After getting busted for cocaine possession and doing a stint at an outpatient rehab facility, Southwest Florida congressman Trey Radel is back to work on Capitol Hill as if nothing happened. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, a well-known and often outspoken Republican figure in Radel's district, how ... More >>
"There are a million arguments as to why Mitt Romney lost the election...," writes Luis Gonzalez over at Miami's favorite right wing blog, Babalu Blog.Well, you could certainly say that."But everything boils down to one simple fact...," he continues.Uh, huh, and what would that be exactly? "We have ... More >>
As the fifth day of early voting gets underway, the Florida Division of Elections says Democrats have opened a significant lead over Republicans in total ballots cast, by a 48,600 margin. Overall, Democrats have 118,000 more early votes than the GOP. With the Nov. 6 election five days away, 30 perce ... More >>
In the desperate fight to snag Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade -- a battle that could easily swing Florida, and thus the presidency -- Romney's campaign has decided to pull out the oldest trick in the GOP handbook: Tying Obama to Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.It's ridiculous, of course, bu ... More >>
When Mitt Romney pledged to "stop the subsidy to PBS" and save the country $445 million dollars annually (or 0.012 percent of the federal budget), the GOP presidential candidate also inadvertently vowed to jeopardize broad, primetime access to previously recorded live indie music. Forget Sesame St ... More >>
Despite speculation that Mitt Romney got a bad spray tan or even purposely tried to make his skin darker during a recent Univision forum held at the University of Miami, the truth appears to be a bit less devious. According to ABC News/Univision, the makeup artist on hand that night just went a litt ... More >>
Mitt Romney has enlisted Marco Rubio in his efforts to reach out to Latino voters, and the Florida senator recently cut two ads for the campaign in both English and Spanish. TBS late night talk show host Conan O'Brien spoofed the Spanish ad last night by cutting it up with ridiculous scenes from tel ... More >>
He lost "M.J. at Summer Jam" to propofol, but Jay-Z still has "Obama on the text" to keep him company. In fact, they hung out last night. President Barack Obama spent part of the evening with celebrity superfriends Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and about 100 guests of their guests at a $40,000-per-person fun ... More >>
Mitt Romney, the least Hispanic person ever, really, really wishes he was actually Hispanic. Yes, the man who has accidentally quoted Fidel Castro and flubbed Cuban slang for lady parts thinks that if he was of Mexican decent, he'd have an easier time beating Barack Obama.
National polls are showing that President Barack Obama definitely sustained a significant post-convention bounce after last week's DNC, but what about ol' Mitt Romney? One would figure that by virtue of hosting the Republican National Convention right here in Florida, that the GOP candidate would at ... More >>
Yesterday, New Times' correspondent Victor Gonzalez caught up with none other than former GOP presidential hopefuls (and, hence, rivals) Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann. The primary battle apparently didn't come between their friendship, because the two caressed each others' Republican backs with ... More >>
Rayzor is the kind of comedian who doesn't suffer fools lightly. Especially not fool-ass Republicans who are contemptuous of women's rights to control their own reproductive health. "The thing I will say about those Republicans," he tells Crossfade, "is that they let us know. I just recently learne ... More >>
Hey, the Florida unemployment numbers are in for July, and -- oh no! What's this? A rise? We haven't seen one of these in 12 months.Yes, Florida's unemployment rate rose from 8.6 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July, the first increase after a steady stream of declines in the past 12 months.
