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  • Pew Report: Florida economic recovery isn't so rosy

    Pew Report: Florida economic recovery isn't so rosy
    TALLAHASSEE -- With Florida’s gubernatorial candidates jostling over the state of the economy, a new report suggests the Great Recession rebound isn’t so stunning or complete. The non-partisan Pew Charitable Trusts’ new analysis...
  • Payment issued to 4,900 unemployed, state says

    Payment issued to 4,900 unemployed, state says
    Unemployment benefits have been issued to 4,900 Florida residents whose  benefits have been delayed by Florida's $63 million flawed online filing system, the state said Tuesday evening. "Payments should begin arriving on Wednesday," said Jessica Sims,...
  • As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist

    As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist
    Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months. But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
  • Rep. Henry Waxman to retire after four decades in Congress

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
  • Ted Deutch condemns Supreme Court decision lifting campaign contribution limits

    Ted Deutch condemns Supreme Court decision lifting campaign contribution limits
    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...
  • South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew

    South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew
    Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below). Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...
  • Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems predicted for next presidential election

    Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems predicted for next presidential election
    Florida's much-maligned elections are likely to run much better in 2014, but critics see problems for 2016 that could bring a repeat of the frustrating failures that marked the last two presidential elections. "We might not see the same type of problems...
  • Wasserman Schultz demands Republicans act on immigration reform, in-state tuition for undocumented students

    Original post | 12:19 p.m. Updated | 2:36 p.m., 3:21 p.m. and 3:33 p.m. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, pushed Monday for two key issues that could help decide how enthusiastic Hispanic...
  • South Florida politicians express concern about Venezuela

    South Florida politicians express concern about Venezuela
    The U.S. could impose limited, targeted sanctions as a way to make things difficult for the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolas Maduro, U.S. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston said Monday. But she warned such an action would have to be taken...
  • Democrats, Republicans at odds over way Florida runs elections

    Democrats, Republicans at odds over way Florida runs elections
    Former state Sen. Dan Gelber went into prosecutor mode Friday to deliver a stinging indictment of the way the state manipulates election laws. The way elections are run in Florida is so significant and contentious, Gelber said, because it’s a...
  • Landon Donovan says U.S. is confident heading into World Cup

    Landon Donovan likes the U.S.'s chances in World Cup group play against Ghana, Portugal and Germany. But the threat posed by Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is something that could keep him up at night. "Listen, there's no question he's one of the...