| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:23 AM
(This is the second part of a two-part story.)
INTO THE BELTWAY
By July 2012, Cohen's hope that Chen might steer clear of the capital until after the election was put to the test.
Smith and other lawmakers wanted Chen to testify before the House...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON Seven hundred twenty-two thousand residents of southwestern Florida will be voiceless in the House of Representatives while Rep. Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine charges Wednesday, takes leave to deal with his acknowledged addiction....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Florida once again will be a high-profile political battleground next year, with at least four closely contested congressional races that could help tip the balance of power in the U.S. House.
"Florida is going to be one of our pivot points …...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Ever heard of David Valadao? Exactly.
The soft-spoken freshman congressman may be little known outside his district in California’s Central Valley, even to many of his House Republican colleagues. But he is emerging as a...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. David Valadao on Wednesday became the second California Republican to join Democrats on a broad immigration bill, increasing pressure on GOP leadership to schedule a vote on a measure that would provide a path to citizenship for...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:09 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. David Valadao on Wednesday became the second California Republican to join Democrats on a broad immigration bill, increasing pressure on GOP leadership to schedule a vote on a measure that would provide a path to citizenship for...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Updates | 3:26 p.m. and 4:01 p.m.
Original blog post | 2:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, was attacked Thursday by a conservative group over his vote to fund a reopening of the federal...
| Oct 20, 2013
For Americans cynical about the federal government, trying to influence Washington from the local level seems like a lost cause. According to the cynics' logic, the K Street lobbyists and the big corporate and union campaign contributors call all the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday that Washington’s October of dysfunction was “incredibly challenging, difficult, divisive [and polarized.”
But that’s not all. “I could keep going,” she said, adding...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:11 PM
It’s that time of year again when Republicans, who are eager to reach out to Latinos, put together a video honoring Latinos' many contributions to this country, all the while remaining silent on some of the issues that matter most to an increasingly...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:28 PM
It is only right to show compassion for two of our members of Congress from South Florida — namely, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz Balart.
Like the rest of their ilk, they’re home on recess to eschuchar a sus electores, which is...