Who is Justin Lamar Sternad? The local Democratic establishment doesn't seem to know, but he is running in the District 26 Democratic primary for the chance to take on controversial Republican Congressman David Rivera. Though, Sternad has nothing bad to say about Rivera. Oddly, he's using right-wing ... More >>
Florida is once again shaping up to be the biggest battleground of the 2012 election, and many election prognosticators have pointed out it's would be nearly impossible for President Barack Obama to win Florida and still lose the general election. Though a poll in May showed Mitt Romney with a six p ... More >>
See also "Best of the Best 2012: A Five-Part Guide" -- plus "Memorial Day 2012: Fifteen Best Rap Parties in Miami and South Beach." He's socially conscious, believes Mitt Romney doesn't stand a chance against Barack Obama in the general election, and would totally buy Facebook stock despite its sl ... More >>
Most polls of Florida voters taken in the past few months have shown President Barack Obama with a slim but definite lead over Mitt Romney, but now that Romney is all but the official nominee it seems that he's now taken the slimmest of leads in the Sunshine State according to the latest Quinnipiac ... More >>
Well, at least one prominent Republican doesn't want Marco Rubio running as the party's VP candidate. Always polarizing pundit Ann Coulter was on ABC's "This Week" yesterday, and she said that picking the exciting but still unproven Rubio would be a "mistake."
Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr., the Miami man arrested for making online threats to kill President Barack Obama while he spoke at the University of Miami last week, has a large internet footprint. Serrapio went by the stage name of "Jay Valor" online, and fronted a local bar band known as the Jay Va ... More >>
Miami-area superstrippers Tip Drill and Skrawberry are on a guerrilla campaign to educate the world about their naked debauchery. First, they stole the show at a South Beach filming of MSNBC's Morning Joe. Then they broke down the Republican primary field for Riptide, and we can no longer thin ... More >>
Mitt Romney has got his groove back.Earlier this week, polls showed Newt Gingrich firmly in control of the Florida primary with a lead of as many as nine points. Then it became a virtual tie. Now two major polls show Romney is once again ahead of the former House speaker just days ... More >>
In the race for the White House, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich don't seem to have a problem taking money from corporate pirates accused of breaking the law to maximize their profits. Romney has collected at least $100,000 from a Miami-based investment fund that owns run down apartment buildings i ... More >>
Last week, it seemed that Mitt Romney was poised to continue sweeping primary states. He was ahead in Florida by double digits, and a win in our January 31st primary would have all but cemented his status as the presumptive Republican nominee. Though, in the grand tradition of this wacky primary ... More >>
George W. Bush has remained relatively quiet throughout the Republican primary race. That's not unusual for former presidents, and, perhaps, most candidates may not have been rushing for his support anyway. But it seems that none of the current candidates were Bush's favorites. He much would have ... More >>
A political action committee opposing Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich just bought $3.6 million in Florida TV advertisements, according to the New York Times, and it appears the best response Gingrich can muster is something along the lines of, "Hey guys, knock it off. Th ... More >>
Turns out Xavier Suarez and Joe Carollo can actually agree on something: they like Newt Gingrich. They've both been announced as members of Gingrich's Florida Steering Committee. Then again, it only makes sense that two guys who saw their political careers take embarrassing stumbles in the '90s w ... More >>
Rick Perry's ridiculous anti-gay ad has started a political whirlwind that has resulted in the outing of Tony Fabrizio, a top Republican pollster who's currently working for Perry, and in the past has worked for Gov. Rick Scott and, interestingly, gay rights groups.The revelation, or at least acc ... More >>
The race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination has barely just begun, and Florida has already seen numerous visits from moderate candidates such as Romney, Pawlenty, and Huntsman, but the candidates further to the right haven't made their presence known here. That's about to change when Michel ... More >>
Mittens in guayabera. Back in 2008, Mitt Romney came in second place to John McCain in Florida's GOP primary, a loss that signaled the beginning of the end for his campaign. Perhaps though the Sunshine State could prove warmer to Romney's presidential hopes a second time around. A new poll from M ... More >>
Gwen Ifills The Breakthrough breaks through just in time.
Here is Sen. Mel Martinez's first interview after announcing he won't seek reelection. It was conducted by Republican Lobbyist, and former Jeb advisor Justin Sayfie, for his internet computer website The Sayfie Review. The Herald's Beth Reinhard has already noted just how great it is for newspape ... More >>
Ce n'est pas le même.
In this political season, Miami's high-profile campaign contributors favor Republicans and Democrats