This week, the first organized opposition to Florida's looming vote on legalized marijuana has set up shop in Tampa, thanks to a six-figure donation from GOP power player Mel Sembler. To front his new anti-pot PAC, Sembler chose Carlton Turner, a former drug czar for President Ronald Reagan. Unfor ... More >>
As you might have guessed, Miami Heat players are a cast of characters. So when the Heat's Shane Battier asked his teammates to get onstage for a good cause, he didn't have to do much persuading. "It's hard to sell someone on getting onstage and putting themselves out there," Battier said during a ... More >>
LeBron James isn't intimidated by much. The Heat's championship run last season was a testament to that. Though, when the team traveled to the White House today to be honored by President Obama, James seemed pretty starstruck and amazed he was actually being honored at the White House.
Sure, he schmoozes with international leaders, makes billion dollar decisions and hangs with Barack on a daily basis - but Joe Biden still likes a good discount, just like the rest of us. See also: - Ten Reasons Romney Is Too Wimpy an Eater To Be President - Obama Beer? The President's White House ... More >>
As per usual, Florida could play a decisive role in the upcoming presidential election, and at least Conan O'Brien thinks Floridians and Floridians alone can be trusted with deciding the fate of the White House for the next four years. Because, after all, this state is nothing but "a shining example ... More >>
President Barack Obama was just at the University of Miami, so you'd think that his staff could get the name of the school correct. Apparently not. The White House sent out a press release today describing University of Miami president Donna Shalala as "President of Miami University." Miami Uni ... More >>
The Nicaraguan-born, Miami-bred super DJ who runs Slow Roast Records with Kill the Noise, DJ Craze, lives right here in the 305. During the week, at least. On the weekends, he's traveling from Vegas to Manila, doing what it takes to keep massive crowds of party people dancing. Recently, administ ... More >>
We're actually kind of surprised it took this long for someone to appoint Kendrick Meek to something. The White House has announced that it will nominate the former South Florida congressman to a representative position at the United Nations.
Let's face it: With Americans getting portlier by leaps and bounds, we need a President who reflects our food-obsessed values. That's right: It is time again for a fat person to inhabit the White House.It's been almost a century since our last obese leader, William Howard Taft, got stuck in the Whit ... More >>
The South Beach Wine and Food Festival's premiere events have a lot in common with a White House State Dinner -- both are nearly impossible for us average schmucks to get into and both don't release their menus before the event. Take Burger Bash, for instance. On the event page you'll see a listi ... More >>
This morning The Miami Herald ran a very chilling story asking "Is Gov. Rick Scott eyeing White House in 2012?" Amongst the evidence: his infatuation with federal issues, his appearances on Fox News, his apparent rivalry with other possible 2012 candidates, and his repeated attacks on Obama. ... More >>
After escaping major damage from the BP oil spill this year, the people of Florida should breath a sigh of relief that the Obama administration announced today that offshore drilling will be banned in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic coast of Florida for at least the ... More >>
White HouseFirst Lady Michelle Obama is in Miami today, and she wants to educate young children on the importance of a healthy diet.Students at Little Havana's Riverside Elementary will welcome Mrs. Obama and local area chefs at 2 p.m. to discuss what schools are doing to improve cafeteria lunch opt ... More >>
StoliStolichnaya, the famous Russian vodka, is hunting for the next Stoli Original. The theme: "Would You Have a Drink With You?" To win, all you have to do is submit an audition tape online. The public will then vote on which video has the most "flavor." The winner will be announced on December ... More >>
Taint gone: the oil spill is with us for years to come, whether we like it or notYesterday scientists at the University of California, San Francisco published a report on the dangers to humans and wildlife still posed by the gigantic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To the cha ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
One year ago, I traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to watch firsthand as President Barack Obama pledged to close the extrajudicial prison. One year later, these guys are still hanging out by the Caribbean.I was witness to Guantánamo's "final days," I wrote. It seemed like a reasonable thin ... More >>
Local up-and-coming band Juke lays down soulful grooves on its informal new disc.
Obama is so enthusiastic about these products he added an extra r to his first name. It's tough to drive through Liberty City these days without running into President Obama. He's there on the side of Liberty City Elementary, next to the MLK portrait. He's painted on the walls of at least a c ... More >>
There are few rap songs as important to modern culture as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," a rallying cry against political indifference. Well, it's been 20 years since PE's frontman Chuck D helped scare the hell out of white America, and a black man now sits in the Oval Office thanks in large part ... More >>
President Bush will finally leave the White House next week, which means the United States now stands a chance at reversing our reputation as douchebags of the universe. Before departing office, however, Dubya decided he would give the good people of South Florida a little farewell gift: another ba ... More >>
The official White House Christmas tree this year is festooned with ornaments from more than 369 artists chosen by senators and representatives. Conspicuously absent are any ornaments selected by our local dream team of Cuban-American Republicans. Did they not get the memo? Even disgraced sex fiend ... More >>
When Hillary Clinton was the front runner in the race towards the White House, University of Miami's campus was aflutter with rumors that President Donna Shalala might be headed back to Washington. Possibly to extend her lead as longest serving secretary of Health and Human Services. A couple of fan ... More >>
If you thought Sarah Palin was funny, check out November.
Going for the Haitian vote. Lord knows the Democrats are going to have to pull out all of the stops this November to take over the White House and this latest news might help them do it...or it could backfire. According to NME, part-time Miami resident Wyclef Jean along with Kanye West and N.E.R.D ... More >>
In a matter of minutes, TV stations across the nation will be flipped through angrily as General David Petraeus eats up our precious daytime tube-watching with his much-anticipated testimony before Congress on the progress of the Iraq troop surge. You know, the report that president Bush has called ... More >>
"There are plenty of white whores riding poles and collecting dollar bills in G-strings."
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The battle over Homestead is déjà vu all over again