What interesting timing. Just hours after LeBron James announced he was heading back home to Cleveland, allegedly crooked politician David Rivera had an announcement of his own. Rivera suspended his quixotic campaign to regain his seat in the U.S. House that he lost two years ago amidst scandal, and ... More >>
Elected as Rick Scott's running mate, Jennifer Carroll became Florida first black female lieutenant governor ever. But to hear her tell it now it doesn't appear that Scott was particularly eager to have a woman serving as his number two. In a candid interview yesterday with a Cocoa Beach AM radio ... More >>
Marino Maali lounges in the backyard of his friend's house. His arms are covered with tattoos of Psalm 23, a coy fish, the name of his hometown, Windsor Castle, and the footprints of his son. His non-stop smile bridges the space between his ears. Behind his left ear, a hearing aid. "These don't e ... More >>
Last month saw surprisingly good polling news for Rick Scott. Though it came from a lesser-known polling firm that "leaked" the results after conducting it for a private client, a Hamilton Consulting poll showed that Scott was tied with Charlie Crist in a hypothetical match-up.Well, Public Polling P ... More >>
And sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
So, Marco Rubio is going around calling America "weakened." He blames it on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Well, MSNBC host Ed Schultz takes exception to the claim, and ripped Rubio in a 16-minute segment aired last Friday."Rubio is stupid, he doesn't even know he's offensive," says Schu ... More >>
Rick Scott: Florida's Sith overlord.Clearly, Rick Scott is America's least popular governor. His numbers are so low that if he were a baseball player, his manager would have long ago slapped his ass and demoted him to AA. He's more politically radioactive than Anthony Weiner's twitter account. Th ... More >>
Elton John in an ad for a MAC lipstick that benefits AIDS charities. Singer Elton John is just the latest in a long line of critics who have a bone to pick with Florida governor Rick Scott. Through his Elton John AIDS Foundation, the singer wrote a letter to Scott urging the governor not to make ... More >>
Rick Scott may have moved on, but his ol' employer is the same as ever.Barely a week after Scott's former company -- the for-profit hospital giant HCA -- signed an agreement to buy Mercy Hospital, the iconic Biscayne Bay infirmary has announced that it's slashing its programs for poor and HIV-pos ... More >>
Despite that whole separation of church and state thing and calls to tone down partisan political rhetoric, Rick Scott introduced his first budget as governor today at a Tea Party rally in a church in small town Eustis, Florida. The rally took on a defiantly partisan affair as Tea Partiers had al ... More >>
viaA federal judge today began hearing arguments in outgoing Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's lawsuit against the Federal Government, which alleges that forcing citizens to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. The trial is expected to be an in-depth, mature and scholarly proceeding. ... More >>
Florida's new governor: Rick ScottWatching last night's election results pour in, Banana Republican could only take solace that Dorrin Rolle is no longer a Miami-Dade County commissioner and that state legislators will no longer have the ability to draw their own districts. Other than that, the 2 ... 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 denounces Rick Scott.Voters next week will decide Florida's new governor. Rick Scott, the Republican, has announced plans ... More >>
Rick Scott under oathIt wasn't exactly a proud moment for our country when then President Bill Clinton famously quipped "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is," while under sworn testimony. If you look back at that episode and cringe, you'll probably be in horror watching video of Ri ... More >>
According to several sources, Rick Scott is expected to announce state Rep. Jennifer Carroll as his running mate today. Looking just at her identity and life story, she's an explosive pick: the first African American woman elected to the state legislature as a Republican, an immigrant from Trinid ... More >>
Billionaire businessman Rick Scott has come out of virtually nowhere to take an astounding double-digit lead in a recent poll against Attorney General Bill McCollum for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. This is thanks mainly to three things: (1) charisma-less career politician McCollum isn't ex ... More >>
Richard L. Scott, a businessman who lives in Naples, has thrown his hat into the ring for the Republican's gubernatorial nomination against Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Sen. Paula Dockery. Don't know anything about him? Here's some fun facts:He hates President Obama's health care refo ... More >>
Last night at 4 AM, a man named Paul Magnum and his wife Laura were driving near Northeast 111th Street and 14th Avenue when he was pulled over by a Dodge Charger flashing a blue-and-red siren. A speaker attached to the Charger ordered Paul to step out of the car and lay his hands on the trunk, and ... More >>
A two-year-old is shot and sent into a coma over a pot deal.
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Urban legend or reality, The Bugchasers seeks a spotlight
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Political icon and saint Carrie Meek is a lobbyist juggernaut
The sensitized world of Neith Nevelson is in collision with the forces of harsh, unsympathetic real life
Jackson Memorial Hospital's foreign patients owe the county more than $85 million
Overtown's Louise and Jeanette hold steady, but Little Haiti's Naomi is barely holding on
According to these folks, there's hope for America's most impoverished city
Naomi and her son can't find work, can't pay the rent, and can't get help, but they're grateful to be here
The government's method of determining who's poor is so outdated that census experts say the poverty picture is much worse than we think
The disastrous demise of Techworld raises questions about how we should navigate the uncharted waters of private-public education
The battle to restore funding for the New World School of the Arts is under way
Cuban immigrant Eduardo Campa writes darkly astonishing accounts of life in Little Havana
In recovery, out in the field, members of the Partnership to Empower Parents reach out to Miami's drug-dependent mothers
Manuel Duasso has achieved a semblance of normality in the decade since he was blinded. The same can't be said of his assailant.
In Cuba she was a symbol, the Madonna of the Counterrevolution. But in Miami, it's a different kind of fight for Paula Valiente.