Wednesday May 15
Florida GOP readies plan to play big in congressional races
Heading into the 2014 election, the Florida Republican Party will play up the state's congressional races as central to GOP efforts to prevent House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from regaining the Speaker's gavel.
FBI opens criminal probe of tax agency, audit cites disarray
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he had ordered the FBI to open a criminal probe in a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups for extra tax scrutiny.
Anna Maria Islander Newspaper
Congressman hosts island discussion
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, left, took time to listen to issues of concern with Ed Natkie, right, of the Mount Vernon community near Cortez and others following a town hall meeting May 11 at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Sunshine State News
Florida GOP Congressmen to Obama: Don't Arm Syrian Rebels
As lawmakers from both political parties urge President Obama to assume a more aggressive stance toward the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, several of Florida's Republican congressmen are warning that interference in that country's civil war is not in the U.S.' best interests.
Congress boils over on IRS
There may be no bigger political target and punching bag than the Internal Revenue Service, and that is obvious on this Monday, as Republicans express outrage over reports that the IRS had targeted more conservative political groups for review of their tax-exempt status applications, and even a few Democrats joined in as well.
Jacksonville Daily News
House members spent more than $1.5 million traveling in 2012
As the nation hurtled from one fiscal crisis to the next last year, Democrats and Republicans argued bitterly over the best solution - tax increases or spending cuts.
FEC Follows DOJ With Another Fine for Buchanan Contributions
The Federal Election Commission announced that it reached conciliation agreements totaling $16,000 in civil penalties with regard to illegal contributions to the campaigns of Rep.
ABC Action News
EBT fraud sting lands dozens in jail
They were walked in one by one. Some of them hung their heads, but one man wore his feelings on the outside, sporting a "jail sucks" tee-shirt as he walked into the Manatee County Sheriff's Office in handcuffs.
Sunshine State News
Florida Republicans Join Effort to Disconnect 'Obama Phones'
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., on Wednesday became the latest of nearly four-dozen congressmen, five of them from Florida's delegation, to co-sponsor legislation that would end one of the most controversial and widely lambasted Obama-era welfare programs: 'free' taxpayer-funded cell phones.