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  • 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...
  • Senate congressional map has big – and not-so-big- changes

     
    The Florida Senate's Reapportionment Committee released its long-awaited maps drawing new districts for the state Senate and adding two congressional seats to Florida's existing 25.  Eyeballing the congressional maps (available here), there are some major...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Redistricting maps rule the day

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday. As most of you probably already know, the redistricting maps from the Senate were released. We've got stories on that and more. Here are the top five stories you should be reading this morning. * We'll...
  • West, Rooney announce they’re running in new districts with more GOP voters

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — South Florida Congressman Allen West announced on Tuesday that he will run for re-election, not in his current 22nd district but in a newly drawn 18th district farther north. The new proposed 18th...
  • Hasner makes it official: he’s running for Congress, not U.S. Senate

     
    Adam Hasner made it official today: he's out of the Republican U.S. Senate race and will run instead for the congressional district being vacated by U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation. West, whose district becomes significantly more Democratic under the...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Political dominoes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — We figure by now that everyone knows that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney beat former U.S. Rep. Newt Gingrich in yesterday's primary. So, we'll focus on other stories in today's morning reads. Here are the top five stories you...
  • Hasner campaign gets Beltway backing

     
    WASHINGTON — It's only been a few days since former state Rep. Adam Hasner dropped his bid for U.S. Senate to pursue another route to Washington: a South Florida seat in the U.S. House. But the about-face didn't seem to bother the top Republican...
  • House Republicans vote to allow offshore oil drilling near Florida

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau House Republicans, including seven from Florida, voted late Thursday to end the ban on drilling along Florida’s west coast. But the bill has almost no chance of becoming law. It would open parts of the eastern...
  • Which congressmembers spend the most running their office?

     
    Wondering which members of Congress spend the most of your money running their offices?  Well, USA Today recently crunched all the data  and found that, locally, Democrat Corrine Brown and Republican Cliff Stearns were the big spenders, while...
  • Deutch, Holder defend DoJ’s opposition to voter purge

     
    U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, launched a vigorous attack during a congressional hearing on the state of Florida's proposed purge of more than 2,600 “non-citizen” voters, saying the list of names sent to 67 county elections supervisors...
  • Palm Beach County's 5 hottest political races

     
    Democrats and Republicans, political operatives and elected officials, Broward and Palm Beach county residents all agree: In the South Florida battleground of white-hot 2012 election contests, none is hotter than the showdown between two incumbent state...