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    June 2, 2014

    Alonzo Mourning and Barack Obama Are BFFs

    Sure, President Obama has made some high-profile celebrity friends since taking office. He's close with Oprah, calls up LeBron for favors, and texts JayZ, but during his presidency Obama has managed to strike up a less public, more personal friendship with none other than former Miami Heat great Alo ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Jeb Bush Is "Thinking About" Presidential Run but Might Have Too Many Shady Business Ties

    Jeb Bush's head must be pounding from all the pondering he's doing these days. Yesterday, he told yet another GOP crowd that he hasn't ruled out a bid for the White House, this time eliciting an ovation by announcing he's "thinking about running for president." He's probably also doing a lot of con ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Seven in Ten Floridians Back Rubio-Led Immigration Reform, Poll Finds

    As the Senate wrangles over a compromise immigration reform bill -- pushed in large part by our own Marco Rubio -- a new poll suggests a huge majority of Floridians are eager to see any path to citizenship opened for immigrants. The poll finds 71 percent of Floridians back the reform, including a ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    No One Knows Who Won Florida As Miami Tries To Count Another 20,000 Absentee Ballots

    All around this great country, voters woke up this morning celebrating their state's support for Barack Obama or reveling in their red-state backing of Mitt Romney. In Florida, we woke up groggy, confused and more than a little pissed about the seven hours we waited in line. The presidential electio ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Katherine Fernandez Rundle To Host Absentee Ballot Fraud Seminar In Corrupt-As-Hell Opa-Locka

    Say you're Miami-Dade's top prosecutor. On Aug. 14, you easily won reelection to your sixth term. But your campaign was embarrassed by the revelation that one of your trusted campaign consultants may have previously employed a woman criminally charged with absentee ballot fraud. As a result of your ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Obama-Hugging Florida Pizza Maker Facing Boycott, Yelp Abuse

    Scott Van Duzer made headlines around the world on Sunday when he lifted President Obama off the ground in a back-cracking bear hug that amazingly didn't result in a swift Tasering by Secret Service agents.The hug has resulted in Van Duzer's business becoming the most politically debated pizza shop ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: On Track to Destroy the RNC In Tampa

    In a story straight out of a twisted fever dream shared by Michael Bay and Aaron Sorkin -- not to mention the sick fantasies of thousands of catastrophe-seeking journalists everywhere -- Tropical Storm Isaac looks more likely than ever to strengthen into a hurricane just in time to bear down on Tamp ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Obama to Marco Rubio's Friend: "Tell Your Boy to Watch It. He Might Get His Ass Kicked"

    Barack Obama's reelection campaign hasn't even hit full stride yet, and there's already an e-book that supposedly explains all the campaign's dirty secrets.Politico and Random House released "Obama's Last Stand" this morning, an e-book that among other things claims that when speculation began that ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Is Jeb Bush Preparing His 2016 Presidential Campaign?

    Jeb Bush, whose main job since leaving Florida's governor's mansion has been not running for president, will continue the busy duties of not running for president this October by keynoting the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in Sioux City, Iowa.Of course, if the American media knows one ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Your Marco Rubio for Vice President Dreams Are Almost Dead and Buried

    There's never been a Floridian anywhere close to getting in the White House, and it appears Marco Rubio will not be running as vice president this year. Following earlier reports that he wasn't even being seriously considered by Mitt Romney for the spot, bits of Romney's supposed VP shortlist had le ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Marco Rubio's Wife Might Be Preparing for Role as VP's Wife

    Marco Rubio's wife Jeanette has kept a relatively low profile despite her husbands growing national profile. While he's in Washington, Jeanette Rubio usually stays behind in West Miami raising the couple's four children. Though, she just gave her first extended interview in conjunction with her hubb ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Mitt Romney Not Seriously Interested in Marco Rubio as Running Mate, Politico Says

