| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Original post | 11:31 a.m.
Updated 3:40 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Broward-Palm Beach county Democrat, is strongly criticizing Wednesday’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on campaign finance contribution limits.
He was later joined by...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:21 AM
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, a Broward-Palm Beach County Democrat, is headed to one of the world’s hot spots when Congress is off next week for its Easter-Passover recess.
Frankel, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will be part of a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Citing the need for highway infrastructure improvements, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, said Friday the federal gasoline tax should be increased.
He called for a “slight increase” in...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
South Florida’s Democratic members of Congress love the idea of President Hillary Clinton.
Almost all are already supporting her not-yet-existing campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
“I proudly supported Secretary Clinton’s...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, beware.
Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton would defeat any of the potential Republican presidential candidates, including former Gov. Bush and U.S. Sen. Rubio.
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:11 PM
For years, the proliferation of sober houses has been a source of frustration for city leaders and neighbors.
Both groups groused about the lack of regulation in place to govern sober houses, which are group homes that shelter people recovering from...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Representative Lois Frankel is an experienced public servant with a strong record of bringing jobs and opportunity to South Florida. After serving 14 years in the Florida state legislature, including as the first woman Democratic minority leader, Lois...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:45 AM
“Reckless” was the talking point word of the day Monday as South Florida Democrats sought to turn up the heat on Republicans, blaming the party’s tea party faction for the partial government shutdown and attempting to show how people are...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Original post | 5:43 p.m. Dec. 6
Updated | 11:45 a.m., 12:43 p.m. and 3:36 Dec. 7
Black political leaders from South Florida, along with many others, are speaking out about Thursday’s death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela.
Two of the...