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    August 1, 2014

    Charlie Crist Breaks Emoji Barrier in Florida Politics

    Anyone unfortunate enough to be a political campaign's mailing list knows how weird the e-mail subject lines can be. Just check out Nancy Pelosi's latest string of really depressing subject lines as one example. Yet, the subject line of an e-mail we got from the Charlie Crist campaign last night r ... More >>

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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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    June 3, 2014

    Miami Drops Bid to Host Democratic National Convention

    Hillary Clinton's coronation party will not be held in Miami. Local leaders have decided to drop their bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, citing lack of time to prepare a competitive package. Though, organizers still have an eye on hosting a party convention in 2020. See also: Mia ... 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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    January 25, 2013

    Manny Diaz Might Run for Governor of Florida

    Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz's name has long been thrown around when it comes to possible Democratic candidates for statewide office, but it appears he may finally be preparing to run for Governor. He hasn't said anything publicly, but Naked Politics reports that there are plenty of signs that a ca ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Sat Next to Jay-Z and Beyonce at the Inauguration (and You Are Now Insanely Jealous of Her)

    We're sure its an honor just to sit on the steps of capitol at the inauguration, but lets be honest, the hottest seat was next to Beyonce. Which, well, obviously was taken by Jay-Z, but seated directly next to them was South Florida congresswoman and DNC chief was Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who the e ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    Chefs For Obama: Miami's Best Chefs Cook For Fundraiser

    Last evening's Chefs for Obama was a veritable who's who of the Miami culinary scene in Miami. Hosted by chef Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink) and congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the event, held at the Moore Building, was one of a ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Mitt Romney Had Virtually No Convention Bounce in Florida

    National polls are showing that President Barack Obama definitely sustained a significant post-convention bounce after last week's DNC, but what about ol' Mitt Romney? One would figure that by virtue of hosting the Republican National Convention right here in Florida, that the GOP candidate would at ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    September 6, 2012

    MTV VMAs v. Democratic National Convention: Screw Crappy Pop, Choose Barack

    Last night, it was NFL. Today, it's the MTV Video Music Awards. But are professional football games and Chris Brown's dance moves really more important than democracy? No ... The only thing worth watching on television tonight is the Democratic National Convention. And if you don't believe us, we ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    DNC 2012: Three Lessons Democrats Can Learn From Republicans' Florida Fiasco

    For the first time in decades, all of America can finally agree on something: Clint Eastwood has gone completely batshit insane. This was the real legacy of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, where the 82-year-old actor pretended to interview President Obama (AKA an empty chair) on ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Cristina Saralegui Endorses Obama

    In 2008 President Obama got the unprecedented support of Oprah Winfrey. This time around he can add the support of Cristina Saralegui, "the Latina Oprah," to his campaign. It's the first ever presidential endorsement from the Cuban-American media mogul."This is a critical time for our country and fo ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Obama, Marc Anthony Hitting Up the Fillmore Miami Beach Together on June 26

    Latin crooner Marc Anthony is hitting up the Fillmore on June 26, but perhaps the more exciting news is that his opening act is President Barack Obama. The two are hitting up the historic concert hall for a fundraiser, and tickets are selling for up to $5,000.

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    April 9, 2012

    Gloria Romero Roses, Random Person, to Run Against David Rivera as Democrat

    Democrats have finally found a candidate to take on vulnerable Republican incumbent congressman David Rivera. Her name is Gloria Romero Roses. She has no electoral experience, no name recognition, and doesn't even live close to the district. Oh boy.

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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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    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 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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    October 10, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street! Top Five Moments of Musical Protest From Hippies to Beasties

    Since erupting in New York City's Zuccotti Park on September 17, the #occupywallstreet movement has been taking the nation by storm with it's populist rage and youthful vigor. One sure sign OWS is a youth movement is the increasing number of musicians and performers who have been dropping by unanno ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Allen West Hears People Are Going to Get Hurt, Immediately Offers To Drive

    Wikimedia CommonsA debt plan, you say? GET THE CAR.​House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) showed an inspirational clip from a movie at a closed-door Republican meeting Tuesday. It wasn't from Rudy, nor was it the snow-jogging montage from Rocky IV. It was from The Town, about Ben Affleck tr ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Do Florida Democrats Have a Hispanic Outreach Problem?

