Kendrick Meek

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    October 14, 2013

    Bill Clinton Just Endorsed Phillip Levine for Miami Beach Mayor

    There's still tons of people who actually live in Miami Beach who have no idea who they're going to vote for in the November 5th election for Miami Beach's next mayor, but apparently ex-President Bill Clinton has made up his mind already. Clinton turns out is buddy-buddy with multi-millionaire candi ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    LeBron James Throws Support Behind Obama on Twitter

    Dwyane Wade hasn't been shy about sharing his political beliefs. He endorsed Kendrick Meek in Florida's 2010 Senate race, and earlier today he published an impassioned essay throwing his support behind President Obama. His teammate LeBron James' political leanings haven't always been quite so public ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    July 13, 2011

    John L. Winn Sticks It to Miami Central and Miami Edison

    Meet John L. Winn, destroyer of African-American public schools. ​Interim Florida Education Commissioner John L. Wynn's controversial plan to screw over the students at Miami Edison Senior High and Miami Central Senior High has to be stopped. The state's top education man is proposing that the sch ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    November 4, 2010

    Frederica Wilson's First Act In Washington: Banning Cell Phones In Cars With Kids

    ​Lost among the noise of a thousand tea baggings at the polls yesterday was the runaway victory of Frederica Wilson, the cowboy-hat rockin' Democrat who picked up 86 percent of the vote to replace Kendrick Meek in Congress. Wilson has never shied away from a fight -- her political career started w ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Tweets of the Week: When LeBron Met Nicki Minaj

    ​Everyone has a Twitter these days, so it's hard to keep up. Luckily for you Riptide has decided to start chronicling the best Miami-related Tweets each week. Of course, we're not even up on all of Twitter. So if you think there's a local VIP whose account we need to keep an eye on or just a reall ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Miami Herald Losing Chief Political Reporter Beth Reinhard To National Journal

    via Naked Politics​Bad news for the Miami Herald: its top political reporter, Beth Reinhard, is heading to D.C. to write for the National Journal magazine. Reinhard, a South Florida native who has been with the Herald since 1998, will be the Journal's new chief political correspondent.The only goo ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Marco Rubio Takes 10 Point Lead in First Post-Primary Poll

    It seemed for a while that Charlie Crist's gamble by going Independent might have paid off as he lead many recent polls. However, Rasmussen Reports has released the first poll taking after Tuesday's primaries and it shows the now official Republican nominee Marco Rubio with a 10 percent lead, and on ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Rudy Moise's Auto-Tuned Campaign Ad May Be The Worst Ever

    ​With the primary election tomorrow, congressional candidate Rudy Moise's bizarre campaign web ad only had a few hundred views on YouTube. That's really a shame because it is just about one of the worst political ads we have ever seen. It features a bunch of supporters talk-rapping with their voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Obama Advisors Can't Even Get Delis Right

    Lee KleinObama should have gone with pastrami -- a more assertive meat than corned beef.​It has been widely reported that President Obama and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek stopped by Jerry's Famous Deli on South Beach after their fundraiser at the Fontainebleau. Never mind that the Prez ordered one of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Obama Visits Miami Today to Stump for Sink, Snap $10,000 photos

    Pete Souza, White House BlogObama just can't get enough of Florida. Must be the fumes coming off our nice, oily ocean.​A day after ex-prez Bill Clinton turned on the smiles for US Senate-hopeful Kendrick Meek, none other than President Obama himself is set to visit Miami today to stump for the Dem ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Man Dies After Eating Cruise Ship Food

    ​In today's surprisingly light roundup of horrible things and various crimes that happened over the weekend in our fair metropolis: The Epic cruise ship is forced back to the Port of Miami after a man dies after eating food, a greyhound bus is attacked by a gunman, and the city's bond status ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Bill Clinton in Miami August 16 to Campaign for Kendrick Meek

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Rudy Moise, Possibly Your Next Congressman, Writhes in a Straitjacket With Vivica Fox

