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  • Wasserman Schultz calls for citizen vigilance, $1.9 billion to combat Zika
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz calls for citizen vigilance, $1.9 billion to combat ZikaBy Anthony ManThe threat to Florida from Zika is so serious that the government and individuals must join to combat the mosquito-born virus on multiple fronts, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, said Monday.The state now has 113 cases of Zika, she said.Wasserman Schultz said the government needs to approve the $1.9 billion in emergency Zika funding requested by President Barack Obama. And, she said, ... Read more

  • Scott lobbying in D.C. on Zika virus – but Democrats sting back
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    PALM BEACH POSTScott lobbying in D.C. on Zika virus — but Democrats sting backBy John KennedyGov. Rick Scott begins two days of meetings on Capitol Hill today where he plans to lobby members of Congress and the Obama administration to work together to fight the Zika virus.Scott has been directing most of his fire at President Obama, saying the federal government isn’t doing enough to help states like Florida. Two new cases of Zika infection reported Tuesday in Miami-Dade County brought to 109 th... Read more

  • Security a focus following thwarted synagogue attack
    Posted in In the News on May 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALSecurity a focus following thwarted synagogue attackBy Sergio CarmonaThe recent incident at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center where the FBI thwarted a plot to detonate an explosive device during Passover and arrested the man behind this foiled planned attack has caught the attention of the concerned local Jewish community.James Gonzalo Medina, 40, of Hollywood was arrested by federal agents on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against the synagogue during se... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz condemns Republicans over anti-Planned Parenthood law
    Posted in In the News on May 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz condemns Republicans over anti-Planned Parenthood lawBy Anthony ManU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, sought Monday to turn up the political heat on Gov. Rick Scott and other Florida Republicans over their efforts to go after Planned Parenthood.She was joined – at a Planned Parenthood health center – by a Planned Parenthood patient, a Planned Parenthood executive and more than a dozen other political, health and wome... Read more

  • Dems call for Obama to expand retirement help
    Posted in In the News on May 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    POLITICODems call for Obama to expand retirement helpBy Rachael BadeMore than 60 House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to require all federal contractors to automatically enroll employees in their companies' retirement plans, an effort led by Democratic caucus Vice Chair Joe Crowley (D-N.Y).In a copy of the letter obtained by POLITICO, that will go to the White House today, more than 65 Democrats are asking Obama to make the new requirement apply to full- and part-time workers. And c... Read more

  • Symposium // Is There a "Jewish" Way to Parent?
    Posted in In the News on May 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    MOMENT MAGAZINESymposium // Is There a “Jewish” Way to Parent?Debbie Wasserman SchultzOf course there is a Jewish way to parent. I am a Jewish mother before anything else; nothing is more important to me—it’s part of everything I do. Even though I didn’t have a very religious upbringing, my parents recognized the importance of Judaism. They educated me in my Jewish heritage, history and values, and that education helped prepare me to work to make the world a better place. My parents emphasized t... Read more

  • Congress members want answers on Florida's revised HIV numbers
    Posted in In the News on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    ORLANDO WEEKLY Congress members want answers on Florida's revised HIV numbersBy Monivette CordeiroEleven of Florida's Democratic and Republican members of Congress want Gov. Rick Scott to explain how the Florida Department of Health revised its count of new HIV infections in 2014 from 6,147 to 4,613, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Times first reported the 25-percent change, saying the adjustment was much larger than those made in recent years. The revision happened as Florida "faced criti... Read more

  • The Latest: Suspect in Jewish Center Bomb Plot in Court
    Posted in In the News on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    ABC NEWS The Latest: Suspect in Jewish Center Bomb Plot in CourtBy the Associated PressThe Latest on Jewish Center-Plot (all times local):2:35 p.m.A man accused of plotting to detonate an explosive at a large Jewish center in South Florida has made his first federal court appearance.A magistrate judge on Monday appointed a public defender for 40-year-old James Medina, who was arrested Friday. Medina faces life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.A bond hearin... Read more

  • Officials: FBI thwarts plot against Florida Jewish center
    Posted in In the News on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE POSTOfficials: FBI thwarts plot against Florida Jewish centerBy Curt SandersonMIAMI — A man’s planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday.James Medina, 40, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which includes a synagogue, school and meeting halls. Medina is charged w... Read more

  • Plot to blow up Aventura synagogue ends with man's arrest
    Posted in In the News on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALD Plot to blow up Aventura synagogue ends with man’s arrestBy Jay WeaverA Hollywood man accused of trying to blow up an Aventura synagogue stood in Miami federal court and gave the judge two names — one real, the other an alias.“My name is James Medina, also known as ‘James Muhammad,’ ” Medina told Magistrate Judge William Turnoff.James G. Medina, 40, was arrested by FBI agents on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, ... Read more