| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:22 AM
General contractor David Wagie is seeking the Republican nomination to run against freshman U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach.
Many years ago, he knew he'd be making the race, or at least a race for Congress.
Here's an article, "Once-reluctant...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:43 PM
When former Fort Lauderdale mayor and Republican congressman E. Clay Shaw spoke of “My-am-uh,” he recalled a more genteel time in South Florida politics. His ability to work across party lines defined it.
Shaw, a 26-year congressman who...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:23 AM
When a community icon dies, a lot of statements come in from those who worked with him. We can expect that today, with the death on Sept. 10 of E. Clay Shaw Jr., former Republican congressman from Fort Lauderdale. Here are some of them:
| Aug 17, 2013
I'm reminded of a story U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel once told me that shows the difference between legislators and the unfortunate folk who have to live with their handiwork.
As a state representative, Frankel worked hard to bring home the bacon. In one...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:05 AM
[UPDATED with response from Kristin Jacobs]
No, Kristin Jacobs didn't go to work for LSN. That image you see is from a fund-raiser for Jacobs, the county mayor. It's being thrown by the LSN superlobbyists who are often in front of her seeking votes...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:24 AM
It’s August, so that means arguing over Obamacare.
And, as described in the article posted below this one, South Floridians are getting an earful from a massive marketing campaign and political pitches attempting to sell the virtues or sound the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Marriage is best defined as “the union between one man and one woman,” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio asserted on Wednesday, while accusing the Supreme Court of over-stepping its role by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage drew cheers from South Florida gay and lesbian couples, scorn from conservative Christians, and underscored fault lines on the issue within the Republican Party.
Here are reports from throughout the...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:36 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Friday to you. Here's what we're reading this morning. * The Sentinel/Sun-Sentinel has a piece on expected top legislative issues in 2013. * The Sun-Sentinel looks at Lois Frankel's first day in Congress. * The...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:32 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here are the top stories that we're reading this morning. * Orlando Sentinel writes that election supervisors blamed lawmakers for long lines on Election Day. * The Sun-Sentinel writes that new Florida...