U.S. Senate

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    March 14, 2014

    Venezuela's Maduro Blames Marco Rubio and the "Miami Lobby" for Protests

    Protests have rumbled through President Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela for the past month, but in a televised press conference today, Hugo Chavez's successor seemed more concerned with what was going on in Miami and Washington, D.C. Maduro singled out Senator Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinene ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    October 30, 2012

    Connie Mack Predicts Connie Mack Will Win Senate Race

    So, despite the Real Clear Politics polling average having Connie Mack trailing by six points, and despite Five Thirty Eight giving Connie Mack a one percent chance of winning, and despite the fact not a single newspaper endorsed his candidacy, Connie Mack today has made a bold prediction that Conni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at These Five Miami Restaurants

    There are so many spirits in the world, most of which bring to mind the country of origin. There's Scotch, which invokes the misty highlands of Scotland. Vodka brings to mind cold, crisp nights in Russia and Sweden, and tequila reminds us of sun-filled Mexican beaches and wind-swept deserts. And the ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Charlie Crist Says Obama "Saved Florida": Republicans Fume, Democrats Shrug

    Last night, Charlie Crist completed his nasty two-year break-up with conservatives. When he strolled onto the DNC set in Charlotte, the Republican establishment he once belonged to collectively winced. Then it watched the former Florida governor openly praise President Barack Obama."But even as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Sofia Vergara Will Never Be Florida's First Lady

    Bad news, you guys: it appears the chances that Sofia Vergara will ever be Florida's first lady have dwindled. "Wait," you ask, "there was a serious chance Sofia Vergara could have been the first lady of Florida?"Well, she was dating Nick Loeb, some rich guy from a powerful and politically connected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Connie Mack Gets Called "Charlie Sheen of Florida Politics" by George LeMieux

    According to polls Rep. Connie Mack IV is currently "#Winning!" when it comes to Florida's Republican Senate primary, but his campaign has hit quite a few snags this week. Sensing an opportunity to pounce, Mack's last serious remaining challenger, ex-Senator George LeMieux, called Mack the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Do Florida Democrats Have a Hispanic Outreach Problem?

    ​Democrats in Florida have a huge registered voter advantage over Republicans, but you couldn't tell that by looking at the leadership in Tallahassee and the Republican super majorities in both house of the state legislature. There's a few reasons for that situation (including the Republican-contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Marco Rubio Promises He Won't Be GOP VP Candidate in 2012

    ​Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has said time and time again he won't run for president in 2012, and while he hadn't exactly been stoking the flames, he had left the door just a crack open that he'd perhaps consider running for vice president. Well, yesterday he shut that door, announcing on Meet th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Being Courted to Run for Senate

    ​Last time Sen. John Cornyn, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, tried to recruit someone from Florida to run for U.S. Senate, he chose Charlie Crist, and we all know that didn't work out so well. Now, for 2012, he's going after another Republican with possible cross-pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    You Can Now Buy Mike Haridopolos' Crappy Book for $9.99 on Your Kindle

    ​So, this weekend the Associated Press published a story on some crappy book Florida Senate President and likely US Senate candidate Mike Haridopolos got $152,000 in taxpayer money from Brevard Community College to write. Besides being of questionable quality, only one copy of the book existed. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Is Rick Scott Preparing to Screw Teacher and Police Pension Plans to Plug Budget?

    ​Funny how though Tallahassee has been in the death grip of complete Republican control for more than a decade, the state still finds itself year after year with billion dollar budget holes to close. In order to shore up this year's $3.6 billion shortfall Gov. Rick Scott, several Republican politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Sore Loser Maurice Ferré Endorses Rick Scott To Spite Dems

    Maurice Ferré, who 25 years ago was the mayor of the City of Miami, thinks he didn't get a fair shake in his long shot run for Senate in the Democratic primary. Somehow he's claiming this is "an insult to every Hispanic voter in our state." So what does he do to get back at the Democratic party? He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ads in Attorney General Race are the Best Legal Drama on TV

    ​Republican Attorney General candidate Pam Bondi's latest campaign ad is pretty damn good. Actually we're not sure if it would work better as an actual campaign ad or a trailer for an upcoming CBS legal drama. It's pure Hollywood, with stirring string music, ominous sound effects, and a spooky sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Miami Herald Losing Chief Political Reporter Beth Reinhard To National Journal

    via Naked Politics​Bad news for the Miami Herald: its top political reporter, Beth Reinhard, is heading to D.C. to write for the National Journal magazine. Reinhard, a South Florida native who has been with the Herald since 1998, will be the Journal's new chief political correspondent.The only goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Sofia Vergara Will Be First Lady of Florida One Day, Apparently

    ​If a man is dating Modern Family star and Colombian bombshell Sofia Vergara, what more could he possibly want out of life? Well, according to Page Six, the man who is currently dating Vergara, Nicholas Loeb, one day wants to be Governor of Florida. As the gossip column is quick to point out, that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Election Day Races to Keep an Eye On

    Will Bill McCollum and Kendrick Meek hold back the two millionaire candidates? Will Miami ​Mayor Tomas Regalado's blossoming political machine get his daughter a seat on the Miami-Dade School Board? Will Dorrin Rolle survive his scandalous year to win another term to the county commission? Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    State Reps Juan Zapata and Esteban Bovo Slam Arizona Immigration Law

    via myfloridahouse.govRep. Juan C. Zapata, the first Colombian-American in Tally, pledged to fight Arizona-style reform.​While Bill McCollum and Rick Scott tussle daily on the airwaves over who will be meaner to immigrants, a diverse group of state leaders -- including Tallahassee's first Colombia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Obama Visits Miami Today to Stump for Sink, Snap $10,000 photos

