| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Alan Grayson has done well lately, financially that is.
According to CQ Roll Call "Wealth of Congress" rankings, the Democratic Congressman from Orlando became the 17th wealthiest member in the calendar year of 2013, with an estimated net worth of $26.2...
| 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 20, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Political scientists at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University have devised a math-based ratings system to measure the effectiveness of Congressmen and U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, rated #2 in all of Congress for the most recently-...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:26 PM
First lady Michelle Obama and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist made clear on Friday that they need Democratic voters to turn out in the general election for Crist to beat incumbent Gov. Rick Scott.
Get-out-the-vote calls are standard for...
| 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 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 13, 2014
| 5:09 PM
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over.
Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With Congress at rock-bottom approval ratings, and many of its members seemingly more interested in partisanship than problem solving, it would be tempting to recommend that voters simply clean house in the House in this year's election. But it's still...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:50 AM
TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County circuit judge said Thursday the state is not required to pay the attorneys' fees of voting-rights groups and individual voters who successfully challenged a 2012 congressional redistricting plan.
Though Circuit Judge...
| 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...
| 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...