<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Miami Political News and South Florida Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:04:30 -0400 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:04:30 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[David Rivera Suspends Congressional Campaign]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:55:52 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/081811+david+rivera.jpg
Former Miami Congressman David Rivera suspended his congressional campaign Friday after just 72 days in the race. Rivera lost his re-election bid in 2012 to Congressman Joe Garcia.

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<![CDATA[Warden of Jail Where Inmate Died Suspended]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:25:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/jail_generic_bars.jpg
Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews has suspended the warden of a Florida City prison where a developmentally disabled inmate died after he was locked in a scalding shower for more than...

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<![CDATA[Beckham Ready to Consider Broward County: Report]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:14:23 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/050714+david+beckham+in+miami.jpg
As David Beckham’s group continues to search for a location for a new Major League Soccer stadium, Broward County may be ready to step in to facilitate a stadium outside of Miami, according to the Miami Herald.

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<![CDATA[Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/06-11-2014-medical-marijuana-generic.jpg
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also

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<![CDATA[Candidate Disqualified After Qualifying Fee Check Bounces]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:30:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/219*120/money_generic_cash.jpg
Florida Representative David Richardson was planning for a re-election campaign against Republican Laura Rivero Levey in District 113. But a returned check has instead given Richardson the election without...]]>
<![CDATA[Gov. Scott Signs Bills to Overhaul Child Welfare]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:34:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/rick+scott2.jpg
Gov. Rick Scott has signed a sweeping bill aimed at overhauling the child-welfare system after hundreds of child abuse-related deaths in the past five years.

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<![CDATA[Scott Signs Law Giving Money to Pro Teams]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:04:52 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Money_Hand_Money_Generic.jpg
Pro sports teams and the Daytona International Speedway will get millions in taxpayer help under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

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<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:30:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/450883992.jpg
Rep. Kevin McCarthy was chosen by his House peers Thursday to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was handed a surprising defeat by a little-known GOP challenger in Virgnia's...

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<![CDATA[Lethal Injections Back in the Spotlight]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:32:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/drug+test+generic.jpg
Over the next 24 hours, Florida and two others states are set to execute prisoners by lethal injections. They will be the first executions by lethal injection since Oklahoma botched an execution by...]]>
<![CDATA[Scott Signs Bill Approving Use of Pot Strain]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:12:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/06-10-2014-medical-marijuana.jpg
Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

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<![CDATA[Scott Signs Almost 100 Bills]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:37:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/rick+scott2.jpg
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law on Friday dozens of measures covering everything from flood insurance, late-term abortions, electronic cigarettes to regulating parasailing.

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<![CDATA[Future For Beckham Stadium Unknown]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:28:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/032414+david+beckham.jpg
Now that two different sites are off the table for a potential Major League Soccer Stadium; the question is what is next for David Beckham?

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<![CDATA[NBC's Chuck Todd: Why Cantor Lost]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:35:52 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006784560_1200x675_278401091860.jpg
NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd explains what cost House Majority Leader Eric Cantor his congressional seat in a stunning primary defeat Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Billionaire GOP Donor Targets Pot in Fla.]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:01:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/marijuana+generic.jpg
One of the world's richest men has decided to roll into a political battle over whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana.]]>
<![CDATA[Scott Switches Positions on Immigration Ahead of Election]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:03:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/gov+rick+scott.jpg
When Rick Scott made his maverick push for Florida governor four years ago, the Republican took a hard line against immigration that he used to assail his main GOP rival for the job.

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<![CDATA[Scott & Perry Bet On NBA Finals]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:08:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/031113+rick+scott.jpg
Governor Rick Scott and Texas Governor Rick Perry got into the betting surrounding the NBA Finals Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Florida Sues for Access to VA Facilities]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:41:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/va5.jpg
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday against the Department of Veterans Affairs to gain access to inspect VA hospitals in Florida.

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<![CDATA[Ros-Lehtinen States Opposition to Taliban Deal]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:01:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP558299051787.jpg
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) said Tuesday that she opposed the proposed prisoner swap to secure the freedom of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2011 while she chaired the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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<![CDATA[Judge Accused of Punching Attorney]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:35:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/court-gavel-generic-law.jpg
A Florida judge is accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation in a hallway outside a courtroom.

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<![CDATA[Bondi: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:44:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/081413+pam+bondi.jpg
The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and "impose significant public harm."

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