A Florida pool cleaner and a Connecticut Realtor say that they were victims of a scam perpetrated by Donald Trump's seminar-based education program Trump Institute of Boca Raton. Namely, that Trump's deal-making secrets that they were promised, were not delivered. The Trump Institute of Boca Rato ... More >>
Keiser University of Fort Lauderdale hasn't admitted any wrongdoing.But the company/school agreed yesterday to provide free retraining -- and not to mislead prospective students. That is pretty horrible stuff coming from an educational institution.As our feature story showed not along ago, many ... More >>
A lot has been said about the Supreme Court challenge to "Obamacare," the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One thing, though, that's gotten lost in the shuffle is that the case is called Health and Human Services v. Florida -- it was filed by Florida's then-attorney general Bill McCollum, ... More >>
The Republican presidential candidates can figure out a way to disagree on any topic -- we saw last night they could argue about everything from Terri Schiavo to beet sugar -- but there's one thing they all have in common: None of them has any plans to go anywhere near gay rights, and two -- Sant ... More >>
Illustration by Miche RattoWho needs Husseinobamacare?Yesterday, Gov. Rick Scott made a visit to the Palm Beach Post editorial board and predicted that the challenge of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act raised by Florida and 25 other states would win in the U.S. Supreme Court.Argumen ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's office announced yesterday that he's ripping off former Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham's idea of working with Florida's commoners in their workplace.In what Scott is calling "Let's Get to Work" days, he started his first job today at a doughnut joint in Tampa, selling rings of fried d ... More >>
illinoisstate.eduJust days after the U.S. Supreme Court found Arizona's matching-funds campaign law unconstitutional, a Florida federal court judge halted a similar provision in this state.The issue, unsurprisingly, was brought up in a lawsuit by then-candidate Rick Scott, who said his right ... More >>
Michael J. MooneyAntonio Balta has served six years of a 20 year sentence.When the state Clemency Board meets for the final time later this week, the four-person commission might, against better judgment, pardon long-dead rocker Jim Morrison. And the board may look at the case of a condemned Sout ... More >>
"I need your ideas," says Rick Scott, the governor-elect of Florida, in this new YouTube video posted November 17. "We gotta make this the model state. We gotta make this the state that we're the most effective, the best state to do business, the best state for all Floridians. And that's what I'm ... More >>
On Tuesday, Rick Scott, the guy who sent his mom to replace him in a debate, got the green light to grab Floridians by their purse strings. Scott won by a small margin over Alex Sink, who conceded before the final results were in.Well, it seems that even thedailybeast.com has no faith in Rick Sco ... More >>
Sun-SentinelIt's just that kind of day. I've driven over a curb, showed up late, forgotten basic skills, had meetings canceled. Apparently I'm not alone. Behold the spate of awkward news:News 10 truck flips overWhen I entered the courthouse this morning, police cars and news trucks were gathered ... More >>
From BrowardHealth.orgFrank NaskThe pending changes at the North Broward Hospital District have been advertised as a way to make the hospitals more profitable and adaptable in the era after health-care reform. But a far more recent news event may have played a bigger role in the move: Florida's R ... More >>
Rick Scott might be the GOP nominee to become Florida's next governor, but you won't hear much from him. He has skipped out on scheduled debates, rarely gives interviews, and has taken the very unusual move of refusing to sit down with newspaper editorial boards.Luckily, there are plenty of video ... More >>
Photo: Greene4FloridaGreene working the senior crowd during a recent stop at Shelby's in Deerfield Beach.We've had server problems today, but I'm told that they've been mostly resolved, minus the comments field.The most interesting race to watch this evening is in the Republican primary for gover ... More >>
The gubernatorial campaign has been cutting into Rick Scott's time as Lex Luthor.Rick Scott got rich running a huge -- if ultimately fraudulent -- corporation, and now he's begun a campaign for world domination, starting with the Florida governorship. Sounds like Lex Luthor. Looks like Lex L ... More >>
karen ideringWhat's this? One of the guys from Interpol is down at Fort Lauderdale beach today? Which one? Is it an acoustic/unplugged show on the sand? A little beach volleyball? A Joy Division tribute set in the sun? What??
