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Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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    June 6, 2014

    On Medical Marijuana, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Sounds Like a Republican

    South Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schutlz may be chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, but when it comes to medical marijuana she sure sounds like a Republican. Wasserman Schultz aired her "concerns" today about the ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida by ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Miami Officially in Running to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

    Miami may be the site of the first part of Hillary Clinton's coronation ...or as it's officially known, the 2016 Democratic National Convention. After local leaders officially let the DNC know that they would be interested in hosting the shindig, the DNC selected Miami as one of 15 cities that it ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Miami Interested in Hosting 2016 Democratic National Convention

    The Miami area hasn't held a presidential nominating convention since both the Democratic and Republican parties held their conventions in the Miami Beach convention center back in 1972. Despite Florida's transition into one of the most crucial swing states over the past two decades neither have ret ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Obama in Miami Today to Chase Latin Vote -- And Money

    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 >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Crisis Averted Despite Protests of Florida Republicans

    If you woke up this morning with a hard-on for sky-high interest rates, a hankering for anarchy, and hopes of seeing the sobbing shell of our once stately president crumpled over the corpse of Obamacare, then we have some bad news for you. Last night, Congress voted to end the 16-day government shu ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Fiscal Cliff Averted, No Thanks To Marco Rubio or Trio of South Florida Representatives

    Today is going to be a real bitch, Miami. No question about it. You're back at work already, but those three bottles of champers you chugged on New Year's Eve are not done with you yet. Right now, your head feels like Deadmau5 is spinning a set on your cerebellum.But there is good news. While you we ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Blocks Miami Democratic Leader Annette Taddeo-Goldstein's Bid for State Chair

    There's a big battle brewing between the Old Guard and the New Guard for the top leadership position of Florida's Democratic Party. Several South Florida Hispanic Democrats are voicing their displeasure with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's move to support Tallahasee's Allison Tant in next m ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012
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    November 22, 2012
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    November 22, 2012
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    November 22, 2012
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    June 27, 2012

    "Whereas... LeBron James Decided to Take His Talent to South Beach": The Awesome Congressional Resolution Congratulating The Heat

    It seems that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen went all fan girl when drafting up a Congressional resolution to congratulate the Miami Heat on their NBA championship, because the thing is actually the rare Congressional measure that's a pleasure to read. It's basically a manifesto on why the Heat are just s ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Luis Garcia Pulls out of David Rivera Race, and Now Dems Have No Candidate

    Rep. David Rivera is one of the most vulnerable Republican congressman in the entire country. He's under numerous criminal investigations, and his seat in District 25 is quickly seeing its Republican voter advantage fade. It could be a slam dunk for Democrats, assuming, of course, they had anyone to ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Rep. Luis Garcia Lashes Out at Debbie Wasserman Schultz After Alex Penelas Buzz Emerges

    So, state Rep. Luis Garcia was the Democrat who was supposed to take on scandal plagued Rep. David Rivera in November. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, buzz emerged that former Miami-Dade mayor Alex Penelas, also a Dem, was mulling entering the race (he's talking publicly about it now, but ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Breaks Down in Tears While Reading Gabrielle Giffords' Resignation Letter

    ​South Florida Representative and Democratic National Committee chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords closest friends in the House. Giffords, who is still recovering after being shot in the head during a meeting with her constituents last year, offered her official resig ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    January 18, 2012

    Miami's Top 10 Political Bloggers Rank Dade's Worst Politicians

    Miche Ratto​This week, Miami New Times profiled the ten hardest-hitting blogs that make life miserable for public officials in South Florida. At a time when the Miami Herald and other media outlets are shaving back coverage of civic and public affairs, bloggers are filling the void to investigate ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Comes Out Against SOPA, Too

    ​Miami-area congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has finally made her position on SOPA clear: she's against it. Unlike Marco Rubio, who changed his position on SOPA's Senate companion, PIPA, earlier today, Ros-Lehtinen had never been a co-sponsor of the bill.

