Seventy-five prominent Republicans have signed a legal brief backing the idea that gay people have a constitutional right to get married according to the New York Times, but to give you an idea of how contentious (and possibly electorally damaging) the issue still is within the party, only two of th ... More >>
Not only did Floridians vote to reelect President Obama on Tuesday, they also, by a wider margin, voted down a proposed state constitutional amendment that sought, in theory at least, to limit the effects of Obamacare in Florida.Dejected, Rick Scott, the former health care CEO, is now backing down o ... 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 >>
So, as we informed you this morning, it's totally illegal in Florida to take a picture of your marked ballot. Well, the Connie Mack campaign only reads Riptide when we write something about Connie Mack (usually followed up by a terse e-mail). So, Mack is just retweeting out pictures of his supporter ... More >>
So, despite the Real Clear Politics polling average having Connie Mack trailing by six points, and despite Five Thirty Eight giving Connie Mack a one percent chance of winning, and despite the fact not a single newspaper endorsed his candidacy, Connie Mack today has made a bold prediction that Conni ... More >>
Who is Mitt Romney's biggest fan in the NFL? Apparently it's Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. The billionaire developer has donated over $125,000 to Republican causes this election cycle, including $100,000 to a pro-Romney super PAC.
If the Quinnipiac poll released last night is even close to accurate, Mitt Romney is in big trouble in Florida. The survey found Obama with a commanding nine point lead in the Sunshine State -- a huge swing from the last Q-poll before the conventions, which found the two candidates within the margin ... More >>
Miami-Dade voters went to the polls today to vote on a long ballot filled with primary battles for both federal and state level legislative races, and the first (and in some cases, possibly final) rounds of the county mayor race, and several county commission seats. Longtime Miami-Dade State Attorne ... More >>
Florida's most moderate former Republican has endorsed Florida's most moderate Democrat, Bill Nelson, over his Republican challenger, Connie Mack IV, in a move that should surprise no one but is sure to have people talking. Since leaving the Republican Party during his own bid for Senate, Crist has ... More >>
It's not exactly on the level of Sarah Palin's 2008 clothing controversy, but in the spirit of harping on equal opportunity wardrobe scandals maybe we should point out that senate candidate Connie Mack charged about $470 in clothes from Brooks Brothers to his campaign. The Buzz points out that would ... More >>
So long, George LeMieux.The former interim senator has dropped his bid to return to DC, and has left Rep. Connie Mack IV as the likely Republican nominee to take on Sen. Bill Nelson in November. LeMieux was never able to overcome his connection to former Gov. Charlie Crist, nor Mack's name recogniti ... More >>
Today, Rep. Connie Mack IV announced his "Social Conservatives for Mack Coalition" in a bid to shore up some far-right-wing support for his troubled Senate campaign. In the press release, his campaign declares that Mack "is one of the most conservative and hard-working members in the United States C ... More >>
According to a blog report, at an event promoting his support of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Republican Senate Candidate Connie Mack IV called a heckler a "jackass." In a bizarre response today, Mack IV denied that he actually called the man a "jackass," but then insinuated that he did i ... More >>
If you're the kind of Republican voter who finds yourself easily swayed by some of the more deafening but dimmer voices in your party, well then boy do we have a quagmire for you. Two of your favorite also-rans from the GOP presidential primary have chosen different sides in the Florida battle betwe ... More >>
Fudge your expenses at work and you could get fired. Fudge them when you're in Congress and you'll probably get away with it.A new anti-corruption report spells out how hundreds of U.S. representatives use their positions to enrich themselves and their families. According to the report, those engage ... More >>
Never mind the fact that Connie Mack IV's history of bar brawls and financial problems have been talked about heavily for the past month. It hasn't apparently hurt his campaign in any way. The Republican Senate hopeful has opened a seven-point lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.
Somewhere in Florida there is a business named Omeranz & Landsma whose owner, whoever he or she may be, has just the worst sense of humor in all the Sunshine State. Even worse than Connie Mack's campaign manager!Omeranz's owner attended a charity auction hosted by Marlins president David Sams ... More >>
Yesterday George LeMieux made a mildly amusing (by GOP standards anyway) sort-of-zinger comparing his Republican Senate Primary opponent Connie Mack to Charlie Sheen. Well, now Mack's campaign manager Jeff Cohen has responded with this smarmy, hyperbolic, over-the-top letter addressed to LeMieux. Co ... More >>
Rep. Connie Mack IV has only been in the race for the GOP senate nomination for two days and he already has a monster lead. He's ahead of the rest of the field by double digits in one-on-one match ups, and seems to have a wide base of support among various strands of the Republican base.
Former Marlins skipper Jack McKeon is going to come back to manage the nose-diving team, according to ESPN. McKeon, who helped the Marlins win the 2003 World Series using management skills he learned from observing Noah build his ark, retired in 2005 so he could spend more time turning into a pil ... More >>
Hardliners opposed to lifting the travel ban to Cuba have been among the staunchest champions of the Communist island's increasingly vocal dissident movement. But a letter released Thursday by 74 of the Cuba's most prominent dissenters undermines some of the key arguments made by leaders of Miami's ... More >>
via The BuzzWell, this tweet from the Republican Party of Florida's Twitter page sure ain't subtle: "Alex Sink is a lousy corrupt Ultra-Liberal Dem., fully-owned by banking industry and trial lawyers."Jeez, RPOF, tell us how you really feel.The tweet linked to a RedState.com user diary titled "Th ... More >>
Last week, ABC News broke news that the FBI had raided PMA Group, a lobbying firm, this past November. PMA, which specialized in lobbying for earmarks for defense contracts, had close ties to Democratic Rep. John Murtha, but also donated heavily to other politicians -- many of them Democrats, but so ... More >>
Both sides of the Senate 2010 fray just lost significant rumored candidates. Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum and Democratic Congressmen Allen Boyd have both said they won't seek the open seat. McCollum has sought a Senate seat twice before. He claimed his party's nomination in 2000, but lo ... More >>
Fidel Castro suggests in a column he might not be following international affairs in four years. Maybe because he'll be dead? [CBS4]Anyway, here he is with the President of Argentina. His first new picture in some time. [Herald]The South Beach Comedy Festival may not be selling as many tickets this ... More >>
Connie Mack IV represents Florida's 14th congressional district in Southwest Florida. He recently celebrated his first year of wedded bliss to California congresswoman Mary Bono (Sonny's non-Cher wife), but the two don't really split their time between Florida and California, instead raising their f ... More >>
Check your mufflers, biker boys
Angry Jewish machers, a SoBe club mogul, and Bill Clinton in the middle
For Janet Reno the opera may not be over until the tall lady sings
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.
A Spokane politician wants to make Castro pay -- literally
José Garcia says his boss at Census 2000 asked him to falsify documents. Then he got the pink slip.
Marleine Bastien -- activist, social worker, songwriter, mother -- is helping to lead the resurgence of South Florida's Haitian political agenda
Mauricio Pavez came from Chile to Florida as a tourist. One mugging and eight months later, he refuses to leave.
Fate introduced Miami lobbyist Sylvester Lukis to a rising political star named Vicki Lopez-Wolfe. Twenty-two felony charges later, South Florida is still reeling.
Micky Arison and other cruise industry bigwigs are pushing Congress to ship potential lawsuits overseas
He's inexperienced. He's hefty. He's the First Brother-in-Law. And he's coming soon to a ballot near you.
From an island in the sea to an island in the heart of Miami