If you haven’t lived in Florida for the past 30 years, Jennifer Senior’s story is a decent primer on Bush featuring his closest friends and supporters, as well as adversaries, pollsters and respected journalists from around the state who covered his tenure as the top man in Tallahassee.
Climate change's impact on Florida has been in the news recently, following the release of a new scientific report, the National Climate Assessment, which listed Miami as one of the cities that will be most critically affected by changes. In the wake of the report, President Obama urged action, while Florida's Republican Senator questioned the science behind the report, and the Sunshine State's Republican leadership remains quiet on the issue.
Progress Florida, along with other left-leaning political groups, sent a letter to both Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson of Florida asking them to quickly confirm four judges nominated to federal benches in Florida by President Obama.
President Obama is now open to the U.S. House’s approach to voting on immigration bills one by one, but Rep. Mario Diaz Balart tells reporters that this change is by no means a guarantee that reform will pass.
Recent polling didn't just find that Floridians are moving away from congressional Republicans, they also aren't keen on Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration stance or George Zimmerman—but they are in support of a medical marijuana initiative.
Now that comprehensive immigration reform in Congress is a long-shot, activists are turning their eyes to the White House.