U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 28: Former Senator Edward William Brooke (R-MA) speaks during a ceremony to honor him with the Congressional Gold Medal in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on October 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Brooke, a two-term Republican senator from 1967-1979, was the first African-American elected to the senate by popular vote. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Edward Brooke, 1st Black Elected US Senator, Dies

The first black U.S. Senator to win popular election to the Senate died Saturday at the age of 95 at his home in Coral Gables.

01/03/2015

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, left, and former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist. (Source:  by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott, Crist Weigh In On Medicaid Expansion

If former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist gets his old job back, he promises to expand Medicaid to roughly 1 million low-income residents by calling a special session of the Legislature or through an executive order.

10/12/2014

Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist. (Source: CBS4)

Ex-Republican Crist Is Florida Democrats Big Hope

Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor’s office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun laws, strip state workers of benefits, allow private school vouchers and enact a slew of other policy changes that Democrats opposed but could do nothing to stop.

09/01/2014

Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL, speaks during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on Cruise Industry Oversight March 1, 2012 at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Bill Nelson Headed To Ukraine

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will hold a series of meetings on defense issues this week in conflict-battered Ukraine.

08/11/2014

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Scott & Crist Make Stops In South Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott and his presumed opponent former Governor Charlie Crist both made stops in South Florida on Tuesday.

08/05/2014

Scott Rothstein (Source: CBS4)

Rothstein Partner Pleads Guilty To Charges Connected To Ponzi Scheme

The former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein pleaded guilty, Friday, to charges of violating federal campaign finance laws.

04/04/2014

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Ex-Partner Of Fla. Ponzi Schemer To Plead Guilty

The former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is scheduled to plead guilty next month to charges he violated federal campaign contribution laws.

CBS Miami–03/14/2014

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Scott Rothstein’s Former Law Partner Charged

Another acquaintance of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been charged. This time, it’s a former law partner.

03/07/2014

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Sen. Rubio Compares Crisis In Venezuela To Cuba

Amid anti-government protests in Venezuela and local rallies to show solidarity with protesters, Senator Marco Rubio spoke on the crisis in the country on Monday.

02/24/2014

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President Obama Nominates 4 To Fla. Federal Bench

President Barack Obama nominated four people to serve as federal judges in Florida’s middle and southern districts.

02/05/2014

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