| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes "the more families will be hurt."
Republicans said it...
| 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-...
| Mar 4, 2013
WASHINGTON — "The worst-case scenario for us," a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Washington Post, "is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens."
Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Agustín Morales walked out of the Broward Transitional Center in Deerfield Beach on Tuesday, one of the scores of undocumented immigrants being released from South Florida detention facilties this week by federal officials who say they can no longer...