    Speculation that Marco Rubio could be the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee dates back to pretty much his first day in office as senator, and even Mitt Romney has mentioned Rubio as a possible candidate. Politico, however, reports that Senator Rubio is not being seriously considered as a potentia ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Jeb Bush Really Doesn't Want To Be Mitt Romney's Vice President

    Conservatives tittered like giddy Limbaughs last week when Jeb Bush cracked open the door toward being a vice presidential candidate by telling Newsmax that he'd "consider" Romney's overtures if they came. Rubio may be the rising star, but some in the GOP still dream lustily about a return to the Bu ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    January 31, 2012

    Charlie Crist Says He Might Just Vote for Obama

    ​What a difference four years make. Back in 2008, Charlie Crist played a crucial in the Republican primary by working to deliver Florida to John McCain. Now, in 2012, he's so fed up with shenanigans of this Primary season that according to Politico the now independent says he might just end up vot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    King of Diamonds Strippers Tip Drill and Skrawberry Crashed MSNBC's Morning Joe Today

    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 >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Will Jeb Bush Endorse Jon Huntsman Tomorrow in Coconut Grove?

    ​Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's campaign has promised that the struggling presidential candidate will make a major announcement tomorrow at, of all place, Scotty's Landing in Coconut Grove. Our first instinct was that he'd be announcing his exit from the race, but that seems unlikely. Word is ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Matt Drudge Attacks Obama's Birthday Party, Possibly Thinks Stevie Wonder Is a Gangster Rapper

    ​President Barack Obama is 50! Fifty years old! Last night he celebrated the milestone with a group of political allies, close friends, a few celebrities, and musical guests. It was a far more restrained affair than President Bill Clinton's 50th birthday bash in 1996, but Miami-based conservative ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Bill Clinton Calls Rick Scott's Felon Disfranchisement Rules Racist and Politically Motivated

    Not very many people in Florida like Governor Rick Scott, so we really didn't expect former democratic President Bill Clinton to like the guy much either. While speaking at a conference for young progressive activists in D.C. today, Clinton called out Scott's effort to strip voting rights from convi ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Florida State Rep. Luis Garcia Rumored to Challenge David Rivera in 2012

    ​Considering Rep. David Rivera is under numerous investigations for scandals that, in the grand scheme of things, are far more serious than sending pictures of your junk to ladies on Twitter, it was a given that the Democrats would run a serious campaign against him in 2012. Now it appears the Dem ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson Want Feds to Crack Down on Porn

    ​Regulating what America whacks off to has not been a chief concern of the Obama administration. But now a group of 42 senators have sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder complaining that his justice department hasn't been keeping a close enough eye on the mainstream adult pornography busi ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    David Rivera's Office Tries and Fails to Remove Scandals from Wikipedia

    ​Remember how Rep. David Rivera is allegedly a giant, corrupt scumbag? Well, someone in his office would rather you forget. According to Politico someone in Rivera's office is desperately trying to remove all references to the many investigations Rivera currently finds himself at the center of fro ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz the Next Chair of the Democratic Party?

    ​Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is expected to resign in order to run for Senate from his home state of Virginia, leaving one of the most important posts in the party -- and by extension Washington, D.C. -- up in the air. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who represent ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Politico: David Rivera Has the Toughest Reelection Bid in 2012

    ​With investigations ongoing and more shady ethics charges mounting up, freshman Republican Rep. David Rivera might not even make it until 2012, let alone run for election. If he does, he's in for one hell of a hard campaign. Politico has ranked the top ten most contentious house races for 2012, a ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Journalists Abhorred That Rick Scott Won't Let Them Wear Flip Flops To His Press Conferences

    Governor Rick Scott and the press corp that covers him are now in a full out war, according to Politico. The press isn't happy at the perception that Scott is trying to limit their access to a state Government, that in principal at least, has traditionally tried to be transparent and open. Scott and ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Senate President Mike Haridopolos to Run Against Bill Nelson in 2012

