Bob Graham

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    May 29, 2014

    Eight Reasons Why Congress Offers the Worst Job in America

    Welcome to a life of mooching, meetings, and trying not to get caught making out with your aides.

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    July 18, 2013
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    March 28, 2013

    Would You Vote in a Second Primary to Ensure Florida Got Fewer Crazy Politicians?

    Ever wonder why over the past decade Florida's elected officials seem to have become increasingly partisan? It might just be a general change in mood of politics across the nation. It might be gerrymandering that renders so many state legislative districts uncompetitive. Or it might be par ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Big Time Democrats (Including Bob Graham) Warming Up To Idea of Charlie Crist Running for Governor as Dem

    Are Democrats warming up to the idea of Charlie Crist becoming their 2014 nominee for governor? Over the weekend, two high profile Florida Democrats took the airwaves and seemed to have nothing but nice things to say about Crist, including Bob Graham, who even after years out of office remains one o ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Before Marco Rubio: A History of Florida Politicians Who Almost Were Vice Presidential Candidates

    Given Florida's swing state importance, large population and Southern-but-not-quite status, you'd think that someone from this state would have been on a national presidential ticket by now, at least as a running mate.The media is currently rife with speculation that Senator Marco Rubio could be Mit ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Joe Biden Visits Everglades, Stumps for Obama and Bill Nelson, Does Not Kill a Burmese Python

    It was an entrance worthy of Vladimir Putin.Joe Biden roared his air boat to a halt in the Everglades. Miccosukee war paint smeared his face. Swamp spray glistened on his bare chest. The Veep then tossed a giant, dead Burmese python at the feet of a gaggle of reporters and screamed: "Are you not ent ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Cabinet Members Pam Bondi and Adam Putnam Join Anti-Casino Push

    ​The fight against the rise of destination casinos in South Florida just got two of its biggest supporters yet. Sitting Attorney General Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, both elected Republican members of the cabinet, announced their support of the No Casino campaign today.The t ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Rick Scott Is Spending the Day Working at the Port of Miami

    An excuse to use this image again? Yes, please. ​As part of his "Let's Get to Work" publicity stunt, Florida Governor Rick Scott will be spending the day working at the Port of Miami. Scott was spotted in a hardhat, orange vest and work gloves at the port early this morning, and will spend time wo ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Rick Scott to Rip Off Bob Graham's Workdays

    Former Democratic governor and senator Bob Graham still reigns as one of Florida's most respected and beloved politicians, and his workdays remain legendary. Throughout his career, Graham would make it a point to work full eight-hour days at common jobs throughout Florida. Stuck with some of the wor ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    April 4, 2011

    Bob Graham Thinks Florida Has Lost Its Way

    ​To talk about respected, legendary Florida politicians is to talk about Bob Graham. The former Governor and Senator was one of the few politicians to manage sustained cross-party popularity and still looms large over the state as an occasional source of wisdom. Yesterday, the retired moderate Dem ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Dem CFO Candidate Loranne Ausley Will Now Bike 400 Miles To Get Some Attention

    "Bike Lane" Loranne Ausley​Ever since Lawton Chiles embarked on a 1,003 mile walk across Florida and ultimately became the state's Senator in an upset victory, some candidates in the state have had a habit for folksy campaign stunts. There was Bob Graham's working days, Kendrick Meek's&n ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    DNC Member Wants Bob Graham To Hammer Out Deal Between Crist and Meek

    Bob Graham, the deal maker?​Jon Ausman is a representative for Florida on the Democratic National Committee, and boy does he have a good idea on how to prevent Marco Rubio from winning the senate race. He wants former Governor and Senator Bob Graham to sit down with Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Lawton "Bud" Chiles Will Run For Governor Until He Realizes What Everyone Knows: He Can't Win

    via walkwithbud.comLawton "Bud" Chiles III, son of the last Democrat to hold the Governor's office in Florida, is running for Governor as an independent. Why exactly? No one is sure. He was costing along getting double digit support in some polls, possibly thanks to name recognition, but hasn't had ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Around Town This Weekend

    This time next week, (let's hope) you'll be basking in the glow of a three-day weekend, but for now, let the threat of showers make you glad you flaked on that visit to the car wash yesterday. Because former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham doesn't care if your whip is sparkling -- he wants to talk to you ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    Bold Names Line Up Behind Rubio, a.k.a. "The GOP's Barack Obama"

    Warning to anyone who wants to believe MSNBC reporter Carlos Watson's recent profile of Marco Rubio, in which the former House Speaker is praised as the "GOP's Barack Obama": It's a trap!  Watson, a Miami native, proclaims, "He's young. He's attractive. He easily c ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Hot New Senate Campaign Gimmick Alert: Petitions!

