| 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 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...
| 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 16, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The campaign of Republican congressional candidate Carol Platt has released internal poll results that show her 5 points down in her effort to unseat Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando.
The poll, by Republican pollster Data Targeting...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:48 AM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants a temporary White House Ebola chief in a situation room directing traffic and coordinating responses to Ebola cases in the United States.
Nelson, a Democrat from Orlando who earlier this month called on the White House to...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With five members, Central Florida has a bigger U.S. House delegation than some states. Last week we offered recommendations in two of the races. Today, the other three:
Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando is seeking a second term...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:11 PM
High-energy, brash and unapologetic liberal icon U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and his challenger, soft-spoken, conservative, behind-the-scenes Republican activist Carol Platt offer voters in congressional District 9 a clear contrast of policies and...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:06 PM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, announced Tuesday he now believes the United States should consider closing its borders to visitors from African countries with Ebola virus crises. His call joins that of a few congressmen in recent days, including U.S....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Republican congressional candidate Carol Platt has launched her first full-frontal attack on U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, opening a fund-raising website and launching a social media campaign to detail his messy divorce proceedings, and highlight some of his...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Orlando's Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Clinic will be repurposed as a satellite clinic with its current services and perhaps some new ones as the new Orlando VA Medical Center phases into full operation at Lake Nona next year, officials announced...