| Oct 20, 2013
For Americans cynical about the federal government, trying to influence Washington from the local level seems like a lost cause. According to the cynics' logic, the K Street lobbyists and the big corporate and union campaign contributors call all the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday that Washington’s October of dysfunction was “incredibly challenging, difficult, divisive [and polarized.”
But that’s not all. “I could keep going,” she said, adding...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Updates | 3:26 p.m. and 4:01 p.m.
Original blog post | 2:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, was attacked Thursday by a conservative group over his vote to fund a reopening of the federal...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Beyonce will perform two concerts here this week, both sold out (while, when last we checked, next week’s show in her hometown, Houston, was not). This makes perfect sense — Mrs. Carter was made for South Florida.
It takes a certain brand of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:28 PM
It is only right to show compassion for two of our members of Congress from South Florida — namely, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz Balart.
Like the rest of their ilk, they’re home on recess to eschuchar a sus electores, which is...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:11 PM
It’s that time of year again when Republicans, who are eager to reach out to Latinos, put together a video honoring Latinos' many contributions to this country, all the while remaining silent on some of the issues that matter most to an increasingly...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- Could U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden, be convinced to support an immigration package similar to what passed the U.S. Senate last week? One top Democrat seems to think so. A memo sent Friday by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel -- a New Yorker...
| 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 27, 2013
| 7:35 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and flowers for weddings in the Sunshine State.
For gays and lesbians in Florida who hope to marry, the law...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Ginger Eisenrod is Republican through and through and has been for decades. She runs a residential and commercial real estate business in Boca Raton with her husband, just finished a term as president of a political club in Coral Springs, and describes...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Cuba’s communist leadership was quick to send condolences to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and to reiterate to Washington that it “rejects and condemns unequivocally all acts of terrorism.”
Once a key supplier of arms and...