Former Obama official George Sheldon defeated his primary opponent for the right to take on Pam Bondi for the state attorney general last night. And Bondi wasted no time in calling him up and challenging the man to a debate. Sheldon's win was pretty overwhelming, taking more than 60 percent of the ... More >>
The Tallahassee Police Department screwed up the Jameis Winston rape case. This, according to Winston's accuser, who is now asking Gov. Rick Scott's office to open an internal investigation of the Tallahassee PD. According to a report from TMZ, the accuser's attorney, Patricia Carroll, says that th ... More >>
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 >>
GOPers sure do love them death penalty executions. Especially here in Florida. Except, of course, when they get in the way of fundraisers, like one did for State Attorney General Pam Bondi. The state was set to execute Marshall Lee Gore on Monday for the 1988 raping, strangling, and stabbing of 30 ... More >>
Ameen Najjar, the guy whom the NCAA hired as their director of enforcement, wrote a letter on behalf of convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro days before he was sentenced in 2011, suggesting that having Shapiro on the payroll would be swell. Whoops. See also: -Sen. Joe Abruzzo Asks Florida Attor ... More >>
NCAA President Mark Emmert is not having such a hot week. See also: -University of Miami Scandal: Sen. Joe Abruzzo Asks Florida Attorney General to Investigate the NCAA First, there was state senator Joe Abruzzo sending the attorney general a letter to investigate the NCAA's shenanigans in their U ... More >>
We weren't the only ones to post criticism of for-profit colleges this week (see the news item: "For-Profit Colleges Cheat Students and Get Away With It").U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin has released a scathing report that criticizes the for-profit education industry, echoing many complaints that surfaced in a ... More >>
This week's feature is on two investigators who were kicked out of the Attorney General's Office a year ago but keep trying to uncover foreclosure fraud however they can.In late 2010, robo-signing was just making it to the public consciousness, a sign of our economic downfall in which overworked emp ... More >>
One day in November, June Clarkson stepped out her front door in Hollywood to see a Local 10 news van parked outside. They were filming a public-nuisance story on the property next door to hers, which had been in foreclosure for around two years and was now covered with unsightly, invasive air-p ... More >>
This week's issue includes a four-story special report from Village Voice Media about SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law that both casts criminal suspicion on anyone who looks Latino and transforms local law enforcement officers into immigration investigators. It's featured nationally because it i ... More >>
The Broward-based 1-800-411-PAIN Referral Service and other companies that solicit clients who have been in car accidents got a legislative kick in the knees Friday, but they are still standing.A bill designed to cut down on personal injury protection (PIP) insurance fraud passed the state Senate ... More >>
Florida Attorney GeneralYou really think justice is colorblind, Ms. Bondi?The Florida Clemency Board's decision last week to reinstate an archaic felon voting ban has set off a storm of protest. The new rule, which requires nonviolent felons to wait five years after completing their sentences to ... More >>
David J. Stern, whose law firm is under investigation for foreclosure fraud.The latest round of layoffs at DJSP Enterprises, the foreclosure processing company for the law offices of David J. Stern, could add fuel to a class action case against DJSP and Stern, according to a lawyer for the compan ... More >>
Let's start this thing off with a couple of blog votes. On Amendments 5 and 6, it's pretty easy: If you like gerrymandering, vote against them. As for me, it's a yes vote on these two. On the judicial race between John Fry and John Howes for County Court Judge in District 1, I've made a decision. T ... More >>
-- Remember those shady attack ads aimed at Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber accusing him of being "toxic to Jewish education"? Pam Bondi Campaign Gelber and Bondi at last night's Univision debate.Initially, it didn't appear that Gelber's opponent, Pam Bondi, ... More >>
Sometimes negative campaigning lives up to its bad name. The weekend attack on Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber is a perfect example of the kind of sleazy negative campaigning that should make your skin crawl. In the ads sent out this week ... More >>
This photo of Gov. Charlie Crist and Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter could be a classic someday. They look so darned happy. Inside see more.
