| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans narrowly passed a beleaguered farm bill Thursday, but only after they eliminated the food stamp program for low-income families that conservatives have wanted to cut.
Even with the massive reduction in food aid, though,...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:57 PM
SANFORD – George Zimmerman is a free man.
After nearly 16 hours of deliberations over two days, a six-member jury - all women, five of them white – acquitted Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — As a House committee prepares to take its first look at a plan to offer health coverage to 115,700 low income Floridians, health care advocates are making their final pitches on why the state needs to accept $51 billion from the...
| Feb 20, 2013
Americans for Prosperity/Florida has released its 2012 rankings of the Florida congressional delegation. Not a lot of surprises — Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross of Lakeland each get an A+, while locally former U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, R-...
| Mar 16, 2013
Sunday’s column – “The long, hard slog for straight answers” – attempted to get members of Congress to give straight answers to basic questions that readers and voters care about. You can see the chart – and the efforts...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The federal Department of Justice ordered a halt to Florida's systematic purge of suspected non-citizens from voter rolls, saying the effort breaks two federal laws.
And concerns about the accuracy of the state's list of suspected non-citizens led all...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 2:34 PM
A bill aimed at combating Florida's pill-mill industry and the nation's prescription drug abuse problems was introduced in the House by a Sarasota congressman on Monday.
"The Pill Mill Crackdown Act of 2011" has a host of provisions, including toughening...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:21 PM
First of two parts
Feeling overwhelmed by all this talk of redistricting?
Well, the topic may sound complex, even boring. But you have a lot at stake.
That's why I've produced: "Lies, secrets and shenanigans: The top 10 ways redistricting affects...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:00 PM
A radio ad from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s campaign that alleges primary challenger Debbie Halvorson is “crazy” for voting 88 times against President Barack Obama prompted Halvorson on Tuesday to accuse Jackson of “lying” and...
| Feb 29, 2012
A radio ad from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign that alleges his primary opponent is "crazy" for voting 88 times against President Barack Obama prompted Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday to accuse Jackson of lying and using race to divide voters.