As his administration is nailed for health-care incompetence, President Obama is escaping to Miami today for three Democratic Party fundraisers and to curry favor with Latin voters. He arrives at 3:45 p.m. at MIA and will hang around town until tomorrow at 3:25 p.m. One event will benefit the Demo ... More >>
After raising nearly a million bucks to unseat four Miami-Dade County Commissioners in the August 14 primary, it seems billionaire auto magnate Norman Braman threw in the towel. According to the last three financial reports for his political action committee Change Miami Dade Now, Braman only chippe ... More >>
Entering the last two weeks of the special election season, we've compiled a list of the folks who are collecting a steady paycheck from the candidates running for mayor and two county commission seats. The usual suspects are again banking on the business of electioneering. Here are political ope ... More >>
Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Carlos Gimenez's campaign has released a pretty flawed poll, and even that show's he's trailing former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina. Though, the poll does show that Gimenez is losing ground. The major problem here is that this is an eight-person race, and the survey on ... More >>
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 -- who is a candidate to replace more-boring-than-bread-pudding ex-Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez on May 24 -- follo ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre The tepid race to replace Miami Mayor Manny Diaz could soon get a shot of Sazon if the chatter emanating from city hall is true. A handful of political consultants said earlier today that former Mayor Joe Carollo is seriously considering jumping into the contest. As of now, it ... More >>
Miami's Mayoral frontrunners struggle to raise money in recession.
With the election season wrapped up, Banana Republican sifted through federal campaign financial reports, including those of Barack Obama and John McCain, to see who got paid. We begin with the companies that made money working for Mario Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the ... More >>
Negative campaign ads quash the former Hialeah mayor's quest for Congress.
The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.
Carlos Alvarez wants voters to give him unprecedented power, but his foes are locked and loaded
What exactly does that mean? Today we know it means that two museums will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to build hulking structures in a waterfront park. But on November 2, most people had no clue
There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.
With its severe new Cuba regulations, the Bush administration alienated some Miami exiles, but not the ones who matter
One year after Miami announced it would attempt to cure its own poverty, the patient remains in intensive care
Miami maintains its winning ways: America's Poorest City
Unless Manny Diaz tops him, Dexter is the hottest candidate for the 2004 county race
The case for breaking up the grossly dysfunctional Miami-Dade County school district
Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?
Trying to ride the Haitian refugee-issue buzz, Sharpton kept referring to Elian as "Little Efrain"
Why Mitch Maidique and Armando Codina hate Amendment 11
Experts ponder the possibilities for winning or losing the Miami mayor's race
Hialeah's Raul Martinez: "I don't need a machine"
So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.
Who has a word for every occasion? FIU professor and quotemeister Dario Moreno, of course.
Joe Celestin might have lost his bid to become mayor of North Miami, but his campaign united South Florida's Haitians like nothing before
Will the arrival of Cuban artist Manuel Mendive provoke another fiery response from anti-Castro forces?
Hialeah police chief Rolando Bolanos has two sons on the force. Both are being investigated for violent behavior.
Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map