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  • GOP's role in Schiavo case worries some party members

    WASHINGTON - The extraordinary steps taken to save the life of Terri Schiavo have won plaudits from evangelical Christians and other conservative activists, but some Republicans worry about a potential backlash among others who view the intervention as an...
  • With woman's feeding tube set for removal, a rush for legislation

    WASHINGTON - Terri Schiavo's feeding tube will be removed today at 1 p.m. unless a House committee succeeds in a last-minute effort to issue subpoenas that would stop doctors from doing so. An extraordinary legislative maneuver announced early today...
  • Congress tries again to keep Schiavo alive

    WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders said yesterday that they had reached agreement on legislation that would force the Terri Schiavo case into federal court - a move aimed at reinserting the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube while her fate is considered....
  • Lawmakers send Schiavo case on to U.S. court

    WASHINGTON - After an extraordinary emergency session, the House voted early this morning to send the Terri Schiavo case to a federal court in Florida. The House began voting at 12:20 a.m., as members scrambled to return to Washington during what was a...
  • For Congress, a quiet retreat from Schiavo

    WASHINGTON - After rushing headlong into the emotional fray over the life of a brain-damaged Florida woman just a week ago, political leaders reacted to the apparent end of the wrenching saga with another near-unanimous position - silence. For...
  • In America, candid, new discussion of last wishes

    WASHINGTON - The end of Terri Schiavo's life won't end the arguments over the issues raised by her case, an unusual intersection of religion, politics and morality that sparked a national conversation about self-determination, the rights of one family and...
  • Wasserman Schultz is Florida's top Sunday talk show guest

    Wasserman Schultz is Florida's top Sunday talk show guest
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston is the No. 1 Florida guest on the Sunday TV talk shows, undoubtedly because of her role as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She’s in 17th place on the list of 1,500 talk show guests on...
  • 'Chain Gang' Charlie seeks one more comeback

       Charlie Crist would be "honored" to have President Obama campaign with him. That declaration may demonstrate Crist's desperation, given Obama's 42-percent approval rating, but it reminds us of how Chain Gang Charlie came to be Chastened Charlie. The...
  • Boos pouring in from most who worked with Crist as governor

    Boos pouring in from most who worked with Crist as governor
    TALLAHASSEE -- No one expected anything less. His entrance into Florida's gubernatorial contest was as certain a prediction as one can make in politics. And equally foreseeable is the double-barrel response today from his former GOP brethren. In...
  • LeMieux says Republicans must shed image as party of government shutdowns

    LeMieux says Republicans must shed image as party of government shutdowns
    If Republicans hope to win elections, they need to restore a reputation for competence, and shed the image of a party that supports government shutdowns. Former U.S. Sen George LeMieux of Lighthouse Point delivered that message – including an...
  • Crist's former top aide becomes public critic

    Crist's former top aide becomes public critic
    The team of Charlie Crist and George LeMieux rose to the pinnacle of political power in Florida together in a relationship that provided immense benefits to both. But in a Shakespearean twist, the Republican Party sicced LeMieux on his former...
  • Medina's Grocery, hub for Orlando's Cuban community, closes after 43 years

    Medina's Grocery, hub for Orlando's Cuban community, closes after 43 years
    Medina's Grocery Store & Restaurant at 2405 E Washington St. in Orlando has closed because owners Rafael and Luisa Medina are retiring. The market was a hub for the Latino community in Central Florida for 43 years. "Medina’s was the heart and soul...