For decades Cuban-Americans have been one of the Republican party's most reliable bases in Florida. Well, maybe not anymore. Some exit poll analysis suggests that Barack Obama actually outperformed Mitt Romney among Cubans in Florida. While others don't show him quite pulling off that historic demog ... More >>
Some votes are still being counted in Florida, but you can finally color in the state with the faintest shade of light blue. Mitt Romney's campaign has just released a statement finally acknowledging that they've lost Florida.
Today is the big day. No, it's not the day you'll finally move out of your parents' house. It's the day when Americans choose who gets to hang in the White House for four years.Read Also:- Obama Beer? The President's White House Honey Ale- Here's What We Eat Should Mitt Win- Election Day Dining Deal ... More >>
As the fifth day of early voting gets underway, the Florida Division of Elections says Democrats have opened a significant lead over Republicans in total ballots cast, by a 48,600 margin. Overall, Democrats have 118,000 more early votes than the GOP. With the Nov. 6 election five days away, 30 perce ... More >>
We all know Obama hates the 1 percent, and Romney could care less about the 47 percent, but the cold hard truth is that neither campaign has done anything to gain support from the 24.6 percent. Yes, we're talking about the 24.6 percent under the legal age to vote. America's children! How arrogant of ... More >>
A new poll released this morning insinuated that President Obama was losing ground to Mitt Romney among Florida's Latino voters, and apparently Romney staffers have a theory why: Obama doesn't have enough "macho bravado" for Latinos.
A Florida Republican volunteer has been caught on tape calling up senior citizen voters on behalf of Mitt Romney and telling them that President Barack Obama is a secret muslim who wants to take away their Medicare. The woman was making the call on behalf of the Clay County GOP, but the local party ... More >>
When it comes to the economy Florida consumers have been muttering "Oh man, I hate that stupid thing" for the past five or so years, but according to numbers released today Florida' consumer confidence has hit its highest level in five year. Which means Floridians are feeling more optimistic than th ... More >>
Alex "Rube" Rubin doesn't have a legion of fans breathlessly awaiting his next single -- at least not yet. He's just a white guy living in a mostly Hispanic city using hip-hop to back our black president. Sounds about right for South Florida.See Also:- Rapper Alex "Rube" Rubin Invites Miami's S ... More >>
Despite speculation that Mitt Romney got a bad spray tan or even purposely tried to make his skin darker during a recent Univision forum held at the University of Miami, the truth appears to be a bit less devious. According to ABC News/Univision, the makeup artist on hand that night just went a litt ... More >>
Mitt Romney has enlisted Marco Rubio in his efforts to reach out to Latino voters, and the Florida senator recently cut two ads for the campaign in both English and Spanish. TBS late night talk show host Conan O'Brien spoofed the Spanish ad last night by cutting it up with ridiculous scenes from tel ... More >>
Obama has opened up leads outside the margin of error in Florida and two other swing states, Ohio and Virginia, at least according to a new poll from NBC News, the Wall Street Journal and Marist College. The survey of registered voters in the Sunshine State found Obama with 49 percent of the vote co ... More >>
See also "Nicki Minaj Goes Republican, 'Voting For Romney,' Calls 99 Percent 'Lazy Bitches'" and "Nicki Minaj Not Registered to Vote, Mitt Romney Endorsement Nullified." Unemployment dipped to 8.1 percent in August, according to a recent report by the Labor Department, and Florida's jobless rate co ... More >>
For the first time in decades, all of America can finally agree on something: Clint Eastwood has gone completely batshit insane. This was the real legacy of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, where the 82-year-old actor pretended to interview President Obama (AKA an empty chair) on ... 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 >>
Sometimes Riptide realizes how woefully white we are. Did you know "papaya" was basically the Cuban equivalent of "pussy?" We did not! Neither did Mitt Romney! So, perhaps that's why he ended up declaring his love for "papaya" at his recent Miami stop and got greeted with a bunch of snickers.
From the first moment Marco Rubio toppled Charlie Crist in a senate primary in 2010, pundits have declared him a golden boy destined for a run at the White House. Rubio's spent the last two years positioning himself for a national campaign, and a couple days ago Republican voters picked Rubio as the ... More >>
The latest poll from Democrat-affiliated polling firm Public Policy Polling [PDF] shows Barack Obama with a teeny, tiny lead in Florida. It's 48-47 in favor of Obama, but since the race is so close Mitt Romney's choice of running mate could play a pivotal part of Florida's choice. Picking either Flo ... More >>
Mitt Romney may preach smaller government, but he doesn't mind the government getting all up in your body fluids. The Republican presidential candidate said today that he "doesn't disagree" with Florida Governor Rick Scott's controversial plan to drug test state workers.
Two separate polls now have shown that Florida's junior senator, Marco Rubio, wouldn't give Mitt Romney much help in his home state against President Barack Obama in November, but that hasn't stopped voters in the rest of the nation from thinking he'd be a pretty decent Republican running mate. He c ... More >>
Michele Bachmann sure loves talking, but after her flameout in the Republican primary, no one really wants to talk to her so much right now. So she's apparently just giving interviews to random Florida conservative blogs such as the Shark Tank.During that interview, she accused President Obama ... More >>
In what is perhaps a sign that some in the GOP establishment are growing wary off the drawn-out Republican presidential primary and are ready to rally around a frontrunner, former Florida governor Jeb Bush broke his neutral stance this morning and officially endorsed Mitt Romney.
