Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Facing South Florida: Transgender Issues

In early December, the Miami-Dade County Commission is set to vote on whether to include transgender protection in the Human Rights Ordinance. That ordinance currently makes it illegal to discriminate against an individual based on age, gender, race and sexual orientation. Jim discusses this with former Miami-Dade commissioner Katy Sorenson, who is the original sponsor of the ordinance, and Anthony Verdugo, who is the executive director of the Christian Family Coalition. First we air an expanded version of Jim’s sit-down interview with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, her husband Dexter Lehtinen, and their transgender son Rodrigo.

CBS4–11/24/2014

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Ileana’s Son: From Amanda to Rodrigo

Rodrigo Lehtinen grew up in a household grounded in Republican politics.

11/17/2014

November 2, 2014: Rick Scott on the campaign trail in South Florida.  (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Makes Hialeah Stop To Appeal To Hispanic Voters

With less than 48 hours to go before Florida finds out whether Governor Rick Scott gets four more years or whether former Governor Charlie Crist gets his old job back, both candidates brought their A-game and their A- team on this last day of early voting.

11/02/2014

US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Host Jim DeFede sat down with U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to discuss a number of issues.

10/06/2014

August 23, 2014: Bob Bohm received a Purple Heart for his service in WWII. (Source: CBS4)

93-Year-Old WWII Veteran Receives Purple Heart

For 70 years, Bob Bohm has waited for the recognition he deserved.

08/23/2014

Nora Sandigo (Source: CBS4)

Immigration Activist A “Guardian Angel” To More Than 800 Kids

Nora Sandigo is a mother of two, if you don’t count the 817 children for whom she considers herself to be a guardian.

08/07/2014

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Charlie Crist Picks Hispanic Woman, Democrat Darling As Running Mate

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his bid for Governor.

07/17/2014

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ranking Member of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Courtesy: Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)

Local Leaders Meet With Israeli Prime Minister

Local leaders met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just days after three Israeli teens were found dead after being kidnapped while hitchhiking home from school in the West Bank.

07/03/2014

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi looks down from his seat in a Marine combat vehicle during one of his combat tours in Afghanistan 2010-2012. (Family photo courtesy Jill Tahmooressi/MCT)

Local Leader To Honor Efforts To Release Jailed Marine

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is set to honor those who have helped in efforts to bring back a South Florida marine jailed in Mexico.

06/22/2014

Dr. Vincent DeGennaro, Chief of Staff, Miami VA (Source: CBS4)

Miami VA Chief Defiant, Vows To Stay On

The embattled chief of staff for the Miami VA said he has no intention of resigning, despite calls for him to step down following revelations that in 2009 he agreed never to practice medicine again in the state of New York and was sanctioned by the state of Florida for allegedly failing to provide the proper care to one of his patients who died a painful and gruesome death.

06/16/2014

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