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  • Broward Students Present Possible Policy Plans
    Posted in In the News on November 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIODBroward Students Present Possible Policy PlansThey may not have been in this country long but they are getting a great first-hand look at how this country works, and how they may soon influence policy here.As part of the nationwide nonpartisan citizenship education organization Close Up Foundation's drive to promote responsible and informed participation in the democratic process, almost 300 Broward high school students that are part of the ESOL program presented their ideas to create le... Read more

  • Sessions Is Trump's Pick for Attorney General
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    ROLL CALLSessions Is Trump’s Pick for Attorney GeneralAlabama Republican was the first incumbent senator to back president-electAlabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has been tapped as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Trump’s transition team announced Friday.Trump’s team cited Sessions’ “distinguished legal career” and service as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and as Alabama attorney general prior to being elected to the Senate in 1996.“Jeff has be... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz rips Bannon pick
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    CNNWasserman Schultz rips Bannon pickBy David Wright, CNNUpdated 2:48 PM ET, Fri November 18, 2016(CNN) - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz excoriated the early nominations for top posts in President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration, focusing in particular on the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief adviser."Between the Steve Bannon appointment as his chief strategist, you know, a step and heartbeat next to the presidency, one, you know, one person who fans the flames and gives permiss... Read more

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz promotes safety pins to show solidarity with those feeling vulnerable after Trump win
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    FLORIDA POLITICSDebbie Wasserman Schultz promotes safety pins to show solidarity with those feeling vulnerable after Trump winMITCH PERRYNovember 14, 2016, 2:23 pmWith fears running high among Latinos, Muslims, women, and other groups in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wassermann Schultz and three of her Democratic colleagues aim to be proactive in telling those groups that they’re thinking of them, and will be wearing safety pins on the floor of Congress ... Read more

  • Democrats Decry Bannon Pick: No Place In The White House For A ïWhite Nationalist'
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    HUFFINGTON POSTDemocrats Decry Bannon Pick: No Place In The White House For A ‘White Nationalist’With Bannon in the White House, “Donald Trump has chosen to champion the positions of neo-Nazis,” said one Senate Democrat.Updated Nov 14, 2016Laura Barron-LopezCongressional Reporter, The Huffington Post? Democrats raised alarms Monday over the naming of Steve Bannon, executive chairman at Breitbart News, as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor.House Minority Leader N... Read more

  • Trump presidency poses challenges, opportunities for South Florida lawmakers
    Posted in In the News on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELTrump presidency poses challenges, opportunities for South Florida lawmakersQuestions about Donald Trump presidency prioritiesAndy Reid Sun SentinelSouth Florida lawmakers — re-elected amid voters' national rebuke of Washington, D.C., politics — head back to work facing the unknown of a Donald Trump presidency.Will Trump lead as the wall-building, Obamacare-killing, Muslim-banning presidential candidate or the more measured post-election version of Trump calling for unity?Among the b... Read more

  • Ceremony remembers, honors Peres
    Posted in In the News on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    SOUTH FLORIDA JEWISH JOURNALCeremony remembers, honors PeresSergio Carmona Hundreds of people gathered at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center to honor and remember the late Shimon Peres in a moving community memorial service.Peres, the Israeli statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died last month at the age of 93. He was the last surviving leader of Israel's founding generation and served as president and prime minister of the Jewish state.The memorial service in Aventura on Oct. 13, hosted by ... Read more

  • Shimon Peres' life and legacy is honored
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDShimon Peres’ life and legacy is honoredBY CRESONIA HSIEHchsieh@MiamiHerald.comFormer Israeli prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres would have been honored by the tributes paid to him Thursday night at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center.Hundreds of South Floridians, representing differing political parties, religions and cultural backgrounds, gathered to honor Peres, who died last month in Israel at age 93. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Consulate General... Read more

  • UPDATE: Tallahassee Federal Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline
    Posted in In the News on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WIODUPDATE: Tallahassee Federal Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline A Tallahassee federal judge agrees with the Florida Democratic Party and agrees to extend the voter registration deadline in the state to Tuesday, October 18th.The Governor refused to extend the deadline despite the state being affected by Hurricane Matthew.Judge Mark Walker initially extended the deadline to today at 5:00 and called for a special hearing this morning.South Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz a... Read more

  • Gov. Rick Scott won't extend Florida's voter registration deadline amid Hurricane Matthew
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    FUSIONGov. Rick Scott won’t extend Florida’s voter registration deadline amid Hurricane MatthewBy Terrell Jermaine StarrFlorida Gov. Rick Scott announced at a press conference Thursday that he will not extend the voter registration deadline in the state, despite concerns Hurricane Matthew will hamper registration efforts.“I’m not going to extend it,” the Republican told reporters in Tallahassee. “Everybody has had a lot of time to register. On top of that, we have lots of opportunities to vote: ... Read more