As you may very well know, Tuesday is the big Primary Elections Day. And while it's not superfancy like November elections, it's pretty damned important. Mainly because Tuesday will decide who faces whom come November, when things start to get real. Primary days usually have low turnout, but it's s ... More >>
Remember Colin and Andrea Chisholm? The couple owned a yacht, lived in a Lighthouse Point mansion, and touted themselves as Scottish aristocrats, all while collecting public assistance. This past March, they were chased down by the FBI, caught in the Bahamas, extradited to Port Everglades, and summa ... More >>
Despite Florida Republicans pretty much doing everything within their power to derail Obamacare, more than 440,000 Florida residents have already enrolled Affordable Care Act through the federal marketplace website. According to a report by the AP, the state is expected to blow projections out of ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott is all about cutting taxes, eliminating taxes, no more taxes, taxes are evil and vile and need to be utterly obliterated and eradicated like an unstoppable rebel force. That's pretty much been his m.o. as far as anyone can remember, and it's going to be his go-to when he officially h ... More >>
Founding Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids guitarist Scott Mitchell Putesky, formerly known by his stage name Daisy Berkowitz, is battling stage-four colon cancer. Asked about how his treatment is going, Mitchell tells New Times: "I don't know how the cancer happened but my diagnosis was this pas ... More >>
Well, of course, there's the dating pool. Without even counting that, the Center for American Progress -- an independent, nonpartisan, left-leaning organization -- last week managed to come up with a bunch of reasons it totally bites to be a woman in Florida. Oh, it wasn't called that. The org ... More >>
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott's offices sent out a news release that declared, "Gov. Scott Announces Anthem Education Expansion in Fort Lauderdale, 70 New Jobs." It explained that the for-profit college will be locating its "North American headquarters" to Fort Lauderdale, spending $300,000 on a bui ... More >>
House Bill 7169, the Florida Senate's alternate legislation to provide 1 million Floridians with needed health coverage, was approved by the Senate on a 38-1 vote. The measure is expected to head back the House, where it was already rejected and probably will be again.
Rick Scott continues to be unliked by many amounts of people, despite the fact that he's changed his mind about things like Medicaid expansion and despite adding more early voting days and declaring his love for Florida panthers. The latest Quinnipiac University poll, released early Wednesday, ... More >>
Today is National Women's Day! Yes, it's the one day of the year we allow the dames to come out of the kitchen or put the baby down so we can recognize them for all the lady things they do. We love you, ladies. You're real swell. But because it's enough already with asking to be paid the same sala ... More >>
Staring down the barrel of what's sure to be a brutal campaign to stay in the governor's mansion beyond 2014, Rick Scott is pushing out a variety of campaigns that seem aimed at scoring points with weary voters. On Wednesday Scott announced he's planning to give every public school teacher in Flor ... More >>
Valyn Calhoun posted a photo of himself, looking pale and weighing 95 pounds. "I put up a picture of my body," the 29-year-old wrote. "It may scare some, but this is something I see everyday."Calhoun, a photographer who runs in Fort Lauderdale's music and art scenes, contracted HIV and hepatitis C, ... More >>
It was not as thrilling as, perhaps, the sight of Dick Cheney on trial for war crimes, but Wednesday's meeting of the South Florida chapter of weepoid conspiracy monger Glenn Beck's 9-12 movement was quite the satisfying experience. This is particularly true because it comes under the looming shadow ... More >>
Man, some people really, really can't stand having a black dude for president. So, in light of Barack Obama resoundingly winning reelection by virtue of both the electoral college and the popular vote and in the process winning traditional GOP strongholds Ohio and Florida, some brave American heroe ... More >>
In case you missed it, a couple of weeks ago, we found and interviewed a woman who got her anus tattooed at the South Florida Tattoo Expo. We posted the video of our interview, and then proceeded to break the internet. The video went viral, and eventually landed on Bill Maher's Real Time show on HB ... More >>
How mad is Rep. Connie Mack at Barack Obama? So mad. And Big Socialist Barry is going to be on a tour of Florida in the next few days, so it looks like Mack decided to get all hopped up on scotch and 5-Hour Energy drinks and write a really mean letter to him in the newspaper.Can't confirm the scotch ... More >>
Congressman Allen West, along with anybody else up for election in November, is really ticked off about the Supreme Court upholding the terrible progressive Marxist Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.West, however, is the only one calling it the "Patient Protection Unaffordable Tax Act (PPUT ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's Solantic Walk-In Urgent Care is no longer Rick Scott's... or Solantic Walk-In Urgent Care.Scott founded the chain of health care clinics in 2001, and sold it in 2011 amid cries of conflicting interests. The company announced yesterday that it will be changing its name to CareS ... More >>
