| Jun 6, 2015
The Florida House has soundly rejected a Medicaid expansion compromise that even supporters admitted had its flaws and was seemingly doomed to fail almost from the start.
The bill, which tore apart the regular session as the House and Senate bitterly...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 6:57 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The fate of Florida’s budget, the uninsured, tax cuts and the nature of the delivery of health care in the state hangs in the balance during the special session, but a handful of lawmakers elected for the express purpose of...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:43 AM
The growing partisan divide in American politics was on the mind of McDaniel College students who attended a lecture with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, on Wednesday afternoon.
The deep partisan divide in congressional politics was on the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Bob Carr's demise
Monday evening, we were entertained by a one-night event, "In The Mood," at the Bob Carr Theater. Considering the big-band sound, the singers and dancers, I rate the group an "A." The Bob Carr? A solid "D."
Orlando likes to think...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced fellow New Yorker Loretta Lynch, the attorney general nominee, to the Senate Judiciary Committee in January as a public servant who “has earned a reputation for keeping her head down and avoiding the...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 1:43 PM
A political nobody just three years ago, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is the first official candidate vying for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination. His was a noisy entrance into government, marked by outspokenness and partisanship that clearly...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:49 PM
RICHMOND — They canned his name for a health-care initiative, changed the name of his economic development fund, whacked his effort to expand pre-school — all in all, the governor had a tough time in the General Assembly this year.
| Mar 28, 2015
| 7:40 PM
Your world domination is quite impressive. It's not just the Internet thing. Look around. Your business model has become a must-read manifesto for politicians of all shapes, colors and affiliations.
Congress leads the way...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Now that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has thrown his cowboy hat into the ring for president, it's time to start handicapping the candidates, even if some of us may wish that we had more choices.
That's OK, my fellow Americans. You vote for -- or against -- the...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 6:14 AM
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle.
Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as “Obamacare” led to a partial...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 9:05 PM
Ted Cruz looked out over a sprawling audience of Iowa farmers and agri-business leaders, people who rely on federal subsidies of ethanol, and the man who would be president stuck it to them.
"I know you'd like me to say I'm for the renewable fuel...