Barack Obama

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    May 8, 2012

    There Is Nothing Cool About Karl Rove and Mitt Romney

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 says Mitt Romney and Karl Rove are a couple of uncool tools.Karl Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, has issued a 46-seco ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Poll: Romney Inches Past Obama in Florida

    Most polls of Florida voters taken in the past few months have shown President Barack Obama with a slim but definite lead over Mitt Romney, but now that Romney is all but the official nominee it seems that he's now taken the slimmest of leads in the Sunshine State according to the latest Quinnipiac ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Obama Shouts Out Young Jeezy: Five Tracks the President Should Cover for His 2012 Campaign

    Our president is a real cool dude. Whatever you think of his policies, the guy can make a joke. And he's got great taste in music. At the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama addressed the secret second-term agenda that's got the Republicans so terrified. He said, "My first term, I s ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Poll: Rick Scott or Allen West as VP Would Hurt Romney in Florida

    As always, Florida will be a critical swing state in the 2012 election. According to the latest Public Policy Polling survey, President Barack Obama currently has a 5-point lead over Mitt Romney. So what could Romney do to improve his chances? Well, he certainly shouldn't take Sarah Palin's advice a ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Florida Republicans Will Save Us From Threat of Obama Dictatorship That Doesn't Exist

    A couple of Florida's GOP congressmen, lead by first term Rep. Sandy Adams, read some crazy conspiracy theories on the Internet about how Obama was going to enslave us all into military conscription and forced labor, and decided to file an actual resolution about it. Obviously Allen West is involved ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Will Obama Throw Out the First Pitch Tonight? Five Better Ways to Inaugurate Marlins Stadium

    Two years ago, Barack Obama threw out the first pitch at the Washington National's stadium to inaugurate the 2010 MLB season. The Marlins haven't announced who will toss out the ceremonial first ball tonight. Could the president come running out of the brand-new bullpen?Today's White House schedule ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Ten Most Musical Politicians Ever: Barry Obama, Mitt the Mormon Honky, and Others!

    ​The whole process of elections (from PTA to POTUS) is savage, cut-throat, and -- when we're lucky -- incredibly stupid. They will shake the hands of thousands of strangers. They will gorge themselves on local cuisine. They will kiss the stinkiest baby. If votes depended on it, a politician would ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Poll: Obama Has Slight Edge in Florida, Santorum Pulls Closer Than Romney

    ​Barack Obama continues to hold the slightest of edges over the GOP field among voters in the crucial swing state of Florida according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.While it's statistically irrelevant, Santorum does actually pull closer to Obama than Mitt Romney. Up until now the general th ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Arrested Development Rapper Speech: "I'm Disillusioned With Obama and I Would Vote Ron Paul for President"

    ​There was a time, circa 1991, when hip-hop wasn't all about bling and bitches. Back in the day, the beat dropped and so did some Gil-Scott Heron-inspired wordplay, a call for justice in the inner city, and a shout-out to Malcolm X. Founded by rapper Speech (born Todd Thomas), Atlanta collectiv ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Man in Obama Mask Robs Florida McDonald's

    ​We thought we'd have to wait for a Point Break sequel to see someone in an Obama mask pull off a robbery, but the insanity of Florida has pulled through where Hollywood hasn't. Police are on the hunt for a man who held up a Riviera Beach McDonald's this weekend. Unlike the real Obama, this impost ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Ten Songs Barack Obama Should Sing Next If He Wants a Second-Term

    When Barack Obama busted into a few bars from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theatre performance, he reminded the entirety of the United States of why we elected him back in 2008: He's a total rock star! If you're skeptical, just look at the numbers. MTV reports that sales of "Let's ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Poll: Obama Would Trounce Gingrich in Florida, Tie with Romney

    ​Things aren't getting much better for Newt Gingrich in Florida. Yesterday, three different polls showed that he's lost his lead over Romney in the state, and now his campaign has admitted his now infamously fiery response to a South Carolina debate question about his ex-wife's claims he wanted an ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Poll: Obama Leads Romney 62-29 in Miami Area

    We know you're tired of polls. Mitt Romney has taken a commanding lead in Florida primary polls, and will all but certainly beat his rivals. After that, Florida polls are likely to show a neck and neck battle between Romney and Obama. This Tarrance Group poll conducted for the Everglades founda ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    U.S. Inspectors Approve Cuban Oil Rig 70 Miles Off Florida Coast, Ros-Lehtinen Slams Obama

    When it comes to Cuba, President Obama can do little right in the eyes of exilio politicians. When he eased travel restrictions to the island, for example, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen accused him of undermining democracy on the island. Now she's slamming Obama for his decision to order U.S. inspectors ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Florida Lawmaker On Cellphone Driving Ban: "Pry My Phone From My Cold, Dead Hands"

