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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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  • Report that Russia plans to reopen Havana base triggers warnings

    MIAMI A report that Russia will reopen a Havana base that eavesdropped on U.S. communications from Key West, Fla., to Washington has triggered fresh warnings of Moscow's expansionism and predictions of a continued freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations. Until its...
  • Some in Congress hold out hope for an immigration bill

    MIAMI As thousands of undocumented Central American migrants, including many unaccompanied children, continue to pour across the border, the consensus among immigration experts is that any reform efforts have ended. However, federal lawmakers who have...
  • Support turns to grief for Israeli teens

    In the past week, the South Florida Jewish community has turned out in great support of the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped by Hamas terrorists, but unfortunately this story does not have a happy ending. According to the Jerusalem Post, the bodies of...
  • Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail

    Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail
    Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is under attack in multiple courtrooms, a fight that's spilling out onto the 2014 campaign trail. Advocates of same-sex marriage are convinced it's a matter of when — not if — gay marriage becomes legal...
  • Pro-marijuana group blasts Wasserman Schultz

    Pro-marijuana group blasts Wasserman Schultz
    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...
  • South Florida delegation splits over keeping federal government out of state medical marijuana decisions

    South Florida delegation splits over keeping federal government out of state medical marijuana decisions
    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...
  • Effort to impose sanctions on Venezuela moves forward

    Effort to impose sanctions on Venezuela moves forward
    A South Florida sponsored effort to condemn human rights violations in Venezuela and sanction officials of the country’s regime advanced on Friday. The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Miami-Dade County Republican, passed...
  • Battleground set for South Florida Congress races

    Battleground set for South Florida Congress races
    A blazing hot campaign will play out on Palm Beach County television screens as Republicans and Democrats fight over a congressional seat that either party could win in November. Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is seeking a second term...
  • Volunteering is a full-time job for local retiree

    Volunteering is a full-time job for local retiree
    Although Madelyn Zelman has been retired for a decade, her schedule resembles that of someone with a full-time job. The Plantation resident devotes her days, often including weekends and nights, to volunteer work for several causes.  Her main devotion...
  • Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial
    Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event. Nelson Mandela would have been pleased. The...
  • Can a handshake ever be more than just a handshake?

    It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela. But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...