    Coming to a theater near you next month: Rudy Moise's latest self-financed action flick.​With a bumper crop of utterly shady rich guys threatening to run off with our Senate and governor's races, it's been easy to forget that South Florida also has open House seats to fill.But if political theater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Openly Gay Candidate Scott Galvin's Signs Defaced With Homophobic Slur

    via Naked Politics​Scott Galvin has served for years on the North Miami City Council and came out publicly in 2004 with little consequences and was re-elected. Now he has set his sights on a congressional seat and is running in the district Kendrick Meek is vacat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Alex Sink Leads Bill McCollum in Poll for First Time in Months; Too Bad She Still Trails Behind Rick Scott

    ​As Rick Scott and Bill McCollum battle for the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial race, is Democrat Alex Sink silently waiting to pounce? New poll numbers suggest she's increasingly viable again as the Republicans duke it out and potential independent spoiler Bud Chiles gains steam. The s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Jeff Greene's Latest Ad: Jobs. Jobs?... Jobs; Jobs (Jobs), Jobs!

    We think billionaire Jeff Greene's latest ad in his insurgent bid for the Democratic Senate nomination is trying to spell out the central theme of candidacy. We just can't put our finger on exactly what it is. The guy who invented the iPod, maybe?Anyway, stay tuned for Greene's next attack ad, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Charlie Crist Now Supports Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist, who it should be noted is no stranger to people snooping around trying to figure out his sexuality, says he would now be "inclined" to support repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. It's just the latest shift that separates Crist from his former par ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Charlie Crist Sued By Talking Heads' David Byrne

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist is being sued by the Talking Heads' David Byrne for copyright infringement, and no it's not for rocking the same style of gentlemanly premature white hair. Crist's campaign used the Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere" in an attack ad against Marco Rubio without bothering to ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Jeb Bush Predicts Crist Will Finish Third, New Poll Shows Him in Lead

    Do you think Jebby always secretly hated Charlie? These smiles look awfully forced. ​Now that Jeb Bush doesn't have to share a party with Charlie Crist, he's letting his true thoughts on the made who proceeded him in the governor's chair known. Talking to the Weekly Standard, Bush doesn't spare mu ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Surprise! Billionaire Democrat Jeff Greene Joins Florida Senate Race

    ​Florida's senate race is already the hottest telenovela of the season. Imagine the actually open seat as a saucy and sensual young widower entertaining the advances of three men, but like every good soap opera there's more melodramatic twists than a mountain road. Now a mysterious billi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    What Charlie Crist Can Learn From Jesse Ventura and Other Successful Independents

    ​Charlie Crist is set to announce his intention to run as an independent for Florida's open Senate seat today. Independent politicians are incredibly rare in America's two-party system. An independent win is even rarer, though not unprecedented. So Crist's venture isn't completely uncharted. Here ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Would Charlie Crist Caucus With Democrats if Elected as Independent?

    ​Governor Charlie Crist is now publicly acknowledging that he's considering pulling out of the Republican primary for the senate seat and running as an independent. But in classic Crist style he's remaining vague on the details, and won't even promise that if elected he'd caucus with the Republica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Obama Called "Buckwheat" by Lone Republican in District 17 Race

    ​Corey Poitier, the lone Republican in the race to replace Congressman Kendrick Meek in District 17, has a message for President Barack Obama: "Listen up, Buckwheat." Poitier, a teacher at North Miami Beach Senior High who is also African-American, made the comments at a Broward County Republica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    News Roundup

    Tomas Regalado's vision for Miami for the next four to eight years: basic services and nothing else. [Herald]Miami-Fort Lauderdale has the most foreign-born residents than any other area in the nation, with 36.9 percent. [CBSNews]For once, Alan Grayson apologizes: He's sorry for calling that lady a ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Rep. Corrine Brown Announces She Won't Run for Senate to the Devastation of Like Five People

    Rep. Corrine "Go Gata!" Brown will not run for the democratic nomination for Senate, after months of teasing that she would. Brown had ruffled her former colleague and close friend Carrie Meek's feathers by entertaining the idea of running against her son Rep. Kendrick Meek.Instead, she announced to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 21, 2009

