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Frederica Wilson

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  • Dems seek civil-rights hearing on Florida elections law

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Citing evidence that Republicans intended to suppress minority voters, Florida Democrats in Congress asked the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Tuesday to hold a hearing on the state's new...
  • George Zimmerman, his attorneys raising money off murder trial

    Trying a case in the court of public opinion is nothing new. But the use of social media in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, has broken new ground. Zimmerman’s media-...
  • Wasserman Schultz collects on Heat bet

    Wasserman Schultz collects on Heat bet
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Miami Democrat whose district includes part of South Broward, collected Tuesday on Wasserman Schultz’s bet on the Miami Heat. She wagered with U.S. Rep. Joaquin...
  • Hastings, Wilson decry Supreme Court decision on voting rights

    Hastings, Wilson decry Supreme Court decision on voting rights
    Broward isn’t affected, but the county’s two top black political leaders blasted Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Only a handful of Florida counties fell under the provision...
  • Support for Heat transcends partisan politics

    Support for Heat transcends partisan politics
    There’s nothing like a surging Miami Heat to unite South Florida’s politicians. Judging from the volume and passion of their tweets, U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents Broward and...
  • Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings

    Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage drew cheers from South Florida gay and lesbian couples, scorn from conservative Christians, and underscored fault lines on the issue within the Republican Party. Here are reports from throughout the...
  • Which South Florida politicians are vulnerable?

    Which South Florida politicians are vulnerable?
    Political clairvoyants see far different futures for South Florida's newest members of Congress, even though they're just 46 days into their congressional careers. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, is likely to have a relatively smooth path...
  • Democrats celebrate new Congress, push for action on guns

    It was mostly a time for celebration and sentiment on Monday as four members of South Florida held a ceremonial swearing in to mark their new terms in Congress. But there were also some somber moments and serious policy as participants marked the one-...
  • Democrats celebrate new Congress, push for action on gun violence

    Democrats celebrate new Congress, push for action on gun violence
    It was mostly a time for celebration and sentiment on Monday as four members of South Florida held a ceremonial swearing in to mark their new terms in Congress. But there were also some somber moments and serious policy at the event, which took place on...
  • Democrats, Republicans join forces to advocate for Florida ports

    Democrats, Republicans join forces to advocate for Florida ports
    A bipartisan team from the Florida congressional delegation is banding together to form a "ports caucus" to push the interests of the state's seaports in the nation's capital. Florida's 15 ports are "huge economic generators — folks here are...
  • Pol arrives late, says hello, departs hastily

    Pol arrives late, says hello, departs hastily
    A packed house -- close to 100 people -- was on hand Monday morning in Miami for the opening of a state Democratic Party office in Little Havana. U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Miami Democrat who represents part of South Broward, was supposed to be one...