| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:52 AM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday abruptly ended more than 50 years of U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba, ushering in sweeping changes that will connect Floridians to the island through increased travel, business and communication links.
The policy will...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- While wrapping up its least productive session in modern history, Congress approved some small-but-significant measures of special concern to Floridians and is expected to renew a sales-tax deduction that affects 2 million Florida families....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:32 PM
President Barack Obama:
"With the changes I'm announcing today, it will be easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and Americans will be able to use American credit and debit cards on the island. Nobody represents America's values better than the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:53 AM
A sampling of reactions to the release of Alan Gross and President Obama’s speech on normalizing relations with Cuba. As expected, the reactions split mostly along party lines:
“Alan Gross should never have spent one day in prison and we...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The future of the United States' five-decade embargo blocking trade with Cuba is suddenly and unexpectedly murky.
Although President Barack Obama shifted long-standing American policy on Wednesday, the embargo and the lesser known but critically...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:15 AM
Now comes the backlash to President Barack Obama's outreach to Cuba.
Florida Republicans are leading the charge against Obama's new policy to end the isolation of Cuba, setting up a clash in Congress next year and a point of debate along the...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:16 AM
One big question is whether Bush's pro-embargo position will alienate some voters, including thousands of Cuban-Americans who are streaming to the island and sending money to family members.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush's call for strengthening the U.S. embargo...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Political scientists at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University have devised a math-based ratings system to measure the effectiveness of Congressmen and U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, rated #2 in all of Congress for the most recently-...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A recent Wall Street Journal story that claimed the Obama Administration has "tightened" its control on ammunition that the Pentagon is sending to Israel without its approval alarmed South Florida's Jewish community.
But three members of South Florida'...
| 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...