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  • Democrats Look to Pivot From Milestones to Today's Priorities
    Posted in In the News on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Roll CallBy Bridget BowmanWielding the gavel he held nearly 50 years ago to the day, former Rep. John D. Dingell told a group gathered in the Capitol Visitor Center Wednesday, “We did it! Now let’s see some real enthusiasm,” adding, “They fought us all the way.”The Michigan Democrat was back in the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid becoming law. At the House Democratic event, Dingell waved the same gavel he held when he presided over that historic vote a half c... Read more

  • Democrats fighting for spirit of Voting Rights Act
    Posted in In the News on August 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman SchultzFifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act. With a stroke of his pen, long-entrenched policies that had prevented African-Americans and other racial minorities from casting their ballots were finally declared illegal nationwide.The law is arguably one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history, bringing to a close a century of political disenfranchisement.However, where... Read more

  • Black Clergy, Dems Vow To Restore Voting Rights Act On 50th Anniversary
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    News OneBy Lynette Holloway Calling it a “moral issue,” prominent Black clergy leaders will join President Barack Obama in the push to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which celebrates is 50th anniversary on Thursday.You may recall that the Supreme Court in 2013 struck down a key provision of the measure that required nine Southern states with a legacy of racial discrimination to procure federal approval before amending their voting laws. The decision made it possible for states such as No... Read more

  • Torch lighting, Munich salute to highlight Maccabi opening
    Posted in In the News on August 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Jewish JournalBy Marvin GlassmanThe 2015 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest for Jewish teens aged 13-17 begins in grand style with the opening night ceremony of the week-long event taking place Sunday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in the BB&T Center in Sunrise.Highlights of the ceremony will include the lighting of the torch to signify the opening of the games as well as a salute to the 11 Israeli athletes who were murdered by terrorists at the 1972 Olympics.It has been a tradition since the first 1982 JCC Ma... Read more

  • Alzheimer's disease is a woman's issue
    Posted in In the News on August 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Miami HeraldBY JENNIFER BRAISTEDMore than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and 500,000 of those are Floridians. Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death, and of the top 10 leading causes. This degenerative disease that destroys the brain by killing nerve cells and tissues until all functions are affected is the only one that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.Nearly two-thirds of Americans with the disease are women according to the Alzheimer’s Associat... Read more

  • Democrats Look to Pivot From Milestones to Today's Priorities
    Posted in In the News on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    Roll CallBy Bridget BowmanWielding the gavel he held nearly 50 years ago to the day, former Rep. John D. Dingell told a group gathered in the Capitol Visitor Center Wednesday, “We did it! Now let’s see some real enthusiasm,” adding, “They fought us all the way.”The Michigan Democrat was back in the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid becoming law. At the House Democratic event, Dingell waved the same gavel he held when he presided over that historic vote a half c... Read more

  • Capitol Marks 17 Years Since Fatal Shooting
    Posted in In the News on July 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    Roll CallBy Hannah HessOn a day when Louisiana lawmakers and other members of Congress mourned a fatal shooting in a Lafayette movie theater, Capitol Hill also honored two Capitol Police officers killed by a gunman who charged into the Capitol exactly 17 years ago.“Shots fired at the Document Door. This was some 50 feet from where I was sitting. Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were down,” Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, recalled on Friday. “Their names were Jacob J. Chestnut and John M. Gibson... Read more

  • What really happened in the flag debate in Congress
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    McClatchyBy William Douglas, McClatchyThe head of the Democratic Party said they were among the darkest hours in the history of the House of Representatives. The White House said Republicans were strikingly eager to defend the Confederate flag.Republicans said they were merely proposing to enforce existing policies about the sale and display of the flag in national cemeteries set by the Obama administration itself in the wake of the massacre at a Charleston, S.C., church.The bottom line: The Rep... Read more

  • Conflict over Confederate flag spreads to Capitol Hill
    Posted in In the News on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    FOX NewsBy Barnini Chakraborty With South Carolina poised to take down its Confederate flag on Friday, the debate is quickly expanding to all symbols of the Confederacy -- and causing consternation among lawmakers.The conflict over the Confederate flag spread to Capitol Hill Thursday in a politically-charged and emotionally-draining display from both House Democrats and Republicans, who accused each other of using the controversial and thorny topic as political leverage to advance their own agen... Read more

  • Port Everglades To Handle Larger Cargo Ships
    Posted in In the News on July 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    WLRNBy Diego Saldaña-Rojas South Florida’s main entry point for gasoline and jet fuel and one of the busiest cruise ports in the world is widening its channels.The alteration to the port’s existing infrastructure is a response to the evolving shipping industry.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released an environmental and economic report that allows for the start of preliminary designing and engineering, a process that will take over a year.“It would be hard to think of a more complex, challengi... Read more