| 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...
| 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...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:23 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Ginger Eisenrod is Republican through and through and has been for decades. She runs a residential and commercial real estate business in Boca Raton with her husband, just finished a term as president of a political club in Coral Springs, and describes...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:14 PM
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, was named to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday.
Frankel, who was sworn in Thursday to represent parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, said the Foreign Affairs panel would "allow me to work on...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:35 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and flowers for weddings in the Sunshine State.
For gays and lesbians in Florida who hope to marry, the law...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:19 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston said Tuesday she’d like to know more about the recent Cuba visit by mega-entertainers Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Wasserman Schultz is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and the entertainment couple...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Rapper and entertainment industry mogul Jay-Z responded Thursday with a forceful rejection of the criticism he’s received from South Florida politicians over his visit to Cuba last week with his wife Beyoncé.
And the couple received support from a...
| 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...