| 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 26, 2014
| 10:30 PM
About 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office finished counting ballots from all of the county's 577 precincts.
Less than 600 absentee ballots were still being counted, but Supervisor Brenda Snipes said they would finish this...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Original post | 10:40 a.m.
Updated | 11:47 a.m.
Alex Lewy, who’s been running for the state House of Representatives for more than a year, is dropping out and also resigning his seat on the Hallandale Beach City Commission.
Lewy is taking a...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:08 PM
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:29 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
South Florida’s Democratic members of Congress love the idea of President Hillary Clinton.
Almost all are already supporting her not-yet-existing campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
“I proudly supported Secretary Clinton’s...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Original post | 5:43 p.m. Dec. 6
Updated | 11:45 a.m., 12:43 p.m. and 3:36 Dec. 7
Black political leaders from South Florida, along with many others, are speaking out about Thursday’s death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela.
Two of the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Coverage of President Barack Obama's visit to Coral Reef High School in southwest Miami-Dade County. He'll be talking about education. People from the Venezuelan community are outside asking him to talk about what's going on in that South American nation....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:25 PM
South Florida's members of Congress were on hand at the White House on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama hosted the 2013 NBA championship team Miami Heat.
Spotted in the audience on the White House video stream were several members of Congress from...