| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- It may have been a long time coming, but President Obama's decision to stand up to the obstructionists in Congress that led to the 16-day government shutdown in October has begun to pay off.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan,...
| Oct 3, 2013
President Barack Obama obviously has a lot on his mind.
His angry Democrats are fighting those angry Republicans over the so-called government shutdown. It's not really a shutdown, even though the rhetoric suggests that the sky is falling and the seas...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:30 AM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Republicans will seek to delay a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care Act that all Americans obtain health insurance or face a tax penalty.
"With so many unanswered questions and the problems arising around...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
More than halfway to its fundraising goal of nearly $1.3 million, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation plans to begin construction next month on a new history research and education center to keep the former citrus town's self-described "juicy past"...
| Nov 3, 2013
When it was enacted in 2010, Obamacare was supposed to be the final culmination of 60 years of effort by Democrats to realize the dream of universal health insurance. It was a complicated scheme, designed in such a way as to bridge the gap among Americans...
| Nov 6, 2013
In the latest example of the profound change in Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality, the Senate is moving toward a vote on a bill that would outlaw job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But whether the Employment...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:35 PM
One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move.
Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Perhaps there's something special about years that end in 3 or 13, because we've had a bumper crop of anniversaries this year, in 2013. And this week, a friendly Winter Garden building with a formidable history marks its centennial when the Central...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The Elmhurst Historical Museum is redoing its strategic plan, and is gathering ideas and insights about its role in the community.
Residents and business owners are invited to take part in five sessions in the coming weeks to provide input.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Two dozen arts and cultural organizations received cultural tourism grants from Orange County this week. In total, $1,870,171 was given out by the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs office.
The money is geared toward programs and projects that will...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:03 AM
It's been called a good walk spoiled, but almost no one walks a round of golf anymore, save the pros and some who frequent courses that allow walking.
Let's just say, whether you walk or take a cart, there is plenty about golf that can spoil your day --...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:57 AM
FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) — Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.
They're demanding that Congress use upcoming...