| Mar 12, 2015
| 3:09 PM
So Charlie Crist is now talking about running for the U.S. Senate.
This is about as good of an idea as running face-first into a buzz saw.
Both would result in bloody endings.
Of a human life. And of the viability of Florida's Democratic Party ......
| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race.
"Well, I have been encouraged to," Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate.
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Marco Rubio has said he would not run for president and re-election to the U.S. Senate at the same time and that Florida law forbids it anyway, but as he approaches his decision, some legal scholars say he might be able to do both.
Rubio cites a state...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:39 PM
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is pushing a proposal that he says would prevent future government shutdowns over partisan disputes.
Grayson, D-Orlando, is seeking co-sponsors for a "Shut Down the Shutdowns Act" to ensure stop-gap funding would continue for...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:08 PM
On the last day to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act before emergency room fees would kick in, Orange and Osceola residents had the opportunity to sign up at two events organized by Working America and Rep. Alan Grayson.
"We have made...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:15 PM
In modern politics, it's tough to get both parties to agree on much of anything.
Yet there is one issue in Washington — and now Tallahassee — with universal appeal: Laws that require American flags to be made in America.
It is a fine idea....
| Feb 12, 2015
| 12:12 PM
updated 2/13/15 8:15 a.m. with U.S. Rep. Bill Posey's comment and an additional comment from Grayson.
Most of Central Florida's U.S. Senate and Congress members are ready to fight the Islamic State, though they're taking different positions on President...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:50 PM
Think you know a lot about the news?
Maybe you know nothing about the news.
Either way, this column will work out well for you.
It's the news of the week, delivered trivia-style.
This past week, Orlando made headlines for being ranked as:
A) One of...
| 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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:49 PM
Here's the guest list for local public-affairs programs this weekend:
Orange-Osecola State Attorney Jeff Ashton joins host Lisa Bell on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Ashton discusses his new policies on domestic violence, his position...
| Jan 27, 2015
You can expect some resolution of five big consumer issues in travel this year. You may not like the results, but at least you'll get results. Last week I joined a group of consumer advocate colleagues in Washington, where we covered a list of some two...