    ​Senator Bill Nelson, currently the only democratic official in Florida to have been elected state-wide is up for re-election in 2012, and he's already beginning to draw Republican opponents. Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos will soon announce his candidacy, and is already talking openly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Alex Sink Blames Obama Administration for Her Loss

    Is Alex Sink chewing on a bushel of sour grapes following her loss to Rick Scott or is she accurately hitting on some of the political and messaging failures of the Obama White House and the Democratic party in general? In an article on Politico this weekend, Sink lays some of the blame for her loss ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Bill Clinton Says He Never Asked Kendrick Meek To Drop Out

    ​Following reports that he asked Kendrick Meek to drop out of the senate race former President Bill Clinton has taken some serious heat. However, he's just released a statement refuting Politico's story and says he never asked Meek to drop out, nor did Meek ever at any point agree to drop out.

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    September 1, 2010

    CEO of Penthouse Magazine Holding Fundraiser for Charlie Crist

    ​There's already the rather loose connection of Governor candidate Rick Scott to Playboy Mexico, and now it seems there's a more direct connection between current Governor and Senate candidate Charlie Crist to the raunchier Penthouse magazine. According to Politico, the CEO of the adult brand will ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Rick Scott Hates the Stimulus, But Company He Invested in Got $60m in Stim Funds

    Billionaire GOP Governor candidate Rick Scott says he has conservative values, but the kind of companies he invests in don't seem to. One company Scott invested in was shown to help send money from illegal immigrants back to Mexico even though he backs Arizona's immigration laws. Another h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    If Jeff Greene Wins Primary, Democrat Establishment Might Tacitly Embrace Charlie Crist

    The impetus for the latest Politico article about the Florida senate race must have gone something like this: "Hey, you know that Jeff Greene guy who's spending $40 million to buy the Democratic Senate nomination -- he's kind of creepy with a bit of a shady background, right? And Charlie Crist ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    District 25 Void: Miami Lakes Mayor Pizzi to Announce Candidacy, Dems Eye Annette Taddeo

    Now that Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is mildly carpetbagging his way over to Congressional District 21 to run for the more Republican-friendly seat his elder brother is vacating, there's a big void in District 25.  Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi will announce his candidacy, according to Eye on ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Rev. Pat Robertson: Haitians Have Been Cursed Since Deal with the Devil

    Rev. Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club, former Republican Presidential candidate, and influential leader of the Christian Right, seems to know the cause of the earth quake that devastated Haiti yesterday.He made these statement on TV today, via Politico: "Something happened a long time ago in Hai ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Sarah Palin Only Knows About "Real America," Which Apparently Doesn't Include "Latin America"

    Shocking news from Politico: Sarah Palin was apparently uninformed and failed to come to a simple understanding on issues while running for vice president! In this case it was issues relating to Latin America policy and Hispanics.A top adviser on Hispanic issues to John McCain's presidential campaig ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    David Cross Did Cocaine at the Same Table as Donna Shalala

    via Wiki Commons user Nightscream/CC3.0David Cross​Generally, David Cross is a pretty funny fellow, but sometimes he seems so damn smug. I guess if I starred in Arrested Development and Mr. Show, I would be pretty self-satisfied, even if I had done some Hollywood bullshit like Alvin ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Al Franken Finally Wins, Karma Makes Up For 2000 Florida Election Fiasco

    via CPBlotterThe Minnesota Supreme Court has unanimously declared Al Franken the winner of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race. Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty is widely expected to certify the results and send the SNL-alum to the highest legislative body in the land. The win will gi ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Marco Rubio Backed By Most Ridiculously Conservative Sitting Senator

    Jim DeMintHey now, not every Republican Senator is ready to warmly welcome Charlie Crist into his or her little club. Nope. Jim DeMint, the junior Senator from South Carolina, is ready to endorse Crist's fledgling primary opponent Marco Rubio, according to Politico, at least.  ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Crist Doesn't Want to Deal in Cheney Hypotheticals, Thank You Very Much

