| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:49 AM
A law that protects returning veterans from having their homes foreclosed for a year after they leave the service expires at the end of the year and U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, has introduced legislation to make the benefit permanent.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:47 PM
If you hate the barrage of political TV ads lately, don't blame your Central Florida member of Congress.
Records show that none of them — nor any of their opponents — has spent a dime on TV commercials this year. It's another sign that all...
| 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....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:44 AM
After being best known for fiery, liberal, often very-minority positions on issues ranging from Obamacare to U.S. bombing raids on ISIS in Syria, and from workers rights to federal Ebola response, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, made his re-election TV...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:21 AM
The dust from 2014's general election has officially settled. Club For Growth, the conservative political action committee, announced today it is backing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and five other senators for re-election in 2016.
The Club solicits and...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:10 PM
As the immigration debate heats up in Washington, several Central Florida groups are banding together to push President Barack Obama to follow through on his pledge to take executive action to save millions from deportation.
Obama said he would focus on...