Miami Herald : Politics (69)

It wasn't my job to disclose secret campaign cash, ex-Miami congressman says

Facing allegations that he illegally spent nearly $70,000 funding a ringer candidate's campaign against a Democratic opponent, former Miami congressman David Rivera asked a judge Wednesday to toss a federal … Click to Continue ╗

Don't kick out Haitians who fled quake, Miami's Archbishop Wenski urges Congress

It felt bittersweet to Archbishop Thomas Wenski to have to hold a news conference stressing the importance of giving immigrants a path to citizenship on the day before the United … Click to Continue ╗

Joe Carollo was ineligible to run for Miami commission, opponent claims in a lawsuit

Hours before losing a contentious election Tuesday night to former Miami mayor Joe Carollo, District 3 commission candidate Alfonso Alfie' Leon filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Carollo's candidacy. Leon, … Click to Continue ╗

Out of office with only $9K to his name, Miami's former mayor has 'no regrets'

On what would be his last afternoon to enjoy the spacious expanses of the office afforded Miami's mayor, Tom├ís Regalado was feeling a bit uncomfortable. There was a dank, musty … Click to Continue ╗

Carollo wins runoff for Miami City Commission District 3 seat

Joe Carollo, the controversial former mayor of Miami, completed a stunning political resurrection Tuesday, fighting his way back into City Hall at the age of 62 after 16 years out … Click to Continue ╗

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting … Click to Continue ╗

Trump returns to Mar-a-Lago. So do busloads of outraged protesters.

They came by the busloads from Miami and Orlando. Husbands, wives, children. Housekeepers from Disney World. Cooks from some of Miami's most luxurious hotels. They were maintenance workers, dishwashers, waiters … Click to Continue ╗

Yes, it really is election day again in the city of Miami

A long, grinding election season in Miami has finally come down to its last day as voters in the city's third district head to the polls Tuesday to decide who … Click to Continue ╗

Now you can register to vote online. Here are Florida's one-month totals.

In the first month of online voter registration in Florida, more than 8,000 people electronically joined the voter rolls in Florida. A lot more people would have registered online, says … Click to Continue ╗

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. It could also … Click to Continue ╗

New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second … Click to Continue ╗

Turmoil continues at Florida Democratic Party after chairman's exit

The crisis at the top of the Florida Democratic Party continued Monday with the resignation of Sally Boynton Brown, the party's president and chief administrator. Her exit followed last week's … Click to Continue ╗

Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks … Click to Continue ╗

The Latest: Regional leaders meet on Zimbabwe crisis

The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil : 10:25 a.m. Four regional countries are meeting on Zimbabwe's political crisis. South Africa's president is joining the Angola-hosted summit of the … Click to Continue ╗

Fired Zimbabwean VP says Mugabe should resign immediately

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable desire" for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said … Click to Continue ╗

County in rural Mississippi Delta aims to boost recycling

A mostly rural county in the Mississippi Delta will try to increase its residents' use of recycling programs. The Delta Democrat-Times reports that Washington County has a new 20-year solid … Click to Continue ╗

Activists plan lawsuit challenging Trump immigration changes

A northern Virginia advocacy group is planning a lawsuit to challenge the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation. The Legal Aid Justice Center … Click to Continue ╗

Governor announces grant to help new cidery

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new state grant to help a cidery open a new facility in Virginia Beach. McAuliffe announced Monday that he'd approved a $20,000 grant … Click to Continue ╗

West Virginia fish hatcher gets federal funds for repairs

The White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery set to receive $213,000 in federal funds to repair damage from last year's flooding. West Virginia's U.S. senators say the money from the … Click to Continue ╗

Tennessee House members, staff to receive YWCA training

Tennessee state representatives and their staffs are being required to attend sexual harassment training led by the YWCA. The Tennessean reports House Speaker Beth Harwell, a Nashville Republican who is … Click to Continue ╗

Global shares mixed as German politics cloud sentiment

European share benchmarks drifted lower in early trading Tuesday as Germany's president prepared to meet with party leaders hoping to broker a new government. The weakness in Europe followed an … Click to Continue ╗

Almost 60,000 Haitians allowed to stay in US only until 2019

The Trump administration said it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a … Click to Continue ╗

The Latest: Japan's Abe welcomes US move on North Korea

The Latest on the U.S. declaration of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism : ___ 3:45 a.m. Japan's leader has welcomed America's re-designation of North Korea … Click to Continue ╗