    Pete Souza, White House BlogObama just can't get enough of Florida. Must be the fumes coming off our nice, oily ocean.​A day after ex-prez Bill Clinton turned on the smiles for US Senate-hopeful Kendrick Meek, none other than President Obama himself is set to visit Miami today to stump for the Dem ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    August 3, 2010

    Rick Scott and Bill McCollum Are Florida's Grand Wizards

    ​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 claims Democrats are missing in action in the governor's race.The Democratic Party is out of sight and out of mind in the ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 13, 2010

    Crist Ad Surfaces on White Pride Site

    ​"We created this civilization -- by 'we,' I mean the whites." So says Gordon Baum, the CEO of the Council of Conservative Citizens -- the CCC, for short. "Our local chapters would probably support a referendum to ban inter-racial marriage, I would speculate," he says in a New Times interview. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Betrayal: Sen. George LeMieux Says He'll Support Rubio over Crist

    ​Talk about betrayal! Sen. George LeMieux says the he'll support the Republican nominee over his old friend Charlie Crist: "I will support our Republican nominee and will continue to do everything I can both in Florida and across the country to increase the number of Republicans in the United ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Rudy Moise's Campaign Hits a New Low

    Rudy Moise is campaigning for U.S. Congress​Rudy Moise must be desperate for cash to finance his political campaign. The Haitian physician is running for the U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Kendrick Meek, who is running for the Democratic Party's nomination in the U.S. Senate race.This af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Marco Rubio for President in 2012 Talk Begins

    ​Marco Rubio may be well ahead in the polls, but he hasn't even won the GOP nominations for Senate yet, let alone the actual general election. That hasn't stopped one conservative columnist with a prominent Rubio-induced rager from talking up the Miami lad as a 2012 presidential contender."I belie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Spence-Jones to Miami Herald: I Did Not Compare Myself to MLK

    Michelle Spence-Jones is not taking her latest suspension from the Miami City Commission quietly.The District 5 commissioner has taken aim at her two biggest adversaries -- Gov. Charlie Crist, who suspended her again yesterday, and the Miami Herald, which has oft criticized her attempts to keep her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Maurice Ferre Officially Enters Senate Race

    If you asked us a few months ago which Miami mayor would make a Senate run, we would have guessed Manny Diaz. Boy, would we have been wrong. Maurice Ferre, who was mayor from 1973 to 1985, has officially thrown his hat into the ring to challenge Kendrick Meek in the Democratic primary.Ferre promised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Even Blagojevich Criticizes Crist's Senate Pick

    Rod Blagojevich criticizing anyone for making a shady appointment to a Senate seat is sort of like Kanye West chastising someone for awards-show misbehavior. But then again, egomaniacs aren't really that self-aware. Blago went on Fox and Friends this morning to pimp his upcoming book and argue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Ted Kennedy: A South Florida (Not So) Elegy

    ​Okay, I acknowledge Ted Kennedy did great things in the US Senate. He was a leader and a charmer.Health care would probably be done by now if he hadn't suffered, then died last night, from a brain tumor. But, like everybody else, he showed his dirty side down here in the subtropics. Back in 1 ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Dan Webster Added to Senate Shortlist

    Charlie Crist has added former state legislator Dan Webster to his ever-growing shortlist of possible Senate appointees. The Central Florida political vet has already said he'd be open to the job, because "it would be prety cool." Webster served in the Florida House for 18 years and became ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Lincoln Diaz-Balart Won't Pursue Senate Seat

    Lincoln Diaz-BalartRep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart has announced he won't pursue Mel Martinez's open Senate seat. Gov. Charlie Crist had sent Diaz-Balart an application of sorts for the job. His announcement also puts to rest any crazy political musical chairs rumors his open House seat could have set off. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Marco Rubio Gets Support of the Dick Armey

    I know it's so easy to make fun of Dick Armey's name (Vagina Coastguard, thanks Family Guy), that even Dick Armey has done it himself. Dave Barry, of all people, once asked Armey if that was really his name. "Yes, I am Dick Armey. And if there is a dick army, Barney Frank would want to join up," ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2009

    Marco Rubio Takes a Swipe at Sonia Sotomayor

    Wing-nut Cuban-American criticizes first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

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    April 3, 2009

    Hot New Senate Campaign Gimmick Alert: Petitions!

    These dang Florida Democrats can't seem to run for Senate without some sort of campaign gimmick. Lawton Chiles had his walk, Bob Graham had working days, and Dan Gelber is undertaking 100 days of public service. Rep. Kendrick Meek might be leading in fundraising, but he is totally losing in the gimm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Senate 2010: Who Is Winning The Netroots So Far?

    Oh, we know, we know, it's so early in the campaign, but with State Senator and US Senate Candidate Dan Gelber's announcement today that he'll Twitter his way through the 60 day legislative session up in Tallahassee, we decided to role out a feature we've been toying with for a while. So new is it t ... More >>

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    October 14, 2004
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    September 23, 2004


    The federal ban on assault weapons never worked, as Miami-Dade Police Ofcr. Keenya Hubert painfully learned

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    August 19, 2004


    There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.

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    April 22, 2004

    Welcome to Fabulous Tallahassee

    Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night

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    April 15, 2004
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    May 17, 2001
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    November 30, 2000

    The Untold Story

    Guess who's coming to vote? Guess again.

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    December 10, 1998
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    February 26, 1998

    Flying High

    Before heading off to Washington for confirmation as Secretary of the Air Force, State Sen. Daryl Jones got involved in one last bond deal. The money was very good, but the backwash could be very bad.

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    December 5, 1996
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    March 30, 1994
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    June 16, 1993

    Death and Profits

    When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.

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