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    January 10, 2013
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    August 19, 2011

    Rick Scott's Emails Magically Go Missing

    Yeah, you can find those emails next to the Columbia/HCA memos. LOL!​Gov. Rick Scott loves to tout how open his office is to records requests -- never mind the outrageous price tag -- but it gets a little tough to acquire public records when they magically disappear.That's what happened to the ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Tea Party Hates Manatees, Says Protecting Them Is "Against the Bible"

    gatewaypundit.comManatees: Work of the devil.​Jesus apparently hated manatees, according to a new Tea Party platform circulating around Florida.Originating from the Citrus County Tea Party Patriots group, teabaggers are crying about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's intent to place restrictions ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Rick Scott Admits He Was in Colorado for Koch Brothers Retreat

    I love Koch!​We finally have an answer as to where Gov. Rick Scott was this weekend, and it confirms our suspicion: at the billionaire Koch brothers' secret conference outside Vail, Colorado.St. Petersburg Times reporter Alex Leary got the information out of him, a day after the governor's spokesm ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Eight Things You Didn't Know about Fake Reefer

    ​Fake pot, it's the new thing, sort of like real pot in the 60s, cocaine in the 80s, and heroine in the 90s -- not that any of those every actually receded from the landscape of mind-alteration. Recently, you may have read one of the ubiquitous "officials want to make this stuff illegal" news stor ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    July 6, 2010

    Whistleblowers Like This One Needed to Clean Up South Florida Health-Care Industry

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Joyce Kaufman Whips Publix's Butt Over Free Calendar

    Note to Publix: Yeah, it's Islamic New Year. But it's also Tina's birthday.​WFTL's Joyce Kaufman is getting pretty good at managing political stunts. A couple of years ago she collected thousands of shoes to take to Washington to protest illegal immigration. That same year she switched parties - ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Crist's Three Disciples: Men Closest to Governor All From Broward

    LeMieux getting comfortable in the office Charlie scored for him.​Say this about young Broward County Republicans: They know a meal ticket when they see one. By my count, the three men who have the most crucial roles in getting Charlie Crist elected to the U.S. Senate are all from Broward.We know ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Just Look at the House Republicans Inaction!

    When House Republicans caucus, I'll bet it looks something like this: Star Wars-Imperial March - Click here for more amazing videosAmid all the other state budget crises, it's not getting nearly enough attention, but the Florida Legislature is on the brink of giving the heave-ho to $444 million in f ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Transsexual a Finalist for City Manager Job in Lake Worth

    Susan Stanton was the city manager of Largo, Florida for 14 years until she announced she was becoming Steve Slanton. She was subsequently terminated. Stanton's case made huge headlines two years ago. Now Stanton is a finalist for the city manager job in Lake Worth. According to a story in the Palm ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Delray's State Senator Will Bring Iran to Its Knees

    Mahmad Ahmadinejad had a plan for world domination -- and he woulda got away with it, too, if it weren't that meddling state senator from Delray Beach, Ted Deutch.You see, while reading the Wall Street Journal, Deutch learned of efforts by a Swiss oil company, Vitol, to build a $125 million fuel dep ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    May 7, 2007
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    November 8, 2006

    Get Used To This Comb-Over

    Keechl Tee'd Off On Jim Scott So it looks like Tim Mahoney and Ron Klein have seized two long-time Republican bastions -- the latter man having sent that ol' dinosaur Clay Shaw off to the tar pits where he belongs. And you'll be hearing a lot about those races during the next couple of days. But th ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Crist Denies Trysts II

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

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    October 30, 2006

    St. Pete Picks Up Crist Story -- And Drops It

    From Sunday's St. Pete Times: ------------------------ "NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT: He's denied it publicly, repeatedly, and clearly, but Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist has yet to shake the talk that he's gay. There is no evidence that it's hurting his campaign, but ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006

    Crist Denies Trysts II

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

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    October 19, 2006

    Charlie Crist Is NOT Gay

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

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    October 12, 2006

    Charlie Crist Is NOT Gay

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

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    October 4, 2006

    More Reason For Tom To Go

    Here's a transcript from Tom Fiedler's interview on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer (via Romenesko) about the Miami Herald's doing nothing after receiving some of the damning Mark Foley e-mail exchanges with a teen Congressional page months ago. Here's a telling quote: "But, again, in the context i ... More >>

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    October 2, 2006

    Hastert Points to St. Pete Times

    The Mark Foley mess is an even bigger debacle for the St. Pete Times than I first imagined. Now House Speaker Dennis Hastert is essentially saying: "Look everybody, the Times had the e-mails and they didn't do anything either!" And the sad thing is that Hastert is right. The Times has a lot of s ... More >>

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    April 10, 2006

    Buddy, the Blog, and the Boot

    In his column on Saturday, Buddy Nevins simply informed readers in the final paragraphs that it was his last. "It's been a great run, but the time has come to meet new challenges." Maucker The explanation didn't come until the next day -- from his Sun-Sentinel Editor Earl Maucker. In his Sunday ... More >>

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    September 2, 2004

    Last Candidate Standing

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

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    June 17, 2004

    GOPundit

    Oft-quoted USF Prof Susan MacManus is neutral. Yeah, right.

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    April 8, 2004

    Keepin' the Rabble Out

    The Sun-Sentinel goes off the record for trains and buses

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    December 11, 2003

    A Freestanding Fight

    A hospital exec takes on the health care mafia and an ER deal involving an accused thief and a couple of insiders

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    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?

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    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

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    June 5, 2003

    Out with the Truth, the Epilogue

    The mainstream media ruin a perfectly good debate

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    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?

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    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?

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    December 5, 2002

    Indian War

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

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    October 3, 2002

    Liberté. Fraternité. No Way.

    The Libertarians' slate is full this fall. So how come they're not out stumping for votes?

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    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

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    August 30, 2001

    Bad News

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

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    May 18, 2000
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    July 17, 1999

    Postcards From the Edge

    Peace and quiet, great fishing, tax-free land. Welcome to the Everglades, where "hunt camps" are enjoying a new lease on life.

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    July 8, 1999

    Postcards From the Edge

    Peace and quiet, great fishing, tax-free land. Welcome to the Everglades, where "hunt camps" are enjoying a new lease on life.

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    August 20, 1998

    Still Cruisin' For a Bruisin'

    Despite drawing attention from numerous law-enforcement agencies, SunCruz is brazenly operating an illegal poker game

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    June 4, 1998

    Cause of Death: Excessive Privacy

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

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    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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