Broadcast media still dominates the world of political campaign ads, which are financed more than ever by interest groups that will play an increasing role in the 2012 presidential election, according to media reports issued this week.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that New York state will suspend participation in the federal Secure Communities Program, currently used by Florida law enforcement in all 67 counties.
A bill (.pdf) that would give Homeland Security the authority to detain immigrants indefinitely, filed by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, will be heard today in the House Judiciary Committee.
Plans for a new immigration detention facility in South Florida have attracted two of the largest players in the private prison industry, both of which are partnering with different local governments to offer competing proposals.
Would-be Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney edged his opponent Rick Santorum by a hair during the Iowa caucuses — defeating him by only eight votes. The Republican Party has deemed it the closest-ever margin of victory in a Republican presidential contest.
The GOP-sponsored Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which extends payroll tax cuts and extends but reduces unemployment benefits through 2012, passed in the U.S. House Tuesday night, but it will not pass in the Senate.
State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, has filed an amendment to a Senate committee's energy bill in an effort to repeal a statute that allows energy companies to charge their customers for nuclear power plants that may never be built.
A bill that would allow state agencies to randomly drug test employees passed its final committee today. The bill passed today on the House floor and is now a step closer to Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
Numbers USA — an organization that agitates For Lower Immigration Levels — wrote this week that the Vote Winners in Florida's recent GOP presidential primary Are Latino Dignity & Self-Deportation.
On Friday, the United States Department of Justice announced it will seek a trial regarding Florida's controversial elections law overhaul, passed last year by the state Legislature. The law has drawn harsh criticism from civil rights and advocacy groups and has led to multiple legal challenges.