| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:09 PM
He amped up the criticism of President Barack Obama. He dialed down the my-way-or-the-highway zeal that often infuriates his fellow Republicans. And he left Florida political activists pumped up and buzzing over whether he'll run for president.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:28 AM
Joshua Benson, 27, is a Delray Beach supermarket cashier. Martin West, 46, of Davie, owns a human resources and staffing company with his wife. Stacy Sylvain, 19, is a community college student living in North Miami. One's a Democrat, one's a Republican,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:44 AM
It often seems as if the Obamacare fight has been going on forever, but it's only now having its fourth birthday. To celebrate the milestone, both Democrats and Republicans cranked up more of the usual arguments for and against the Affordable Care Act....
| May 9, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A South Florida sponsored effort to condemn human rights violations in Venezuela and sanction officials of the country’s regime advanced on Friday.
The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Miami-Dade County Republican, passed...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:24 PM
When an unpopular president comes to town, politicians have a choice: get the good suit pressed and polish the dress shoes — or slip on a pair of sneakers and run as far away as possible.
That's the dilemma presented by President Barack Obama's...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:31 PM
A weekend in Florida for a likely/presumed/unofficial presidential candidate to meet with big-money donors and help other candidates raise cash is usually as routine as a trip to the supermarket. Not so for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's spending...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Republicans kept Chris Christie under wraps Saturday, and Democrats seized on the news vacuum by attempting to turn the New Jersey governor's Florida trip into a political liability.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:30 AM
The continuing civil unrest in Venezuela has prompted a massive U.S. mobilization — of Florida politicians.
Democrats and Republicans are taking plenty of shots at each other as they try to make themselves look good and sway the state's critical...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti's right-hand man, Sgt. Donald Prichard, was accused of praising Nazi organizational skills and saying he wished BSO could use technology to follow U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and to catch her in...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Citing the need for highway infrastructure improvements, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, said Friday the federal gasoline tax should be increased.
He called for a “slight increase” in...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
He's got political consultants. He's conversant on a range of current issues. He offers a compelling personal story of triumphing over adversity.
But Jameel McCline isn't anything like an ordinary congressional candidate.
• When the...