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  • Which congressmembers spend the most running their office?

     
    Wondering which members of Congress spend the most of your money running their offices?  Well, USA Today recently crunched all the data  and found that, locally, Democrat Corrine Brown and Republican Cliff Stearns were the big spenders, while...
  • Brown, Wilson condemn ‘murder” of Trayvon Martin

     
    By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sanford city leaders met for an hour on Tuesday with Justice Department officials and they promised to fully cooperate with a newly-launched federal investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin,...
  • U.S. Rep. Wilson proposes bill to toughen federal response to college hazing

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Shocked by the death of a Florida A&M student, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson outlined a bill on Thursday that would deny federal student aid to perpetrators of violent hazing rituals and...
  • Rubio (R) splits with Nelson (D) over student-loan bill

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, including Marco Rubio of Florida, blocked a Democratic-sponsored bill on Tuesday that would freeze low interest rates on federal college loans at 3.4 percent. The vote left a...
  • South Florida counties stop non-citizen voter purge

    South Florida counties stop non-citizen voter purge
    The federal Department of Justice ordered a halt to Florida's systematic purge of suspected non-citizens from voter rolls, saying the effort breaks two federal laws. And concerns about the accuracy of the state's list of suspected non-citizens led all...
  • West, Wasserman Schultz are powerhouse political fundraisers

    West, Wasserman Schultz are powerhouse political fundraisers
    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...
  • Florida Dems split on Colombia trade pact vote

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida members were divided – and for once not entirely along party lines – when the U.S. House approved the U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement on Wednesday. Two Florida Democrats...
  • New U.S. Rep. Wilson more focused on banning hand-held cellphones in cars than keeping hats

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Congresswoman-elect Frederica Wilson wants to ban the use of hand-held cellphones in cars when young children are aboard. Wilson, a former school principal who will represent parts of Miami-Dade...
  • Webster misses vote on first day

     
    WASHINGTON — Call it a rookie mistake, but newly-minted U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden, missed a vote on his first day in office: a procedural vote en route to the House adopting the chamber's rules for the upcoming session. Webster...
  • Obama launches the 2012 political fundraising season: What's he telling donors this time?

     
    Democrat Obama likens his spending plans to his favorite Republican, Abraham Lincoln, remains vague on acceptable spending cuts....
  • Closer look: Florida's congressional delegation

    Florida Delegation The 2010 midterm elections produced a new senator and eight new House members to represent Florida. Only one of the newcomers is a Democrat. Delegation total: 2 senators and 25 House members In 2009/2010: Florida Republicans...