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  • Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money

    Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money
    It's the height of season, and not just for snowbirds enjoying Florida while it's still cold up north. In the political world, it's the season for raising money. "This is high hunting season in the fundraising business," said Mark Foley, a Palm Beach...
  • Wasserman Schultz tries to spin Florida loss as positive

    Wasserman Schultz tries to spin Florida loss as positive
    Original post | 10:08 a.m. Updated | 11: 28 a.m. There’s so much spin emanating from Democrats on Wednesday, it would be easy to get a case of vertigo. They’re attempting to convince people that their loss in the closely watched...
  • Democrats target Republican ties to Koch brothers

    Democrats target Republican ties to Koch brothers
    WASHINGTON — Democrats struggling to combat a flood of outside money pouring in to defeat their candidates have found at least a temporary solution: If you can't beat them, brand them. The latest strategy of Democratic messaging is tying...
  • 'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

    'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
    President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
  • As the president shifts topics, the GOP is still focused on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address, President Obama will touch on his healthcare law but keep the focus instead on his agenda to tackle income inequality: a push to increase the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits and boost access...
  • Boycott or not? Democrats face choice on Benghazi investigation

    House Speaker John A. Boehner’s decision to form a select committee on Benghazi has put Democrats in a bind: Do they participate in what they view as an election-year stunt, or boycott it and give up the opportunity to act as a watchdog? Rank-and-...
  • Dems to help vulnerable Joe Garcia and Patrick Murphy

     While vowing to help them hang on to their seats, Democrats tacitly acknowledged on Tuesday that South Florida Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia are among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress.  They were listed along with 24 others in...
  • Conservative group blasts Republican Diaz-Balart as Obamacare supporter

    Conservative group blasts Republican Diaz-Balart as Obamacare supporter
    Updates | 3:26 p.m. and 4:01 p.m. Original blog post | 2:55 p.m. U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, was attacked Thursday by a conservative group over his vote to fund a reopening of the federal...
  • Republican moderate announces he won't seek reelection

    Republican moderate announces he won't seek reelection
    WASHINGTON -- A moderate Republican congressman from New Jersey announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014 – a possible consequence of last month’s 16-day government shutdown. Rep. Jon Runyan, a second-term lawmaker who...
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
  • Climate change causes prostitution? Rep. Barbara Lee explains

    Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate...