Miami Herald : Politics (96)

Sergio Bendixen, pioneer pollster of Hispanics, dies at 68

Sergio Bendixen, the first Hispanic to run a U.S. presidential campaign who later pioneered public-opinion polling among Latinos, died late Friday in Miami. He was 68. No cause of death … Click to Continue

Sergio Bendixen, pioneer pollster of Hispanics, dies at 68

Sergio Bendixen, the first Hispanic to run a U.S. presidential campaign who later pioneered public-opinion polling among Latinos and other immigrant populations, died late Friday in Miami. He was 68. … Click to Continue

Pelosi: Someone will take on Curbelo. Democrats just don't know who

One of Democrats' biggest goals for the 2018 election is to defeat Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday during a South Florida visit. What … Click to Continue

Not enough troopers means FHP writes fewer tickets, handles fewer accidents

The number of speeding tickets written by Florida state troopers has plunged three straight years as the agency grapples with a personnel shortage and high turnover. While that might be … Click to Continue

New medical marijuana operator has South Florida ties

There's a new player in Florida's medical marijuana industry, and it's got South Florida ties. On Wednesday, a company affiliated with Canadian cannabis operator Aphria and Fort Lauderdale-based equity firm … Click to Continue

Gov. Scott vetoes bill to tear down 'liquor wall'

Pointing to concerns about preserving small-business jobs, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed a heavily debated and lobbied measure that supporters said would repeal a relic of the nation's emergence … Click to Continue

Trump-critic radio host is off the air after WIOD drops show

Citing cost-cutting measures,' Miami talk-radio station WIOD-AM has dropped from its lineup local host Fernand Amandi, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Amandi said late Tuesday. In a statement … Click to Continue

Trump-critic radio host is off the air after WIOD drops show

Citing "cost-cutting measures," Miami talk-radio station WIOD-AM has dropped from its lineup local host Fernand Amandi, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Amandi said late Tuesday. In a statement … Click to Continue

Trump wants to cut transit money needed for Miami-Dade's SMART Plan

Miami-Dade's dream of an expanded rail system may need to detour around the Trump administration's budgetary wishes. President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion 2018 budget strips about $1 billion from … Click to Continue

Raquel Regalado announces run for Congress

After weeks of demurring, Raquel Regalado says she'll run to replace the retiring Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress. The former Miami-Dade School Board member told the Miami Herald on Tuesday that … Click to Continue

John Morgan 'prepared to invest $100M' in medical marijuana

John Morgan spent nearly $7 million pushing two statewide ballot initiatives to expand medical marijuana throughout the state of Florida. But that's a drop in the bucket compared to what … Click to Continue

Scotts signs 16 bills: $3.75 million to Barahona survivor, crackdown on public records abuses

Gov. Rick Scott signed 16 bills into law Tuesday, agreeing to pay the surviving victim of one of the most horrific child abuse cases in state history $3.75 million in … Click to Continue

Senate panel threatens Flynn with criminal contempt over subpoenas

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could face a criminal charge of contempt of Congress if the Senate Intelligence Committee isn't pleased with his response to its latest round of … Click to Continue

Here's why U.S. intel agencies homed in on the Trump campaign over its Russia ties

There was enough intelligence tying members of President Donald Trump's election campaign to Russian intelligence officers to worry former CIA Director John Brennan before he left office in January, Brennan … Click to Continue

The Latest: Ex-CIA head says he warned Russia about meddling

The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election : 4:30 a.m. Former CIA Director John Brennan has told Congress he was so concerned … Click to Continue

Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat

Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22, as new details … Click to Continue

The Latest: Trump gives Pope Martin Luther King Jr. books

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad : 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has gifted Pope Francis a first-edition set of writings from Martin Luther King … Click to Continue

'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone … Click to Continue

New Mexico man convicted of shooting Clovis police officer

A New Mexico man who authorities say shot a Clovis police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced Tuesday that a … Click to Continue

Tennessee general fund revenues beat projections by $159M

Tennessee general fund tax collections have exceeded expectations by $159 million in April. The revenues reflecting economic activity in the previous month include corporate franchise and excise tax collections that … Click to Continue

The Latest: Flags fly at half-staff in Germany

The Latest on the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester : 9:05 a.m. Germany's interior minister has ordered that flags on federal government buildings be flown … Click to Continue

School buses missing safety device

Thousands of school buses in Virginia are missing a device that prevents parking brakes from disengaging by accident. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that state officials say up to … Click to Continue