    ​So a St. Pete Times reporter decided to call up Sen. Jack Latvala, the Republican chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and asked him about the possibility of the Florida legislature passing a ban on talking on cellphones while driving."You know the NRA saying that if they want my gun ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    President Obama Pardons Turkeys (Video)

    ​President Barack Obama has pardoned turkeys Liberty and Peace with his daughters, Melia and Sasha by his side.President Obama says that the turkeys were trained for the big day by being exposed to loud noises, flash bulbs, and learning to gobble without really saying anything.After a wave of his ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Barack Obama Needs to Lead or Get Out of the Way

    ​I am so sick and tired of Barack Obama. How many of you saw him on Jay Leno last night, putting on his tired old shtick about how his wife is stronger and more in shape than he is, how his health advocate wife secretly loves French fries and pizza, and how the White House was going to get egged o ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Obama's war on weed

    In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.

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    October 5, 2011

    Shakira Is Now an Obama Administration Appointee

    ​I never really knew that she could serve on presidential advisory boards like this. She makes Obama wants to speak Spanish. Como se llama? Bonita! Mi Casa Blanca es tu Casa Blanca!In a hip-shaking move surely aimed to help his Hispanic outreach efforts, Barack Obama has appointed i ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Overanxious Florida Republicans May Ensure Obama Win

    ​A Florida commission appointed by Republicans will likely vote today to move up the state's Republican primary election to January 31.Though party muckety-mucks are still working on a compromise that could delay the election until February 21, the decision will probably create chaos.Given last we ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Fidel Castro Calls Obama "Stupid"

    ​Miami's largely Republican Cuban exile community and Fidel Castro for once actually agree on something! They all think President Barack Obama is stupid!Yesterday, Obama said his administration is "open to a new relationship with Cuba if the Cuban government starts taking the proper steps to o ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Comparing Barack Obama to LeBron James Is the Latest Conservative Zinger

    ​Back in 2004, when Barack Obama allegedly compared himself to LeBron James, little did he know he'd be setting himself up for a string of conservative zingers that shows no sign of stopping. Former Florida Republican congressman turned MSNBC host Joe Scarborough became the latest right-winger to ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Poll: Obama Leading All Republican Candidates in Florida, But Only Over 50 Against Palin

    There's not many scenarios under which President Obama can win reelection in 2012 without winning Florida (especially considering we'll have two more electoral votes this time around). New numbers from Public Policy Polling show that while Obama is leading all Republican candidates right n ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Herald's Glenn Garvin Calls Obama "A Tan Version of Richard Nixon"

    Nixon and Obama react to Garvin's attempt at humor. ​President Obama's foreign policy perhaps deserves a closer look than the media is giving it. However, it might not have been the best idea for the Miami Herald's TV critic and occasional libertarian columnist Glenn Garvin to open his c ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    May 27, 2011

    President Obama Speaking in Miami June 13 (Tickets Start at Just $250)

    ​President Obama is about to kick off his fundraising efforts for the 2012 election in earnest, and will stop by Miami on June 13 for the "Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kick-Off Reception with the President" at the Arsht Center. Obama will be addressing the crowd, but tickets don't come cheap. Prices st ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Obama's Approval Ratings Get Big Bump in Florida

    The 2012 election is still 17 months away, but the latest numbers from Quinnipiac show hopeful news for Democrats for the first time in month. President Barack Obama's approval ratings are back above 50 percent in Florida since 2009, and more Floridians say they would definitely vote for him than a ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    May 13, 2011

    Obama Needs to See "Significant Changes" Before Normalizing Relations with Cuba

    President Obama has rolled back some of the strictest policies regarding Cuba, including easing travel restrictions and allowing for more remittances. Though, in an interview with Univision this week the president made clear that he will not normalize relations with the nation until Cuba makes "sign ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Obama Bets on Bulls Over Heat

    ​When President Barack Obama wasn't talking about important things like Cuba in his interview this week with Univision, he took time to discuss the very serious topic of Bulls vs. Heat. We'll give you one guess as to what team the former Illinois senator is placing his wager.

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    May 12, 2011

    Allen West, uncut

    A candid conversation with South Florida's rising Tea Party star.

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    May 2, 2011

    Obama Gave Orders to Kill Bin Laden Just Hours Before Coming to Miami

    ​Just hours before arriving in Miami to deliver a commencement address at Miami Dade College, President Barack Obama gave what will likely be one of the most important directives of his presidency. After months of planning and gathering intelligence, the President gave direct orders for American o ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Obama Is in Miami Today (and Might Mess Up Your Drive Home)

    President Barack Obama will be in town today to deliver the commencement address to Miami Dade College's North Campus graduates at the James L. Knight Center. Which is great, but unless you're graduating from Miami Dade, there's nothing really in it for you except maybe some bad traffic.

