Look, ya gotta hand it to Marco Rubio. The young, conservative senator from Florida choked -- literally and figuratively -- while on national live television during the Republican response to the State of the Union address.The senator appeared sweaty and flustered before reaching for a bottle of wat ... More >>
The political world has come down with a crippling case of Rubio-mania. A junior member of the glee club United States Senate, Marco Rubio is Latino, has Tea Partiers in his pocket, and represents Florida, the most important state in the 2012 presidential election. Name him as Mitt Romney's veep, th ... More >>
Ave Maria University -- the much-troubled, uber-Catholic institution near Naples -- is suing the Obama administration over its rule requiring health plans to cover free contraception."It is a sad day when an American citizen or organization has no choice but to sue its own government in order to exe ... More >>
photo by Gage via Wikimedia CommonsOut on the campaign trail, Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich hasn't shown a ton of empathy toward the millions going through foreclosures. But maybe his new Florida campaign chief can change his tune with his own personal story of housing hell.Fo ... More >>
Adam Hasner is banking heavily on Tea Party support in his quest to secure the Republican nomination to take on Bill Nelson in 2012, but in a fundraising letter today he unleashed a very angry rant against another group of political protesters. Hasner pulled no punches in attacking, and in many c ... More >>
Rep. Paul Ryan's Republican budget plan, which among other things essentially replaces Medicare with a voucher program, is shaping up to a be big issue in the 2012 election, and one would expect any candidate, especially running for a Federal legislative office, to have an opinion on it. Flor ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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, who lost in Tuesday's mayoral election, lets voters explain why they chose him.I raised only $12,000 ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 -- who is a candidate to replace more-boring-than-bread-pudding ex-Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez -- explains why a reru ... More >>
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
via Bobbiebean.comOutsider Senate candidate Bobbie Bean on his melon farm near Sebring.Yesterday Riptide had some fun with Bobbie Bean, the mallet-waving, melon-farming outsider Senate candidate who snagged a spot on the ballot above Gov. Charlie Crist. Bean hadn't returned our call, so we didn't ... More >>
Just days after The Wall Street Journal was floating severely under-sourced rumors that Kendrick Meek may be forced out of the senate race by his own party, President Obama has recorded a strongly worded radio ad for the Democratic candidate. It may be a little late in the game, but it should put ... More >>
Democratic Senate Candidate Kendrick Meek has declined the endorsement of influential environmental group the Sierra Club by basically claiming that he's greener than them. What's got Meek so mad? Well, the group made a joint endorsement throwing their support behind Charlie Crist as well.
kendrickmeek.comMeek on Election DayKendrick Meek will not miss Jeff Greene. Like that guy at your party who shows up uninvited, plays Kelly Clarkson so loud the cops come, and then bolts before you're handed a noise violation, Greene has been a major headache.But Meek will miss Greene's money. T ... More >>
The Miami Herald recommends the fiscally irresponsible duo, Joe Celestin and Kevin BurnsWith the primary election six days away, undecided voters usually turn to the Miami Herald's editorial board to help them decide who is the best candidate for the job. Unfortunately, Miami's only daily failed ... More >>
Gerald Posner, Miami Beach author and admitted plagiarist, announced today that he's hired a lawyer to defend him against Miami New Times' stories about his literary thefts. photo by Bill CookeHis choice of attorney is turning some heads in New York: Mark Lane is famous for authoring -- alm ... More >>
Jeb Bush left office four years ago, but Associated Press writer Martin Merzer thinks he may still be in charge of the state -- or at the very least still the most influential voice in the governing Republican party."He's become a legislative Wizard of Oz -- thunder and lightning and pulling the ... More >>
The owners of Florida's NASCAR-hosting speedways prefer Charlie Crist to Kendrick Meek and Marco. RubioNews that Rep. Kendrick Meek is sponsoring NASCAR driver Mike Wallace's car in this weekend's Daytona 500, as well as being part of Wallace's pit crew, had Banana Republican scratching his peel. ... More >>
It's too late to stop the pythons. The real question is, what's next?
Zoophiles love and have sex with animals. Will the world ever accept them?
Janet Napolitano's sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Obama's cabinet.
Watch for Frank Rollason to emerge from the slime
Ecstasy swoons on the radio, plus pimp documentation and flag desecration
A store owner is too Christian to serve a gay couple
What is the sound of no phone ringing?
Shock jocks, Lincoln Road obstructions, patriots gay and straight
Still feisty after all these years, Carl Hiaasen unloads on Miami politics and corporate journalism
Cheating is bad, says the simplistic Emperor's Club
Put away those glow sticks -- rave culture needs electro-shock therapy
Hip hip hooray. The Homestead airport is dead. For now, at least.
On the eve of its permanent disfigurement, the Miami Circle unleashed its mysterious powers of survival
Miami-Dade's Democratic Party is a shambles. Blame Joe Geller, candidate and chairman.
South Florida philanthropist Richard Bronson built his fortune on the shady side of Wall Street
During the Forties and Fifties, Mel Richard fought organized crime's incursion into Miami Beach. He's still crusading.
Jim Dougherty exposed insurance fraud for Lloyd's of London -- until they concluded the Miami Beach lawyer had overbilled them by millions. Now the U.S. attorney is involved and things have turned very ugly, indeed.