How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Aside from Senator Bill Nelson, former CFO Alex Sink is the only Democrat to get elected statewide in Florida in recent memory, which makes her one of the party's highest profile pols. She ran a close race with Rick Scott for governor in 2010, opted out of a rematch, and now she's decided she's just ... More >>
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.
Sure, Marco Rubio may have pissed off both sides of the political spectrum as the face of the U.S. Senate's immigration reform bill, which includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and millions more in border security measures. But as he builds his case as a national political candida ... More >>
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 >>
So, the Republican are having their National Convention in Florida, which is slightly uncomfortable for conservatives as Florida has one of the least popular Republican governors in the country. Despite some early speculation to the contrary, however, the Romney campaign has given Gov. Rick Scott a ... More >>
See also "Hank Williams Jr. and Five Other Tea Party Musicians." Over the weekend, Hank Williams Jr. exercised his constitutional right to speak out of his ass, making some outlandish statements about President Barack Obama. According to the Huffington Post, the 63-year-old country boy was nearin ... More >>
Yesterday, President Obama outline a proposed $447 billion jobs bill that would cut payroll taxes, increase spending on infrastructure and public works programs, and extend unemployment benefits.Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with lightning-fast speed, released a statement and video response last nigh ... More >>
TEA in Space's logo.Have you ever listened to Tim McGraw... in zero gravity? The Tea Party -- those jolly maniacs who use this communist, liberal, Rosie O'Donnell-edited rag to line their iguana solariums -- has already conquered 'Merica. Evidence: You recognize the name Todd Palin. Next st ... More >>
Let's put it in perspective. The left is pretty much aghast today that President Obama has rolled over for a compromise in the debt ceiling debate that gives in to a staggering number of Republican demands. Paul Krugman is curled up in a ball somewhere whimpering about "economic disaster." Daily ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
A candid conversation with South Florida's rising Tea Party star.
The Pakistani government and military is facing tough criticism after Osama bin Laden was found living rather comfortably in a large city in their country just minutes from Pakistan's top military training academy. Rep. Allen West of Broward and Palm Beach, ever the reactionary Republican, is lea ... More >>
The good news is, since their infamous crying episode over the weekend, we finally have found a nickname for the revamped Miami Heat. The bad news is we're starting to wonder whether these John Boehner Boys will ever win a game again.
Way to go Miami. We've elected a guy to congress who is so ethically shady that he even makes career D.C. politicians nervous. As the ethics scandal involving freshman Republican Rep. David Rivera grows, GOP leaders are said to be quietly making plans to replace him if need be. In any event, ... More >>
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen made history yesterday by making the first (semi-) authorized Tweet from the House Chamber of the U.S. Congress. The Republican congresswoman, whose Twitter is usually full of rooting for local football teams, live Tweeted a picture of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi handing ... More >>
The floor of the United States House of Representatives will remain a boring chapeau-free waste land. Representative-elect Frederica Wilson will give up on her erstwhile fight to get Speaker-elect John Boehner to end a ban on hats while the body is in session.
via News-LeaderWhile freshman Rep. Frederica Wilson has more important things on her priority list she's still trying to get presumptive Speaker of the House John Boehner to let her wear her trademark hats while the House is in session. Well, she's found an unlikely alley in a conservative Republ ... More >>
Representative-elect Frederica Wilson has arrived in DC, and one of her first matters of business seems to be to overturn a rule dating back to the 1800s that forbids members of Congress from wearing hats while the body is in session. You see, Wilson simply loves hats. She is never without on ... More >>
It was just last week when noted website Gay Patriot ("the internet home for the American gay conservative") held Marco Rubio up as the prime example of Republican hottie. Surely, that singular "American gay conservative" and plenty of right-leaning housewives across Florida have at least once dream ... More >>
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 >>
As we reported in February after a visit to Guantánamo Bay, President Obama faces some pretty damn thorny decisions as he tries to close the notorious prison camp in southeastern Cuba, none tougher than what the heck to do with all the prisoners. via Wikimedia Commons.Soon coming to a backyard near ... More >>
All three of Miami's Republican representatives staved off Democratic challengers in the election, but the brand of Republicanism they represent is losing influence in their own party. While last week's Republican Governors Association conference didn't come to a clear conclusion on which ideolog ... More >>