Sure, President Obama has made some high-profile celebrity friends since taking office. He's close with Oprah, calls up LeBron for favors, and texts JayZ, but during his presidency Obama has managed to strike up a less public, more personal friendship with none other than former Miami Heat great Alo ... More >>
Coral Reef Senior High Principal Adrianne Leal asked her teachers not to post anything on social media before President Obama visited her school last Friday. But for history teacher Randall Scott, holding back was not an option. The birther, who calls himself a "Republican Extremist," wasn't about t ... More >>
During Nelson Mandela's funeral this morning, President Obama shook the hand of Cuban leader Raúl Castro. It's not completely unprecedented. Bill Clinton shook Fidel Castro's hand in New York in 2000. It's still an odd sight. But what does it mean? Of course, the internet is buzzing with people t ... More >>
This past weekend, President Barack Obama came to Miami to attend several fundraisers and mingle with South Florida's movers and shakers. The President was in for a brief 24-hour period, flying in to Miami International Airport at 3:45 p.m. on Friday -- just in time to play hell with weekend commu ... More >>
If you're not familiar with the "Thanks Obama" meme, it pokes fun at some people's tendency to blame the President for just about anything. Well, a man in Florida who was arrested for pushing his pregnant girlfriend went a rambling outburst in front of police in which he tried to blame Obama.
Two weeks and $24 billion in lost revenue for the American economy later, the government shutdown ended last night with Republicans getting essentially zero of the hostage demands they'd made of President Obama. After the Senate crafted a bill to raise the debt ceiling and reopen government -- no th ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke addresses the president's biggest fail. I hope President Barack Obama is tuning into the George Zimmerman murder trial. It ... More >>
As distressed as our economy is, the United States continues to spend about $1.4 billion per year on sending food aid to other countries.President Obama is proposing a major change to the foreign food aid program that could greatly impact Florida, which ranks seventh in the nation in food exports.As ... More >>
Marco Rubio may be delivering the Republican response to Barack Obama's State of the Union speech tonight, but he won't be the only local face you'll see on TV. Desiline Victor, age 102, has been chosen to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during the proceedings.
On Sunday, Banana Republican stopped by the Victor Bean's Southern Classic Gun & Knife Show at the Miami-Dade County youth fairgrounds to gauge the mood of Second Amendment acolytes in the wake of Barack Obama's announcement last week that he wants to clamp down on guns.For all his blustering ab ... More >>
Rep. Trey Radel, the former improv actor and conservative radio host who won Connie Mack IV's seat in Southwest Florida, is not impressed with the executive order President Obama unveiled today concerning gun control. In fact, he's already hinting at impeachment.
Oh, you thought we were done with all that Birther nonsense? Nope, not by a long shot.Michael Voeltz, a Broward county man who claims to be a registered Democrat, has filed a lawsuit in Florida claiming that Barack Obama was not eligible to be on the state's ballot because he's not a natural born ci ... More >>
As evidences by this BuzzFeed listicle the racist folks of American Twitter were none too pleased that President Barack Obama won reelection on Tuesday, and a new analysis by Floating Sheep found that most of the racist Tweets were coming out of -- surprise! -- the South. Don't worry though, Florid ... More >>
For decades Cuban-Americans have been one of the Republican party's most reliable bases in Florida. Well, maybe not anymore. Some exit poll analysis suggests that Barack Obama actually outperformed Mitt Romney among Cubans in Florida. While others don't show him quite pulling off that historic demog ... More >>
Unless you're stuck in some Jack McKeon-like time warp in which Twitter relies on actual messenger pigeons, you've probably heard by now that Barack Obama punched yesterday's election in the crotch. And unless your name is Mitt Romney and you've permanently foregone alcohol and caffeine, your brain ... More >>
While Floridians were busy re-electing Barack Obama, voters in Puerto Rico yesterday participated in a referendum posing a fundamental question to their political status with the United States: statehood or no statehood?The first question on the two-part referendum asked voters if they wanted to cha ... More >>
We did it America! Whether you're superstoked or running to your local Walmart to stock up on guns, the people have made their voice heard, and we will have four more years of President Barack Obama. It took a lot of hard work and dedication from many to get here. And for those of us feeling a si ... More >>
The election was called shortly before midnight. Barack Obama had surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to retain his position as Commander in Chief. But the real winner of the night was Twitter.According to Yahoo, President Obama's personal tweet, "We're all in this together. That's how we campa ... More >>
We've heard all your excuses to not vote. The long lines, the confusing amendments, and how could your vote possibly count?We could tell you that voting is your civic duty, or that if you don't vote you don't have the right to complain for the next four years. But the real reason to vote?Free swag!W ... More >>
When a man in Sarasota repeatedly took Obama signs off his neighbor's lawn, he wanted to let her know it wasn't just vandalism. See, he was looking out for everyone's safety by not letting burglars know that weak-kneed, Second Amendment-hating liberals lived there. He even sent her a postcard helpfu ... More >>
