Freshman GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, who has steadily become a central figure in today's Republican Party, spoke at the Ronald Reagan Library Tuesday. His message: Americans want the nation to be free and prosperous, but also compassionate.
A women's health clinic in Pensacola, Fla., closed its doors recently after failing to pay its mortgage. Anti-abortion groups are attributing this to a prayer rally that was taking place around the same time outside the clinic.
During a July redistricting hearing in Jacksonville, Fla., Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown called her district the most popular one in the country. Because of its size and shape, Brown's district has taken center stage in Florida's intense fight over gerrymandering.
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court ruling that the requirement in the federal health care reform law that individuals buy health insurance or face penalties is unconstitutional. It also upheld the lower court's rejection of an argument by Florida and 25 other states that the law's expansion of Medicaid is coercive to the states.
In the confusion that followed Friday's attacks in Oslo, Norway, some observers in America — including one Florida congressman — were quick to point to preliminary reports, which turned out to be inaccurate, that the perpetrator was an Islamic terrorist.
According to a recent article from National Journal, Planned Parenthood has recently won three court battles against state-level efforts to restrict access to abortion and to defund the chain of women's clinics. It also looks like the organization is set to win four more legal challenges.
Rep. Jon Mica, R-Winter Park, has introduced the Clean Water for Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 (.pdf), a bill that aims to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State’s water quality standards, and for other purposes. In other words, Mica's bill would rewrite the Clean Water Act — removing the EPA's authority to object to state-approved permits and revise state water quality standards.
Republicans dominating the legislature and cabinet of one of the most politically diverse states in the country took up some pieces of the party's national agenda that didn't fly during this legislative session, and helped inspire a backlash. A new piece in the American Prospect looks at the situation through the lens of Florida's outsider governor.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will begin airing radio ads this week targeting Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, whose alleged business and fundraising dealings have recently been the subject of litigation.
In a new Washington update, the conservative Family Research Council is claiming that Gov. Rick Scott will declare Aug. 6 a day of prayer, following in the footsteps of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is putting on a massive prayer and fasting event being held at a Houston stadium that same day.
President Obama and the Democratic National Committee have begun courting female voters for the upcoming presidential election. Even though many women voters defected last year after voting in record numbers for the president in 2008, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Pembroke Pines, says the GOP's current anti-reproductive rights stance will be a big help in recapturing those voters.
Florida Public Service Commission chairman Art Graham today denied portions of a Miami Herald account of the chain of events leading to the resignation of executive director Timothy Devlin, which played out behind closed doors.
The number of Americans who self-identify as abortion rights supporters grew while the number identifying as anti-abortion rights advocates shrank, according to a new national poll. The new distribution marks the first time in about three years that Americans who believe a woman should have the right to choose have the numerical advantage over those who do not.
Having officially announced his Presidential bid, former Minnesota gov. Tim Pawlenty is already making campaign stops - first in Iowa, and later in Florida. Pawlenty announced his candidacy in a video released Sunday night, in which he said the country was in need of a courageous leader.
Yesterday, radical anti-abortion rights group Operation Rescue sent out a press release announcing its Summer of Mercy 2.0 in Germantown, Maryland. The last “Summer of Mercy,” took place twenty years ago in Wichita, Kansas, where work done by anti-abortion rights groups culminated in the shooting of abortion-provider George Tiller. Tiller was shot in both arms by an anti-abortion rights activist in 1993, and was eventually murdered by a different activist in 2009, also in Wichita.