| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:51 PM
It took just a few minutes into the meeting for Broward County's legislative district to find its new chair — Sen. Jeremy Ring.
He was the only person nominated, and the vote was unanimous.
Sen. Chris Smith nominated Ring.
"Sen. Ring has...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:43 AM
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is hinting that he's contemplating retirement — but not too soon.
Just elected to his 12th term, Hastings has already declared his intention to seek a 13th term in 2016. The Miramar Democrat has represented most of the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Attorneys, lawmakers and researchers weighed in Friday on Florida's "stand your ground" law, during hours of testimony in Orlando for a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The Commission launched an investigation of Florida's law, and laws like...
| Aug 8, 2014
Bobby DuBose and Levoyd Williams are both Democrats running for the open state House seat in District 94.
Both are African-American, as is 53.5 percent of the district — which includes part of Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
When Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested —...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:13 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- TALLAHASSEE – Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale and state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, were featured on Fox News show “Justice with Judge Janine” Sunday night to debate the Stand Your Ground...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Twenty-seven state lawmakers have filed petitions with the state asking for a special session on the Stand Your Ground law.
That is five short of the 32 needed under the law to trigger a formal poll by the Secretary of State's office...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
But gun-rights groups...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Jean Enright hopes to make the leap from an obscure job as a Port of Palm Beach commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives. She faces a big obstacle: The longtime incumbent, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, doesn't have any intention of getting out of the...