Despite Trump lobby, only 'some' leaders condemn Pyongyang

Despite President Donald Trump's lobby for stronger punitive actions against North Korea, only "some" Asia-Pacific leaders condemned Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles when they gathered for an … Click to Continue ╗

Melania Trump and Barron receive White House Christmas tree

Melania Trump, and son Barron, continued a time-honored tradition of first ladies receiving the official White House Christmas tree. A military band quartet played holiday tunes as a horse-drawn wagon … Click to Continue ╗

US first loosened limits on lion trophies, then elephants

A month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on body parts from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and … Click to Continue ╗

US announcing new NKorea sanctions after terror designation

The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah … Click to Continue ╗

Iran's president calls Arab League 'worn-out' body

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia and its role in the war in Yemen. Rouhani on Tuesday said it's unfortunate the organization expressed … Click to Continue ╗

Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported. … Click to Continue ╗

Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported … Click to Continue ╗

Landmark Mladic verdict closely watched in the Balkans

As the U.N. war crimes court prepares to wrap up its work with a verdict in the landmark genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, deep divisions … Click to Continue ╗

Zimbabwe's political drama: What just happened? A timeline

Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state at 93, is resisting calls to step aside. Placed under military house arrest amid fears he was positioning his … Click to Continue ╗

A look at the 4 countries the US says sponsor terrorism

North Korea is on its way back onto a very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism. The designation, announced by President Donald Trump on Monday, will … Click to Continue ╗

2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors have charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals, with one of the schemes relying … Click to Continue ╗

German president pushing parties to form government

Germany's president is to meet with party leaders after talks to form a new government between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc the left-leaning Greens and pro-business Free Democrats broke down … Click to Continue ╗

Ex-officials accused of plunder over Manila train contract

The Philippine government has filed complaints accusing Cabinet members and other officials in the previous administration of plunder over a maintenance contract for a Manila train system that has been … Click to Continue ╗

Miami's 'master of selfies' mounts a pro-Trump congressional bid

Republicans and Democrats beware: The master of selfies' is running for Congress. Mayra Joli, a Brickell-based immigration attorney and five-time beauty queen who dabbles as a pundit on Spanish-language television, … Click to Continue ╗

Before their budget got whacked, Visit Florida execs ran up hefty travel bills

Gov. Rick Scott's tourism chiefs at Visit Florida spent a lot of public money taking trips to exotic places to promote the state as a top worldwide destination. Four former … Click to Continue ╗

Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her story

A woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating sexual contact when she was 14 said Monday she was "absolutely not" paid to tell her story publicly. The declaration … Click to Continue ╗

The Latest: Moore accuser says she wasn't paid to tell story

The Latest on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore : 8 a.m. Leigh Corfman says she was "absolutely not" paid to speak publicly now about her sexual encounter … Click to Continue ╗

Pro-Trump group urges president's base to activate on tax reform

A major nonprofit organization aligned with President Donald Trump is mounting a six-figure ad buy designed to engage the president's supporters in the tax reform fight that is seen as … Click to Continue ╗

FBI: 3 suspects wounded after van rammed police vehicles

Court records show that officers shot and wounded three suspects earlier this month in Kansas City, Kansas, after the suspects desperately tried to escape. The Kansas City Star reports that … Click to Continue ╗

Chris Christie getting road named for him in home county

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be deeply unpopular in his state, but in his home county he's getting a road named after him. Christie on Monday will be on … Click to Continue ╗

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World-Herald. November 14, 2017 State follows voters' wishes with death penalty plans The Ricketts administration is keeping the faith with Nebraska voters who in 2016 strongly supported reviving the … Click to Continue ╗

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

The Detroit News. November 16, 2017 Wayne commits to getting justice right Give Prosecutor Kym Worthy some credit for taking a critical step toward getting justice right in Wayne County. … Click to Continue ╗

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. November 17, 2017 Grassley shouldn't be Trump's errand boy in takeover of courts Sen. Chuck Grassley has been known for his bipartisan approach and work ethic over … Click to Continue ╗

Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after accusations of workplace impropriety

Stephen Bittel's rocky tenure as Florida Democratic Party chairman ended in disgrace Friday after he said he would resign following accusations from women that he leered at them, made suggestive … Click to Continue ╗

Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to … Click to Continue ╗

Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces deadline to resign, or impeachment

Longtime President Robert Mugabe faced a midday deadline set by the ruling party to resign or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his lack of resignation during a national … Click to Continue ╗

The Latest: Zimbabwe: Military should let people oust Mugabe

The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil : 10:30 a.m. Zimbabwe's influential war veterans association says the military should step back and let the people, and politics, remove longtime … Click to Continue ╗