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The Orlando Sentinel
Smoke, 'explosion' force emergency landing for Tallahassee-to-Miami flight
A flight from Tallahassee to Miami made an emergency landing in Tampa Thursday night after an explosion and smoke onboard, according to social media.
Trending on the Topix Network
Wed Apr 23, 2014
Billionaire GOP donor aims to convince party to push homosexual ‘rights’
Billionaire Republican donor Paul Singer, long known for opposing legislation that increases the regulatory burden on American businesses, has brought together a bipartisan coalition that aims to move the GOP to push homosexual 'rights.'
The Miami Herald
Ros-Lehtinen concerned about Haiti vote delay
A Florida congresswoman is calling on Haiti's Senate to approve an agreement seeking to organize long-overdue parliamentary and local elections in the Caribbean country.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Maybe immigration reform isn't dead after all
Conventional political wisdom suggests that immigration reform in a midterm election year has a snowball's chance in July of getting any traction.
Flood Insurance Vote Underscores Need for National Mitigation Strategy | Commentary
After abandoning the reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program it proposed in 2012, the need for Congress to develop a national mitigation strategy has taken on renewed urgency.
Sunshine State News
Politically Connected Florida Doctor Rakes in $21 Million in Medicare Payments
A South Florida doctor with campaign finance ties to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., took in a whopping $20.8 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to an Associated Press analysis of physician data released by the Obama administration.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Will Republican Push Immigration Reform Before Midterm Elections?
I wish I knew what was in the water that the Republican leadership is drinking so we can administer a counteragent.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
The Washington Post
Morning Plum: Republicans flirt with engaging in constructive policy-making
As I've been arguing here , one of the central questions of the moment is this: Is there any set of terms and conditions under which a sizable bloc of House Republicans can accept some form of legal status for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country? A new Wall Street Journal report suggests Republicans may be grappling with this ... (more)
The Washington Post
Wonkbook: Dona t count out immigration reform just yet
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix
Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Huffington Post
The European Union's 16th Century Predecessor
A few days ago, my friend Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart from Florida asked me which cities I would recommend he sees if he gets a chance to visit Poland.
The Washington Post
Diaz-Balart: If we dona t move on immigration, Obama will go it alone
A leading Latino Republican is warning that if the GOP-controlled House does not move on immigration reform by the August recess, Obama will employ executive action to ease deportations on his own - making any legislative reform politically impossible until at least 2017.
Creative Loafing Tampa
Kathy Castor doesn't see Republicans moving on comprehensive immigration reform for years
Politico is reporting that House Democrats intend to target 30 House Republicans over the next couple of weeks who have expressed previous support for some sort of immigration reform.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Dems target 30 House GOPers
House Democrats are rolling out a new strategy to target 30 House Republicans on immigration reform during the two-week congressional recess, marking a last-ditch effort to force GOP action on a legislative overhaul.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
How lawmakers are spending spring break
It's a two-week period that gives lawmakers a chance to reconnect with family and constituents before a typically heavier workload hits in the early summer.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Seattle Gay News
Seventh Republican backs ENDA - Americans for Workplace Opportunity...
'In the workplace, in 2014, we should judge employees the way we would want to be judged - based on our qualifications, our contributions and by our character, period.'
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Miami Herald
Progress report on Haiti from S. Florida Members of Congress
Two weeks ago, we returned from a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Haiti.
And Coffman Makes Seven: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor
The Employment Non Discrimination Act , currently stalled in the Republican lead House of Representatives due to lack of support by Speaker John Boehner and GOP lawmakers, gained a new ally Wednesday when Colorado Repubican Rep. Mike Coffman announced his support for the legislation.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Pelosi's immigration reform road show
Nancy Pelosi is harnessing the same level of energy to push immigration reform that she brought to her biggest legislative achievement when she ran the House: the health care overhaul.
Despite trade concerns, Taiwan remains a linchpin in U.S. posturing on China
Thirty-five years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act obligating the U.S. to give the island the means to defend itself against an attack by China , ties today between Washington and Taipei are at an all-time high.