| 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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 1:50 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:48 AM
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.
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- Tracy Martin, the father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, urged Congress on Wednesday to improve the educational and employment opportunities of African American boys and men, who are disproportionately imprisoned and unemployed....
| Feb 26, 2013
Updated 1:05 p.m. 2/26/13 to reflect that Posey did not get an award. The staunchly-conservative Club for Growth, a big funder of political campaigns through its affiliated PAC and Super PAC, is out with its 2012 Congressional scoreboard, throwing special...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The war over the so-called "war on women" continues to rage – in South Florida and beyond.
Sharon Day of Fort Lauderdale, co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, said the Democrats are conjuring up a "phony war on women." She said...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Making a closing pitch to Florida voters, President Barack Obama bragged about the results he's achieved in the past four years, acknowledged much more work is ahead, and sought to portray challenger Mitt Romney as someone who's hiding the truth about...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 7:56 PM
South Florida's Democrats and Republicans in Congress are bracing for battles, and pulling in big money to fight them.
Each of the seven who represent Broward and Palm Beach counties ratcheted up their fundraising efforts, according to their most...