| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:38 AM
Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours.
But they were beaten...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 9:50 AM
After years of squabbles and delays, the long-awaited Orlando VA Medical Center is more than 95 percent complete.
If all goes as planned, the Department of Veterans Affairs will take it over in January, and the hospital will be fully operational by...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:13 AM
Two congressmen and a hacking expert lead the guest lineup on this weekend's local public-affairs programs:
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The topics include gay...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
UPDATED Dec. 10 4:23 pm with comments from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Eight of ten Florida Democrats in the U.S. House voted against a giant spending bill to keep the federal government funded, despite pleas for passage by the White House.
But 12 of 17 Florida Republicans voted “yes,” while citing funding for...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- While wrapping up its least productive session in modern history, Congress approved some small-but-significant measures of special concern to Floridians and is expected to renew a sales-tax deduction that affects 2 million Florida families....
| Nov 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The record-setting $200 million race for governor and a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana have pumped up the stakes for Tuesday's election, but many voters still may stay away.
It's a mid-term election — the kind that people...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:45 AM
On Wednesday when the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, the resolution included nine tax cut extensions that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, says he introduced.
The resolution, introduced by U.S. Rep....
| Nov 1, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Like most candidates running for re-election, Rep. John Sarbanes has spent much of his time recently at fundraisers, pressing the flesh in pursuit of campaign cash.
But donors who show up to meet the Baltimore County Democrat quickly learn he is not...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's tough to beat an incumbent Congressman. It's even tougher when the challenger gets little or no support from his or her party, and doesn't raise much money. It's even tougher in Central Florida, where most of the districts were drawn to be heavy...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A drama-free congressional campaign season ended Tuesday with Central Florida incumbents U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson easily defeating Republican challenger Carol Platt and U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster turning back Democratic challenger Michael "Mac" McKenna....