Robert Wexler

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    February 18, 2011

    New Chief Judge Peter Weinstein No Political Novice

    Peter Weinstein, the most political judge in Broward County, was rather fittingly elected the chief of the 17th Judicial Circuit yesterday to succeed Victor Tobin. Judge Weinstein swears Stacy Ritter into office​After 14 years in the Florida Senate and a low-down and bruising loss to ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Should Deutch Thank Madoff for His Congressional Win?

    Thanks for nothing, Bernie!​National media pundits try so hard to understand South Florida. Bless their hearts; they find the weird mix of hanging chads, Ponzi schemers, gator wrestlers, and condo flippers to be terribly confusing. And once in a while, they just flub completely.This morning on NPR ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Morning Juice: Deutch Wins Wexler Seat; Josie Ratley Wakes From Coma

    ​Here's what's happening in local news this Wednesday morning:As expected, Democrat Ted Deutch coasted to victory in the special election to replace Robert Wexler in the 19th Congressional District that straddles central Broward and Palm Beach counties. [Palm Beach Post]Four weeks after she was ne ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    On Election Day, Journey Song Is Rally Cry for Deutch Campaign

    That's video from yesterday at the campaign headquarters of Ted Deutch, the Democract who's running for the open 20th Congressional seat vacated by Robert Wexler. I wouldn't dare wish for another musical act like Journey, but isn't it time that some modern group conceives a campaign anthem that dis ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Deutch Calls Republican Opponent "Dangerously Misinformed" About Israel

    Around 2:45 in the video above, you'll see Republican congressional candidate Edward Lynch make a rather explosive allegation: that the U.S. imposed sanctions against Israel and that the effect of those is tougher than those against Iran.That moment from Sunday's debate on This Week in South Florida ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Morning Juice: Stage Fright at Sun Life; Broward Commissioners Give Voters No Choice on Courthouse

    ​As the weather slowly warms for the big game, let's see what the local headlines have to say:Sun Life Stadium had a mighty scare last night when a stage collapsed during a Super Bowl rehearsal, injuring four people. Not exactly the publicity that the folks at Sun Life had in mind when they ponied ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Morning Juice: Senseless Deaths in Both Counties; Colts Star Carries Haitian Flag

    ​A look at what happened over the weekend in South Florida;Neal Jacobson, the Wellington man who on Saturday admitted to murdering his wife and two sons, was still hospitalized Sunday, either from the complications of swallowing a bunch of pills or from the car crash that occurred after the murder ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Morning Juice: Police Informant Shot; Political Top Guns in Broward Stay Holstered

    ​Here's your look at what's in today's news:Dwayne Blake of Belle Glade is in jail after allegedly shooting an undercover operative who was taping conversations with Blake for a narcotics investigation. [Palm Beach Post]H1N1 vaccinations have started in Broward and Palm Beach, with people aged 2 t ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Ted Deutch to Announce for Wexler's Seat?

    flsenate.govDeutch​State Sen. Ted Deutch, whose district overlaps with U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler's congressional district, just sent out a news release heralding an "important campaign announcement." Sounds like he's going to announce his candidacy for the Wexler seat.The Deutch press conference is ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Morning Juice: Pleas in Mafia Case; Crist Asks for Corruption Inquiry

    ​As we continue to watch for candidates in the race to replace Congressman Robert Wexler, let's see what else is brewing in Broward and Palm Beach.Prosecutors have scored guilty pleas from six men accused of racketeering for the Bonanno crime family, but the alleged ringleader is still holding out ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    In Special Election, Being Wexleresque Figures to Be an Advantage

    And that's bad for Ben Graber, the former Broward mayor and county commissioner who tried to make hay with Robert Wexler's cocaine joke on The Colbert Report and who has a nasty batch of ads that he ran during a bitter primary campaign in 2008. Ads like the one below. With Graber already in the race ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    As Robert Wexler Resigns, a Short List of His Best and Worst Moments

    Boca Raton's Robert Wexler is expected to resign today after seven terms in Congress to join a Middle East think tank, and the group that will miss him the most is TV news producers. That's because Wexler has always found a way to say something so fiery, so lefty that the folks at Fox spend a day ta ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Morning Juice: Wexler to Resign; Teens Headed to Jail

    ​The headlines in South Florida this Wednesday:The latest on the Michael Brewer story is that one of his attackers was angry about a videogame the 15-year-old had borrowed. Just sickening. [CBS4]U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler is leaving Congress. [Miami Herald] Stacy Ritter is contemplating a run for Wex ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Did Wexler Have Falling Out With Obama?

    Wexler​In Barack Obama's presidential election, Robert Wexler was one of those linchpins. As an early supporter, he convinced a great many wary Jewish voters in South Florida that Obama would be a friend of Israel, as Obama himself promised. It was crucial to winning Florida.But since Obama won el ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Meek, Rubio, I-Team Ganging Up on Crist and LeMieux, But Other Broward Dems Are Gun-Shy

    Congressman Kendrick Meek just posted the above video from CBS 4's Tuesday newscast to his campaign's YouTube account, and you can see why. It shows Charlie Crist playing dumb about the role that George LeMieux's law firm, Gunster Yoakley, played in getting visas for the immigrant workers who were h ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Pretty Speech, Barack, But What Will You Do About the Robots Who Will Eat Our Pills?