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    July 21, 2011

    Stephen Colbert Takes on Allen West and Debbie Wasserman Schultz Feud

    ​The spat between Rep. Allen "Black David Letterman" West and Rep. Debbie "home perm after model" Wasserman Schultz rocked the political world yesterday, so of course it wound up on The Colbert Report last night. And being the faux right-winger he is, Stephen Colbert had to wonder "what kind of th ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Allen West Tells Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz to "Shut the Heck Up"

    ​Republican Congressman Allen West, everyone's favorite Iraqi-torturing politician from the 22nd district, has given us another lesson in the statesmanship he holds so dear.West sent an email to fellow Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz late yesterday after she made remarks on the House floor th ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Allen West Actually Lives in Debbie Wasserman Schultz's District

    ​In a situation only slightly less perplexing than being your own grandfather, it turns out that Rep. Allen West is not his own congressman. In fact, the Republican who represents the 22nd District actually lives in the neighboring 20th District represented by Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schu ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Republicans' Inevitable "Debbie Downer" Attack Ad on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    ​Well, it's only been about seven years since Saturday Night Live first unveiled Rachel Dratch's Debbie Downer character, and Republicans are finally getting around to using it to spoof DNC chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 

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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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    April 5, 2011

    Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz the Next Chair of the Democratic Party?

    ​Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is expected to resign in order to run for Senate from his home state of Virginia, leaving one of the most important posts in the party -- and by extension Washington, D.C. -- up in the air. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who represent ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Tea Party Claims Victory in Alvarez Recall ...Uh, Wait, What?

    Fox News declares a Tea Party Revolt​"Tea Party Revolt: Miami Mayor Recalled," proclaims Fox News' Fox Nation website, while other Tea Party segments of the world wide web take glee in the ousting of Carlos Alvarez. True some of the politics involved share similarities: raising property taxes was ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Rep. Wasserman Schultz: Republicans' Effort to Redefine Rape is "A Violent Act Against Women"

    ​With Republicans now back in control of the US House of Representatives one of their first orders of business seems to be a drastic legal redefinition of rape. The proposal has been met with outrage by many anti-rape activists, including South Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who says she "c ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Health Care Reform Passes, No Thanks To Your South Florida Politicos

    If you're half as cool as the staff here at Riptide, you were flipping between March Madness and C-SPAN last night like your life depended on it. Which to pick?photo by Sage Ross, via Wikimedia CommonsThe power of cardboard signs and megaphones was not enough to derail health reform.On CBS, Korie Lu ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Alan Grayson For President in 2012 Movement Exists

    via this store where you can stock up on your Alan Grayson for 2012 gear​According to a recent survey of "Washington Insiders," South Florida's Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the house member with the brightest political future (as in prepare for Speaker Wasserman Schultz someday), but a gr ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    News Roundup: Mayor Diaz's Last Day; Heat Off to Hot Start

    As of noon today Manny Diaz will no longer be Mayor of Miami. The Herald paints him as a "a sober, patient reformist up to his elbows in the minutiae of turning around a troubled city" who enacted "an agenda of a scope unmatched by any other Miami mayor in decades." One likely, for better or wo ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    News Roundup

    WTVJ has found a replacement for Julia Yarbough. Meet Kevin Corke, former national correspondent for NBC as well as a SportsCenter anchor. [SFLTV]Should we save Miami Marine Stadium, or should we let it be a cute place for raccoons to hang out? [AP]President Obama will be in town Monday attending a ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    When It Comes to "Government Waste," Ros-Lehtinen and the Diaz-Balarts Might as Well Be Democrats

    Cover art from CAGW's Waste Watch​The Citizens Against Government Waste's name pretty much says it all. The fiscally conservative think tank hates pork and government waste, which apparently includes programs such as expanding health care to kids in low-income families, providing low-interest loan ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Florida: 47th Most Powerful State in DC

    ​Florida ranks 47th our of the 50 states in terms of influence and seniority in the US Congress according to an analysis by The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. A dismal ranking by any means, but even more so considering we're the 4th most populace state. Our legislators have less swagger on the hill than ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    News Roundup

    Over the weekend, pretty much every newspaper editorial board in the state wrote mean things about new Sen. George LeMieux. [Buzz]Oh, and word on the street is LeMieux might be interested in running for U.S. Senate against Bill Nelson in 2012, or for attorney general. [Buzz]Debbie Wasserman Sch ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    News Roundup

