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  • Celebrities and politicians join forces for Everglades benefit

    The ninth annual “ForEverglades” benefit, marking the 20th anniversary of the Everglades Foundation, raised more than $2 million. The event, last weekend at The Breakers on Palm Beach, was headlined by Katie Couric, who provided a dose of...
  • Bachmann-McCarthy Overdrive

     
    By Dick J. Batchelor First, I have to admit that I know Huma Abedin, and we have met on a number occasions. So yes, guilty as charged of rubbing elbows with the deputy chief of staff and trusted aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It is...
  • Sun Sentinel Election Results

    Sun Sentinel Election Results
    Get the latest results for today's federal, state and county races. President 5852 of 6088 precincts reporting Barack Obama 49.9% 3,977,167 Mitt Romney 49.2% 3,924,092 Gary Johnson 0.5% 42,123 Jill Stein 0.1% 8,382 Roseanne Barr 0.1% 7,708...
  • Cuts in food stamps avoided for 9 months

    Cuts in food stamps avoided for 9 months
    South Florida families on food stamps won't have to worry about the federal government cutting the food program: The U.S. Senate extended the current provisions for another nine months as part of the federal farm policy. "It helps us immensely," said...
  • West, Rooney announce they’re running in new districts with more GOP voters

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — South Florida Congressman Allen West announced on Tuesday that he will run for re-election, not in his current 22nd district but in a newly drawn 18th district farther north. The new proposed 18th...
  • Hasner makes it official: he’s running for Congress, not U.S. Senate

     
    Adam Hasner made it official today: he's out of the Republican U.S. Senate race and will run instead for the congressional district being vacated by U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation. West, whose district becomes significantly more Democratic under the...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Political dominoes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — We figure by now that everyone knows that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney beat former U.S. Rep. Newt Gingrich in yesterday's primary. So, we'll focus on other stories in today's morning reads. Here are the top five stories you...
  • Hasner campaign gets Beltway backing

     
    WASHINGTON — It's only been a few days since former state Rep. Adam Hasner dropped his bid for U.S. Senate to pursue another route to Washington: a South Florida seat in the U.S. House. But the about-face didn't seem to bother the top Republican...
  • House Republicans vote to allow offshore oil drilling near Florida

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau House Republicans, including seven from Florida, voted late Thursday to end the ban on drilling along Florida’s west coast. But the bill has almost no chance of becoming law. It would open parts of the eastern...
  • Which congressmembers spend the most running their office?

     
    Wondering which members of Congress spend the most of your money running their offices?  Well, USA Today recently crunched all the data  and found that, locally, Democrat Corrine Brown and Republican Cliff Stearns were the big spenders, while...
  • Deutch, Holder defend DoJ’s opposition to voter purge

     
    U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, launched a vigorous attack during a congressional hearing on the state of Florida's proposed purge of more than 2,600 “non-citizen” voters, saying the list of names sent to 67 county elections supervisors...
  • Palm Beach County's 5 hottest political races

     
    Democrats and Republicans, political operatives and elected officials, Broward and Palm Beach county residents all agree: In the South Florida battleground of white-hot 2012 election contests, none is hotter than the showdown between two incumbent state...