José Díaz-Balart may have two brothers who have been Republican congressmen, but he's joining the Democrats' favorite news network. The Telemundo news veteran is making the jump to English airwaves by hosting a daily 10 a.m. MSNBC show from Miami.
Shortly after Charlie Crist announced he'd be running for governor as a Democrat on Monday, word came that he'd be doing his first big cable news interview as a candidate on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. Crist was likely hoping this would be a chance to raise his national profile among MSN ... More >>
Tampa's strip club industry may be revving up for the Republican National Convention, but for those Republican dudes who aren't exactly into the idea of seeing Sarah Palin's porno double spread eagle, don't worry, because GOProud, a gay Republican group, is hosting Homocon 2012.And of course, as eve ... More >>
Talk to the Manager, a new text message service, gives diners the opportunity to send complaints and praises directly to a restaurant's manager and owner.The creators of Talk to the Manager launched the business to help restaurants help themselves before unhappy customers slam them on public forum s ... More >>
CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are about to get some Miami-based competition backed by one of the world's largest media conglomerates.Disney and Univision announced this morning that they are set to launch a 24-hour news network sometime in the next year, and the channel's operation will be headquartered i ... More >>
Broward state rep and House Democratic leader-designate Perry Thurston Jr. spoke with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's The Last Word last night about Governor Rick Scott's decision to create a task force to look at the "stand your ground" law. While he sees the "prospects looking better," MSNBC contrib ... More >>
Miami-area superstrippers Tip Drill and Skrawberry are on a guerrilla campaign to educate the world about their naked debauchery. First, they stole the show at a South Beach filming of MSNBC's Morning Joe. Then they broke down the Republican primary field for Riptide, and we can no longer thin ... More >>
Joe Scarborough's political news show came to South Beach this morning, and was crashed by two of Miami's most badass strippers and a presumed beef magnate. We're loyal fans of King of Diamonds' top dancer Tip Drill, who topped our prestigious list of the ten best strippers under forty. We're less ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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, Campbell rates the racist credentials of the Republican Party presidential nominees. What happened to the party of Abraham Lin ... More >>
Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 assesses the Occupy movement sweeping New York, Miami, and other American cities.The tens of thousands of proteste ... More >>
America is facing economic malaise, overcrowded prisons, and an ever increasing obesity problem. Things might not just seem a little bit bitter if we all chilled out and got high, they might actually get better. Yes, even on the fat front. A new study has found that pot smokers are less likely to ... More >>
A hot, sloppy mess. And Nicki Minaj.The Riptide national politics desk has been working around the clock to bring you this shocking revelation: Some Democrats suspect the Republican Party is crazy."I think Mitch McConnell, frankly, has lost his mind," said Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Miss ... More >>
Florida has one of the worst unemployment rates in the nation at a staggering 11.1 percent, but a recent deal struck by Rick Scott and Republicans in the legislature will slash unemployment benefits for those millions of out-of-work Floridians. Liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow doesn't like that o ... More >>
For one brief but glorious term Orlando-area Congressman Alan Grayson was Florida's most entertainingly loudmouthed congressman. Now he's out of office and replaced in that role by ideological opposite Allen West (who never even bothers to be intentionality funny), but Politco discovers that even ... More >>
Last time Sen. John Cornyn, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, tried to recruit someone from Florida to run for U.S. Senate, he chose Charlie Crist, and we all know that didn't work out so well. Now, for 2012, he's going after another Republican with possible cross-pa ... More >>
With an election cycle filled with such odd candidates as Alvin Greene, Christine O'Donnell, and Carl Paladino, who did MSNBC chose as the worst candidate of 2010? Florida Democratic Governor nominee Alex Sink. The channel's Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie handed out the award this morning on The Da ... More >>
Last night, NBC's Brian Williams gave a shout-out to Riptide's story on the Miami Police Department using images of Jay-Z to depict gangbangers on its website. Of course, Williams didn't credit us by name, but we'll forgive him because he has really nice hair.
