U.S. Congressional News

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Obama Addresses Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala; Sings Happy Birthday to Marc Anthony

    via CHCI​President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala last night where he touted the number of hispanics he's appointed to high level positions, his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, and stressed that the problems that face Hispanics are the problems that face America as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Even Blagojevich Criticizes Crist's Senate Pick

    Rod Blagojevich criticizing anyone for making a shady appointment to a Senate seat is sort of like Kanye West chastising someone for awards-show misbehavior. But then again, egomaniacs aren't really that self-aware. Blago went on Fox and Friends this morning to pimp his upcoming book and argue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Florida: 47th Most Powerful State in DC

    ​Florida ranks 47th our of the 50 states in terms of influence and seniority in the US Congress according to an analysis by The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. A dismal ranking by any means, but even more so considering we're the 4th most populace state. Our legislators have less swagger on the hill than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek Simply Do Not Care for This LeMieux Character

    ​Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek have only a few things in common: They're both running for Senate. They'll both likely face Charlie Crist. They'll both likely lose to him. And now they both don't very much like George LeMieux's status as newly minted senator. Politically, this is just abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Dan Webster Added to Senate Shortlist

    Charlie Crist has added former state legislator Dan Webster to his ever-growing shortlist of possible Senate appointees. The Central Florida political vet has already said he'd be open to the job, because "it would be prety cool." Webster served in the Florida House for 18 years and became ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Lincoln Diaz-Balart Won't Pursue Senate Seat

    Lincoln Diaz-BalartRep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart has announced he won't pursue Mel Martinez's open Senate seat. Gov. Charlie Crist had sent Diaz-Balart an application of sorts for the job. His announcement also puts to rest any crazy political musical chairs rumors his open House seat could have set off. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    United States Will Officially Have It's First Hispanic Justice

    Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate today. No big surprise there. Every member of the Democratic caucus, save for Ted Kennedy who remains ill and could not attend, voted for Sotomayor. That would include, of course, Bill Nelson.While only nine republicans offered their "yays," including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Miami City Commission Urges Obama To Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

    via Jilly McJillerson's FlickrIn an unanimous vote yesterday, the City of Miami Comission passed a resolution condemning the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Introduced by Joe Sanchez, the resolution cited the dismissal of translators, inability to meet recruiting l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Kendrick Meek Opposes Using Federal Funds to Pay for Abortions

    Rep. Kendrick Meek has joined a small group of house Democrats asking that any health-care reforms not lead to federal funding of abortion, according to the Washington Post. The possibility of taxpayer money being used to pay for abortions is becoming a hot-button issue in the health-care reform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Yolly Roberson Kicks Off House Bid Against Crowded Field, Including Her Ex-Husband

    With Kendrick Meek resigning to seek a Senate seat, Florida's 17th congressional district will have its first non-Meek representative since 1993. District 17, with a Cook pvi of D 34, is one of the most Democratic leaning districts in the entire nation, so the real race ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Marco Rubio Gets Support of the Dick Armey

    I know it's so easy to make fun of Dick Armey's name (Vagina Coastguard, thanks Family Guy), that even Dick Armey has done it himself. Dave Barry, of all people, once asked Armey if that was really his name. "Yes, I am Dick Armey. And if there is a dick army, Barney Frank would want to join up," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Palin and Crist Played Phone Tag

    via Wiki CommonsCould Charlie Crist have been tempting Sarah Palin to through her two cents into the Republican primary for senate? Records show that the two tried to speak on the phone a few days before Crist announced his Senate bid, and ABC seems to think Charlie might have been seeking an endors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Manny Diaz Endorses Kendrick Meek for Senate

    Rep. Kendrick Meek added another impressive entry to his list of endorsement of US Senate today as City of Miami Mayor, and president of the US Conference of Mayor, Manny Diaz announced his endorsement. The press release came with equal amounts of back patting on the part of both men. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Gitmo Terrorists Are Coming to Your Back Yard! And to the Tiny Island Nation of Palau?

