Jeff Sessions speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore. bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Sessions Sends Help in Transgender Murder Case

October 30, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a highly qualified federal hate crimes lawyer to assist in an Iowa murder case involving a transgender teen whose trial started on Tuesday. According to the New York Times, this decision has shocked and confused many Americans since it goes against his notoriouslyRead More

Jeff Flake speaks in support of Mitt Romney at a 2012 rally in Tempe, Arizona. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore. http://bit.ly/1p2b8Ke)

Senator Flake to Retire in 2018 Citing ‘Nastiness’ of Washington

October 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

In a dramatic speech on the Senate floor, Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced that he would not be running for re-election in 2018. The announcement came months after Flake published his book, “The Conscience of a Conservative,” which heavily criticized President Donald Trump and the Republican Party for allowing himRead More

Governor Rick Scott with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi presenting a medal at the October cabinet meeting. (Public domain photo by Office of the Governor.)

Scott Proposes Opioid Legislation as Washington Wavers

October 25, 2017 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Opioid addiction has persisted for centuries as the development and abuse of opium-based drugs have been used by society for thousands of years. The prevalence of this type of drug began with the invention of opium, which has been used to create drugs such as morphine, Percocet, OxyContin and heroin.Read More

Disgraced former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein in 2015. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Thomas Hawk. bit.ly/1eBd9Ks)

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Shakes up the Democratic Party

October 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

Over 40 women have now accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment. Beginning with an October 5 article by The New York Times, allegations against Weinstein have been slow to stir a response in the Democratic Party. The Miramax co-founder has historically been known to hold closeRead More

Florida Governor Rick Scott at the West Palm Beach Emergency Operations Center before Hurricane Irma. (Public domain photo by Jesse Romimora.)

Red Flags Raised Amid Nursing Home Tragedy

October 23, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Eight deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills on September 13, 2017, sparked an outcry from Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and attracted the attention of Governor Rick Scott, R-Fla., as calls for legislation to prevent similar deaths mount. “These deaths may have been preventable. It is an abomination thatRead More

President Trump meets with the House Ways and Means Committee on September 26. (Public domain photo by The White House.)

Senate Republicans Pass Budget With Eye on Tax Reform

October 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

Trump’s push for tax reform may become reality as Republicans unify over a proposed plan that aims to sharply reduce tax rates by the end of 2017. During a Thursday night vote-a-rama session, the Senate voted 51-49 to pass the fiscal 2018 budget, with only Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joiningRead More

Annette Taddeo Makes Miami History

Annette Taddeo Makes Miami History

October 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

After an incredibly competitive race for the District 40 Florida State Senate seat, Annette Taddeo has claimed victory over the Republican candidate, Jose Felix Diaz. As the first Hispanic Democratic woman elected to the seat, Taddeo has made history. “It’s amazing and very humbling, now I am trying to makeRead More

Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission Chairman Carlos Beruff being sworn in at the state capital in March. (Public domain photo by Jesse Romimora.)

Florida’s Constitution Commission Continues Work Ahead of Next Year’s Ballot Initiatives

October 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

Earlier this month Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission moved one step closer to finalizing their 2018 ballot measures. The Constitution Revision Commission is a unique feature of Florida and is unlike anything else found in the U.S. Once every twenty years, a commission composed of 37 members is created to examineRead More

Sen. Patty Murray at a 2017 event defending the Affordable Care Act (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Mobilus In Mobili. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Lawmakers Reach Bipartisan Agreement on Healthcare Subsidies

October 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm 0 comments

In a surprising show of bipartisanship at a time when the government is deeply divided, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., have devised a plan to extend healthcare subsidies. The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon from Senator Alexander, the chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, andRead More

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks at the “Politics on the Rocks” event in 2013. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore. http://bit.ly/1eBd9Ks)

House Bill to Restrict Abortions After 20 Weeks Heads to Senate

October 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

On October 3, the House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. H.R. 36, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., states that anyone who performs or attempts to perform an abortion on a fetus that is 20 orRead More