Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate today. No big surprise there. Every member of the Democratic caucus, save for Ted Kennedy who remains ill and could not attend, voted for Sotomayor. That would include, of course, Bill Nelson.While only nine republicans offered their "yays," including ... More >>
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.
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Running for U.S. Senate against Charlie Crist isn't an enviable task, and when you're not even guarenteed to win the primary, it's probably a smart move to get out. That's what state Sen. Dan Gelber (D-Miami Beach) did, and now he has changed lanes and entered the attorney general's race. All he ... More >>
via MyFloridaHouse.govSo today, some guy, literally some random conservative person, calls Marco Rubio the "Cuban Newt Gingrich." And then someone who used to actually work with Gingrich calls Rubio's uphill battle against Charlie Crist "stupid." Matt Towery used to be a political str ... More >>
It's difficult to make the leap directly from the state Senate to a state-wide elected office. But it's not impossible. Lawton Chiles got elected to the US Senate in 1970 by taking a 91 day, 1,003 mile walking trip across Florida. Bob Graham was elected to Governor in 1978 after starting a Workdays ... More >>
It's not that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz-Balart videos on YouTube. This video of him experiencing some sort of Sarah Palin-induced seizuregasm at a John McCain rally has more than 35,000 views (although over half of those were from me). It's just that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz ... More >>
We imagine running the GOP looks exactly like this anyway: wearing a wizard's hat while leading a bunch of racially insensitive white people with children's brains.
The Republican Party has become more or less a parody of itself. Chip Saltsman is running to chair that sinking ship, and as part of ... More >>
We've been criticizing ol' Jebby Bush for positioning his possible run for Senate as an end to the problems of the GOP, and not the end to the problems of America and Florida. Well, along comes Broward Congressman Kendrick Meek, who told the AP that indeed he is considering running for the Senate s ... More >>
Barack Obama continued his pattern of naming just about everyone from the Clinton administration to his cabinet, while simultaneously leaving Latinos out in the cold by picking Shaun Donovan as his secretary of housing and urban development. But hey, that was our Mayor Manny Diaz's fantasy position! ... More >>
I just wanted to share the fact that this image on the right is actually from the Illinois.Gov, and is the single most helpful thing I've ever seen on a government website. [Illinois] Dr. Evan Zimmer, a well known Miami-beach psychiatrist, was arrested on charges of spending $10,000 on prostitutes, ... More >>