a step under consideration by President Trump. Scott is preparing to lead a trade mission of some 70 business and education leaders to Israel. “Florida has proudly stood with our friend and ally Israel for many generations… ” Scott said, reports Sunshine State News …