Barbara Watson appears headed to Tallahassee. The former Miami Gardens vice mayor was behind Sharon Pritchett in initial returns from the special election held last week for the House seat vacated by Oscar Braynon.
As opponents of abortion took part in the annual March for Life in Washington on Monday to mark the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, religious and political leaders from across Florida vowed to continue the fight against it.
The new Republican majority in the U.S. House will vote Wednesday whether to repeal the health care law passed last year with the support of President Barack Obama. Florida’s congressional delegation is expected to mirror Congress as a whole and divide on partisan lines, with Republicans voting to repeal and Democrats voting to keep it in place.
Florida’s political leaders are continuing to pressure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), hoping that more than half of the state will be declared as a disaster area due to the inclement weather.
The jockeying continues to see who will be the next chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Former RPOF Chairman Tom Slade endorsed former Rep. Dave Bitner this week, praising the current Jefferson County RPOF committeeman for his commitment to conservative values.
After stalling in the afternoon, the U.S. House voted just after midnight Friday to extend tax cuts initially backed by George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003 for all Americans. The bill, which also extends jobless benefits, now moves to President Barack Obama’s desk.
While negotiations continued to extend all tax cuts supported by President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003, the U.S. House extended some of those cuts Thursday. The measure passed with 234 votes, 188 congressmen opposing it.
Ahead by double digits in the polls, former House Speaker Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race, is about to get some help from a prominent Washington conservative -- Gary Bauer, best known for his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 and for leading the Family Research Council during the 1990s.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that will add one more space shuttle launch and fund the development of commercial and heavy-lift rockets, but it won’t save the jobs of more than 1,000 shuttle workers scheduled to be laid off Friday.
Thursday marks the six-month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and congressional Republicans are taking advantage of the opportunity to decry the legislation that has revitalized their base ahead of the midterm elections.
A member of Florida’s congressional delegation and a conservative Florida think tank say the largest federal financial regulation reform act proposed since the Great Depression doesn’t fix the problems that created the current recession.