Poor Chris Brown. He's had a rough couple weeks.Ever since he jumped back into the national spotlight with his Grammy performance, everybody's out to get him. Critics panned his show. Feminists and other sane individuals were horrified at some girls' tweets about it. Birds attacked his face. Then ... More >>
Buzzfeed, the site about cute cats and "penis size math" that apparently has a political habit on the side, is out with a new shocker about Florida Senator Marco Rubio that, according to journalist McKay Coppins, could be "potentially damaging" and complicating to Rubio's political future. Well, ... More >>
We'd been obsessively tracking the Republican presidential candidates on the campaign trail for weeks when something strange happened. The words coming out of their mouths started to sound like, well, a joke. From statements at debates to sound bytes on CNN, each politician seemed to be subtly pa ... More >>
Our fellow Floridians, another round of primary elections is upon us and with it comes the usual sleazy political drama. Attack ads clog our airwaves; politicians deliver lofty promises they can't keep; and national news organizations have another chance to bring up the "hanging chad" incident.This ... More >>
You've surely heard Martin Niemöller famous quote about the German intellectual and religious communities complacency during the Nazis' rise to power in 1930s Germany. It includes the line, "Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew."Well, Rick Scott decided to a ... More >>
Marco Rubio is sticking to his promise to stay officially neutral in the GOP primary, but earlier this week Newt Gingrich started running around the state and basically inferring that he was the Marco Rubio to Mitt Romney's Charlie Crist. At least when he wasn't busy calling Romney "anit-immigran ... More >>
15 years out of government and Newt's still crazyThe 3 a.m. phone call has struck again. In tonight's GOP primary debate, NBC anchor Bryan Williams asked the candidates what they would do if told that Fidel Castro had finally died and "half a million Cubans" were on their way to the United States ... More >>
No former speaker of the House knows better how to turn the tides against a well-funded, establishment-backed governor in a Republican primary in Florida than Marco Rubio, so it's no surprise that Newt Gingrich is now publicly drawing parallels between his own campaign and Rubio's 2010 victory. G ... More >>
We know you're tired of polls. Mitt Romney has taken a commanding lead in Florida primary polls, and will all but certainly beat his rivals. After that, Florida polls are likely to show a neck and neck battle between Romney and Obama. This Tarrance Group poll conducted for the Everglades founda ... 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 >>
The Confederacy of Dunces that emerged to vie for the GOP presidential primary certainly must have some could-have-been candidates rethinking their decision. After the swift, and often surreal, rises and eventual falls of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain, the race is pretty much down ... More >>
Yesterday we half-wondered if a poll that showed Herman Cain once again leading the GOP pack in Florida was something of an outlier. Well, now a new Quinnipiac poll released this morning and conducted from October 31st to November 7th shows that despite new news of Cain's habit of settling se ... More >>
Suggesting that yesterday's national poll may not have been some sort of insane statistical outlier, a new poll from American Research Group of likely Florida primary voters shows that Herman Cain is now on top of the heap in the Florida. He leads Mitt Romney by six points. Meanwhile, the rise an ... More >>
Five Republican candidates -- iincluding Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry -- have pulled out of a Univision debate in January. Why? Allegedly it is because of a comment the head of the blockbuster Spanish language channel's made to Florida Sen Marco Rubio's people attempting to blackmail him ... More >>
A Florida commission appointed by Republicans will likely vote today to move up the state's Republican primary election to January 31.Though party muckety-mucks are still working on a compromise that could delay the election until February 21, the decision will probably create chaos.Given last we ... More >>
A bunch of the state's Republican activists gathered this weekend at the Presidency 5 conference and held one of those crazy, meaningless straw polls of which they're so fond. Of course, with a wide-open and ever-changing Republican field, the contest did take on extra meaning. Texas Gov. Rick Pe ... More >>
Miami has been hit hard by unemployment, mass layoffs, and foreclosures. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, is estimated to be worth as much as $250 million and is so loaded he's looking to quadruple the size of his West Coast mansion. So it sure was weird when he came to Miami yesterday and implied in ... More >>
The race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination has barely just begun, and Florida has already seen numerous visits from moderate candidates such as Romney, Pawlenty, and Huntsman, but the candidates further to the right haven't made their presence known here. That's about to change when Michel ... More >>
Florida Republicans don't seem to know what to make of the rag tag bunch seeking the Republican presidential nomination, so much so that a recent poll shows that the favorite nominee in the state is a guy that's not even running. Yep, apparently Florida GOPers can't get enough of various Governor ... More >>
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1. Mortgage Interest Rates Frozen – President Bush reached an agreement with lenders that allows them to freeze the interest rates on mortgages made in the last few years. This will prevent monthly payments for those who are up to date on their mortgages from increasing for the next five years. ... More >>