| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:21 AM
Chris Sloan was devastated after his 7-year-old son, Calder, was electrocuted in the family pool last April when a faulty pool light connection electrified the water.
So he made pool safety his mission, convincing county officials in Miami-Dade and...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:40 AM
What's happening: Maccabi Madness
Mark your calendar: March 7 at 8 p.m.
Where: David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie
The details: The gala will include an open bar as well as dinner and desserts presented by Sterling...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:22 AM
The Democratic National Committee on Thursday selected Philadelphia as the site of the party's 2016 national convention, citing the city's experience in hosting large-scale events.
Philadelphia, renowned for attractions such as Independence Hall and...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 9:25 AM
The City of Brotherly Love is becoming the City of Big Events.
Philadelphia's selection Thursday as host of next year's Democratic National Convention comes as it prepares for Pope Francis' visit in September.
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, who led...
| 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 ...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:40 AM
Democrats are resolving to improve their performance after a disastrous 2014 — the political equivalent of new year's resolutions to lose weight and save more.
The ritual introspection is both predictable and imperative for parties that have...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 12:22 PM
Two South Florida members of Congress conducted research into issues involving the music industry this weekend — by attending Grammy Awards events in Los Angeles.
U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:02 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz started the political new year on Monday with dose of criticism for the top U.S. House Republican – and the Republicans defending him – who gave a speech to a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis....
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:54 AM
South Florida Democrats are ready for – and say the country needs – a strong, liberal, female president. But it's not the woman you think.
While Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite of Florida Democrats for their party's 2016...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Schools failing students
I am enrolled at a public high school, and it's my final semester. If there's anything I've learned during my time here, it is that the school system we have in America is really not what it's made out to be.
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:03 PM
Comments and a subsequent clarification from U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston have attracted new attention to long-running concerns over the implications of interfaith marriage in the Jewish community.
Wasserman Schultz recently told a...