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St. Petersburg Times

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    PolitiFact: Where "We Have No Way of Knowing" Turns Into "Mostly False"

    wildmanhangout.com​Who fact-checks the fact-checkers?The Pulitzer Prize-winning analysts of political statements over at PolitiFact -- a project of the St. Petersburg Times -- ran a pretty curious rundown of one of President Obama's statements this week.The claim: "Some billionaires have a tax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Rick Scott: "Unless My Wife Tells Me She's Dumping Me, I'm Running for a Second Term."

    personalmoneystore.comSomeone get Mrs. Scott on the line.​There aren't many things more spine-chilling than Gov. Rick Scott saying he's already planning on running for a second term -- except maybe the governor hinting that he wants to run for president.Both of those things came out of his mouth i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Florida Judge Kills Matching Funds; Money is Considered Free Speech in Political Campaigns

    illinoisstate.edu​Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court found Arizona's matching-funds campaign law unconstitutional, a Florida federal court judge halted a similar provision in this state.The issue, unsurprisingly, was brought up in a lawsuit by then-candidate Rick Scott, who said his right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Six Months Later, Rick Scott's Solantic is Sold

    paceelectric.com​After six months of conflict-of-interest questions about Gov. Rick Scott's urgent-care chain Solantic, the deal has finally gone through.The investment firm that bought Solantic -- which the Jacksonville Business Journal reports bought a controlling interest in April -- finish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Adam Hasner Thinks Being a Fringe Candidate Can Win Him a Senate Spot

    Adam Hasner​Touting yourself as a lunatic has just become a political campaign strategy.Adam Hasner -- the former Florida House majority leader who represented parts of southern Palm Beach County and northern Broward County -- thinks acting like a right-wing extremist will get him elected to the U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Rod Smith Chin-Checks Rick Scott

    Scott tried to cover his ass. Smith said uncover your assets.​Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith didn't actually roll up on Gov. Rick Scott like some grimy guttersnipe and punch him in the face. He threw a literary left hook. A chin check in text, if you will. But in the same way that a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Following an Ethics Complaint, Rick Scott Closes Deal to Sell Solantic

    Poor Rick Scott. He had to sell his stake in Solantic for less than the $62 million he said it was worth. ​For weeks, Gov. Rick Scott hardly blinked at the conflict-of-interest speculation regarding whether the urgent-care clinic owned by his wife would benefit from policies that he supports. (Met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Rick Scott Gives High-Paid State Job to a Disgraced Bureaucrat

    via miamiherald.com​In early February, Gov. Rick Scott picked Carl Littlefield to run the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Littlefield quit 17 days later. He stepped down on Monday Feb. 22, the day before a Senate panel was supposed to question him about sexual abuse allegations at a group ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Rick Scott May Have Claim That the Liberal Media Is Out to Get Him

    From Rick Scott's Facebook pageAt least Rick Scott didn't get a negative headline for this photo opp.​Lots of right-winged Republicans claim the liberal media treats them unfairly. For Rick Scott, the GOP candidate for governor, lately it seems to be true.Or at least, that's a conclusion easily dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Marco Rubio Gets Big Campaign Bucks From Oil Giant Koch Industries

    Rubio, a darling of Big Oil.​Four months ago, as oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster gushed into the Gulf of Mexico and threatened Panhandle beaches, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio stubbornly defended his support for offshore drilling."The issue of offshore drilling is not going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Like We Said, There Really Are More Pain Clinics in Broward County Than McDonald's

    flickr.com​In March, after Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, said in a debate that there are more pain clinics in Broward County than McDonald's locations, we counted them. We found 71 sets of Golden Arches and more than 100 pain clinics.The next month, that same stat sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Alex Snitker's Senate Campaign Being Ignored, so He Calls on... Us

    snitker2010.comAlexander Snitker​There's an old saying that goes something like "never trust the media." At New Times, we take axioms as seriously as anybody. We don't even trust each other. For instance, the lunch I put in the fridge? It's a decoy. My real lunch is in the rafters. See how you lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Marco Rubio's Attack on Charlie Crist's Supreme Court Pick a Solid Half Truth

    Much of the analysis in the media about yesterday's Marco Rubio-Charlie Crist debate on Fox News Sunday was spent on Rubio's "slush fund," as the governor put it. But among the other jabs thrown by both sides: that Crist has appointed liberal judges to the Florida Supreme Court.The attack comes at 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Ex-Intern for Rothstein Now Building His Case Against Crist's Pal LeMieux

    Flickr: Dr. Purp ThumbsWhen the state hired LeMieux to negotiate with Florida East Coast Railway, was he on the wrong side of the tracks?​Young Andrew Perez is a bit like the canary in the coal mine. The Plantation native was hired three years ago, as an 18-year-old intern at Rothstein Rosenfeldt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Will George Lemieux Be Crist's Harriet Miers?

    Crist and Martinez, whose Senate vacancy may be filled by the governor's "maestro."​That's the first name that popped into my head when I heard that Crist was serious about tapping his former chief of staff, George Lemieux, Broward County's most connected political player, to serve the remainder o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Stacy Ritter Misleads Herald, Public About Vote Scandal -- UPDATED

    Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter should have just kept her mouth shut. The Miami Herald got a few words out of Ritter regarding her and her husband Russ Klenet's Ponzi scheme/home renovation/voting scandal. And what does Ritter offer? Obfuscation and lies. From the article: Ritter, ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Crist Denies Trysts II

    Sworn testimony backs up claims that Bruce Jordan boasted of his affair with Charlie Crist.

  • News

    October 26, 2006

    Crist Denies Trysts II

    Sworn testimony backs up claims that Bruce Jordan boasted of his affair with Charlie Crist.

  • News

    October 19, 2006

    Charlie Crist Is NOT Gay

    And other things the Republican Party wants you to believe on Election Day.

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    Charlie Crist Is NOT Gay

    And other things the Republican Party wants you to believe on Election Day.

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Sleaze! Sex! Suspense!

    South Florida writers live the life

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Chief Walking Eagle

    Robb Tiller went from rags to riches and right back after 15 years spinning deals around the Seminole

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Last Candidate Standing

    Davie's Richard Grayson has built a political career of joke campaigns

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    The Doctor and the Rabbits

    A Broward dentist saved hundreds of rabbits and became a national celebrity. Why do so many people fear him?

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Moving Targets

    In the past 15 years, at least 14 newspaper hawkers have been killed on the job and 29 more have been injured

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Out with the Truth

    With his voting record at issue, why won't U.S. Congressman Mark Foley just say that he's gay?

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Out of Touch

    You press the screen. The machine tells you that your vote has been counted. But how can you be sure?

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Indian War

    A Hollywood man has spent the past decade trying to pry open the Seminoles' accounting books -- without much success

  • News

    September 12, 2002

    Big Cypress Buyout

    Proposed payment of millions to a wealthy clan amounts to nothing more than stealing from taxpayers for the Bush boys' political gain

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Bad News

    Boca's hometown newspaper, once a paragon of journalism, has become a laughingstock

  • News

    May 18, 2000
  • News

    October 15, 1998

    The Sheriff's Criminal Association

    If Ken Jenne were like most cops, he'd be investigated for being friends with felons who give him money

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Cause of Death: Excessive Privacy

    You can die HIV-positive in Broward County, and your sexual partners will never know

  • Music

    April 2, 1998
  • News

    November 6, 1997

    Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, When I'm 64?

    Not if the "you" in question is the Sun-Sentinel, which forced out veteran business columnist Jack Nease

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