McCollum claims Obama's stealing his material.It's not often that Republicans pounce on a Barack Obama idea to claim it as their own, but this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has a way of creating strange bed partners. After reports surfaced Sunday that Barack Obama was preparing to demand t ... More >>
Photo: wikipedia commonsMcCollumTry tho' he might, Bill McCollum can't shake the scandal over the $120,000 his Attorney General's Office paid to George Alan Rekers, the antigay activist who was outed by New Times writers Penn Bullock and Brandon K. Thorp last week.McCollum tried to pin it on the ... More >>
Your daily tour of the local news:Davie police have arrested two homeless women after they confessed to the murder of Jill Dornbush, who worked at a local McDonald's. The 62-year-old allowed Delia Padron and Lazard Falcon to stay at her home but wouldn't let them use the shower, which led t ... More >>
Miami New TimesA South Florida grow house bust.Lately, we've been looking at the case of Stephen Febonio: The man's body was recovered buried in a freezer at an abandoned Delray Beach marijuana grow house last March. Febonio was owed about $10,000 for some drywall he'd installed at another grow h ... More >>
Let's skim through the headlines for this Tuesday morning in Broward and Palm Beach:Shortly after Scott Rothstein's law firm made a $200,000 donation to the Florida Democratic Party, gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink's chief of staff helped the firm to be placed it in consideration for lucrative ... More >>
Rodriguez: Didn't get the Twitter warning that the Feds were comingIf Florida gang members are using Twitter, the new technology didn't much help Lake Worth MLK member Ricardo Rodriguez. Rodriguez, 24, who lives in a concrete block bungalow decorated with merry Christmas lights at 618 North D Str ... More >>
That's your Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum being all "Don't blame me for breaking the economy" even though the words on the screen say that's exactly what he did. The year was 1999, and McCollum, a congressman at the time, cosponsored this terrible bill that dissolved the separati ... More >>
Flickr: Hasner on the MoveLamberti, Lieberman, Hasner, and Bogdanoff: They all got Rothstein $$.At the Florida Secretary of State database, you can call up a list of the Florida politicians who accepted campaign contributions from embattled attorney Scott Rothstein. Long, isn't it? Mind you, that ... More >>
Everyone expected that Charles Bronson, commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, would opt out of the race for governor. The only suspense was whether Bronson would fire a parting shot at Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer. And... yep!doacs.state.fl.usCha ... More >>
Flickr User: drewanteyeTill recently, every poll for the 2010 Florida election was filled with "ifs." If Crist runs for Senate will you vote for him? If Alex Sink runs for governor, will you vote for her? With the flurry of campaign announcements the last few weeks, the new poll from Mason-Dixon is ... More >>
Among the many and varied indulgences that South Floridians must forgo in this era of financial dieting, the least of them, I would guess, is junk mail. Like the piece pictured at the left from Congressman Ron Klein, the Fort Lauderdale Democrat.Not that people in Klein's district aren't interested ... More >>
This blog has neglected the 2010 mid-term elections that are only 18 (eighteen!!) months away. It is the longest game of musical chairs. Ever.In the race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, Kendrick Meek has surged to frontrunner status, raising $1.8 million in the first quarter -- roughl ... More >>
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Kendrick Meek, of Miami,continues to tear up the fund-raising circuit -- an article in today's Roll Call says Meek will report $1.5 million in campaign dollars in the year's first quarter, which ended March 31. His primary competition for that nomination, Florida ... More >>
fldfs.govAlex SinkState Republicans are accusing Florida CFO and likely gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink of placing politics before the safety of children who'd be victimized by sexual predators.Last week, Sink demanded that Attorney General Bill McCollum explain why he gave a no-bid contract to hi ... More >>
With Charlie Crist looking more and more like the 2010 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, there's been an uptick in intensity between the pair who might be the finalists in a race to replace him.The Florida Democrats think they've gotten some traction by tweaking Republicans for waste. Some of thei ... More >>
With Americans stressing about the economy, politicians at every level are either skimping on the usual luxuries that come with elected office, or pillorying their rivals for failing to do so. But mostly, they're trying to do both.The Obama administration, which staged a bargain basement inauguratio ... More >>
Hace ocho años, alquien mató a Al Sicherer. Sigue la busqueda de su asesino.
A brutal and mysterious murder opens a Pandora's box of DNA privacy.
Man, I turn my head for one day (to work on some print edition goodies) and all hell breaks loose in that 2010 Senate race. Democratic Rep. Allen Boyd is out. Democratic State Sen. Dan Gelber is in. Attorney General Bill McCollum is out. It's such a free-for-all that even Tampa's Democratic mayor is ... More >>
Yep, while nobody (except maybe the unsleeping eye of Anthony Man) was watching, Dr. Marion Thorpe announced that he would be proud to serve Florida in the U.S. Senate. That declaration didn't make much of a splash. Hell, the Quinniapac poll released last week didn't even bother factoring Thorpe, th ... More >>
McCollum (left) and Crist are the frontrunners.The Quinniapac University Bobcats cannot wait for us Floridians to pick our own U.S. Senator in 2010. Besides, Florida will probably have its votes stripped by Howard Dean again, anyway. So Quinniapac staged the election for us and... hello, U.S. Senato ... More >>
Another in the long tradition of Broward elephants posing as donkeys.
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher has been linked to the shady insurance firm for almost a decade
Bill Scherer's fall from grace is a clear sign from Jeb that he's chosen a successor
He's raised a lot of money in his bid for the Senate, but from whom?
The web sure didn't ignore the Foley-is-gay story
Conservative coverage in the Senate and in the bar
A public seminar on the evils of marijuana. An activist claiming pot saved his life. Someone was arrested.