    These dang Florida Democrats can't seem to run for Senate without some sort of campaign gimmick. Lawton Chiles had his walk, Bob Graham had working days, and Dan Gelber is undertaking 100 days of public service. Rep. Kendrick Meek might be leading in fundraising, but he is totally losing in the gimm ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Apparently, The Next University Chancellor Should Be Some Sort of Expletive

    Florida's University Chancellor Mark Rosenberg resigned last fall, and returned to FIU where he previously served as provost. John Delaney, President of the University of North Florida is serving in the interim, but the hunt is on for the full time replacement. Rosenberg's tenure was marked wit ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Dan Gelber's 100 Service Days Not At All Like Those Chiles & Graham Things, He Swears

    It's difficult to make the leap directly from the state Senate to a state-wide elected office. But it's not impossible. Lawton Chiles got elected to the US Senate in 1970 by taking a 91 day, 1,003 mile walking trip across Florida. Bob Graham was elected to Governor in 1978 after starting a Workdays ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    So, Who's Going to Lose to Charlie?

    Absent amongst all this hullabaloo over who might seek the senate seat in 2010 is any murmur, any indication, any rumor of who the Dems might put up for Governor. Yeah, there's this wild card chance that Charlie Crist might run for senate, and if that happens expect CFO Alex Sink to declare her cand ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Buh Bye Bush, Thanks For... Um, Nevermind

    For weeks now, I've been toying with the idea of posting all of the achievements of George W. Bush on his last full day in office. Of course this was going to be satirical in nature. Noting things like how we haven't had a terrorist attack on our soil since 2001, despite the fact experts like Bob Gr ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    The Perfect Resumé for a Florida Senate Seat

    Political math god Nate Silver put together a handy pie chart showing that the career stop for a majority of current U.S. senators is a U.S. House seat. Good news for Kendrick Meek, Connie Mack IV, and the handful of other representatives who might be angling for the seat, but don't expect to see a ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Bob Graham Scares the Hell Out of Us on The Colbert Report

    Former Florida Senator Bob Graham stopped by The Colbert Report last night, to talk about a report he put out as chair of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (The video is above, scroll forward to the 7:30 mark). Colbert is supposed to be a com ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    News Roundup

    The kids are not alright. A Broward first-grader held a knife to a classmate for a dollar. [Herald]69% of Americans are totally cool with gay adoption. Nearly 3/4 favor some kind of legal recognition for gay relationships. [Sun-Sentinel] Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission voted 6-1 ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008
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    October 21, 2008

    News Roundup

    Hillary Clinton held a rally for Obama in Broward yesterday. Joe Garcia, Raul Martinez and Bob Graham were there. No one dropped to the floor to simulate a referee, but the crowd loved it nonethe less. [CBS4] Expect traffic downtown for the Obama rally. The Obama campaign urges you take public trans ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Ex-North Miami Mayor Elton Gissendanner Is Back

    A prison stay and bankruptcy can't keep him down.

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    January 4, 2008

    Weekly News Wrap - Iowa Caucus, Kenya, E. Coli and more

    1. Obama and Huckabee win Iowa Caucus – The results have pushed Obama to the front runner for the Democratic Party and demonstrated Huckabee’s appeal to conservative Christians, who launched him to the foreground in the race. 2. Miners come to the Everglades – Several mining companies have ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007

    Pay for School, Sucka

    The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees our belaguered university system, voted on Thursday increase tuition by five percent. They want to make us pay. I wish they’d just stop. So does Gabe Pendas, president of the United States Student Association, the nation’s largest and oldest st ... More >>

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005
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    November 11, 2004
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    June 3, 2004

    Pay to Play

    In this political season, Miami's high-profile campaign contributors favor Republicans and Democrats

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    May 13, 2004
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    April 8, 2004

    Medium Fare

    Making contact and getting spirited

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    May 15, 2003
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    April 17, 2003

    The Great Liberal Hope

    Howard Dean is aiming for the White House, but first it's Miami Beach

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    April 10, 2003

    Calling All Pets

    Time for their Easter Parade

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    October 31, 2002

    The Political Dance

    What do Hillary Clinton, Bob Graham, and Dorrin Rolle have in common? They're all wooing helpful partners

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    August 16, 2001

    Space Cowboy

    Someone please tell Bill Nelson that not everyone in the Democratic Party looks like him

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    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

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    December 28, 2000

    Vox Populi

    Opposition to developing an airport in Homestead continues to grow

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    November 30, 2000

    The Untold Story

    Guess who's coming to vote? Guess again.

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    November 23, 2000

    Collision Course

    On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.

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    October 19, 2000

    Stanley Whitman's Wonderful Life

    He was born to wealth, he built the wildly successful Bal Harbour Shops, and he always seems to get what he wants -- no matter what

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    September 24, 1998

    How To Save the Neighborhood

    Let's say you've got a serious zoning problem. Here's what you do: Show up at county hall with armed with allies and solid arguments. Surely your elected representatives will do the right thing.

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    December 11, 1997
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    July 11, 1996
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    January 25, 1996

    Putting the Country in Country Club

    What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?

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    November 9, 1995

    Crime & Politics

    The continuing success of lobbyist Ron Book: Perverse proof of how much lawmakers need lawbreakers

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