Congress

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Florida Senate Sends President, Congress A Message On Iran

The Florida Senate wants new economic sanctions against Iran if the country doesn’t agree its nuclear program won’t be used for weapons. The Senate has sent that clear message to President Barack Obama and Congress.

04/23/2015

A mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP.
A robotic police device was seen close to the mini helicopter, apparently inspecting it. (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Chief: Gyrocopter Came In ‘Under The Radar’

A friend of a Florida postal worker who flew his gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol is saying his friend, who he considers “a patriot,” came up with the idea a year ago.

04/16/2015

A mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP.
A robotic police device was seen close to the mini helicopter, apparently inspecting it. (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Man Arrested After Landing On U.S. Capitol Lawn

A Florida man is under arrest after landing his one person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) speaks with US President Barack Obama (R) on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center on April 11, 2015 in Panama City. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cubans To Open Talks About US Fugitives As Ties Warm

U.S. and Cuba are set to talk about two of America’s most wanted fugitives now that Cuba has been taken off the state sponsors of terrorism list, the State Department announced Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Marco Rubio, United States Senator (Source: CBS4)

Marco Rubio Facing Pressure To Run For Senate Re-Election

There’s still a big decision looming for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

02/19/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

The US flag at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on August 6, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/CHANTAL VALERY        (Photo credit should read CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters March In Doral Demanding Guantanamo Shutdown

About 60 people marched through Doral on Sunday as part of a protest to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

01/11/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

All Eyes On Graham As She Enters Congress

Congresswoman-elect Gwen Graham likes to say that when she is sworn in Tuesday, she’ll be ready to “hit the ground running from day one.”

12/31/2014

Immigration

Immigrants Wait, Hope, Plan For Obama Order

Tensions are rising as immigrants in the U.S. illegally are waiting to see if they will qualify for President Barack Obama’s plan which could protect as much as 5 million immigrants from being deported.

11/19/2014

Congressman Allen West

Former U.S. Rep. From S. Fla To Take Over TX Think Tank

Former Representative Allen West said he is leaving Florida to take over a Texas think tank.

11/07/2014

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