<![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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:40:19 -0400 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:40:19 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CA State Senator Arrested]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:15:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/03-26-2014-leland-yee-leaves-court.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Immigration Activist Arrested Following Demonstration]]> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:55:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/picresized_1395431251_453074349.jpg
A prominent labor and immigration activist was arrested following a demonstration outside the South Florida office of Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart Friday.

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<![CDATA[Obama Praises Alonzo Mourning's "Warrior's Heart" ]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:21:52 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/032014+barack+obama.jpg
A longtime allegiance to the Chicago Bulls fan didn't stop President Barack Obama from showering praise on Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning during an appearance in South Florida Thursday.

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NECN]]> <![CDATA[Scott Brown Readies N.H. Senate Run]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:15:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP19064830984.jpg
Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts officially announced Friday he has formed an exploratory committee for a bid in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race this year. However, the Republican did not officially say...

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<![CDATA[Scott to Back In-State Tuition for Some Immigrants]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:13:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Rick+Scott+March+28.jpg
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is backing a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally.

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<![CDATA[Hillsboro Beach Town Commissioner Loses Seat in Election]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:44:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ballot+generic.jpg
A Hillsboro Beach town commissioner lost his seat and a former mayor of Sea Ranch Lakes claimed a position on the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Town Commission in Broward’s municipal elections Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Feds: DC Mayor Got Illegal Funds]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:45:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/20140310+Jeffrey+Thompson.jpg
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign benefited from more than $668,000 donated illegally by a businessman with multimillion-dollar city contracts, federal prosecutors alleged in court]]>
<![CDATA[Ana Alliegro Arrested in Nicaragua, Brought Back to U.S.]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:48:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Ana-Alliegro.jpg
A woman under investigation for a campaign finance scheme tied to former congressman David Rivera was brought back to South Florida from Nicaragua Friday to face election violation charges, sources...

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<![CDATA[Surprises, Runoffs Likely in Texas Primary]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:08:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Vote+Generic+Vote+Tuesday+Voting+Sign.jpg
Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a...

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<![CDATA[Miami Interested in Hosting 2016 DNC]]> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 02:44:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Litz+on+Litz.jpg
Downtown Miami could be the hub of Democratic politics come 2016.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Brown to Seek Fourth Term as California Governor]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:00:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/02-27-2014-jerry-brown.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Thursday and announced plans to seek re-election. Brown filed paperwork in Alameda County in search of a fourth term as California's governor. The 75-year-old Democrat tweeted a

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Addresses Women's Rights in UM Speech]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 03:14:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton-University-of-Miami.jpg
Hillary Clinton told an audience at the University of Miami Wednesday night that all countries, including the U.S., must allow “full participation” for girls and women. “I believe strongly that the more we...

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<![CDATA[CA State Sen. Surrenders]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:40:13 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/california-senator-ron-calderon.jpg
Embattled California State Sen. Ron Calderon was taken into custody by federal authorities Monday after he was charged last week with a long list of federal bribery and corruption

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<![CDATA[Colo. Lawmaker Leaves Loaded Handgun in State Capitol]]> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:12:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/207*120/531167561.JPG
A Colorado state lawmaker left a loaded handgun in the state Capitol building earlier this month, The Denver Post reported. Colorado Rep. Jared Wright, a Republican legislator, left the gun in a black canvas bag...

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<![CDATA[101-Year-Old Sarasota Man Running for Congress]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:43:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/Newman4.jpg
Florida resident Joe Newman, 101, recently announced a bid for Congress, saying he will run as a write-in candidate against Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan. A win in the district along Florida's west coast would...

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<![CDATA[Venezuelan Says His Country Faces "Really Tough Times"]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:09:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Mario-DiGiovanni.jpg
Mario DiGiovanni lives in Brickell, but it wasn’t too long ago that he too was a student protesting against the Venezuelan government.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Congressman Arrested in Zimbabwe: Report ]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:07:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/mel+reynolds+2nd.jpg
A Zimbabwean official said Tuesday morning that immigration officers had arrested former U.S. congressman Melvin Reynolds, The Associated Press reported. The official, Ario Mabika, said Reynolds is...]]>
<![CDATA[Some SoFla Businesses Take Hit From Venezuela's Troubles]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:10:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Orlando-Castro-Doral.jpg
A significant number of companies in South Florida – including many in Doral and Sweetwater – that rely on customers in Venezuela are taking a bit hit in the wallet because of the instability there.]]>
<![CDATA[In Doral, Rubio Goes After Venezuelan Govt.]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Marco-Rubio-Doral.jpg
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s surprise appearance at a Venezuelan restaurant in Doral turned into an impromptu press conference Friday as he continued to blast the Venezuelan government.

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