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New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says
State News
New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s system for restoring the voting rights of up to 1.4 million ex-felons is an “administrative nightmare” a federal judge said Tuesday, but it could still remain in place during the presidential preference primary in March. U.S.... Read More

Democrats Pan Trump Medicare 'Plan' Saying It Does Nothing for Recipients
State News
Democrats Pan Trump Medicare 'Plan' Saying It Does Nothing for Recipients
2019-10-04 15:23:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump traveled to The Villages, a retirement community of 125,000 residents north of Orlando, to tout a plan to "save" Medicare, but House Democrats quickly panned the president, his plan and his rhetoric. The central theme... Read More

Florida’s Seniors Left Vulnerable to Hurricanes Because of Extensions to Generator Rules and Lack of Enforcement
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Florida’s Seniors Left Vulnerable to Hurricanes Because of Extensions to Generator Rules and Lack of Enforcement

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As powerful Hurricane Dorian threatened Florida, thousands of elderly at nursing homes and adult living facilities were at risk in facilities without generators or back-up power. It was a situation that Florida regulators had tried to... Read More

Hurricane Dorian Intensifies to Cat 2, As It Nears Florida
State News
Hurricane Dorian Intensifies to Cat 2, As It Nears Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane hunter planes have found a strengthening Dorian, which is now a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. advisory on Thursday. It was expected to develop into... Read More

Trump Says He Wouldn’t Profit From a G-7 Summit at Doral
State News
Trump Says He Wouldn’t Profit From a G-7 Summit at Doral

President Donald Trump said Monday that next year’s Group of 7 summit — an annual gathering of world leaders representing powerful democracies — could take place at his own golf resort in Florida. If the summit were to take place... Read More

Florida Joins 29-State Compact To Clean Up Voter Rolls
State News
Florida Joins 29-State Compact To Clean Up Voter Rolls

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis gave Florida’s 67 elections supervisors their No. 1 priority for 2020 on Wednesday. DeSantis announced that Florida would become the 29th state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, a nonprofit compact... Read More

Foreign Purchases of U.S. Homes Drop Sharply As Chinese Bolt From Market
Economy
Foreign Purchases of U.S. Homes Drop Sharply As Chinese Bolt From Market
2019-07-17 17:54:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - International investment in residential real estate in the United States plunged 36% in the past year as Chinese buyers fled the market, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The sobering analysis comes via the Realtors' annual survey... Read More

Democratic National Committee Unveils Lineup for First Campaign 2020 Debate
Economy
Democratic National Committee Unveils Lineup for First Campaign 2020 Debate
2019-06-14 14:54:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee Thursday evening announced the 20 presidential candidates who will take part in the party's first debate later this month. The debate will take place over two days -- June 26 and June 27 --... Read More

Florida Push to Ban Assault Weapons Hits Milestone Ahead of Pulse Shooting Anniversary
Florida
Florida Push to Ban Assault Weapons Hits Milestone Ahead of Pulse Shooting Anniversary

A group pushing to ban assault weapons in Florida has hit a significant milestone in its effort to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot. Ban Assault Weapons Now!, a bipartisan organization led in part by survivors of... Read More

Further Investigation Into Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Needed for Tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar Determines
Florida
Further Investigation Into Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Needed for Tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar Determines

TAMPA, Fla. — An investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will proceed, the Florida Bar said Wednesday, meaning the Republican congressman could face discipline for allegedly intimidating President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. A grand jurylike panel called the... Read More

Florida Senate Passes Bill That Allows Classroom Teachers To Be Armed
Florida
Florida Senate Passes Bill That Allows Classroom Teachers To Be Armed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — More than a year after last year’s Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland that shocked the state and blurred party lines in the state Capitol, the Florida Senate passed a follow-up bill that has become increasingly partisan because... Read More

Miami to Host First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
Elections
Miami to Host First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
2019-03-28 18:10:31
by Dan McCue

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that Miami, Florida with be the host city for the first Democratic presidential primary debate. The debate, which is being broadcast by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo on back-to-back nights, is being held on June... Read More

Organized Chaos: How Florida’s Clear-Cut 2018 Midterms Devolved Into a Recount Sequel
Florida
Organized Chaos: How Florida’s Clear-Cut 2018 Midterms Devolved Into a Recount Sequel