    Seriously, that classic SNL sketch above is only slightly more absurd than the kind that are being circulated by Boca Raton's state legislator and House Leader Adam Hasner. In tonight's speech, Obama took on the "death panel" myth and the socialism myth and remembered to shave the Hitler mustache th ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Morning Juice: Room for One More Forked Tongue in Broward

    ​The Broward School District admits it's overbuilt classrooms, but oops! It overbuilt in the wrong areas. So some are jam-packed while others are desolated. And yet as the Sun-Sentinel's Kathy Bushouse reports, the state isn't eager to help the district go on another building binge. Maybe if it's ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Great Expectorations: Patriot's Visit to Town Hall in Stuart Marred by Magic Loogie

    That's video from outside yesterday's Tom Rooney town hall in Stuart. In the ongoing battle over what side of the health care debate is more civilized, this is the Zapruder film. A reform proponent, apparently, is dressed in camoflauge and allegedly spits at one of the tea party types he was arguin ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    For Wexler It's Hard to Be Good Cop When White House Is So Bad

    Robert Wexler​By helping Obama win Florida, Congressman Robert Wexler earned himself a higher profile in Washington, but the new administration has also placed him in some no-win foreign policy situations.Wexler, who is Jewish and has a large Jewish constituency in his central Palm Beach and north ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Tea Party Team Fights Obama, MoveOn on Health Care

    RBerteigIf the website is any indication, the group of conservative folks who organized the local version of the nationwide "tea parties" have become emboldened by the turnouts they've drawn. Now they are fighting Obama's plan to move toward nationalized health care. If th ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Mini-Reporter: Barack Obama Could Not Be Reached for Comment

    Does this kid look like an assassin to you? Damon Weaver, the Canal Point Elementary fifth-grader who trekked to Washington, D.C., in hopes of getting some inauguration day face time with the new pres, got stuck at a security checkpoint and didn't even get to see Barack Obama's historic speech.Well, ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Eating Cookies With Congressman Wexler

    On Monday, Democratic Congresspersons Robert Wexler, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Ron Klein held a "dessert reception" to welcome folks to the inauguration. They walked from their offices in the Capitol: directly across the lawn to the Library of Congress: where attendees had to wait in line to go ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008
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    August 24, 2008
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    August 8, 2008
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    July 23, 2008
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    July 22, 2008
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    January 22, 2007
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    January 16, 2007

    The Chicago Cubune Hits Hard

    Chicago Cubune Watch Thought I'd alert you to an analysis of the Tribune Co. response to the harsh Columbia Journalism Review editorial calling for the end of the Tribune Co. It's from a blog in Chicago called "The Chicago Cubune Watch." When I first saw the title, being from South Florida, I natu ... More >>

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    September 1, 2006

    Let's Hope It's Better Than 'Tabloid Wars'

    A few of you might be wondering why I didn't say anything about this week's episode of "The Hill," the Sundance reality TV show following Rep. Robert Wexler and his staff. Well, it's because it was crap. Nothing more to say. If the next episode is worth 12 cents, I might write about it, but this wee ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006
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    August 23, 2006

    Don't forget to watch war-mongering

    Don't forget to watch war-mongering Robert Wexler and his young, idealistic, gay, Republican-dating staff tonight on the Sundance Channel tonight at 9 p.m. Here's a run-down of tonight's series opener: Fighting the Good Fight -- With the 2004 national election fast approaching, Congressman Wexler ... More >>

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    August 20, 2006

    Democracy: The Reality Show

    Wexler And His Refreshing Staff Get ready, because South Florida's No. 1 media whore has finally done the inevitable. Robert Wexler is hitting the reality circuit this week. The Democratic Congressman from Boca Raton, who last month moronically told the world he enjoyed cocaine on The Colbert Re ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006

    Boca Pol 'Fesses Up to Colbert

    When you're running upopposed, even hos 'n' blow can't beat you

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    July 26, 2006

    Wexler: Bon Vivant or Bon Head?

    Rep. Robert Wexler's fake admission on the Colbert Report that he loves cocaine and hookers has apparently gotten a lot of attention on both Good Morning America and Today. On those shows, former journalist Jake Tapper and other light and chirpy TV personalities basically warned politicians not to a ... More >>

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    July 25, 2006

    Miami Herald Rights Sentinel's Wrong

    -- I know this story from the Palm Beach Post's Brian E. Crowley is old, but Robert Wexler is such a boob. Stephen Colbert's interviews with congressional members are consistently the best part of the show and the Boca Democrat didn't disappoint him. Hey, he's a veteran politician. He knows how to p ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Avast, Ye Pirates

    Get yourself -- and Congress -- ready for the next wave of absurd anti-file-sharing tactics

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    October 14, 2004


    On the Global Tab

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    November 20, 2003

    Loving the War

    Our caveman columnist gets an earful from a couple of congressmen

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    May 22, 2003

    Out with the Truth, Part 2

    The web sure didn't ignore the Foley-is-gay story

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    February 27, 2003

    The Jackass Whimpers

    Bush's war has sent the Democratic Party scurrying for cover

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    January 9, 2003
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    December 19, 2002
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    November 7, 2002
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    October 31, 2002

    Oiling the Wheels of War

    If only our man in Washington would stay there

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    October 24, 2002

    Wexler's Travels

    South Florida's bellicose congressman carves up the Middle East

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    October 17, 2002

    The Dogs of War

    The people don't want to attack Saddam, but our elected representatives sure do

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    October 10, 2002

    Letters for October 10, 2002

    Hawks versus doves versus free-weekly lovers versus anti-Semitic rag haters

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    September 26, 2002

    Hawking for Israel

    South Florida reps push for war. But who are they pushing for?

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