Elijah Caleb Tan via FlickrTo circumcise or not to circumcise? That's a question that few people ever ponder -- until their little bundle of joy is about to arrive and it's a boy. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has said that "the existing scientific evidence is not sufficient to ... More >>
A study from the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy says Florida ranks third, fourth, and fifth out of the 50 states in three different economic indicators.Unfortunately, those indicators are the highest rates of residents without health insurance, the largest percentage of children un ... More >>
Texas Rep. Ron PaulIn our poll yesterday, around 42 percent of our readers thought that the Tea Party audience made the most outlandish comment at Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Express Republican debate.Texas Rep. Ron Paul was asked a hypothetical question during the debate by moderator Wolf Blitz ... More >>
How important is the Justice Department, really?Yesterday, NPR host Robert Siegel interviewed U.S. Rep. Allen West about the federal debt fight. West, a member of the House Tea Party caucus, is adamantly opposed to raising the debt limit. He doesn't want the U.S. government to borrow any more mon ... More >>
Rick Scott held a news conference today at the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association in which said organization presented him with a model of the ship he served on from 1972-74.According to the Herald's Naked Politics blog, Scott waxed nostalgic about supplementing his government paycheck ... More >>
In the second South Florida pill mill bust this week, federal prosecutors charged 57-year-old Dr. Selwyn Carrington, of Miami, with illegally distributing massive amounts of narcotic pills through two different pain clinics. The feds nabbed Carrington on Friday, just one day after local authoriti ... More >>
Rick Scott, your governor.When Rick Scott starts considering hospital privatization, it's worth revisiting his past. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Scott established a commission to investigate whether the state could trim a layer of budgetary fat by selling government-run hospitals to priv ... More >>
While it may be exaggeration to say he wants Florida's "pill mills" to stay open, Rick Scott has smacked down a whole bunch of rules that would regulate and monitor their activity. First he announced a freeze on new rules that would help the state crack down on fly-by-night clinics, then he disba ... More >>
Lieberman is second from left Ilene Lieberman, after months of no-shows and call-ins to Broward County Commission meetings, has finally returned to public service. She's on the dais now -- after fellow Commissioner Chip LaMarca made it an issue last week and m ... More >>
The Tea Party has demonized health-care reform -- or Obamacare, as it calls it -- to the point that the group seems to believe that it alone is going to destroy America. Tea Party signsThey've disrupted Congressional town hall meetings, screamed about sociali ... More >>
Do undocumented migrants steal jobs from American workers?
"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 >>
Flickr: Cine FanaticoAs Matt Damon proves, executive informants are glamorous! (The mustache is encouraged but not required.)South Florida is arguably the health-care fraud capital of the U.S. There's so much fraud, it's hard to blame the crook who reasons that stealing merely a million dollars w ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big.
We can all agree with what Florida's new senator, George LeMieux, says above, that this health-care fraud thing should stop. And he makes it sound so easy!But if you watch the longer version of that speech above, you'll see that LeMieux's debut piece of legislation is part of a larger, grander Repu ... More >>
A verdict is expected this week in the civil suit against Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart for flying an illegal immigrant patient out of the country in 2003 after he had accumulated some $1.5 million in medical bills that were unlikely to be paid. Luis Jimenez, who is Guatemalan, was workin ... More >>
Arduin and Ericks with Jeb BushOne of the GOP's top tax experts is under investigation for her own homestead tax exemption. The Pulp has learned that the Broward Property Appraisers Office is investigating the homestead exemption on a Fort Lauderdale home owned ... More >>
Our Florida legislators have some budget-cutting to do, but they also need to improve the state's education system, which is fast becoming a national embarrassment. This will take some creativity. Republicans, as the majority party, you're up.flhouse.govAdam HasnerAdam Hasner, Republican from Delray ... More >>
Levine John DeGroot was taking a cigarette break at the North Broward Medical Center this morning and he was mad as hell. "The fucking Sun-Sentinel is so asleep at the switch, it's just fucking embarrassing," he told me on a cell phone call. You should know DeGroot. He's a 21-year veteran of th ... More >>
A sweetheart hospital district deal could land Jeb Bush in front of a grand jury
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