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    April 8, 2011

    Marco Rubio Would Like Donald Trump to Shut Up About Obama's Birth Certificate

    ​It's actually kind of amazing that the debate over Barack Obama's place of birth is still raging. I guess that's what happens when national punch line Donald Trump tries desperately to make headlines for his grand publicity stunt of pretending to think about running for president and decides to r ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Fifty-One Percent of Floridians Don't Think Obama Deserves a Second Term

    ​Floridians don't seem to like much of anyone when it comes to politics. A day after releasing dismal approval ratings for controversial Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Quinnipiac has released a new poll showing that a majority of Floridians don't think Democratic President Barack Obama deserves a sec ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Barack Obama Can Pretty Much Ignore White People in 2012 and Still Win Florida

    ​Only 42 percent of white voters in Florida voted for Barack Obama back in 2008, but he still managed to narrowly win the state. A new analysis from National Journal suggests that Obama can manage to capture even less of the white Florida vote in 2012 and still pick up our key swing state. Sorry w ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Barack Obama Snubs Hurricanes in His Women's Basketball Bracket

    ​The men's NCAA basketball tournament is underway, as is your office bracket, but the women's tournament kicks off tomorrow. Unlike the men's tourney, a local team, the Miami Hurricanes, actually has a shot at making it well into the depth of the women's tourney as a number three seed. Unfortunate ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Obama to Deliver Miami Dade College Commencement Address

    photo by Sayre Berman​President Barack Obama will return to Miami next month to deliver the commencement address to Miami Dade College's class of 2010 on April 29. As the largest nonprofit institution of higher learning in America, MDC has a history of snagging big-time commencement speakers. Form ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Miami Teacher Jennie Smith Slams Obama for Sharing Stage with Jeb Bush

    ​During President Obama's quick trip to Miami on Friday he stopped by Miami Central High School to deliver remarks on education reform and notably shared the stage with Florida's former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush. Afterward, he held a 14-member round table on education, though only one teacher was i ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Obama Cordially Greets Jeb and Scott But Fails to Land Man-Hug

    ​Used to be when the president came to Florida, it was customary for our governor to man-hug him, but with Charlie Crist out of office, that tradition is long gone. During his quick day trip in Miami today, President Obama met both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Jeb Bush and had cordial interacti ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    President Obama and Jeb Bush to Make Joint Appearance at Miami High School

    ​Politics and publicity opportunities make strange bedfellows. President Barack Obama and former Gov. Jeb Bush will appear together this Friday at Miami Central High School. Obama will be in town for a Democratic fundraiser but will swing by the school with Bush to address ways to turn around low- ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Poll: Barack Obama Would Beat Marco Rubio (and Every Other Republican) in Florida

    ​Florida just elected two far-right politicians as its next Governor and Senator, and now Republicans have veto-proof majorities in both houses of the state legislature. So, Barack Obama can kiss his chances of repeating his 2008 Florida win in 2012 goodbye, right? Well, not according to a new sur ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    President Obama Reminds Heat Fans to Remain Patient

    Just about everyone has an opinion on the Miami Heat, including the president. In an interview with Barbara Walters scheduled to air tonight, Barack Obama tells fans to remain patient. Though that doesn't mean Obama is necessarily a Heat fan. He's still a little irked that neither Dwyane Wade nor Le ... More >>

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    November 20, 2010

    Steel Pulse's David Hinds Talks Reggae, Racism, and Barack Obama

    Photo by Cecile MaurelSteel Pulse founder David Hinds.​In the run-up to massive reggae fest Bayside Rocks, Crossfade's already spoken with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert about the birth of reggae. We've also convened with Puerto Rican crew Cultura Profética. (Not to mention, we've spent the week revis ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Obama, Jesus and Tebow Allegedly Team Up to Harass Florida Man

    ​If Barack Obama is a secret Muslim, then why has he apparently joined a gang with Jesus? Yes, according to requests for restraining orders filed in Aluchua County John D. Gilliand Obama, Jesus of Nazareth and Tim Tebow have teamed up to constantly harass the man by appearing in odd ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Obama Picketed by Gay Rights Activists with Boats & Weather Balloons: Five Lamest NObama Protests

    Ian Goldin/GetEQUAL.orgA GetEQUAL protester arrested earlier this year in D.C.​Yesterday afternoon, President Obama gazed out over Alonzo Mourning's yard in Coral Gables, past the brightly-painted garden gnomes, and said to himself: What the fuck are giant weather balloons doing here?At least that ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    October 5, 2010

    People Expect Obama to Be SuperNegro

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 gives President Obama an A on his midterm report card.Despite the mess he inherited from George W. Bush, Barack Obama has ... More >>

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