| Nov 9, 2013
The eighth anniversary of the untimely death of that great dancer, Fernando Bujones, will fall on Sunday, and I know that he will be especially remembered by Orlandoans for his role as artistic director of the Orlando Ballet.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:24 PM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is pushing for passage of his bill to toughen criminal penalties for thieves who steal identities to file for fake federal income tax refunds in light of two reports that showed Thursday the government potentially paid $3.6...
| Oct 20, 2013
For Americans cynical about the federal government, trying to influence Washington from the local level seems like a lost cause. According to the cynics' logic, the K Street lobbyists and the big corporate and union campaign contributors call all the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is coming to celebrity-lawyer John Morgan's Heathrow house next week to raise money -- the day after the deadline for Congress to raise the federal debt ceiling.
There's no certainty on whether Reid, a Democrat from...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- With hope fading for a quick end to the government shutdown, members of Florida’s congressional delegation spent much of Tuesday preparing for the long haul -- while also taking time to blame the other side for the first federal...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Original post | Sept. 25, 2013
Updated | Sept. 26, 2013
The gay rights group Equality Florida is criticizing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, for blocking the nomination of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas to a federal judgeship in the district that...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Updated 2:30 p.m. Oct 23, 2013, with additional comments from Nelson's office
Stating that Floridians oppose the Affordable Care Act and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson should stand with them, a group of protesters rallied outside Nelson's Orlando offices ...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:19 AM
A big boost in flood insurance rates for many homes scheduled for Oct. 1 would have a “devastating” impact on Florida’s struggling real-estate market, Gov. Rick Scott warned the state’s U.S. senators on Wednesday.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:53 AM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has been one of the handful of Democrats in the Senate who have consistently backed President Barack Obama's request to use military force against Syria for allegedly deploying poison gas against its people. Today, after...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Jean Enright hopes to make the leap from an obscure job as a Port of Palm Beach commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives. She faces a big obstacle: The longtime incumbent, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, doesn't have any intention of getting out of the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Democrats Charlie Crist, Alex Sink, Bill Nelson and Nan Rich all lead Republican Gov. Rick Scott by double-digits in a head-to-head poll produced this month by The Kitchen Group, an Orlando-based subscription pollster that leans Democratic but is followed...