Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson, hired last May to rein in a department reeling from accusations of racial profiling, was fired Friday night after being arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute in Dania Beach.
Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
Before a mostly-full ballroom at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, Sen. Marco Rubio, the Republican and potential presidential candidate recounted his personal history, one that took his parents — with little money, no connections, and limited education — from Cuba to South Florida.
Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham took to the stage at a major gathering of conservative activists, lambasting what she says has been a “coronation” by party “elites” to choose Jeb Bush, and declaring the former Florida governor is too similar to Hillary Clinton to defeat her.
The Pentagon withdrew an order that would have made the war court judges drop their other duties and move to Guantánamo, the judge in the USS Cole case heard arguments about unlawful influence, and the judge in the 9/11 case rescinded his order abating the proceedings.