    The Herald's Marc Caputo was wondering if Dick Cheney ever crawled out of the hyperbolic chamber that keeps him alive in the torture dungeon basement of his demon castle, located somewhere southwest of Hell, and decided to campaign on Charlie Crist's behalf in the Senate race, would Charli ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Manny and His Marry Band of Mayors Get Snubbed by Obama

    Mayor Manny Diaz is in D.C. exercising his duties as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and hoped to get some face time with another president. You know, that President Obama one. Flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and others, Diaz is running around our nation's capital in su ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    New Gitmo Policies, Same as the Old Gitmo Policies?

    It is common knowledge among conservative bloggers that the mainstream media was totally in the tank for Barack Obama during the whole election, but now that he's actually president, it seems they don't really know what to do with themselves. So they've reverted back to the only thing they've known ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    The Week That Was: Hats Off to Obama

    Obama was actually inaugurated! And one of those three billion people in attendance was a New Times writer! Most of us just watched in the conference room, though. Outgoing president Bush has left us speechless (in a bad way), but nut nearly as much as Aretha's hat (in a good way). Git'mo! Git'mo! G ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Richardson Is Out, and Manny Diaz Supporters See an In

    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew from his commerce secretary appointment over the weekend owing to allegations that a company which donated to his presidential run was unfairly awarded a hefty state contract. Damn you, Rod Blagojevich, you've gone and made everyone extrasensitive about pol ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Sink May Put a Drain On GOP Senate Hopes, Yet

    "Sink not running against Martinez," technically this Politico.com headline from Monday is correct, as no one will be running against Mel Martinez, ever again. But their assertion that she wasn't throwing her hat in the ring to become Florida's junior Senator in 2010 may have been off the mark. Nake ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    News Roundup

    The kids are not alright. A Broward first-grader held a knife to a classmate for a dollar. [Herald]69% of Americans are totally cool with gay adoption. Nearly 3/4 favor some kind of legal recognition for gay relationships. [Sun-Sentinel] Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission voted 6-1 ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    News Roundup

    What to do about these Miami Hurricanes? Even during their darkest hours they've always had a respectable defense. This season could have been a statement, but in their last two games that reliable defense faltered, culminating in a fall from a brief stay in the rankings, a chance at the ACC champio ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    News Roundup

    Canes Win! Canes Win! Canes Win! After their narrow 16-14 victory against Virginia Tech last night the team for the very first time since entering the conference looks like a serious contender for the ACC title match-up late in the season. Right now they stand alone at the top of their division, tho ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    News Roundup

    A tragic High School shooting in Ft. Lauderdale. [Sun-Sentinel] Carvalho is going to save the schools, not by spending lots of effort and finding new teaching methods or anything. He's just going to lower expectations. [Herald] Bill Nelson is one of the Democratic Senators pushing leadership to let ... More >>

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    October 22, 2008

    News Roundup

    The Herald just straight up said the long early voting lines are State Republican's fault. [Herald] Gawker says "nutty conservative weather-obsessed Miami queen blogger" Matt Drudge is soooooo over. Gawker itself has been called sooooo over a million times before. That is just something powerful blo ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    News Roundup

    Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will be holding a rally tomorrow in Bicentennial Park. [Obama] Former Sec. of State Colin Powell endorsed Obama over the weekend. [Politico] The Miami Herald did too. [Herald] Ravens beat Fins. Boo. [ESPN] Canes beat Duke! Yay! [ESPN] Troy beat FIU. Boo. [ESPN] Ser ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    News Roundup

    During last night's School Board meeting a man asked the board members to put as much effort into trying to save jobs as they did into getting rid of Rudy Crew. Whoops. They cut 370 positions throughout the district. [Herald] Tougher voter ID laws are going into effect a month before the election. [ ... More >>

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