| Dec 28, 2014
Gwen Graham, the daughter of one of Florida's most famous families, remembers riding her horse near Miami Lakes across open cow pastures that today are jammed with condominiums, stores and restaurants.
The highlight of her birthday parties was milking...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:36 PM
WASHINGTON -- Political clashes over immigration and Cuba have thrust Florida concerns to the forefront of the 114th session of Congress, which opened on Tuesday with festive swearing-in ceremonies mixed with signs of infighting to come.
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:19 AM
— When election results roll in Tuesday evening, Florida may be the big swing state that bucks a Republican trend.
Florida Democrats are swimming against a Republican tide nationwide during this year's elections, which likely will put the GOP in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Florida's suspenseful election results this week set the stage for the state's pivotal role in the 2016 presidential campaign, when Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush could be contenders.
Close contests this year reaffirmed Florida'...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Here is the post-election reality for Democrats in Florida:
Despite nearly $100 million spent on his behalf — including $12 million of his own money after saying he wouldn't self-finance — Rick Scott couldn't budge his standing with voters....
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Stung by the Nov. 4 election, Florida Democrats are turning to two Central Florida leaders, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and former Orlando police Chief Val Demings, to try to figure out what went wrong.
The duo will lead a task force examining the machinery...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 11:09 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston is the No. 1 Florida guest on the Sunday TV talk shows, undoubtedly because of her role as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
She’s in 17th place on the list of 1,500 talk show guests on...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:05 AM
TALLAHASSEE — The race between Republican incumbent Steve Southerland and Democratic challenger Gwen Graham in a North Florida congressional district is tight. Money is pouring in, and the race is one of a handful nationally that Democrats are...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:25 PM
On a recent sunny Sunday in South Los Angeles, worshipers gathered in a wood-beam Pentecostal church to sing and offer testimonials of faith. In the middle of the African American congregation, swaying during the hymns and dropping money into the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE — On his first day back as governor, Charlie Crist says he wants to raise the minimum wage and stop job discrimination against women and gays.
But there's a catch: The Legislature might say no.
Last week, the Democrat pledged a...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:36 PM
OK, this gambling stuff is heating up. NoCasinos.org sent out a press release announcing its "statesmen's council" of supporters. Best for Florida, sponsored by Associated Industries of Florida, spelled out its thoughts supporting gambling expansion in...