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Birth Tourism Shortcut To Citizenship

CBS4 Investigates: Is Medicaid Fraud Part Of A Shortcut To Citizenship?

Florida’s senior senator is calling for a federal investigation, after our story on the birth tourism businesses that are springing up between Miami and Moscow. The agencies cater to wealthy and middle class women from former Soviet Bloc countries who want to give birth to an instant American citizen. But it’s the potential for Medicaid fraud that CBS4 investigates has uncovered, that is prompting the most outrage, reports CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum.

CBS Miami–05/20/2014

MIAMI - Senator Marco Rubio prepares to leave the Miami-Dade County Courthouse after being dismissed from jury duty. (Source; CBS4)

Senator Marco Rubio Dismissed From Jury Duty

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio did his civic duty Wednesday and showed up for jury duty at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse. But, Rubio won’t be sitting on any jury as he was dismissed with about a dozen other jurors.

CBS Miami–03/12/2014

Tax Refund

Sen. Nelson Demands Crackdown On ID Thieves Stealing Tax Refunds

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is calling for new and tougher federal laws to crackdown on identity thieves who use someone else’s name to steal their tax refunds.

11/07/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Votes Against Authorizing Military Force In Syria

Florida Senator Marco Rubio joined the minority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and voted against a use of force resolution in Syria Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stands at the podium during a walkthrough during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Crist To Speak To Louisiana Democrats

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, believed to be the leading candidate to take on Governor Rick Scott next year, will give the keynote address this weekend at the Louisiana Democratic Party’s annual fundraiser.

CBS Miami–08/16/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 29: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a press conference with fellow Republicans on objecting to a scheduled U.S. Senate recess next week June 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. Sen. Jim Demint and other senators are requesting that the U.S. Senate remain in session to work on the debt ceiling issue. Also pictured (L-R) are U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate GOP Members Oppose Rubio Shutdown Plan

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who threatened to shut down the entire government if the Affordable Care Act wasn’t defunded, now says it’s not him who is threatening a shutdown but rather President Barack Obama.

CBS Miami–08/01/2013

MarcoRubio At Hispanic Leadership Conference

Rubio Draws Scorn Of Bloomberg Gun Group

Florida Senator Marco Rubio was vocal in his opposition to any new gun control measures and voted against the expanded background check amendment earlier this week. That vote has now drawn the scorn of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group.

CBS Miami–04/19/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), gives a thumbs up as he walks to vote on the debt limit bill on August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 74-26 to approve the bill to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the U.S. to avoid default on its debts. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senator Bill Nelson Expresses Support For Gay Marriage

As recently as last week, Senator Bill Nelson’s office stood by his previous statements that marriage should be between a man and a woman. But last night, Senator Nelson changed his mind.

CBS Miami–04/05/2013

People walk past a poster portraying Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez near the Military Hospital in Caracas on March 5, 2013. Venezuela plunged deeper into an uncertain future on Tuesday as cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez took a turn for the worse, hit by a severe infection and breathing problems. The poster reads, "Chavez lives and smiles". AFP PHOTO / Leo RAMIREZ        (LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama, Local Politicians React To Chavez’s Death

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday afternoon after more than a decade in office and a lengthy fight with cancer. The death of Chavez, who has been virulently anti-American, was greeted with hope for the future from local politicians.

CBS Miami–03/05/2013

Democrat And Republican

Senator Rubio Votes Against Violence Against Women Act

Just hours ahead of stepping in front of the cameras to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address; Senator Marco Rubio voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

CBS Miami–02/12/2013

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