| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Joining several other Florida lawmakers who earlier advocated some sort of travel ban, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today announced he intends to introduce a bill to impose a temporary ban on new visas for nationals of the countries of Liberia, Guinea and...
| 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 13, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Voters on the Space Coast have two congressional candidates who put space exploration among their top priorities but agree on little else: incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey of Rockledge and Democrat Gabriel Rothblatt.
Posey, 66, a former NASA...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Florida's U.S. senators expressed bipartisan support Tuesday for the U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Syria, while the reaction of Central Florida's U.S. representatives was mixed.
Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, both...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:58 PM
— More than 3,000 children detained after illegally crossing the border into the Southwestern United States have quietly resettled in Florida this year, and the prospect of more arrivals has sparked a mixture of compassion and fear.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:08 PM
MELBOURNE — In a congressional race that might otherwise be an uneventful re-election stroll for incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, Democratic nominee Gabriel Rothblatt is drawing attention for family connections that are fueling his run...
| Aug 6, 2014
Norberto Rivera traveled from South Florida to Orlando for a big celebration — one he has always dreamed about.
Rivera, 83, was one of 31 veterans from the 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as "Los Borinqueneers," gathered in the auditorium of...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:24 AM
In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:41 PM
A bipartisan team from the Florida congressional delegation is banding together to form a "ports caucus" to push the interests of the state's seaports in the nation's capital.
Florida's 15 ports are "huge economic generators — folks here are...
| Feb 26, 2013
Updated 1:05 p.m. 2/26/13 to reflect that Posey did not get an award. The staunchly-conservative Club for Growth, a big funder of political campaigns through its affiliated PAC and Super PAC, is out with its 2012 Congressional scoreboard, throwing special...