Pop music celebrities are sex-drenched, weapon-obsessed, drug-addicted, angry, deranged, and sometimes criminal. In short, they're unconventional, always-entertaining personalities who may or may not have politically valid opinions. But let's face it, celebrity endorsements are cultural collatera ... More >>
Today is the big day. No, it's not the day you'll finally move out of your parents' house. It's the day when Americans choose who gets to hang in the White House for four years.Read Also:- Obama Beer? The President's White House Honey Ale- Here's What We Eat Should Mitt Win- Election Day Dining Deal ... More >>
An Election Day that started with voting lines up to six or seven hours long at some sites around Miami is ending, appropriately enough, with hundreds of voters still waiting to cast their ballots more than an hour after polls have closed.Tensions have boiled over at a Little Havana fire station, wh ... More >>
Dwyane Wade hasn't been shy about sharing his political beliefs. He endorsed Kendrick Meek in Florida's 2010 Senate race, and earlier today he published an impassioned essay throwing his support behind President Obama. His teammate LeBron James' political leanings haven't always been quite so public ... More >>
Here in America we're, of course, nothing but high-minded about our politics. We're able to have reasoned and enlightened discussions about our political differences, and respect others' right to disagree with our viewpoints.No, hahaha, just kidding. In America we wipe our butts with pictures of our ... More >>
If Mitt Romney smoked a joint, nothing would happen. Because robots can't get high. But Crossfade's backing Obama. Like most Americans, we've smoked marijuana. And we're not afraid to admit it. We also recently spoke to B-Real of Cypress Hill about why weed's a good thing, why voting is important, ... More >>
In an election that should be centering around the economy and health care, in Miami-Dade the biggest topic, at least as presented in both campaigns' latest ads, predictably appears to be Cuba. After Mitt Romney took to the airwaves with a Spanish-language ad connecting Barack Obama to the Castros a ... More >>
Dale! Pitbull may be Mr. 305 (where the vast majority of his fellow Cuban-Americans are voting for Mitt Romney), but he'll be stepping into the 954 on Sunday to join President Obama at a major pre-election rally.
In the desperate fight to snag Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade -- a battle that could easily swing Florida, and thus the presidency -- Romney's campaign has decided to pull out the oldest trick in the GOP handbook: Tying Obama to Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.It's ridiculous, of course, bu ... More >>
The race for Florida is still basically tied, but three new polls released this morning show President Obama with the slightest of leads. Though, all those leads are within the margin of error. Either way, it seems that both Obama and Mitt Romney still have a good shot at winning the Sunshine State.
So who is going to win Florida? Don't ask the polls right now. Three major polls of Florida's electorate were completed over the weekend (just in time for early voting), and all three show President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a statistical tie in the Sunshine State.
Here's everything you need to know about partisan politics in Miami-Dade in a nutshell: According to a Miami Herald poll, President Barack leads or is tied in just about every demographic group in the county except Cubans. Mitt Romney has opened a massive 76 percent to 19 percent lead among Cuban vo ... More >>
Last night's debate was what political experts call a "turd sandwich." Barack Obama and Mitt Romney provided 90 minutes of crap, and moderator Bob Schieffer happily mashed it all together between the blandest, stalest, white-bread questions he could find.Obama supporters will say their man won the d ... More >>
Whether serving as the multimillionaire cofounder of Def Jam Records, shouting down injustice at Occupy Wall Street, or stumping for the President of the Unites States of America, Russell Simmons -- the rap legend, media mogul, and dedicated vegan -- never stops reppin' the people. That's why we he ... More >>
In 2008, the editorial boards of Florida's four biggest newspapers all through their support behind President Obama. Well, in the past two days, the state's two biggest papers offered their endorsements. The Saint Pete Times is sticking with President Obama in an endorsement that highlights his econ ... More >>
For more than a year, Mitt Romney has jetted across the country, calling Barack Obama an utter failure. The president has done his fair share of name-calling too, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he had a chance to stand up to his challenger in person. Instead of taking it to 'em, however, Oba ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke advises the president for the last two debates. For the past three weeks, political pundits haven't stopped talking about Ba ... More >>
We all know Obama hates the 1 percent, and Romney could care less about the 47 percent, but the cold hard truth is that neither campaign has done anything to gain support from the 24.6 percent. Yes, we're talking about the 24.6 percent under the legal age to vote. America's children! How arrogant of ... More >>
If Barack Obama wants to win Florida and nab its vital 29 electoral votes, he's got some big-time work to do at tomorrow's debate. Two new polls out today find not only that Mitt Romney has gained five points in Florida since dominating in the first debate, but more worryingly for the prez that ... More >>
A new poll released this morning insinuated that President Obama was losing ground to Mitt Romney among Florida's Latino voters, and apparently Romney staffers have a theory why: Obama doesn't have enough "macho bravado" for Latinos.