In Barack Obama's televised press conference today as he prepares for yet another fight with Republicans over raising the debt limit, the president took aim directly at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Though, he managed to slam the Tea Party hero without directly mentioning Rubio by name.
Chances are, when you heard that the GOP-controlled House had finally relented on a deal that kept the nation from plunging Wile E. Coyote-style off a fiscal cliff, you popped a little mental champagne. But even though the compromise prevents huge tax increases and keeps unemployment benefits in pla ... More >>
Florida -- and Broward County in particular -- used to be America's illicit pain pill capital until Florida politicians actually got around to drafting laws that effectively stamped out the problem. That hasn't stopped the pill heads of the South from getting their fix, though. The problem has now j ... 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 >>
LeBron James' latest sneaker line will go where no Nike sneaker has ever gone before: above the $300 price point.James debuted his new kicks in the Olympic's gold medal game, and now Nike has announced they can soon be yours for $315. For comparison, the LeBron 9s sold for only $170.
Instead of a Jersey Shore rerun or Teen Mom marathon, several viewers who tuned into MTV just before midnight caught a scrolling message informing them that their beloved "music" network had been scrapped, triggering an accusatory, billion-dollar he said/she said shouting match between two media ind ... More >>
América TeVe, the little Spanish-language, Hialeah Gardens-based scored a big interview with President Barack Obama, and it's causing a major controversy.Obama told reporter Oscar Haza that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has not posed a "serious national security impact" to America in the past fe ... More >>
Burger King has gone public again, after a one-and-a-half-year stint as a private company. Trading under the ticker symbol BKW, the Miami-based fast-food giant opened today at $14.50 and was recently trading up 7.2 percent at $15.55, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal is part ... More >>
While it's safe to say that every Miamian has a different opinion about what to love about our fair city -- the amazing weather, pristine beaches, exciting nightlife, fine dining -- we will probably agree on one thing: Miami International Airport sucks. Plan on spending an extra few hours on the ... More >>
David Shankbone via Wikimedia CommonsWould you vote for this woman, Florida?The nation is all atwitter over Michele Bachmann. Not only did she thoroughly corn-poll Iowa this past Saturday -- winning the state's straw poll over Smucker's jam spokesman Ron Paul -- but also the congresswoman claimed ... More >>
As a teenager, Zachery Tims was a drug addict who found himself convicted of attempted murder. He then decided to turn to religion, because "God has a greater plan." He eventually founded an Orlando-area mega church. The ending to God's plan for Tims? He was found dead this weekend in a room at t ... More >>
No matter our differences, most Miamians can usually agree on one thing: we hate having to deal with Miami International Airport. Yet, as can be said in many cases, at least we're not New Jersey. Newark Airport has 40 of the nations one hundred most-delayed flights flying into or out of its runwa ... More >>
via PlusBoliviaRene Sanabria helped smuggle 220 lbs of cocaine into Miami.From top drug cop to accused cocaine smuggler. That's the story of Retired Gen. Rene Sanabria. From 2007 to 2008 he ran Bolivia's anti-narcotics police, and since 2009 has been a top adviser to Evo Morales' Interior Minist ... More >>
Agência Brasil via Wikimedia CommonsHugo Chavez: democratically elected, but a supporter of Libyan strongman Muammar GaddafiWhat do Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and Fidel Castro have in common? Berets, cigars, military fatigues, state-controlled economies... Errr... scratch that. This could take ... More >>
Bob Graham, the deal maker?Jon Ausman is a representative for Florida on the Democratic National Committee, and boy does he have a good idea on how to prevent Marco Rubio from winning the senate race. He wants former Governor and Senator Bob Graham to sit down with Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek ... More >>
via SalonBillionaire Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene sure has some interesting friends. Mike Tyson (convicted of rape) was the best man at his wedding. "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fliess (convicted of tax evasion) was a yearlong house guest.Now, it appears he once joined Lindsay Lohan (h ... More >>
Have fun in the Great Indoors at the Small Wonders art show.It's funny to think that rich, fancy folks pay for sweat lodges when all we have to do is step outside for the next 3-4 months. Are you feeling grateful yet? Yeah, us neither. As you'll notice, all of this week's free recs happen indoors ... More >>
Hello, Hello, Baby, you called? I can't hear a thingAfter Charlie Crist announced he'd seek Florida's open senate seat as an independent earlier this week his former party immediately begin trashing him. Oddly, the most powerful democrat in the Senate called to offer his congratulations. The ... More >>
Hugh Macleod stands by his South Beach inspired cartoon.Hugh Macleod is a renaissance man. Cartoonist, artist, blogger, social media marketer and friend of geeks, he's pretty damn good at everything he does, which lately involved an inspirational, no-nonsense advice book on being creative, Ignore ... More >>
An elite private school, a top-drawer law firm, and lots of lewd talk.
via NiteFlirt.comJenny, AKA ObeyME999The email arrived just before lunchtime June 15. In it, a photo showed a tanned nude blonde bending over, underpants around her thighs. With seductive eyes, she gazed at the camera. Below the image was a list of her interests: "Role-playing, cuckolding, slaves, A ... More >>
Janet Napolitano's sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Obama's cabinet.
Little Havana's chess connection vies for the national crown
Latin politics and Miami's filthiest rapper knock 'em dead in Austin
Environmental advocates claim they just want loggers to play by the rules. But Brazilian mahogany barons, local lumber lords, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Port of Miami all want these tree-huggers stopped
For Miami's social elite, high-end galas are high-calorie affairs
Competing fairs are locked in a battle for collectors
A new documentary about Hugo Chavez plays it fast and loose
Gucci will never be the same, and Miami's clothes hounds are growling
Invoking Osama bin Laden and remembering George Zirwas
Fidel is making a list, checking it twice; if you're a Cuban exile, he's going to decide if you've been naughty or nice
Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs
National Scrabble Association
Why did the big oil companies want to put Ron Gregory and other independent operators out of business? That's right, to pad their profits.
Who has a word for every occasion? FIU professor and quotemeister Dario Moreno, of course.
Miami's own Taurus International Firearms is taking aim at the competition
John Cunningham, the man behind Driveways of the Rich and Famous, works his magic in Miami
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As most Bahamians know, grabbing power from the dead is perfectly all right. In fact, it's a great way to land a job!
The true story behind the beach erosion explosion is politics as usual
Just how popular is Juan Luis Guerra? If you have to ask, you haven't been listening.
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