    As we reported in February after a visit to Guantánamo Bay, President Obama faces some pretty damn thorny decisions as he tries to close the notorious prison camp in southeastern Cuba, none tougher than what the heck to do with all the prisoners. via Wikimedia Commons.Soon coming to a backyard near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Former Newt Gingrich Staffer: Rubio's Run is Just Stupid

    via MyFloridaHouse.govSo today, some guy, literally some random conservative person, calls Marco Rubio the "Cuban Newt Gingrich." And then someone who used to actually work with Gingrich calls Rubio's uphill battle against Charlie Crist "stupid." Matt Towery used to be a political str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Dan Gelber "Steps Back" From Senate Race

    The notion of any real divisive, state-wide primaries in Florida seems to be dead, as state Sen. Den Gelber has announced that he's "stepping back" from the US Senate Race. Which more or less means he's out. He made the annoncement on his blog: It makes little sense -- when we do face t ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2009

    Marco Rubio Takes a Swipe at Sonia Sotomayor

    Wing-nut Cuban-American criticizes first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Senate Withholds Funds to Close Guantanamo Bay

    Barry BlandPrisoners in Guantanamo BayThe Senate voted against providing $80 million to shut down Guantanamo Bay 90 to 6 today. The move comes a day before President Obama is scheduled to outline his plans for what to do with the 240 terrorism suspects held in Cuba. The provision also temporari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Oh, Look, We Already Have Front Runners for 2014

    They don't share political idealogies, but they do share a hair stylist. It's a sign of just how much dominance Charlie Crist has in Florida politics that both races he could conceivably run in 2010 - Governor or, less likely, Senator - are having a hard time attracting big name candidate, but the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    McCollum or Boyd Won't Be Your Next Senator

    Both sides of the Senate 2010 fray just lost significant rumored candidates. Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum and Democratic Congressmen Allen Boyd have both said they won't seek the open seat. McCollum has sought a Senate seat twice before. He claimed his party's nomination in 2000, but lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Florida Democrats Lacking Latino Candidates

    Absent from the list of possible candidates for the Democratic nomination for either governor or senator in 2010 are Latinos. It's nothing new. The Democrats have never run a Latino for governor or the Senate, and they've never elected one to the U.S. House of Representatives. In fact, one would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Kendrick Meek Interested in Senate Seat

    We've been criticizing ol' Jebby Bush for positioning his possible run for Senate as an end to the problems of the GOP, and not the end to the problems of America and Florida. Well, along comes Broward Congressman Kendrick Meek, who told the AP that indeed he is considering running for the Senate s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    House GOP Goes Right Again, Leaving Miami's Moderates in the Cold

    All three of Miami's Republican representatives staved off Democratic challengers in the election, but the brand of Republicanism they represent is losing influence in their own party. While last week's Republican Governors Association conference didn't come to a clear conclusion on which ideolog ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    With Friends Like These ...

    Bruce Hornsby gets by with a little big-name help.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008
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    August 7, 2008
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    April 20, 2007
  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Bass Relief

    Check your mufflers, biker boys

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Welcome to Fabulous Tallahassee

    Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night

  • City Life

    May 15, 2003
  • Dining

    March 27, 2003

    Freedom-Fried Brains

    Careful what you say when you order food, you borderline patriot!

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    The Will Adams Embargo

    The sad saga of how the feds hounded a senior citizen over, what else, Cuba

  • Music

    October 31, 2002
  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Politics & Parties & Power

    How to campaign in the new House District 25? There's always Cuba.

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    Heretics in the House

    They came to Miami. They gathered publicly. They showed no fear. And they trashed the Cuba embargo.

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    The Enigma

    The new chairman of the Miami-Dade delegation sets his own course in Tallahassee

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    The Untold Story

    Guess who's coming to vote? Guess again.

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Plowing Under the Cuba Embargo

    A Spokane politician wants to make Castro pay -- literally

  • News

    February 17, 2000


    Leave the Driving to CANF

  • News

    July 15, 1999
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    November 5, 1998

    The Catalyst

    Marleine Bastien -- activist, social worker, songwriter, mother -- is helping to lead the resurgence of South Florida's Haitian political agenda

  • News

    July 16, 1998
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    June 25, 1998
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    March 19, 1998
  • News

    March 21, 1996

    There Oughta Be a Law!

    Micky Arison and other cruise industry bigwigs are pushing Congress to ship potential lawsuits overseas

  • Film

    September 28, 1994
  • News

    August 24, 1994

    The Limp Blimp Also Rises

    Up, up, and away! With another $11 million in appropriations, TV Marti flies high once more.

  • News

    July 20, 1994

    Tube or Not Tube

    TV Marti's limp blimp sets sail once again for the halls of Congress

  • News

    July 14, 1993

    Mr. Diaz-Balart Goes to Washington

    When an unsuspecting Colorado congressman tries to cut funding to Radio and TV Martí, the freshman lawmaker gives a taste of exile politics, Miami-style

  • News

    June 16, 1993

    Death and Profits

    When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.

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