| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Republicans scored a significant victory in a special congressional election Tuesday, holding on to a seat in a swing district in Florida that Democrats had high hopes of capturing after a campaign that focused heavily on President Obama's healthcare law....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:24 PM
When an unpopular president comes to town, politicians have a choice: get the good suit pressed and polish the dress shoes — or slip on a pair of sneakers and run as far away as possible.
That's the dilemma presented by President Barack Obama's...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:09 PM
He amped up the criticism of President Barack Obama. He dialed down the my-way-or-the-highway zeal that often infuriates his fellow Republicans. And he left Florida political activists pumped up and buzzing over whether he'll run for president.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:30 AM
The continuing civil unrest in Venezuela has prompted a massive U.S. mobilization — of Florida politicians.
Democrats and Republicans are taking plenty of shots at each other as they try to make themselves look good and sway the state's critical...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:18 AM
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is visiting South Florida to help the Republican Party raise money — and at the same time audition for donors and activists who could prove valuable if he runs for president.
More coverage over in the righthand column...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Original post | 2:05 p.m.
Updated with Democratic National Committee missive, above | 4:43 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, isn’t bothered by the Florida campaign swing by U.S....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.
The President and Mrs. Obama
His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
South Florida’s Democratic members of Congress love the idea of President Hillary Clinton.
Almost all are already supporting her not-yet-existing campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
“I proudly supported Secretary Clinton’s...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Citing the need for highway infrastructure improvements, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, said Friday the federal gasoline tax should be increased.
He called for a “slight increase” in...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:12 PM
To the dismay of Florida Democrats and Gov. Rick Scott, the U.S. House voted 225 to 193 on Tuesday to reject an attempt to delay most rate hikes in flood insurance for four years.
“Today I spoke with House Speaker John Boehner and encouraged...
| Jan 26, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's recent fundraising foray into Florida created its share of scathing rhetoric. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz even followed Christie around the state, speaking to every media outlet that would listen about his...