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Florida Health Care Decision: Judicial Activism on Steroids

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

We won't allow the courts or Congress to bring us back to the time when insurance companies could exclude people from care, drop people for getting sick, or let benefit caps force people with serious diseases into bankruptcy.

Behind-The-Scenes White House PHOTOS: Florida Trip, PDA & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Sound the Style alarms! The White House Flickr has made its twice-monthly update with new pics of what the First Family has been up to. There's a few ...

PHOTO: Obama Goes For A Swim

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We'd been holding our breath all day, waiting to see if President Obama would go for a swim during his Gulf vacation...and finally, all of our questio...

Henrietta Hughes Given Home After Telling Obama She Was Homeless (VIDEO)

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 2/12: Henrietta Hughes and Chene Thompson talk about the new house Hughes is living in: Henrietta Hughes appeared on CNN's American Morning T...

Obama selling himself in push to revive economy

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT MYERS, Fla. — President Barack Obama has gone from worrying about bipartisanship to worrying about re-election. He was on the road again T...

Henrietta Hughes: Obama Asked For Help At Town Hall (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama went to Fort Myers, Florida Tuesday to highlight the desperate need for an economic recovery package. Unemployment in the area is up t...

Florida Democrats Infighting But Eyes on 2010

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Levitt

After back-slapping because the state's 27 electoral votes went for President-elect Barack Obama, not-all-too-polite political activity became the norm in the Peninsula State.

Early Florida Voting Drove Obama's Win

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — More Floridians voted for John McCain than Barack Obama on Election Day, but the Democrat sealed his victory in the state by winning mor...

The Bigotry of Hope

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

You'd think if anyone would appreciate that civil rights are civil rights, it's black Americans. And that's what makes the support of some among them of such bigotry particularly appalling.

Phone Banking For Obama In Florida: Enthusiasm And Racism

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In recent weeks, a calm certainty seems to have settled over most of the liberals I know. After the last two elections, I can't convince myself to be ...

Obama Launches Final Attack on McCain (Breaking in FL)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

On this last day before the election, Sen. Barack Obama is urging voters to relive some humiliating history. Speaking in Jacksonville, Florida, Obama...

Florida For Obama

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Marovitz

Come the evening of November 4th, we will be on a new path to change the direction of our country and tell the whole world that the America they used to respect is back.

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Hits Miami to Help Americans "Take Back the Country"

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hood

MIAMI--Pulling up to the North Dade Regional Library in the inner city suburb of Miami Gardens for one of Florida's numerous early voter rallies, the ...

Much Ado About Nothing

Rep. Robert Wexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Robert Wexler

Don't let scurrilous emails, ugly insinuations and wishful thinking distract you from the larger reality: the Jewish community is behind Barack Obama.

Obama Office in Tampa Draws Volunteers from Around the World

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

**By Insiyah Seeed** WEST TAMPA, Fla., 12:35 a.m. -- Part of Obama's grassroots strategy in Florida is to get minorities -- especially the Latino com...


Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshuah Bearman

As 20,000 Obama supporters streamed into the BankAtlantic center to see Obama's aptly titled Sunrise Rally, a small but valiant detachment of McCain...

Sam Stein

Jewish Democrats Make Last Push For Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jewish Democrat officials are making a late election push to ensure that Barack Obama secures the large percentages of Jewish community support that p...

"Seinfeld" Actor Jason Alexander Rallies Jewish Voters in Crucial Swing-State Florida

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hood

MIAMI --- George, er, Jason isn't joking around -- Jason Alexander, that is, the funny man who will forever be mostly known as George Costanza. Not th...

Sam Stein

Obama Camp Giddy Over Early Voting Extension In Florida | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign is, not surprisingly, ecstatic with the decision by Florida's Republican Gov. Charlie Crist to extend early voting hours in his sta...

Florida's Early Voting Process Seems Rife For Another Challenge If Election Close

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Most of the poll workers are elderly, and not particularly adept at using the computers. My agent took almost five minutes to find me in the system and issue me a ballot. One woman who exited the polling place after half an hour was apparently dead, even though she looked quite well.

If You Experience An Election Lasting More Than...

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

The debates are over but the campaign goes on and on... and on. We need it to be over, but there's still so much to be done. And will it even be over when it's over?

Obama, Clinton To Reunite For Major Florida Rally

Orlando Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How big a push is Obama making in Florida? Not only will he be in Orlando on Monday with Clinton to kick off early voting in the state, now the campai...

Absentee Ballot Requests Energize Florida Democrats And Encourage Obama Supporters

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

Just three weeks before Election Day, Florida has a blue tinge! Sunshine State Democrats - mindful of the fiasco in 2000 which gave the Presidency t...

New Jersey Senator Menendez Rallies Miami Republicans for Obama; Florida Pols Avoid Bush

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hood

"Traditionally Republican Latinos in Florida are moving in Barack's direction," said Menendez. "Earlier today we were at a senior citizen's center, hard core conservatives, yet overwhelmingly there was support for Obama."

Miami Debate-Watch Crowd in the Tank for Obama

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hood

Over and over, the least cordial man in politics tried to insist that he was a friend; and again and again a roomful of genuinely friendly folks groaned otherwise.