Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Ileana Ros-LehtinenJim and the Congresswoman discuss the wild week in politics. The two cover the Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio rumble at the GOP Presidential Debate, the status of the Jeb Bush campaign, the new Speaker of the House, and the budget deal.
Senate Changes Map Amid Miami-Dade QuestionsThe political realities of redistricting burst into the open Tuesday, as the Senate approved a proposal increasing the Hispanic share of three of the chamber's South Florida seats over objections from Democrats who argued the move was an attempt to prevent incumbents from running against each other.
U.N. Condemns Controversial Cuban EmbargoAmid renewed relations between Cuba and the United States, the United Nations has voted on a controversial topic between the two.
Senators Joust Over Maps Ahead Of Key VoteOne day before a high-stakes committee meeting, there were few signs Thursday that state senators were any closer to agreement on how the chamber's 40 districts should be drawn or numbered to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning political gerrymandering.
Chairman Releases Redistricting Plan Amid Numbers ControversyThe chairman of the state Senate committee charged with redrawing districts for the 40-member chamber released his proposed draft of the map late Wednesday, as Republican discontent with a plan for whether and when members would have to run for re-election continued to brew.
It's Map-Drawing Time Again For Florida LegislatorsIf only it was as simple as “X” marks the spot. Because if it was, the Florida Legislature wouldn’t have to meet for the third special session of the year to draw up new maps for 40 state Senate districts.
Legislative Lawyers Blast Map Recommended By JudgeHouse and Senate lawyers tore into the map a Leon County judge recommended the state use in the 2016 congressional elections, arguing that the Florida Supreme Court should instead go with one of three plans submitted by lawmakers.
Draft Senate Maps Released As Special Session LoomsThe Legislature on Wednesday released six draft maps of Senate districts for a special session that begins next week, opening up the next phase of a long-running battle over Florida's congressional and legislative lines.
President Obama Speaks To UN, Will Meet With Castro TuesdayPresident Barack Obama arrived in New York Sunday for the United Nations General Assembly, this week’s gathering of world leaders.
House Map-Drawers Defend Congressional DistrictsLegislative aides who drew a map of congressional districts backed by the state House defended the plan in court Thursday, even as they conceded that other alternatives might also be good maps or have positive qualities.
'Fair Districts' Supporters Consulted Democrats On MapsAfter successfully arguing that a congressional map drawn by the Legislature impermissibly favored Republicans, voting-rights groups and voters have offered four sets of proposed districts that were discussed with Democratic-leaning consultants, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Jeb Bush In Miami For Presidential Campaign Field Office OpeningJeb Bush was in Miami for the opening of his 2016 presidential campaign field office on Saturday.
Senate Unveils Last-Ditch Congressional MapA key state senator floated a last-ditch effort Thursday to strike a compromise with the House on new congressional districts, while voting-rights groups that challenged the current congressional map called for the Florida Supreme Court to take over the process.
Musician To Travel From Miami To Havana For Embassy OpeningThe first track on the yet-to-be-released album "Cuba: The Conversation Continues" is called "The Triumphant Journey.” And the man behind the music will make a special journey of his own Friday to Cuba.
CBS4 On The Ground For Historic Embassy OpeningWith 48 hours to go before the American embassy officially open in Havana, CBS4's Rick Folbaum arrived in the island nation.