| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Original post | 5:43 p.m. Dec. 6
Updated | 11:45 a.m., 12:43 p.m. and 3:36 Dec. 7
Black political leaders from South Florida, along with many others, are speaking out about Thursday’s death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela.
Two of the...
| Dec 3, 2013
Not long ago, the Sun Sentinel published an article discussing how multiple forces — including the steady rise of the oceans — caused up to a foot of seawater to flood multiple areas of South Florida. Last year, Hurricane Sandy brushed against...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- Tracy Martin, the father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, urged Congress on Wednesday to improve the educational and employment opportunities of African American boys and men, who are disproportionately imprisoned and unemployed....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:29 PM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Miami Democrat whose district includes part of South Broward, collected Tuesday on Wasserman Schultz’s bet on the Miami Heat.
She wagered with U.S. Rep. Joaquin...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Trying a case in the court of public opinion is nothing new. But the use of social media in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, has broken new ground.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Broward isn’t affected, but the county’s two top black political leaders blasted Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
Only a handful of Florida counties fell under the provision...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage drew cheers from South Florida gay and lesbian couples, scorn from conservative Christians, and underscored fault lines on the issue within the Republican Party.
Here are reports from throughout the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Updated 1:05 p.m. 2/26/13 to reflect that Posey did not get an award. The staunchly-conservative Club for Growth, a big funder of political campaigns through its affiliated PAC and Super PAC, is out with its 2012 Congressional scoreboard, throwing special...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:44 AM
There’s nothing like a surging Miami Heat to unite South Florida’s politicians.
Judging from the volume and passion of their tweets, U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents Broward and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - National Farmers Union (NFU) expressed support for legislation introduced by Reps. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, to provide robust mandatory funding and extend eligibility to renewable chemicals in Farm Bill Energy Title...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 1:50 AM
Political clairvoyants see far different futures for South Florida's newest members of Congress, even though they're just 46 days into their congressional careers.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, is likely to have a relatively smooth path...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:59 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honored the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship title after falling short just a year before.
‘‘Everybody doing their part, is what finally put the Heat over the top,’’...