Time to talk about Amendment 8 real quick. Vote for it. Amendment 8 is the one that is going to give Florida school boards a little more flexibility on class sizes that were mandated by the 2002 class-size amendment. Since then the legislature has appropriated about $18 billion to fund tha ... More >>
FlickrE-cigarettes are in the strange position of suing to prove they're a tobacco product.A Weston-based company called Smoking Everywhere wanted an executive who could go to battle against the FDA and U.S. Customs, which had teamed up to ban the import of e-cigarettes. But by hiring Ray Story i ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeMarksAs scam artists go, Gina Marks is maddeningly persistent. The 37-year-old from Hollywood has been busted before for what Broward Sheriff's Office calls "gypsy" crimes. Last May she was convicted of felony fraud, but she received only probation, which paved the ... More >>
Flickr: simplelogikThat's the kind of arsenal you need to get a jaw-full of Florida corruptionThe political scandals in Broward County have roused the Florida Commission on Ethics from its comatose state. An outfit derided as "toothless" is asking the Florida Legislature to give it a new set of c ... More >>
OK, so it's not nearly as goofy as the WPLG video I mentioned in the Morning Juice, but this one has a better backstory. Cynthia Muir, a spokeswoman for the Public Services Commission, is already in hot water over sharing BlackBerry PINs with an FPL lobbyist -- one of the reports being looked at in ... More >>
The Democrats' side of the Florida Attorney General race, between Sens. Dave Aronberg and Dan Gelber can feel like a meeting of the Mutual Admiration Society. But it's just not healthy to be always so measured and tactful, which is why it must have felt good for Gelber to wind up and then tee off on ... More >>
The researcher who discovered the possible life-extending powers of resveratrol sold his company for $780 million, which probably means he doesn't need to sell his endorsement to a company called FWM Laboratories that operates out of a shabby industrial neighborhood near I-95 between Stirling and ... More >>
Flickr user: UN1SONAronberg (pictured) may have found a pinata for his AG's campaignSen. Dave Aronberg from Greenacres has convinced the Florida Department of Transportation to abandon its practice of awarding automatic annual raises to private contractors, and now the Florida Attorney General ca ... More >>
Hanukkah Tastes Better on Rye Shalom, and welcome to the first Hanukkah-themed edition of the Morning Juice. If you're Jewish like me, then you know that you celebrate Hanukkah only because of its proximity to Christmas and you'd feel like you had no reason at all to take next Thursday off if not f ... More >>
Where's Pemble? So the St. Pete Times finally admits it: We don't know a damn thing about Charlie Crist. The newspaper's political editor, Adam C. Smith, writes in today's newspaper that Crist is a "mystery": "Who is Governor-elect Crist? He's a national figure without any real identity, a winne ... More >>
Sworn testimony backs up claims that Bruce Jordan boasted of his affair with Charlie Crist.
Sworn testimony backs up claims that Bruce Jordan boasted of his affair with Charlie Crist.
Issues, Indeed It's unbelievable to me that our PBS affiliate, Channel 2, is keeping known propagandist and Republican hack Helen Ferre as host of the supposedly thoughtful and independent Issues political show. The first segment of the show tonight was on the Foley scandal and all the woman talke ... More >>
We objected to John Canada's abuse of power. But the state didn't.
A compromise to widen A1A could kill
Is the North Broward Hospital District playing a shell game with tax dollars?
A fishy hired gun of an economist endorses the hospital district's $100 million taxpayer rip-off
A problem that marred the 2000 ballot is back
Getting down and dirty with Broward's school janitors
Ken Jenne's department helped convict the wrong man. Why won't he and Jeb Bush admit it?
Slammin' Sammy keeps hitting, but his Broward County foundation whiffs
Nova's medicine man and Hollywood's deserted eateries
Supplied by Rexall Showcase of Boca Raton, doctors and other distributors are pitching alternative forms of medicine that may not work in ways that may not be legal
Former love doctor Fred Shotz is determined to make every sports venue in South Florida handicapped-accessible
South Florida is at the heart of the internet gambling boom -- and of the war to stop it