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  • Lawmaker Seeks To Replace Statue Of Confederate General
    Posted in In the News on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    WLRNLawmaker Seeks To Replace Statue Of Confederate GeneralBy JIM TURNERThe bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, which has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1922, would be replaced by a statue more representative of Florida, under a bill filed Tuesday by a Republican state lawmaker.Rep. Jose Felix Diaz said he's been considering the proposal (HB 141) for several years, and the bill comes as people across the country have reconsidered Confederate symbols after the racially motivate... Read more

  • Winning new Democratic support, Iran deal passage is all over but the shouting
    Posted in In the News on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    PBS NEW SHOURWinning new Democratic support, Iran deal passage is all over but the shoutingTRANSCRIPTGWEN IFILL: Members of Congress returned from their summer recess today, and immediately indicated they would hand the White House a key victory on the Iran nuclear deal.PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Let’s give it up for the national champion Duke Blue Devils.(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)LISA DESJARDINS: As President Obama hosted Duke University’s basketball champions, his White House was celebrating its own... Read more

  • Winning new Democratic support, Iran deal passage is all over but the shouting
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    PBS NEW SHOURWinning new Democratic support, Iran deal passage is all over but the shoutingTRANSCRIPTGWEN IFILL: Members of Congress returned from their summer recess today, and immediately indicated they would hand the White House a key victory on the Iran nuclear deal.PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Let’s give it up for the national champion Duke Blue Devils.(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)LISA DESJARDINS: As President Obama hosted Duke University’s basketball champions, his White House was celebrating its own... Read more

  • Where is respect between police and citizens?
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWhere is respect between police and citizens?By Sun Sentinel Editorial BoardOh, how we wish there were easy answers to what's happening between cops and citizens these days. Unfortunately, there are no simple solutions to the troubling lack of trust that exists.What we witnessed at a South Florida Arby's this week — where a drive-thru clerk allegedly refused to serve a Pembroke Pines police officer — is the latest example of that lack of trust and respect.According to the police repo... Read more

  • Why It Matters That Colin Powell and Debbie Wasserman Schultz Support the Iran Agreement.
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    HUFFINGTON POSTWhy It Matters That Colin Powell and Debbie Wasserman Schultz Support the Iran Agreement.BY Joe CirincioneA Republican former secretary of state and a Democratic "Jewish mother" may have just given us the strongest case yet for the nuclear agreement with Iran.The first is a pillar of the "realist" camp in the American national security establishment. The second is a rising star in the Democratic Party from a heavily Jewish district in South Florida. Together, they represent key co... Read more

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Head of D.N.C., Backs Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    NEW YORK TIMESDebbie Wasserman Schultz, Head of D.N.C., Backs Iran Nuclear DealBy PETER BAKERRepresentative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, announced on Sunday that she will support the nuclear agreement with Iran that has roiled many in her Florida district.“I’ll be casting my vote to support the deal and if necessary sustain the president’s veto,” she told Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” on CNN. While she called it a “gut-wrenching” decision-m... Read more

  • Powell, Wasserman Schultz support Iran nuclear deal
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    ASSOCIATED PRESSPowell, Wasserman Schultz support Iran nuclear dealBy MATTHEW DALYAlready a done deal in Congress, the Iran nuclear agreement gained more momentum Sunday when former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, announced their support.Powell, secretary of state under President George W. Bush, called the agreement "a pretty good deal" that would reduce the threat of Iran gaining a nuclear weapon.Iran's nuclear pr... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she'll support Iran nuclear deal
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she'll support Iran nuclear dealBy Mike Clary and Anthony ManU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, announced Sunday that she would support the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran.In what she called "the most difficult decision I have had to make in the nearly 23 years I have served in elected office," Wasserman Schultz said she would vote for the agreement when it comes up for a... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz backs Iran nuclear deal
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz backs Iran nuclear dealBy Amy ShermanU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, who heads the national Democratic Party, has announced she will support the controversial Iran nuclear deal that is a top priority for President Barack Obama but has faced widespread voter criticism, including in Florida.In a five-and-a-half page statement released exclusively to the Miami Herald on Sunday morning, Wasserman Schultz wrote that after wrestling with the... Read more

  • Iran nuclear pact ïthe best chance to ensure America's, Israel's and our allies' security'
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDOPINIONIran nuclear pact ‘the best chance to ensure America’s, Israel’s and our allies’ security’By DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZwassermanschultz.house.govI have always approached decision-making with both my head and my heart, and depending on the nature of the choice, sometimes lean more on one versus the other. My review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a monumental agreement negotiated by the United States, the other P5+1 nations and Iran to quell Iran’s nuclear-weapons ambi... Read more