| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:17 PM
South Florida Democrats were split over a proposal to rein in National Security Agency domestic surveillance.
The Wednesday vote was 205 in favor and 217 opposed.
The legislation would have stopped the massive NSA collection of phone records disclosed...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Original post | Sept. 25, 2013
Updated | Sept. 26, 2013
The gay rights group Equality Florida is criticizing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, for blocking the nomination of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas to a federal judgeship in the district that...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Secretary of State Ken Detzner is in Broward on Wednesday morning for the final stop on what he’s dubbed his “Project Integrity” tour.
It’s the effort by the state’s top elections official to sell version 2.0 of the...
| May 30, 2013
President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I added a new line to my job description this year: Monitor Roger Stone's influence at the Broward Sheriff's Office.
For those to whom Stone is a stranger, let Google be your guide.
In shorthand, he's a national political operative, a riddle wrapped...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:29 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Sam stepped onto stage and looked into what might have been the largest media gathering in the history of the NFL scouting combine. Hundreds of reporters clustered in, and there were three rows of TV and video cameras.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:11 PM
When Democrats turned out Saturday for a news conference to denounce Gov. Rick Scott (and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie), they delivered an extensive indictment of Florida’s chief executive.
Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, who’s...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:40 PM
U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Alcee Hastings, both Democrats who represent parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, are condemning the cuts in food stamps that went into effect Friday.
The food stamp program, which isn’t politically popular, is...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON — As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business...
| Jan 10, 2014
The director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival for only six months, Ellen Wedner says she has already dispeled the perception that it is "another doom-and-gloom Holocaust festival."
"I think all Jewish film festivals get pigeonholed by people...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 7:23 PM
When Fort Lauderdale fortune teller Rose Marks goes on trial Monday, accused of masterminding a $25 million fraud, the case will offer a rare peek inside the secretive world of those who say they have psychic powers.
The amount of money involved in what...