Florida leaders mourn the loss of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The Israeli soldier-turned-politician-turned statesman died Saturday, eight years after a stroke put him in a coma. He was 85.-
It was 50 years ago Wednesday that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union Address. After five decades of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, while poverty hasn’t ended, the programs launched as part of the Great Society has helped hundreds of millions of people improve their lives.
Jim sits down with the Miami Herald’s Sergio Bustos and Marc Caputo to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill on the budget deal, updates on the Florida governor’s race, plus the state jobs picture according to Governor Rick Scott. The three also discuss the fallout following that controversial handshake between President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service
In an effort to distance himself from the growing isolationist wing in his party, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio advocated “decisive” diplomacy and foreign aid, rather than military power, in a speech Wednesday at the conservative American Enterprise Institute in Washington.
DeFede talks to the Senator about Obamacare and assorted other topics
Former Governor Charlie Crist is expected to make a comeback next month and launch a bid to return to the governor’s office.
Pointing to major problems Americans had trying to sign up online for health insurance, Senator Marco Rubio said he’ll introduce legislation to delay the penalty people will be assessed if they are not covered before the 2014 deadline.
Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo and the Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo discuss the government shutdown, including how local politicians are handling it, and whether Ted Cruz has replaced Marco Rubio as the hot Cuban-American for 2016 among conservatives. The three also discuss the Sunrice drug stings scandal.
The GOP-led government shutdown looks like it will continue for an undetermined amount of time, even as more workers begin to lose their pay checks and the debt limit is avoided.
Last year more than 46,000 Cubans legally left their homeland making it the largest migration in a single year since 1994, according to figures from Cuba’s National Statistics Office.