Funeral set for former Welsh Mayor James Martin

Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday for former Welsh Mayor James Paul Martin. Hixon Funeral Home says Martin died Sunday at his home. He was 88. KPLC-TV reports a … Click to Continue

North Carolina House meeting in 1840 Capitol building

The North Carolina House is going back to its roots, just by walking up the street in downtown Raleigh. The House decided its floor session Wednesday would occur in the … Click to Continue

Chattanooga surveying citizens on police chief search

The city of Chattanooga is asking citizens to fill out an online survey with their thoughts about who should become the next police chief. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports … Click to Continue

The Latest: Philippine police go on nationwide alert

The Latest on the siege of a Philippine city that led President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the south : 3:50 p.m. The 175,000-strong Philippine National … Click to Continue

Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, Gulf

Qatar said hackers allegedly broke into the website of its state-run news agency on Wednesday and published a fake story quoting the ruling emir. The development prompted Saudi Arabia and … Click to Continue

3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

Three police officers were killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia, a Kenyan official said Wednesday. The police … Click to Continue

Poll: More New Orleans voters favoring return of schools

New Orleans residents may be warming to the idea of the local school board regaining control of the public schools it lost after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, according to … Click to Continue

Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

President Donald Trump's first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular health insurance programs that are part of the social safety net. Trump campaigned for president on a promise … Click to Continue

AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast

Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said Tuesday it's the Obama administration that went overboard in its … Click to Continue

Airlines do limit what you can photograph, video on flights

Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month. The outrage on … Click to Continue

A gunshot and a child is dead: Should anyone be punished?

Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief. As soon as she arrived, guards took her shoelaces so she wouldn't try to hang herself. … Click to Continue

A look at accidental child shooting cases in Colorado

Colorado recorded four accidental shootings involving children under 12 from 2014 through 2016, including two that resulted in charges being filed. Nationwide, there were 152 accidents in which children under … Click to Continue

Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the … Click to Continue

The hidden blessing for Trump in the special counsel's investigation

A witch hunt. That's what President Donald Trump calls the appointment of a special counsel to investigate potential Russian political ties in the United States. At least that was Trump's … Click to Continue

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs supporting low-income individuals to balance the government's books … Click to Continue

Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American … Click to Continue

Dubai police say 7 killed, 35 injured in bus crash

Dubai police say seven people have been killed and 35 injured when a bus crashed into a truck on one of the sheikhdom's main highways. Police say the crash took … Click to Continue

Trump: 'Evil losers' carried out Manchester concert attack

President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the families of victims of the deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday evening, which killed 22 people and injured dozens more. … Click to Continue

Gov. Scott adds House race to Miami special election

Gov. Rick Scott added a second race Monday to a special Miami legislative election planned for this summer, after a Florida House member resigned to run for the Senate. The … Click to Continue

Potential new laws further curb Floridians' right to government in the Sunshine

From temporarily shielding the identities of murder witnesses to permanently sealing millions of criminal and arrest records, state lawmakers did more this spring than they have in all but one … Click to Continue

Trump asked two top intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe

President Donald Trump asked two of the nation's top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the … Click to Continue

Trump's budget reportedly puts Medicaid and children's health funding in crosshairs

President Donald Trump's new budget proposal to be released Tuesday reportedly would strip more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program over the next 10 years – providing an executive-branch … Click to Continue

The Latest: Social media joins in Manchester's victim hunt

The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England : 9:00 a.m. Social media users are helping the desperate hunt for people missing in … Click to Continue

Apparent suicide bomber at Ariana Grande concert kills 22

An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star's trademark … Click to Continue

Looking for quick, massive infrastructure spending in Trump's budget? Forget it.

President Donald Trump made rebuilding the nation's infrastructure a major job-creating campaign pledge. But while his first big federal budget proposal has $200 billion for that purpose, most of it … Click to Continue

High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

Voting-rights advocates are hoping that a Supreme Court ruling against two North Carolina congressional districts helps them argue cases of improperly drawn electoral maps elsewhere. Because those districts were already … Click to Continue

Thai police running hospital bomb probe as security reviewed

Thailand's ruling junta said Tuesday that police will handle the investigation into a bombing at a military-run hospital that wounded more than 20 people, while security elsewhere in the country … Click to Continue

The Latest: Trump condemns 'evil losers' in UK concert blast

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad : 11:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is expressing solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of a deadly … Click to Continue