    News Roundup

    Manny Diaz is going to try bringing Miami 21 before the commission again, and is confident it will pass this time. [Herald]Miami, along with 27 other cities, has made the shortlist US's shortlist to host World Cup Games. All that needs to happen now is for the US to actually win the World Cup bid. [ ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Super-Hot Senate Poll Action: No One Likes Corrine Brown

    Mason-Dixon released another Senate poll, and like every single 2010 Florida Senate poll before it, it finds Charlie Crist is far and away the frontrunner. Ninety-seven percent recognize Crist's name, and 49 percent of regular voters find him favorable. Marco Rubio is raising his statewide name reco ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    McCollum Has Eight-Point Advantage Over Sink; Crist Still on Top

    Last time we checked in on the polling digits, Quinnipiac claimed Democratic CFO Alex Sink had a four-point lead over Republican AG Bill McCollum, but the latest poll from Rasmussen shows quite a different race. Its numbers show McCollum leading Sink 42-34 percent, with 18 percent still un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Bold Names Line Up Behind Rubio, a.k.a. "The GOP's Barack Obama"

    Warning to anyone who wants to believe MSNBC reporter Carlos Watson's recent profile of Marco Rubio, in which the former House Speaker is praised as the "GOP's Barack Obama": It's a trap!  Watson, a Miami native, proclaims, "He's young. He's attractive. He easily c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    "Hot Bachelor" Dave Aronberg Officially Enters Attorney General Race

    With no one coming forward to challenge Alex Sink in the Governor's primary, and Kendrick Meek holding a sizable advantage on the fundraising front and Dan Gelber dropping out in the Senate race, it seems that the Democratic primary action may boil up in the Attorney General's race. State Senat ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Florida Senate Delegation To Remain Firmly Anti-Burmese Python

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be touring the Everglades tomorrow at the invitation of Sen. Bill Nelson. The day will kick off with a briefing on the efforts to trip and track invasive Burmese pythons that make their home in the 'Glades Most of the snakes loose in the& ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Charlie Crist Expected To Announce Senate Bid Tomorrow

    In the past month the idea that Charlie Crist would run for Senate has gone from hot political rumor to almost foregone conclusion, and news broke this weekend that it is indeed fact. Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer told the Pensacola News Journal last night that Crist will annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    March 9, 2009

    State Sen. Frederica Wilson Hopes To Move Her Hat Collection to DC

    Frederica Wilson and her extensive hat collection have pretty much done everything they can in Tallahassee. The Miami democrat has served in both houses of the State legislature, and now she's made it official that she'll be seeking the congressional seat Rep. Kendrick Meek is leaving behind in his ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    The Talented Senator Damon? Not If We Draft Judge Judy

    via Wikimedia CommonsThe proposed debate between Matt Damon and eminent conservative windbag Bill Kristol never went down, but that hasn't stemmed the hopes that Damon may be up for a public political showdown. Seems Mark Weaver over at the Florida Progressive Coalition Blog (as pointed out by our j ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    With Sink's Senate Hopes down the Drain, Gelber Gears Up

    Alex Sink's decision not to enter the Senate fray was big news, but not all that shocking. We wrote yesterday it seemed she was much more keen on staying in Tallahassee, possibly running for governor in either 2010 or 2014. What is shocking is that now both sides of the field are more or less wide ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    And the Band Played On

    South Florida Impeachment Coaliton stages a sit-in at U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's office.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007
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    May 19, 2005

    Acute Democratitis

    Jimmy Morales ponders the disease with no known cure

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    September 23, 2004


    The federal ban on assault weapons never worked, as Miami-Dade Police Ofcr. Keenya Hubert painfully learned

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    May 29, 2003
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    May 15, 2003
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    November 7, 2002

    Little Goes A Long Way

    Immigration attorney Cheryl Little spent years banging her head against INS bureaucracy, until a Haitian boat cracked it open

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    August 27, 1998

    Empire of the Son

    With plenty of help from mama Carrie, Kendrick Meek is hoping to upset long-time State Sen. Bill Turner

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