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Thanksgiving: A Florida Tradition for More than 450 Years

November 24, 2016 - 6:00am
Pedro de Menendez

Decades before the Pilgrims gathered around a table in Massachusetts in 1621, Florida had seen at least two separate thanksgiving celebrations and, like the more familiar tale from New England, they involved Native Americans and religious liberty.

New Democrat Coalition Fills Up With Florida Freshmen

November 21, 2016 - 6:15pm
Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy and Val Demings

The New Democrat Coalition in Congress is taking on an increasingly Florida feel. 

In Aftermath of Presidential Election, Marco Rubio Focuses on Foreign Affairs

November 21, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio

Having won a second term in the U.S. Senate earlier this month, Florida Republican Marco Rubio is keeping his focus on international issues. 

Rick Scott Looks to Buck Florida History in Going From Tallahassee to U.S. Senate

November 19, 2016 - 6:00am
Spessard Holland, Rick Scott and Bob Graham

Rick Scott is exploring the possibility of challenging Bill Nelson in 2018 looking to claim the Holy Grail of Florida politics: moving from the Governor’s Mansion to the U.S. Senate.

Vern Buchanan Wants Feds to Stop Funding Sanctuary Cities

November 16, 2016 - 6:15pm
Vern Buchanan

Even as some local officials continue to say they will provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is calling on cutting federal funds to those cities . 

House Passes Brett Guthrie's, Kathy Castor's Concrete Masonry Bill

November 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Kathy Castor and Brett Guthrie

This week, the U.S. House passed a bill from a Kentucky Republican and a Florida Democrat to give the concrete masonry industry more flexibility when it comes to researching and promoting its products. 

House Backs Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's, Ted Deutch's Iranian Sanctions Bill

November 15, 2016 - 6:15pm
Ted Deutch and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

The U.S. House voted to make it easier to impose sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, passing a measure co-introduced by two congressional representatives from Florida.

John Mica Wants to Be Donald Trump's Transportation Secretary

Vern Buchanan: With Trump in White House, Now's the Time for Tax Reform

November 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
Vern Buchanan

With Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House in 2017, a Florida Republican is urging major tax reform in the coming year. 

Donald Trump Can Take Tips from Rick Scott

November 12, 2016 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Donald Trump

Donald Trump enters the presidency without ever having held public office--but a politician from Florida can offer a roadmap on how he can govern.


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