Pete Mitchell muted CNN at the Embassy Suites in downtown Orlando and trudged onto the stage overlooking a hushed ballroom, where the dour remnants of an audience gathered to celebrate Bill Nelson’s re-election to... Read More

Florida Recount: 9 Things We Learned in 10 Days of Counting
Florida
Florida Recount: 9 Things We Learned in 10 Days of Counting

So what have we all learned so far in this traumatic, topsy-turvy election? Well, Broward and Palm Beach counties learned why they’re called “deadlines.” We learned that any voters who actually did get into a disguise and vote again — ... Read More

Miami-Dade Launches Hand Recount of 10,000 Uncounted Ballots in Scott vs. Nelson
Florida
Miami-Dade Launches Hand Recount of 10,000 Uncounted Ballots in Scott vs. Nelson

A room full of Miami-Dade election workers began a hand recount Thursday night of more than 10,000 problematic ballots cast in the U.S. Senate race, joined by a room full of lawyers and volunteers from both campaigns eager to contest ... Read More

Trump Calls to End Recounts in Florida’s Senate and Governor Elections, And Alleges Fraud Without Evidence
Florida
Trump Calls to End Recounts in Florida’s Senate and Governor Elections, And Alleges Fraud Without Evidence

As vote counts in several states increased Democrats’ midterm election gains, and further undercut President Donald Trump’s claims to victory, the president on Monday led some Republicans in alleging vote fraud, especially in Florida, without evidence. In a morning ... Read More

FL-27: Donna Shalala (D)
Florida
FL-27: Donna Shalala (D)
2018-11-05 23:46:05
by FL-27: Donna Shalala (D)

Donna E. Shalala has spent her entire life fighting to improve the lives of others. A lifelong Democrat, she has advocated tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, increased access to health care, better education and schools and a clean, ... Read More

FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
Florida
FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)

To help her family make ends meet, Debbie started working the early-morning shift at a doughnut shop starting when she was 15 years old. But even while Debbie worked her way through high school, her mom never let a job get ... Read More

FL-15: Ross Spano (R)
Florida
FL-15: Ross Spano (R)
2018-11-04 15:42:59
by FL-15: Ross Spano (R)

As a State Representative, Ross has been a consistent voice for families and small businesses, advocating for less regulation, lower taxes, higher paying jobs and safer communities. He has fought to protect the most vulnerable... Read More

FLORIDA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Florida
FLORIDA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 02:10:52
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Although Hillary Clinton carried this district by more than 7 points, minimal polling is available in this Orlando district. The first term Congresswoman has the cash advantage, but early polls show a tight race. Since the the 2016 ... Read More

FLORIDA'S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Florida
FLORIDA'S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 01:58:43
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: The seat of Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, Democrat Nancy Soderberg is running against Republican Michael Waltz in this deep red Florida district encompassing the Jacksonville suburbs to Daytona Beach. Flying under the radar... Read More

FL-06: Michael Waltz (R)
Florida
FL-06: Michael Waltz (R)
2018-11-02 17:38:32
by FL-06: Michael Waltz (R)

I’m a proud Florida native, a combat decorated Green Beret, a former Fox News Contributor, and a small business owner. I have served my country my entire life, attending the Virginia Military Institute and serving for... Read More

On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
2018 Midterms
On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
2018-10-19 17:58:59
by TWN Staff

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Watch the debate... Read More

The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
2018 Midterms
The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
2018-10-19 17:52:52
by TWN Staff

Get out the slap bracelets, pop rocks and turn on "Pretty in Pink"…the 80's are back! Or at least they seem to be for Florida State Rep. Mike Miller. Miller, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Stephanie Murphy in Florida's... Read More

Florida Lifts Voting Restrictions in Eight Panhandle Counties Hit By Hurricane
Voting
Florida Lifts Voting Restrictions in Eight Panhandle Counties Hit By Hurricane

Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Thursday that eases voting restrictions in eight Panhandle counties where election plans have been severely disrupted by Hurricane Michael. Read More

FL-12: Chris Hunter (D)
In The News
FL-12: Chris Hunter (D)
2018-09-08 14:47:56
by FL-12: Chris Hunter (D)

Chris served in the FBI following the terrorist attacks on 9/11. At the time of the terrorist attacks, he was serving as a state prosecutor. Read More

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