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  • Pretty bottles of flavored liquid nicotine can prove fatal to kids
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Susannah BryanMarch 16, 2015, 3:22 PM | PLANTATION— Chocolate and dulce de leche. Cotton candy and gummy bear. Cherry and grape.Liquid nicotine comes in cool flavors that sound like candy, but it's a vaping cocktail that can kill if swallowed by a small child fascinated by the groovy packaging.That was the message from poison experts and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who held a press conference Monday at Andover Academy in Plantation to warn parents about the lethal dang... Read more

  • Ex-M&Ms devotee Wasserman Schultz marks year as 'clean-cooking congresswoman'
    Posted in In the News on March 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    The HillBy Judy Kurtz - 03/04/15 11:01 AM ESTRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is celebrating an anniversary. But don’t expect any frosting-topped cake or sugary confections as she marks this milestone — the Florida Democrat is now a clean-cooking congresswoman.? ?A year ago this month, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman revamped her diet and started a healthy cooking regime. ?? “I was that girl that ate peanut M&Ms and a full-strength Coke for breakfast,” Wasserman Schultz tells ITK as sh... Read more

  • South Florida twins to attend West Point
    Posted in In the News on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Local 10Author: Eric YutzyWESTON, Fla. -Like many sets of twins, Celine Gunderman and Whitney Gunderman are just inseparable. "We're very close, yes!" they said at the same time.Like many sets of twins, the Gundermans are choosing to attend the same college. Maybe more accurately in the case of these Cypress Bay High School seniors, one of the nation's most selective institutions, West Point, chose both of them.Less than 100 students from the state of Florida will be accepted at the U.S. Militar... Read more

  • Leaders sound alarm about human trafficking of girls in South Florida
    Posted in In the News on February 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Anthony ManFebruary 2, 2015, 2:14 PMEven in South Florida's seemingly idyllic suburban enclaves, girls are vulnerable to being drawn into a netherworld of prostitution and human trafficking, a range of political leaders and child advocates warned Monday."It's out there. It's present in the community," said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. And that means everywhere, Seiler said. "We have a lot of vulnerable [girls] out there of all socio-economic backgrounds, and it's important t... Read more

  • Newlywed gay couple to attend State of the Union speech
    Posted in In the News on January 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Dan SweeneyJanuary 20, 2015, 5:31 AMJeff and Todd Delmay had just gotten married – the first gay men in Florida to do so, in fact – and were in the midst of moving.As they were juggling the packing, caring for their 4-year-old son, Blake, and the inundation of media calls, the phone rang. Again.But this time it was their congresswoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, inviting them to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night as her guests."It... Read more

  • White House calls Broward County a `Climate Action Champion'
    Posted in In the News on December 3, 2014 | Preview rr

    The Sun SentinelBy William E. GibsonDecember 3, 2014The White House declared Broward County one of 16 local “Climate Action Champions” on Wednesday because of its commitment to reduce air pollution and prepare for rising seas.The designation means the county will get “facilitated peer-to-peer learning and mentorship and targeted support from a range of federal programs,” the White House said. “Furthermore, a coordinator will be provided to each Climate Action Champion to foster coordination and ... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Applauds High Court's Action On Same Sex Marriage Appeals
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2014 | Preview rr

    CBS MiamiOctober 6, 2014 1:27 PMMIAMI (CBSMiami) – By turning away appeals from a handful of states which wanted to prohibit same-sex unions, the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for an immediate expansion of gay marriage.The court’s order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.Without comment, the justices brought to an end delays in same-sex marriages in five states— Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Chief Justice John Roberts did not say a word about same-s... Read more

  • Huffington Post: A Night to Celebrate the Ongoing Fight Against Breast Cancer
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2014 | Preview rr

    Thank you, Susan G. Komen. You've made me feel so special, and I am buoyed by the love and encouragement of your vast network of supporters and advocates and survivors. And rather than looking at this award as a culmination, I am inspired and feel charged with continuing to advocate on behalf of other younger cancer survivors and working toward the day when we celebrate a world free of breast cancer deaths. At just 47, I have a lot of fighting and living left to do! Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz thinks about breast cancer daily
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2014 | Preview rr

    The HillBy Judy Kurtz September 17, 2014, 01:00 pmRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who publicly revealed in 2009 that she is a breast cancer survivor, says she still thinks about the disease “every single day.”“When you’ve been through breast cancer, it sort of stares you in the face every morning. There’s no getting away from it as a survivor, so that’s sobering,” she says. Noting that she “took all the steps,” Wasserman Schultz says the thought of a recurrence doesn’t cause frequent nai... Read more

  • Congress cracking down on tax-refund fraud
    Posted in In the News on September 9, 2014 | Preview rr

    The Sun SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington BureauSeptember 9, 2014 Congress is moving to crack down on tax-return fraud, a form of identity theft that has exploded across Florida in recent years.The House passed a bill this week introduced by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz that would toughen penalties and widen enforcement to try to spare taxpayers from losing thousands of dollars of refunds.Investigators say many victims don't realize their identity has been stolen until they learn th... Read more