| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON— Republicans took multiple tries to deliver their reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
In addition to the officially sanctioned Republican Party response by Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Needle exchange advocates are urging lawmakers to use a coming must-pass budget bill to lift the decades-old prohibition on spending federal funds for clean syringes for drug users, supporters of the effort said Thursday.
The groups are pressing...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
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.
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...