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  • Love abounds at Interior hearing

     
    By Jim Tankersley For all the fire they can spit on C-SPAN, ranting about procedure or policy, the truth is that most United States senators are exceedingly polite to one another in public. Friendly, often. Every once in a while......
  • RNC Chairman Steele: 'I love puppies'

     
    by Mark Silva Michael Steele, former lieutenant governor of Maryland, became the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee today after the party's leaders, divided during five rounds of voting, settled on a new leader. The GOP's...
  • As Senate mulls stimulus, Florida waits

     
    by James Oliphant CAPE CORAL, Fla.--Jim Burch is a proud man from a proud town. But it has come to this. "It breaks my heart to say we need help," he says. This sprawling city on Florida's southwest coast......
  • West Palm Beach Mayor Backs Meek For Senate

     
    U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, today picked up a big-name Palm Beach County endorsement in his race for the U.S. Senate. West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel came out in support of Meek, a fellow Democrat, saying the city needs......
  • Immigration votes lacking: White House

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Peter Wallsten White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said today that there is not enough support in Congress now to pass a comprehensive immigration bill providing a path to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants,......
  • Sen. Martinez backs Sotomayor

     
    Florida Republican Senator Mel Martinez today declared that he will vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as a member of the Supreme Court. Read full post at Florida Politics.......
  • Former Democratic senator endorses Democratic Senate candidate

     
    U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's bid for the U.S. Senate was endorsed today by Bob Graham, former Democratic U.S. senator and governor. Meek is giving up his House seat, which includes part of South Broward, to run for the Senate job......
  • Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 4:30 pm EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is a day away from voting to recommend the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, poised to become the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: NRA test (failing) case

     
    by David G. Savage and James Oliphant As the Senate begins debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with the outcome assured, the only remaining questions are whether the National Rifle Assn. can claim to have swayed votes against......
  • Sotomayor: 'Wise Latina' line an 'excuse'

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Mel Martinez today was the first Republican to publicly break from his party during Senate debate over Sonia Sotomayor and declare his support for the Supreme Court nominee. "It is a momentous and historic opportunity," said......
  • Mel Martinez out, placeholder coming

     
    by Mark Silva Resignation news from Republican ranks: Sen. Mel Martinez, the Florida Republican who announced last winter that he would not seek a second term next year, announced today that he will step down more than a year before......
  • 'Dear God,' Florida thanks you - 'Charlie'

     
    by Mark Silva This one reminds us of Bill Gunter, a former insurance commissioner and good Baptist in Florida who was running for Senate and happily told a ballroom full of elderly Jewish voters in South Florida once that he......