| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Although Madelyn Zelman has been retired for a decade, her schedule resembles that of someone with a full-time job. The Plantation resident devotes her days, often including weekends and nights, to volunteer work for several causes.
Her main devotion...
| 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 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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, beware.
Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton would defeat any of the potential Republican presidential candidates, including former Gov. Bush and U.S. Sen. Rubio.
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:11 PM
For years, the proliferation of sober houses has been a source of frustration for city leaders and neighbors.
Both groups groused about the lack of regulation in place to govern sober houses, which are group homes that shelter people recovering from...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:25 PM
South Florida's members of Congress were on hand at the White House on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama hosted the 2013 NBA championship team Miami Heat.
Spotted in the audience on the White House video stream were several members of Congress from...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The date is set and invites are circulating for the Palm Beach County Mayor’s Ball – a black tie event intended to raise money for the homeless.
New Palm Beach County Mayor Priscilla Taylor pushed for holding the gala, scheduled for March 8,...
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Last week: A vote in Congress on military intervention in Syria got delayed because of a possible diplomatic resolution proposed by Russia. I have spent much of the week focused on the crisis in Syria. I had nearly 7,500 constituents on a listening...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Representative Lois Frankel is an experienced public servant with a strong record of bringing jobs and opportunity to South Florida. After serving 14 years in the Florida state legislature, including as the first woman Democratic minority leader, Lois...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:45 AM
“Reckless” was the talking point word of the day Monday as South Florida Democrats sought to turn up the heat on Republicans, blaming the party’s tea party faction for the partial government shutdown and attempting to show how people are...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Freshman U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel is a political winner, in the short-term at least, from this month’s partial shutdown of the federal government.
Her political position heading toward her first re-election next year has improved, thanks to...