Up until this morning Florida's Bill Nelson was one of just three Democrats left in the senate who didn't support the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. After Equality Florida luanched a "twitterbomb" on him last week though, Nelson announced he'd sign on as a co-sponsor.
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 >>
Maybe Marco Rubio is addicted to late-night Wikipedia binges. You know, the type where you go to look up the director of whatever movie you're absentmindedly watching on cable and then somehow, an hour later, end up reading about the indigenous bird species of Alabama. Because this morning, the R ... More >>
Back in 2004, when Barack Obama allegedly compared himself to LeBron James, little did he know he'd be setting himself up for a string of conservative zingers that shows no sign of stopping. Former Florida Republican congressman turned MSNBC host Joe Scarborough became the latest right-winger to ... More >>
In one of his last votes of his 18 year congressional career, retiring congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart was just one of 15 Republicans in the House to vote to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. He was joined in voting for the repeal by fellow Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, perhaps ... More >>
Democrat Kendrick Meek may drop out of the senate race giving a independent Charlie Crist an big boost in his chances of defeating conservative Republican Marco Rubio, according to an explosive new report from The Wall Street Journal. Whoa, but is the candidate who just yesterday refused to share an ... More >>
We're pretty sure that no one, not even hard-core Democrats, really likes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He's this wishy-washy, spineless moderate with a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth. Yesterday he was back at it again by saying, "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could b ... More >>
Americans love gambling movies almost as much as they love gambling itself. What's not to like? You get the thrill of a high-stakes cards game from the comfort of a multiplex. Over the last few years, though, something happened. The gambling movie was replaced by ESPN. Suddenly, with the broadcas ... More >>
Hello, Hello, Baby, you called? I can't hear a thingAfter Charlie Crist announced he'd seek Florida's open senate seat as an independent earlier this week his former party immediately begin trashing him. Oddly, the most powerful democrat in the Senate called to offer his congratulations. The ... More >>
To hear former Vice President Dick Cheney tell it, if Florida voters don't elect Marco Rubio as our next senator, we'll soon live in a socialistic hellhole where terrorist attacks are scheduled every hour on the hour. Yes, the scariest vice president in history officially endorsed Rubio ... More >>
Out of all the senators who served in Congress this year, our Bill Nelson was the second most Googled senator, according to the New York Times. He came in, understandably, just after the late Ted Kennedy. This means Nelson is America's most Googled serving senator. No one is ... More >>
via Jilly McJillerson's FlickrIn an unanimous vote yesterday, the City of Miami Comission passed a resolution condemning the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Introduced by Joe Sanchez, the resolution cited the dismissal of translators, inability to meet recruiting l ... More >>
Barry BlandPrisoners in Guantanamo BayThe Senate voted against providing $80 million to shut down Guantanamo Bay 90 to 6 today. The move comes a day before President Obama is scheduled to outline his plans for what to do with the 240 terrorism suspects held in Cuba. The provision also temporari ... More >>
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.