via MSNBCYesterday we noted Alex Sink's tricky new TV ad that put distance between her campaign and President Obama. Today on MSNBC, she explicitly sided with Republicans against Obama on the issue of permanently extending all of the "Bush Tax Cuts." She claims they help small businesses, but the ... More >>
Anytime people find themselves, or are believed to have found themselves, in awkward positions, cable news is there. MSNBC broadcast live images of two passengers stuck on a thrill ride at the Miami-Dade County Fair.The call came in to authorities that the pair was trapped around 1:54 p.m., two h ... More >>
Two teens in Hialeah are charged with trying to cover up the accidental shooting death of another teen. [CBS4]Coconut Grove bar owners are gearing up for a battle to bring back the neighborhood's 5 am last call. [CBS4]McClatchy, The Herald's parent company, posted a $25.8 million profit for the four ... More >>
Burger King continues its quest for world domination, 4th quarter numbers are in, profits are up, revenues down. [Forbes] [BizJournals] [BKCorp]Miami Dade Water & Sewer Department launching advertising campaign to promote the benefits of tap water for your drinking pleasure. [Bnet] [FoodWaterWat ... More >>
It turns out that pathetic guy was a wife beater.
via Florida Department of Corrections Tojeiro was released from prison in September 2002 after he served time for beating and stealing from his exes.News reports last week shot around the world -- from the Chicago Tribune to MSNBC to El Mercurio of Santiago, Chile. A spurned boyfriend had plo ... More >>
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 >>
As you're probably aware Dr. George Tiller, the medical director of a Wichita, Kansas clinic that provided late-term abortions, was killed this weekend while attending a church ceremony. Scott Roeder, a far-right anti-tax nut with a history of mental illness and a taste for the fire and brimsto ... More >>
LocalHere's a long lines at a job fair story. [Herald]This 18-year-old girl accidentally dragged a cop for eight blocks with her car, and now she's being charged with attempted murder. (ok, ok, maybe it wasn't accidental, but it didn't seeming like a premeditated dragging). [NBC6]Sunday: Storms. Nex ... More >>
Back in 2006 when the Republican party came to the hard, cold realization that they would have to run political train wreck Katherine Harris as their Senate Nominee they begged and pleaded with former Congressman and MSNBC talking head Joe Scarborough to run. "Please, Joe, Please, Don't let us prete ... More >>
We understand the disgust some folks might feel when they're introduced to the idea of lingerie football. It's always something like "blah blah blah exploitation, vulgar, sexist blah blah blah." But this is America, and if pretty, young ladies want to be exploited or whatever by making money to play ... More >>
It was so exciting to get back in the playoffs, until we remembered that the Dolphins are not too lucky in the playoffs. They lost to the Ravens 27-9. [AP]But, hey, Bill Parcells isn't going anywhere. [AP]Thousands of shoes magically showed up on the Palmetto Expressway. My guess is that C ... More >>
Your Miami Dolphins did it! Some how! Some way! They took their division, are heading to the play offs, and made the greatest season to season turn around in NFL history. Not only that but to get their they beat the Patriots, who last year came ridiculously close to joining the '72 Dolphins in per ... More >>
Chuck Todd of MSNBC just broke news that Mayor Manny Diaz is being vetted for the cabinet positions as head of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Transportation. The role at HUD is the most likely appointment. Riptide first speculatedlast week on Diaz's chances for the HUD position ... More >>
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MSNBC is reporting that Jay-Z is resigning as president of Def Jam records at the end of this year. He took over post three years ago when former boss Lyor Cohen left the position to become the chief executive at Warner Music Group. Yesterday's move isn't surprising (his artists have long wondered ... More >>
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"Did someone yell 'Paparazzi'?" Britney Spears is moving on, and apparently moving south -- to Miami. According to MSNBC gossiper Jeanette Walls, Spears is leaving Fed-Ex in her wake and house-hunting in the Magic City, with a $29 million budget, more than twice the price tag of her Malibu spread ... More >>
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