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Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 26, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Sun Sentinel. May 21, 2021. Editorial: Shame on secretive senators for hiding gambling intentions The new gambling deal between Florida and the Seminole Tribe is for 30 years. That’s an eternity in a state that grows and changes so fast and is...

Florida governor sets election dates to fill US House seat

May. 04, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A special primary election to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings will be held in November, followed by a deciding general election two months later, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday. Hastings, a Democrat from the Fort...

Lawsuit wants DeSantis to set a US House special election

May. 02, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A candidate for the U.S. House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Alcee Hastings has filed a lawsuit seeking to force Gov. Ron DeSantis to schedule a special election. Hastings died April 6 after decades in the House. Now, there are...

Leaders honor late Rep. Hastings as an outspoken fighter

Apr. 21, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders and colleagues remembered Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday as a straight-talking, tenacious champion for the disadvantaged who overcame hurdles in his own life to forge a near three-decade career in the House. In a socially...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 07, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Aril 7 The South Florida Sun Sentinel on honoring the legacy of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings: It’s rare that a politician in Florida is so popular that he’s...

MSNBC apologizes for showing wrong video of congressman

Apr. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

MSNBC apologized on Wednesday for mistakenly airing video of another Black congressman while reporting a day earlier on the death of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida. During the report, the network aired archived video of U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from...

Longtime US Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84; Entered Congress after his impeachment as judge

Apr. 07, 2021 11:08 AM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Longtime US Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84; Entered Congress after his impeachment as judge.

US Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84; was impeached as judge

Apr. 06, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Alcee Hastings, the fiercely liberal longtime Florida congressman who was dogged throughout his tenure by an impeachment that ended his fast-rising judicial career, died Tuesday. He was 84. Hastings' death was confirmed by his chief of...