| 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 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 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....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:44 PM
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-...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Perhaps County Commissioner Stacy Ritter never heard of Dale Carnegie, the famous self-help author, whose books included the huge best seller “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”
U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Lois Frankel...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 11:27 AM
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...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:41 PM
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...