When you think Don King, you immediately think: Tiny American flags, boxing, flash, crazy-ass hair, and pizzazz (and let's face it, how often does something conjure up "pizzaz" just by looking at it?) But lately, the sheen on the Don (or is it The King?) has begun to wear out, as pointed out by our ... More >>
With Republicans foundering amid fiscal-cliff apoplexy and John Boehner looking more bewildered by the day, Marco Rubio, in a sharp departure from earlier hard-line immigration positions, said yesterday he's in favor of a pathway to citizenship. Wait, wait, wait. Actually, what he said was: "The b ... More >>
Commie Hunter, master conspiracy theorist, and Romance novelist Allen West went on Fox & Friends this morning and accused the Florida Democrats of "nefarious actions" when it comes to all this "asking for an extra day to vote in early voting" fiasco. "[I] think you're starting to see some nefa ... More >>
Things are not going so hot for one Mittington Willard Mitt Romnom Dog Torturer Mittbot RoboRomney Romney down here in Florida. He's trailing in polls, and old people hate his running mate. Ah! But guess who's back-back, back again? That's right. Betty Douglas -- Paul Ryan's Enthusiastically Wavin ... More >>
What's this? An Obama Done Coddled the Terrorists and Apologizes to Them All the Time party? And Allen West wasn't invited? No, wait. There he is. With Mitt Romney leading the way and attacking a statement the president never actually made and Sarah Palin getting in on the Obama is BFFs with terro ... More >>
Public Policy Polling decided to pick Florida's collective brain last week, and results released yesterday shed light on some very interesting trends. The most interesting: 26 percent of Floridians polled said George Zimmerman is innocent of the second-degree murder charges filed in the February kil ... More >>
Before the 12-member Super Committee announces its failure to agree on how to cut the nation's debt, Rep. Allen West wants to make it clear it's President Obama's fault.Obama, obviously not a part of the committee, has been West's go-to target for blame on just about everything he doesn't like, w ... More >>
Is Dick Cheney available?Here's another name promoting Rep. Allen West's reelection campaign, aside from his new corporate sponsors of Bank of America and Halliburton: Donald Rumsfeld.The former Secretary of Defense, who said the Iraq War "certainly" wouldn't last longer than five months, has bee ... More >>
Murphy for CongressPatrick MurphyFormer Gov. Charlie Crist certainly has plenty of friends and enemies across Florida, but we now know who he's a fan of in the 2012 elections: congressional candidate Patrick Murphy.Murphy -- a Democrat who's touted having the highest fundraising totals of any con ... More >>
Three South Floridians made uncommon waves with their opinions on don't ask, don't tell this week. One worried about the military worrying about sex, one decided that male Lady Gaga fans must be gay (which is true, actually), and one worried about the free speech of chaplains. 1. Allen West Wants th ... More >>
Cheer up, Charlie, and come out of the closet!Come out, come out wherever you are, Charlie. It's National Coming Out Day, and a mere three weeks before Election Day. Rumors have been swirling for years, but only you have the power to spin them into reality. Here's why you should seize the moment: ... More >>
Andrea HuerfanoThis weekend dozens of undocumented immigrants took to the sands of Miami Beach to tell Congress to pass the DREAM Act this week. About 50 people formed human billboards spelling out the words "Dream Act Now" and "Call [Sen. George] Lemieux Now."Activists in South Florida -- a fron ... More >>
The Crist-Rubio discussion comes in around the 1:45 mark. There really are similarities between the decision facing Charlie Crist and the one that Sen. Joe Lieberman faced in 2006 after he lost the Democrat primary. Of course, Lieberman opted to run as a third-party candidate, winning the general e ... More >>
Communicating the old fashioned way.Twitter and FB may rule the Zeitgeist, but an old-fashioned communications medium may be on the mend: low-power FM radio. A bill cosponsored by U.S. Sens. John McCain and Maria Cantwell -- the Local Community Radio Act -- would repeal some of the more draconian ... 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 >>
Somehow, the marriage fraud for which Eric Affholter was convicted seems more honest than the marriage between Charlie Crist and Carole Rome. Both were high-profile attorneys for whom a marriage was rife with political intrigue. Only in Affholter's case, the marriage of his partner Pedro to a fem ... 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 >>
Republicans like Newt Gingrich are pretty sure that Sonia Sotomayor is racist against white men, but just to make sure, the U.S. Senate's only Hispanic Republican, Mel Martinez, went in for a closer look. As you can see in the video above, the Florida senator exchanged some awkward Spanish with the ... More >>
Flickr User: Americans forProsperityRubioMoments after Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate last week, he received the endorsement of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, with endorsements from leading Republican Senators like Mitch McConnell soon to follow. The intent wasn ... More >>
Hallandale Beach has a fairly quirk-tastic government. Remember the one about the city manager to whom it paid nearly a half-million last year? Good stuff. Another quirk: the commissioners habit of waiting several months, even years, to approve the minutes of past meetings. At this Wednesday's meeti ... More >>
Obama at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise this fallFreshly arrived election data, suggests that Barack Obama's defeat of John McCain in Florida was not the product of an energized Democratic base:Updated election data shows that Florida Republicans actually turned out at a greater rate than Democr ... More >>
Is there a cure in Biddy Early's mysterious bottles?
Spending a weekend with an accused domestic terrorist shows what kind of guy he is
Lee Klein The 2008 Miami International Wine Fair featured the usual aisles of wines and wine sellers, and the usual throngs of wine enthusiasts, and the usual clique of ink-stained wretches like myself who were there to scribble some notes while, of course, drinking wine (I actually used a tape rec ... More >>
Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's M.O., but at this point, who cares?
The skinny (and the fat) from someone who knows
The skinny (and the fat) from someone who knows
Famed political hit man Roger Stone takes a special interest in would-be Broward Sheriff Scott Israel
A rogue state meets presidential candidates who pine for its fickle heart
Will American voters elect the first gay vice president in November?
Will Erin Meehan be the first female ref in the NFL?
Werner Herzog takes his hero worship to Hollywood
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war