| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Eight of ten Florida Democrats in the U.S. House voted against a giant spending bill to keep the federal government funded, despite pleas for passage by the White House.
But 12 of 17 Florida Republicans voted “yes,” while citing funding for...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- While wrapping up its least productive session in modern history, Congress approved some small-but-significant measures of special concern to Floridians and is expected to renew a sales-tax deduction that affects 2 million Florida families....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The good news is Congress didn't end its session by committing any obvious harm. No government shutdown, no dramatic changes to health care reform and no sudden roadblocks to President Obama's go-it-alone effort to improve immigration. Plus, some...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:07 AM
In the wee hours of the morning Friday, the U.S. House voted to stop the Drug Enforcement Administration from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.
South Florida’s members of Congress split on the amendment, which prohibits the Department...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:20 AM
A pro-marijuana group is going after U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
It’s labeling her as “out of touch” because she was one of only 18 Democrats in the House who voted...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:36 PM
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in Congress, expects his party will avoid electoral disaster in November.
During a brief interview on the sidelines of a Fort Lauderdale fundraiser Sunday, Hoyer acknowledged that the climate doesn&...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Michael Etienne is trying to make some points by challenging U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in the Democratic primary in District 24, which straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But he doesn't expect to win.
The Democrat-dominated district —...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:38 PM
District 20: Alcee Hastings has seniority, brought funding for projects
It has become a familiar theme for a congressional race, particularly in a campaign that features a longtime incumbent and two political newcomers who believe they will be more...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Florida had the worst voter lines in the country in 2012, and a lack of resources at some precincts contributed to those long waits to vote, studies from the U.S. General Accounting Office and a New York think tank revealed.
The GAO report, Observations...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:20 AM
George Sheldon and Perry Thurston are so civil toward one another — publicly, at least — that they embraced after pitching themselves in back-to-back appearances before a group of Democratic activists in Plantation.
The two Democrats are...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The spinning was faster than a carnival Tilt-A-Whirl on Wednesday, as political operatives attempted to depict the results of voting in primary elections in a way that would benefit their candidates.
To Democrats, Charlie Crist won a huge victory that...