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez might have to increase property taxes to bolster the county's budget. [CBS4]Swine flu claimed a sixth life in Miami-Dade, a 53-year-old woman. There are now 716 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the county. [NBCMiami]Jim DeFede is none too pleased with Cindy Lederm ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    News Roundup

    Yesterday we broke some sort of heat record, and today we may do it again. [CBS4]Our five favorite congressmen (Wasserman Schultz, Meek, Ros-Lehtinen, and the Diaz-Balarts) will be heading off to meet with the president of Haiti. [USAToday]You know those charter schools that some politicians think a ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    Important Congressional Dog Update

    After watching the press hubbub over Bo Obama unfold we wondered last week if any local Pols had any cute puppies of their own. A few quick Google searches didn't turn up much, but we've had a few blanks filled in for us since then. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office sent over this pic ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Dear Politicians, Please Exploit Your Family Dogs

    The liberal, elitist media would like you to think that Barack Obama is the first ever dog-owning politician in history. Charles Beauregard "Bo" Hussein Kennedy-Obama (yes, we've made that joke today but we will continue to call him that until the Obama administration produces his birth certificate. ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Ros-Lehtinen's Constituents Happy and Healthy, Meek's Not So Much

    Gallup, Healthways, and America's Health Insurance Plans have teamed up to create a state by state, and congressional district by district well-being index. The index is based on the World Health Organization's definition of health as "not only the absence of infirmity and disease, but also a state ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    No One Wants To Watch Politicians Sing On YouTube, Let Alone Talk Politics

    Here is one of our local state House members, Republican J.C. Planas, belting out "Walking in Memphis" at Disney's new American Idol attraction, as first seen on Naked Politics about a week ago. So far it only has 898 views. Which by YouTube standards is paltry, but by politician standards is down ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Local Legislatures On Both Sides Get Good Grades on Poverty Issues

    The National Center of Poverty Law put out their annual Poverty Scorecard, and while scrolling through it we started seeing a pattern. Democrats were all getting As and A s, while Republicans were all getting Cs, Ds and Fs. Take our Senators for example: Democrat Bill Nelson got an A , Republican Me ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    News Roundup

    Oh, look, an update from our old friends the sex offenders under the bridge. It's nice to hear from them every once in a while. [NBC6]It is going to get really, really cold this weekend. [CBS4]Fidel Castro wants Obama to give back Guantánamo Bay. [NBC6]Some dumb kid accidentally shot his friend in ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Debbie Does the DNC

    It's not often that Republican reps Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the Diaz-Balarts must be happy about announcements of new Democratic leadership, but the buzz today that congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be elected vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee must have them smiling. As co ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Where Are Dubya's Miami Balls?

    The official White House Christmas tree this year is festooned with ornaments from more than 369 artists chosen by senators and representatives. Conspicuously absent are any ornaments selected by our local dream team of Cuban-American Republicans. Did they not get the memo? Even disgraced sex fiend ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008

    Looking Forward to 2010

    Is it too early to be thinking about this? Jeez, we just endured almost a solid year of heavy election coverage, shouldn't we get a break? Nope, let the speculation for 2010 begin. Charlie Crist is in a comfortable spot for re-election. Though, Florida's economy has further tanked during his term w ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    October 16, 2008

    News Roundup

    Katie Couric interviews Joe the Plumber, the only voter that matters. [CBS] Debate fact check: Who lied to Joe the Plumber more? [Fact Check] Every poll shows that Obama won [538] Charlie Crist says that ACORN and all of that isn't a big deal, because he will undermine McCain any chance he gets and ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008
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    September 14, 2007

    The Impeachment Gang Gets Together Tomorrow

    Ultimately, Diane Lawrence, a 67-year-old Kendall grandmother, wants to go to jail. She plans to plant herself at the offices of Florida's Democratic Reps. Kendrick Meek and Debbie Wasserman Schultz and demand their support in impeaching President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. But, ... More >>

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    May 3, 2007

    When SoBe Was Kosher

    Pay homage to Miami Beach’s Jewish legacy

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