    ​Democrats in Florida have a huge registered voter advantage over Republicans, but you couldn't tell that by looking at the leadership in Tallahassee and the Republican super majorities in both house of the state legislature. There's a few reasons for that situation (including the Republican-contr ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    President Obama Will Be In Miami Today: Here's His Full Itinerary

    ​South Florida is a favorite piggy bank of politicians of both parties, and it's no surprise that President Obama is making yet another fundraising trip to Miami today as he starts setting the groundwork for his re-election campaign. The President will be making multiple stops in Miami before spen ... 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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    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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    April 20, 2010

    Gloria Estefan Is About to Get Tea Bagged

    Gloria and Emilio Estefan's decision to hold a swanky $30,400-per-couple fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee featuring Barack Obama didn't sit well with many in Miami's largely Republican Cuban-American community. Hell, Herald columnist Jackie Bueno Sousa even gave ink to the idea ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    DNC Jumps on Back Wax Gate With Web Ad

    The Democratic National Committee couldn't keep its paws off Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist's war of the wax, and produced this "rapid response" web ad to basically paint the Republican primary race as a giant mess of unadulterated silliness.

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    March 11, 2010

    President Obama to Visit Miami on April 15

    Pete Souza/White House Flickr​Apparently there's very few details yet, but President Barack Obama is planning to visit Miami on April 15 to help the White House's political wing Organizing for America. Sounds like a fundraiser.Naked Politics points to this email from the Democratic Party:We have e ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Cuban-Americans Snub Compadre for Meek

    ​Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's last campaign report had some surprising names in it. Yeah, he snagged some usual suspects as donors: Swampthing James Carville, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe, and, um, Don King.But he also scored a constituency that woul ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Greer Calls for "Unwavering Loyalty and Support" To Michael Steele

    You know what Howard Dean did in his first few months as chair of the DNC? He raised $86.3 million and started working on his 50-state strategy. You know what Michael Steele has done so far as RNC chair? Turned himself into a political sideshow with his dumb feuds with Rush Limbaugh, promised "off t ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Q&A With John Legend, Performing at the Fillmore Miami Beach This Friday

    New Times recently caught up with John Legend in between all kinds of action. After his high-profile appearances at the inaugural festivities, February will find the five-time Grammy winner playing Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the NBA All-Star Game, and the Dubai International Jazz Festival. Oh, ye ... 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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    November 10, 2008
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    August 25, 2008
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    March 21, 2008

    Weekly News Wrapup - Spiraling Economy, Racketeering and Still No Delegates.

    Economy Worsening - While Wall Street is still getting beaten down by the economic downturn, other parts of the country which were not sorely affected are now experiencing their share of troubles. As the market continues to slump many retail stores have had fewer and fewer customers walk through the ... More >>

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    May 26, 2005

    The D Word

    Say anything you want, but just don't call them Democrats

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    December 9, 2004
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    December 2, 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 15, 2003

    Real Estate Love Story

    Andy Tobias's Belle Meade selloff does not imply a Miami housing crash

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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 8, 2002
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    October 19, 2000


    Chris Korge is being called a liar and a cheat, but that's not the worst of it

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    July 20, 2000

    Donkey Demise

    Miami-Dade's Democratic Party is a shambles. Blame Joe Geller, candidate and chairman.

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    January 7, 1999

    These Numbers Are Up

    1998 was a great year for corruption. New Times puts a price tag on the year's malfeasance

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    February 6, 1997
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    June 6, 1996


    Friends (and Money) in High Places

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    March 4, 1992
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