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  • Former Democratic senator endorses Democratic Senate candidate

     
    U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's bid for the U.S. Senate was endorsed today by Bob Graham, former Democratic U.S. senator and governor. Meek is giving up his House seat, which includes part of South Broward, to run for the Senate job......
  • Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 4:30 pm EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is a day away from voting to recommend the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, poised to become the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: NRA test (failing) case

     
    by David G. Savage and James Oliphant As the Senate begins debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with the outcome assured, the only remaining questions are whether the National Rifle Assn. can claim to have swayed votes against......
  • Sotomayor: 'Wise Latina' line an 'excuse'

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Mel Martinez today was the first Republican to publicly break from his party during Senate debate over Sonia Sotomayor and declare his support for the Supreme Court nominee. "It is a momentous and historic opportunity," said......
  • Mel Martinez out, placeholder coming

     
    by Mark Silva Resignation news from Republican ranks: Sen. Mel Martinez, the Florida Republican who announced last winter that he would not seek a second term next year, announced today that he will step down more than a year before......
  • 'Dear God,' Florida thanks you - 'Charlie'

     
    by Mark Silva This one reminds us of Bill Gunter, a former insurance commissioner and good Baptist in Florida who was running for Senate and happily told a ballroom full of elderly Jewish voters in South Florida once that he......
  • Kennedy: 'Greatest senator' -- Obama

     
    Television note: MSNBC will air a planned documentary, The Kennedy Brothers, at 9 pm EDT tonight, in addition to its already scheduled time of 7 pm Thursday as noted below. CNN's Larry King Live will devote its show at 9......
  • YouTube factor 'tide has turned:' Dems

     
    by Mark Silva Call it the YouTube factor: The noise that was generated by protesters at boisterous "town hall'' meetings held by members of Congress this summer. The president's polling numbers have been sliding at the same time. At least......
  • Florida's new senator: Place-holder

     
    by Mark Silva Introducing: Soon to be, the newest member of the United States Senate. George LeMieux. But don't worry about remembering the spelling. He won't be there for long. The appointee of Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida to......
  • Florida GOP chief out, twine unwinding?

     
    by Mark Silva Jim Greer -- and the Swamp will remember him today as the fellow who criticized President Barack Obama's back-to-school speech to students last fall as a platform for the president's "socialist ideology'' -- resigned today as......
  • Rubio vs. Crist: FOX News debate eyed

     
    by Mark Silva One of the hottest Senate races on the horizon - the Florida Republican primary fight between Gov. Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio of Miami -- could be heading for spring training in March......