| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:40 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, a parent of three and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, is firmly in favor of vaccinating children against childhood diseases.
The issue is becoming politicized as a spreading measles...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 11:14 AM
Even in South Florida's seemingly idyllic suburban enclaves, girls are vulnerable to being drawn into a netherworld of prostitution and human trafficking, a range of political leaders and child advocates warned Monday.
"It's out there. It's present in...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 11:54 AM
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch has an idea that's unnatural and nonsensical in the political world: take a temporary, self-imposed break from the constant drive to raise campaign cash.
During what he's calling "Fundraising Free February," Deutch said he won't...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:40 PM
With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:07 AM
South Florida's Democratic members of Congress are caught between a rock (President Barack Obama) and a hard place (their Cuban-American congressional colleagues) when it comes to rapidly changing U.S. policy toward the island nation.
| Jan 25, 2015
| 9:00 PM
If Florida Sen. Marco Rubio runs for president – you know he will – his Senate seat will be up for grabs in 2016.
And one of the names mentioned as a possible candidate?
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Republican lawmakers in Washington should be ashamed.
If they had any shame at all.
Thursday, they worked hard – too hard – to push through an anti-abortion bill that has no chance, absolutely none, of passing.
But they wanted to...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible presidential candidate, too often chooses political expedience and doesn't fight for the middle class.
The Weston congresswoman and chairwoman of the Democratic National...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Mark Gilbert, a prominent Democratic Party fundraiser from Palm Beach County, is the new U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.
Gilbert's nomination by President Barack Obama was among many appointments delayed — in his case more than a year ...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:42 PM
A local congressman is calling for legislation to ease the plight of thousands of undocumented children from Central America who arrived in South Florida this year.
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, says the children should be entitled to legal...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The White House declared Broward County one of 16 local “Climate Action Champions” on Wednesday because of its commitment to reduce air pollution and prepare for rising seas.
The designation means the county will get “facilitated...