| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments.
In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff.
But with his...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:01 PM
A congressional subcommittee on Thursday heard from critics who question the influence of the Chinese government on a language and culture program that is well established at Chicago Public Schools and last year debuted at the University of Illinois at...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:00 PM
New Jersey members of Congress appealed Tuesday to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to support a $29 million National Emergency Grant request to help workers left unemployed by recent casino closings in Atlantic City.
In a letter sent by Republican U....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:43 AM
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is hinting that he's contemplating retirement — but not too soon.
Just elected to his 12th term, Hastings has already declared his intention to seek a 13th term in 2016. The Miramar Democrat has represented most of the...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:51 PM
It took just a few minutes into the meeting for Broward County's legislative district to find its new chair — Sen. Jeremy Ring.
He was the only person nominated, and the vote was unanimous.
Sen. Chris Smith nominated Ring.
"Sen. Ring has...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 1:33 PM
A pair of Fort Lauderdale residents are challenging the appointment of Robert L. McKinzie Jr. to the City Commission, saying he does not live in the city.
Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to have McKinzie replace former Commissioner Bobby DuBose, who...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:25 PM
From church pulpits to the streets, Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist scoured South Florida for votes Sunday as their neck-and-neck contest hurtled toward the finish line.
Crist and Scott both campaigned with big-name politicians...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Chris Smith isn’t on the ballot this year, but he’s campaigning as if he were.
Operating out of a building on Sistrunk Boulevard in historically black northwest Fort Lauderdale, Smith is spearheading a multi-pronged effort to increase...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Charlie Crist is counting on residents who live off Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, in Pearl City in Boca Raton and other largely black communities throughout Florida.
If he can't energize potential black voters enough to cast ballots, he'll...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Attorneys, lawmakers and researchers weighed in Friday on Florida's "stand your ground" law, during hours of testimony in Orlando for a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The Commission launched an investigation of Florida's law, and laws like...