The White House is not on board with Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo's plan to force a series of immigration votes in the House of Representatives. President Donald Trump's legislative director Marc Short said Friday that the White House opposes Curbelo's plan because it is mostly supported by Democrats and not Republicans.
The county Commission on Ethics and Public Trust ruled unanimously Thursday that North Miami Beach Commissioner Frantz Pierre had intentionally misused his official position to try to avoid code violation citations.
A U.S. District judge ruled Wednesday that President Trump can't block people from viewing his Twitter feed over their political views. The decision in New York is celebrated by South Florida gadflies like Billy Corben, Grant Stern and Lesley Abravanel who have been blocked by elected officials and public agencies.
A group of House Republicans led by Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo is tired of congressional inaction on immigration, so it's trying to bypass House Speaker Paul Ryan to find a solution. Earlier this month Curbelo initiated a petition that would change the rules in the House of Representatives to allow votes on four immigration-related bills. The bill that receives the most support beyond a simple majority passes the House and heads to the Senate for consideration.
A non-partisan contest for Miami-Dade County commission suddenly has implications beyond local politics as a candidate backed by Democrats runs against the wife of a leading Republican contending for the nomination to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress.
Authorities say an Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.