CNN.com contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. writes Thursday, I call the GOP approach to the DREAM Act something else: A common sense solution. It could break a stalemate and improve millions of lives. And it could only be opposed for ugly partisan reasons. That sentiment is stirring up debate among longtime DREAM Act supporters.
The death of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., at the hands of George Zimmerman continues to spark debate over the role of race in the shooting, as well as Florida's controversial Stand Your Grand law.
Gov. Rick Scott today signed a bill enacting a slew of tax breaks and handouts for businesses in Florida as part of his plan to grow the state's economy and create jobs.
Many Florida school districts are, so far, listening to warnings from civil rights groups that adopting policies allowing for prayer at any school event will land them in court.
The Service Employees International Union, known as SEIU, sent President Obama a letter Wednesday urging him to not implement the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement until the goals of the Labor Action Plan are met and labor rights are respected in Colombia.
A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led five major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will travel Thursday to the sixth Summit of the Americas, which will take place Friday and Saturday in Cartagena, Colombia.
A new report released this week by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding found that American Muslims could be a key swing vote in the upcoming presidential election — especially in Florida, where community groups have been able to increase voter turnout among Muslims.
Gov. Rick Scott today signed a bill allowing businesses to avoid paying increased taxes, revenue from which would have gone toward repaying the federal government for unemployment benefits sent out to Floridians.
State lawmakers in Oklahoma yesterday took up a piece of legislation that would grant “personhood” status to human embryos. The measure, which was passed by the state Senate, advanced through the House Public Health Committee, despite warnings that it could endanger the lives of women.
Catholic Bishops, one of the biggest opponents of the federal government's decision to require health insurance companies to cover birth control as a preventive service, released a proclamation this week calling for every priest, parish and layperson to participate in 'great national campaign' to defend religious liberty, which they said is 'under attack, both at home and abroad,' The New York Times reports.
A new poll released by Quinnipiac University today shows that social issues are low on the list of priorities for Florida voters for the upcoming presidential election, even though issues like reproductive rights have been a big focus in campaigns.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson and Agriculture Commissioner-elect Adam Putnam today announced their decision to file suit against the EPA over its proposed numeric nutrient criteria for Florida waters.
Bank of America has agreed to a $67 million settlement with several states including Florida amid an investigation into allegations members of the bank took part in a scheme involving bids on municipal bond derivatives.
The liberal Center for American Progress and the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network each published a list of 10 things you need to know about Latino voters in Florida, one day before the state's GOP presidential primary.
Troy Newman, president of the radical anti-abortion rights group Operation Rescue has announced that the group will be conducting a massive research project to identify every abortionist in the country. Newman says he needs fellow anti-abortion advocates to contribute any information they can about abortion providers where they live.
John Morton, executive director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, issued a memo (.pdf) last Friday that provides ICE personnel guidance on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion to ensure that the agency's immigration enforcement resources are focused on the agency's enforcement priorities.
Votes for embattled Republican state Senate hopeful Jim Norman during early voting will count should he remain on the ballot, but if he is tossed, citizens who voted for him early will not get another chance to make their pick for the seat.