Stafford to seek fourth term as Miami legislator

State Rep. Cynthia Stafford, D-Miami, has filed paperwork, signaling that she will run again in 2016 in Miami-Dade County’s House District 109, according to...

Senate in Florida backs online voter registration

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With sponsor Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, saying the process would be secure and save money, the Senate on Monday overwhelmingly...

President gets laughs, first lady turns heads at dinner

BY LYNETTE HOLLOWAY THE ROOT President Obama may have gotten big laughs on April 25 at the 89th annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but first lady...

Bush leads Republicans by an inch while Clinton leads Democrats by a mile

BY ALI ELKIN BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a slight lead over Republican presidential hopefuls, and Hillary Clinton has a significant one over...

Ferguson City Council will include three Blacks

BY STEPHEN DEERE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS FERGUSON, MO.– For the first time in Ferguson’s 120-year history, its city council will have three Black members. Perhaps...

Governor flip-flops on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Scott now backing off support of a proposal that would extend federally subsidized health insurance to nearly 800,000 poor Floridians. BY DARA KAM THE NEWS...

Buhari claims historic win in Nigeria election

BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS In a historic breakthrough for Nigerian democracy, President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat Tuesday in a hard-fought presidential election,...

AFGHANISTAN, THE GOP, IRAN

President Obama’s full plate this week includes slowing down troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, fighting the GOP budget, and selling a nuclear deal with Iran. COMPILED...

Mandatory voting? Obama says yes

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE President Barack Obama recently called for mandatory voting in America. “Other countries have mandatory voting,” President Obama said. “It would be transformative...

State Senate committee OKs online voter registration

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow Florida voters to register online...

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