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“God Bless all in its path.”

Jim Cantore, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel, observing Hurricane Michael. The hurricane is now a Category 4 with winds upwards of 140 mph. Florida has declared a state of emergency and the National Weather Service has deemed Michael a life threatening event. The storm is expected to extend inland from the Florida panhandle to southern Virginia.
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“As a strong supporter of term limits, I have long believed that rotation in office benefits the public…. As a businessman, I expect you will appreciate my sense that returning from government to the private sector is not a step down but a step up.”

UN Amb. Nikki Haley in her resignation letter to Pres. Trump. She will stay on until Jan 2019. After 14 yrs in gov't, she says she is ready for a change & will not run for president in 2020.
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“Something doesn’t smell right.”

Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC) on the timing of U.N. Amb. Nikki Haley's unexpected resignation before the midterm elections. Sanford says Haley, one of five women who serve in Pres. Trump's 16-member cabinet, works with one of his former head political operates, John Lerner, who "reads the political winds very, very, very well" and that's why he wondered if there was more to the story.
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“Israel, like every democracy, has the right to prevent the entry of foreign nationals, especially those working to harm the country. Therefore we work to prevent the entry of those who promote the anti-Semitic BDS campaign, which calls for Israel’s destruction.”

Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, on why Israel detained Lara Alqasem (22), a Florida native with Palestinian heritage accused of supporting a boycott of Israel.
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‚ÄúThis is a pretty incredible, off-the-charts event.”

Raven Brooks of Vote.org, on the sudden surge of voter registration following Taylor Swift's Instagram post Sunday revealing she will not vote for Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R). According to the nonprofit's website, 250k+ registered to vote in the 24 hours after Swift's post. 190K registered during the entire month of September. On Tuesday night, Swift became the most decorated (22 awards) female artist in American Music Awards history.
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“Violence against journalists across the globe is a threat to freedom of the press & human rights. The free world deserves answers.”

Vice President Mike Pence, reacting to the news that Jammal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist critical of the Saudi gov't, disappeared last week after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi officials deny all involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 43 journalists have been killed in connection with their work this year.
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