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  • Bill to cut $16B in food stamp program will hurt poor, advocates say

    Bill to cut $16B in food stamp program will hurt poor, advocates say
    South Florida will be hit hard if the Congress goes through in cutting $16 billion out the food stamp program -- with a record number of South Floridians continuing to apply to the program to feed their families, social service workers said Monday. The...
  • Cuts in food stamps avoided for 9 months

    Cuts in food stamps avoided for 9 months
    South Florida families on food stamps won't have to worry about the federal government cutting the food program: The U.S. Senate extended the current provisions for another nine months as part of the federal farm policy. "It helps us immensely," said...
  • Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?

    Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?
    Floridians who have endorsed Mitt Romney  - FL AG Adam Putnam is our state chairman - FL CFO Jeff Atwater is our state finance chairman - FL AG Pam Bondi is a national advisor - State Sen. John Thrasher (District 8-Jacksonville) - State Sen. JD Alexander...
  • Sun Sentinel Election Results

    Sun Sentinel Election Results
    Get the latest results for today's federal, state and county races. President 5852 of 6088 precincts reporting Barack Obama 49.9% 3,977,167 Mitt Romney 49.2% 3,924,092 Gary Johnson 0.5% 42,123 Jill Stein 0.1% 8,382 Roseanne Barr 0.1% 7,708...
  • Debt ceiling callers burning up the congressional phone lines

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Phone lines to Capitol Hill were flooded on Tuesday when thousands of constituents called and e-mailed Florida members of Congress urging a resolution of debt-reduction talks before the nation...
  • Republican shot at Democrat Lois Frankel ends up hitting Republican Congressman Tom Rooney

     
    National Republicans fired a shot at Democratic congressional candidate Lois Frankel on Thursday ??? and the ricochet hit one of their own, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta. The campaign arm for Republicans in Congress demanded Frankel return a $5,000...
  • Deutch, Rooney push bill for homeless vets

     
    By William Gibson The House passed a bill Tuesday evening aimed at helping homeless veterans, including provisions promoted by South Florida Reps. Ted Deutch, a Democrat, and Tom Rooney, a Republican. They cite estimates that the number of homeless vets...
  • Florida Dems split on Colombia trade pact vote

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida members were divided – and for once not entirely along party lines – when the U.S. House approved the U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement on Wednesday. Two Florida Democrats...
  • Romney announces big-name Florida team

     
    Mitt Romney announced his formal Florida campaign team today. And while it's a reprise of the endorsements the Republican presidential candidate has been announcing over the past couple of weeks, it's an impressive array of the state's Establishment heavy...
  • Rick Perry sets up campaign network in southwest Florida

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has set up a network of county chairmen for his campaign in southwest Florida, his campaign announced this morning. They are: Bill Abbatematteo, Charlotte County Chair – member of the Charlotte County Republican Club, member of...
  • Floridians join the call to go big

     
    Expectations are understandably low for Congress' “super committee” to reach agreement on its goal of producing a plan to reduce deficits by $1.5 trillion over the next decade. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch...