Uncle Luke, 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 probes a new charter school started by a special interest group.The Latin Builders Association is one of the most powerful lobbyi ... More >>
The latest chapter in the tumultuous saga of Doral's U.S. Century Bank could spell trouble for some of the biggest names in Miami-Dade politics, with accusations of shady boardroom deals.It all began last November, when a group of minority shareholders -- including real estate developer Masoud Shoja ... More >>
Marco Rubio -- the Tea Party's wunderkind, GOP's great not-too-white hope, and water's most awkward chugger -- had his moment in the national spotlight last night, delivering a rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union speech in both English and Spanish. The reviews are in, ranging from the D ... More >>
Campaign finance reports for January, February, and March are in for the local county races. So who's funneling cash to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his main opponent, County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez?If money is any indicator, Martinez has a long haul ahead of him. For the past three ... More >>
â€‹Two years ago, U.S. Century Bank earned the distinction as the bank with more insider deals than any other banking institution in Florida. Several U.S. Century board members and executives accounted for $110 million in insider loans at a bank with deposits of $1.5 billion in 2009.One of those ins ... More >>
A veteran Olympic swimmer Aims to beat the skeptics.
A battle over a shooting range speaks volumes about a commissioner's tactics
Pucker up We here at Miami New Times love Curtis Morgan. He's one of the Miami Herald's finest writers. And lobbyist Rodney Barreto isn't the worst influence peddler at County Hall. But the decision by Morgan and his editors to publish a puff piece about Barreto in this morning's paper leaves ... More >>
Watch for Frank Rollason to emerge from the slime
Dorrin Rolle’s dedication to his district is in question
Who's packing heat in the Magic City? You don't have to conceal your curiosity a second longer
Political battles, toppled trees, and downtown denizens
It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash
As Florida's GOP delegates head for New York, it's time to recall Miami Beach, 1972
There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.
Investigators have a question for Miriam Alonso: Where'd the money go?
Did Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver deceive commissioners in an effort to steer a lucrative software contract to a friend? The friend says no. Shiver isn't talking.
Stop in the name of love
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
Election time in Sweetwater is just another pretext for this rancorous city to go nuts
Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
Is it okay to operate a feed store in horse country? Residents say neigh!
Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills
To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces
The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company
After years of flying first class, politicos and lobbyists are now having their baggage inspected -- by federal agents
Six things you might want to consider before casting your vote for Joe Gersten