When Adrian Wyllie is elected the next governor of Florida, he's going to legalize all marijuana and have it regulated like alcohol. That's just one of a plethora of libertarian ideas from the Libertarian candidate, who is looking to take down establishment candidates Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. ... More >>
Hi. Hello. How are you? Ready for the debate between two candidates you're not all that fired up to see become our governor? No? Well, fear not. Because we here at New Times are gonna be blogging the shenanigans live from Broward College. We'll be bringing you every issue, and stance these two ... More >>
Earlier this week, Rick Scott was called out on a couple of misleading campaign ads which claim that 300,000 Floridians have lost their insurance due to Obamacare. But Florida Blue, the insurance company at the center of one of the ads, says that this is not true. Scott, however, is standing by t ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Rick Scott, GOPer champion of Defiance Toward All Things Obummercare was not, would not, could not, wouldn't, under any circumstances, implement Medicaid if he had anything to say about it. He said Medicaid wouldn't do anyone any good and even went so far as to give out botched math to prove his po ... More >>
Barack Obama panders to no one! Especially not Dolphins fans because, well, that would be pretty stupid. Because they suck, you see. Obama made an appearance this morning on Pimp With A Limp DJ Laz on 106.7 FM where he did some campaigning. Because it's important to reach that Pimp With A Limp dem ... More >>
Remember when Charlie Crist used to be a Republican? Well Charlie Crist does. And he thinks it used to be pretty great. And then Barack Obama went and hugged him and got his government take over stank all over Crist and ruined a perfectly good Republican. Because of this treachery, the GOP brande ... More >>
In case you missed it, Bill Clinton had a few billion things to say last night during his DNC speech. The former president spoke for approximately 48 minutes (and might still be talking right now, so somebody better check). But it's all good, baby. Because America loves Bubba. He's become the ... More >>
Update, 4:28 p.m.: Heard back from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's spokeswoman; the post, which originally said she didn't have any events scheduled, has been changed to reflect the new info.Broward and Palm Beach residents will get a chance to talk to their congressional representatives next week. ... More >>
One day after Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder announced that he'd be running against Congressman Allen West in the newly drawn District 18's Republican primary, South Florida Tea Party Chairman Everett Wilkinson tweeted that he's "considering running" as well."Congressman West doesn't live i ... More >>
Patrick MurphyThe campaign of Democrat Patrick Murphy -- who hopes to take on Rep. Allen West in the 2012 election -- announced today that candidate Murphy has raised $1.1 million in his bid for the congressional seat.Murphy, who raised more money in the first two quarters than any other congress ... More >>
Apparently, Scott has always been this scary."People close to Mr. Scott characterized his downfall in terms suitable for a Greek tragedy, portraying him as a brilliant and incisive businessman who was undone by his fatal flaws. Those flaws, they said, included an arrogance and aggressiveness that ... More >>
Those cool, amphibian eyes.What a weird ride it's been for poor Rick Scott! He came into office with hardly any pretense, with his intentions as plainly visible as the veins in his scalp. But nobody noticed, and now everybody hates him.Which is bad news to the folks manning the bridge on the GOP ... More >>
New Times: You've shown a strong interest in Israel and Israeli politics. My understanding is that you do not favor the two-state solution. Allen West: You mean creation of a Palestinian state? When has there ever been a Palestinian state? Well, if you don't favor the two-state solution, do you ... More >>
There was an ugly scene at Allen West's town hall meeting at Calvary Chapel last night, when a small, peaceful premeeting protest morphed into a series of increasingly angry disruptions after West took the stage. The protesters in the meeting became especially tetchy when it became apparent that ... More >>
Margate political powerhouse and consummate deal maker Jack Tobin, who died Tuesday at the age of 69, will be laid to rest Friday. He's remembered with near reverence by many who knew him, even those who also knew the rather unseemly nature of his long political career as a state legislator, Ma ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's Col. Rick Frey, who is in charge of all law enforcement operations under Sheriff Al Lamberti, announced his resignation today, BSO sources have confirmed. Frey, left, receiving an awardFrey is meeting with Lamberti and all division chiefs at 3:30 p.m. this afte ... More >>
A half-kilo of blow, machine-gun blasts, and a millionaire chiropractor. Does this make sense?
Three little boys set out to destroy the parents who loved them. This isn't how adoption is supposed to work.
Protesters say illegals take our jobs, bring in leprosy, and, grrr, sell ice cream from bicycles
A background in hauling pot gives you the skills and chutzpah to become a Medicaid mogul
Obfuscation made things worse in North Broward hospitals, so the brass is trying the truth option
In this primary season, these political superheroes really stand out.
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Enough waste and mismanagement to make you blow a valve
A sweetheart hospital district deal could land Jeb Bush in front of a grand jury
With his voting record at issue, why won't U.S. Congressman Mark Foley just say that he's gay?
A Hollywood man has spent the past decade trying to pry open the Seminoles' accounting books -- without much success
John Garon may be a partial quadriplegic, but he wields federal civil-rights lawsuits with consummate skill
When tuberculosis, one of mankind's most pernicious diseases, threatens public health, the patients are sent to A.G. Holley State Hospital
In South Florida the new killing fields are filled with sick, depressed senior citizens who make self-inflicted death their final ally
Grant-writer Maurice Connell has become a well-paid institution in Hollywood. How? The politics of power and money.
After the closing of an apartment building for AIDS victims in Fort Lauderdale, the city's ability to oversee a multimillion-dollar, federally funded program is called into question
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
Despite ailing health, a dying constituency, and a shaky season for Democrats, politico Trinchi Trinchitella appears undiminished
Tax collectors and employees alike have decried Susan Telli's free-spending, power-hungry ways at Broward's Hospice Care. So why is she still in charge?
Councilwoman Judy Paul wants Davie to look like the Old West. Lobbyist Judy Stern is prodevelopment. Is the town big enough for the both of them?