The Prez and Hova "got a little bond there." But Obama insists he didn't help his pals, Jay-Z and Beyonce (AKA The Carters), secure clearance from the Treasury Department for their fifth anniversary vacay to Cuba. "This is not something the White House was involved with," POTUS tells the Today Sho ... More >>
When it comes to war-mongering, President Barack Obama has at times put his predecessor, George W. Bush, to shame. Consider the commander-in-chief's cold-hearted use of unmanned drones to fight America's war on terror. He's launched more than five times as many drone strikes than Bush did, according ... More >>
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 >>
So, just in case Mitt Romney fails to deliver, Public Policy Polling decided to jump way ahead of things and conducted a poll asking Republican voters who they'd like to see as their candidate in 2016. Surprisingly, two politicians from Florida took the top two spots: Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. Rubio ... More >>
The Republican National Convention is coming to Tampa Bay in August, and along with it will comes thousands of protestors. Women's rights group Code Pink, which isn't shy about causing a commotion, is already planning its protest and is asking members to "bring their vagina to the RNC." Yes, they're ... More >>
When Barack Obama busted into a few bars from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theatre performance, he reminded the entirety of the United States of why we elected him back in 2008: He's a total rock star! If you're skeptical, just look at the numbers. MTV reports that sales of "Let's ... More >>
The year's most uh, striking, crime image.Miami is the fictional home of Dexter, Michael Weston and Horatio Caine, so it makes sense that some truly messed up crime goes down in the real 305. Still, it's astounding how the Magic City steps up year after year to deliver acts so depraved and bizarr ... More >>
Roger Goun via Wikimedia CommonsFormer New Mexico Gov. and UN ambassador Bill Richardson is in Havana on secret biz.Well, it took 13 months, but we were right: a top-level US diplomat is visiting Cuba.And although former New Mexico governor and UN Ambassador Bill Richardson is no Hillary Clinton, ... More >>
Name recognition and family connections seems to go along in politics. Salon's Steve Kornacki points out that "there have been 15 presidential elections since 1952, and in all but two -- 1964 and 2008 -- the Republican ticket has included someone named 'Nixon,' 'Dole,' or 'Bush,'" and w ... More >>
Rubio has real estate right next to Glenn Beck on this year's CPAC bannerLast year Marco Rubio delivered the keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Headlining perhaps one of the most important centralized Conservative events in the country officially made Rubio a right wi ... More >>
photo by Martina Harris via Wikimedia CommonsWikileaks founder Julian Assange is looking more and more like a man without a country -- after releasing thousands of embarrassing diplomatic cables over the weekend, his homeland, Australia, is investigating whether he broke any laws. His would-be ad ... More >>
We'll call it the Law of Hypocrisy: Just as every virulently homophobic preacher and expert will someday be caught with their pants down and a hot young rent boy, anyone who makes a living by spewing intolerance will eventually be exposed as a humongous hypocrite. It's science!So welcome to the c ... More >>
Bill Clinton has been one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Kendrick Meek's Senate candidacy. He's been headlining fundraisers for Meek since early 2009 and is steadfast in his support. In fact, he'll be in South Florida in a week and a half to campaign on behalf of Meek. The events come ... 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 claims Democrats are missing in action in the governor's race.The Democratic Party is out of sight and out of mind in the ... More >>
Since the latter part of Manny Diaz's last term as mayor of Miami, his name has been thrown about for a number of potential political positions: an appointment to President Obama's cabinet, a run for congress, candidacy for governor or senator. None of them panned out, but Diaz i ... More >>
Alex Sink is pulling out the big guns for her flailing gubernatorial campaign: swampthing James Carville. Sink campaign e-mailWhile her campaign has seesawed from bad to "who's that?" since it kicked off, things have recently taken a turn for the worse. In this month's Quinnipiac poll, she ... More >>
via The U's FacebookBill Clinton was all over town this weekend leading conferences, partying at LIV, looking back on the Elián González saga, being interviewed by George W. Bush's daughter, fixing up homeless shelters, and all that jazz. But really the most important thing he di ... More >>
These "Web Ads" that both state parties occasionally put up are almost all uniformly horrible, but this new GOP attack ad on Alex Sink seems to be, well, pretty flimsy and stupid. The attack? The Democratic candidate for Governor has, whadaya know, donated to other Democrats before! Washi ... More >>
Image via myspace.com/bullfrogeatz Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog is a professional caterer and personal chef to the Boss, Rick Ross. Short Order recently spoke to Bullfrog via email and asked him a few questions.New Times: What's your name, where you from, what do you do, how did you get started?Chef Jerem ... More >>
Rep. Kendrick Meek added another impressive entry to his list of endorsement of US Senate today as City of Miami Mayor, and president of the US Conference of Mayor, Manny Diaz announced his endorsement. The press release came with equal amounts of back patting on the part of both men. ... More >>
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As President Obama tries to keep his pledge to close Gitmo by next January, his biggest challenge -- as told in-depth in your New Times this very week -- is figuring out what to do with guys like Omar Khadr. Courtesy Wikimedia CommonsKhadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay and the only Wester ... More >>
Our very own Gus Garcia-Roberts is in Washington, D.C., and once he escapes the tens of thousands of Obamaniacs in the Mall, he'll be filing something from the very epicenter of the most historic thing ever to happen. Meanwhile, here's the take from inside a conference room at the Picasso Building. ... More >>
Murder trials, drug busts, hurricane warnings and robberies may continue to grab the "If It Bleeds, It Leads"-headlines but 2008 was a year of events that will continue to affect us well past the changing of the calendar year. Riptide counts down the biggest new stories of 2008. 10. Murder Free ... More >>
Look what our photographer Logan Fazio turned up at the MSTRKRFT show this Saturday: this white gentleman with facial hair and an American flag bandanna wearing a BRCKBM ... okay that doesn't work ... Barack Obama watch. Riptide predicts Obama watches will be the hottest hipster accessory since kaff ... More >>
No, that headline is not just a hallucination brought on by the tryptophan-induced haze you've been stumbling around in since stuffing that turducken down your gullet yesterday.It's just, quite simply, the strangest post-Thanksgiving news on the planet. Somehow or another, Sean Penn, the liberal wun ... More >>
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