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  • S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object

    S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object
    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...
  • Lois Frankel benefits from government shutdown fight

    Lois Frankel benefits from government shutdown fight
    Freshman U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel is a political winner, in the short-term at least, from this month’s partial shutdown of the federal government. Her political position heading toward her first re-election next year has improved, thanks to...
  • Frankel: 'dire consequences' may result if country goes over fiscal cliff

    Frankel: 'dire consequences' may result if country goes over fiscal cliff
    Lois Frankel, who becomes South Florida’s newest member of Congress next week, said Thursday it’s difficult to see how the so-called fiscal cliff of higher taxes and dramatic federal spending reductions on Jan. 1 will be resolved.  After...
  • South Florida Dems go after tea party, Republican leaders

    South Florida Dems go after tea party, Republican leaders
    “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...
  • Video: Lois Frankel gives maiden House floor speech to mark Roe vs. Wade anniversary

    Video: Lois Frankel gives maiden House floor speech to mark Roe vs. Wade anniversary
    U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, gave her first one-minute speech on the floor of the U.S. House at midday Tuesday. She marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court found a constitutionally protected...
  • Democrats celebrate new Congress, push for action on guns

    It was mostly a time for celebration and sentiment on Monday as four members of South Florida held a ceremonial swearing in to mark their new terms in Congress. But there were also some somber moments and serious policy as participants marked the one-...
  • Obama to visit South Florida for work-free weekend

    Obama to visit South Florida for work-free weekend
    After days of jetting around the country to sell his State of the Union proposals, President Barack Obama is following the path set by previous presidents — coming to South Florida for some R&R. The White House has been mum about details, the...
  • Frankel uses break from Congress to explore constituents' concerns

    Frankel uses break from Congress to explore constituents' concerns
    An hour for a crash course on hospital economics. Another hour learning what South Florida's ports and the tourism industry need to thrive. The time to listen to a high school freshman describe how he was harassed because of his sexual orientation. Name...
  • Nelson Mandela mourned by South Florida's leading black politicians

    Nelson Mandela mourned by South Florida's leading black politicians
    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...
  • New members of Congress hire aides who used to lobby

    New members of Congress hire aides who used to lobby
    Two of freshman U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel's top staffers have come through the "revolving door" to work for her. Her chief of staff and legislative director both did lobbying for public sector unions, according to a review of hiring decisions made by new...
  • South Florida members of Congress push for, get pushed on, immigration reform

    — If the 18 people brought together Monday by two Broward and Palm Beach County members of Congress could rewrite the nation's immigration law, they would stop deportations, prevent exploitation of people living in the U.S. without permission by...