| Mar 17, 2013
A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:44 AM
In light of the sacrifice faced by furloughed federal workers – and public cynicism toward Congress these days -- South Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy announced on Thursday he will donate $8,700 of his pay to local charities.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Despite an infusion of extra funds from Congress, the nation’s cash-strapped weather-forecasting system is about to get pinched on the verge of hurricane season.
Federal officials say they have the resources to warn storm-prone Florida and...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Mothers trying to feed infants, veterans awaiting disability claims, scientists midway through medical research projects -- these are among the people and the work that have been harmed by the government shutdown.
In a research lab in east Baltimore,...
| May 6, 2013
— Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs....
| Apr 15, 2013
— Well, at least we're starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:59 PM
From a new mountain towering 65 feet over Federal Highway, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Lois Frankel surveyed a massive airport construction project Monday and said they were pleased with the view.
Touring what will become Fort Lauderdale-...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Needy senior citizens won’t get breakfast and poor children won’t get rides to pre-school under $2 million in Palm Beach County budget cuts approved Tuesday as a result of Congress failing to reach a budget deal.
The county expects to lose...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Air-control facilities at the Boca Raton and North Perry airports are among 149 around the country that will be forced to close next month as a result of federal budget cuts through September, the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Friday.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott took a shot at President Obama yesterday about the federal sequestration forcing some furloughs of National Guardsmen as the hurricane season ramps up.
Today, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is shooting back with a letter...