U.S. Congress

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Medical Marijuana DEA Raids Restricted Thanks to House Vote

    Back in February of 2013, law enforcement officials swarmed a home, after a government employee who was visiting another house, had spotted some marijuana plants on the property. Cops entered the house, and confiscated the marijuana plants, all while the owner of the home -- a wheelchair-bound 64-y ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2014

    Eight Reasons Why Congress Offers the Worst Job in America

    Welcome to a life of mooching, meetings, and trying not to get caught making out with your aides.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Jeremy Ring Sponsors GMO Labeling Bill in Florida Senate

    For the most part, Florida is not known for being a progressive state. We mean, how many times have we heard our confederate-loving brethren in the northern part of our jurisdiction want to secede from the union? In case you forgot: it happened in the wake of Obama's reelection just over a year a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Everglades Restoration at Critical Juncture

    The epic task of restoring and preserving the Everglades faces a major new step in the coming weeks, as a draft report on implementation of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) comes under review by the general public and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Finalizing the plan in timely fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    PETA: Five Ways Vegans Can Screw With Carnivores at the Fourth of July BBQ

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has always been controversial. But sometimes you've got to make waves to get noticed. By bringing the plight of animal cruelty in circuses, factory farms, and in laboratories to light, many barbaric practices are being phased out. In part because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Marco Rubio Wrong on Immigration and Guns, but Florida Still Kinda Likes Him, Poll Says

    Hey, Marco. We gotta talk. We know, you're busy listening to Coldplay or some other suburban gringo music that you profess to love. But this is serious. You've been making a lot of noise lately -- on gun control, on immigration, on the IRS -- and it's making our heads hurt. We'd just like you to s ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Allen West Almost Became the New Speaker of the House

    After many House Republicans lost their shit over Speaker of the House John "It's Not Pronounced Boner" Boehner helped them lose their fight over the fiscal cliff bill that was passed on New Year's Eve, many began to make harrumph noises about whether he was fit for duty. So when the 113th Congress ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Allen West's Lawyers: Let's Interrogate Elections Officials

    Since mock execution is not an accepted method of investigating election results in South Florida, confessed torturer and probable one-term congressman Allen West has turned to the next-best thing: a team of high-powered attorneys.See also:-Allen West Won't Concede, Demands RecountTuesday's results ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Marco Rubio Endorses Allen West

    Because this is a crucial time for our nation, where character and courage are indeed needed, because the United States needs to get back to prosperity and ensure its citizens are secure for generations to come, Marco Rubio has decided to endorse Allen West for Congress. Because Allen West obviousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Todd Akin's Dumbass Rape Comments Could Affect Florida Races

    In a televised interview on Sunday, U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri said victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. He then explained this by saying something about how a woman's body magically saves the victim from getting pregnant from their attacker. Or something. Illegitimate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    House Republicans Agitating for Health-Care-Themed Gov't Shutdown; Florida Reps Love It

    If you're wondering what the next ridiculously destructive posturing move House Republicans are going to be embarking upon (other than seeking reelection), it just might be outlined in a letter that they sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner.Details started coming out this week about the letter, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Dave Weldon Announces Run for Senate; Vote for Him Because Obama Stinks or Something

    All across Florida... people are running. For Senate.The latest entry into the hunt for Sen. Bill Nelson's seat is former Florida Rep. Dave Weldon, who served seven terms in the House before retiring in 2008 to spend more time with his family. Apparently he got tired of them.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Five Lies Allen West Told on Mark Levin's Radio Show Friday Night

    Allen West has been getting a lot of bad press lately -- news outlets across the country, including this one, latched onto his declaration that "there are 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party."He's since moved past that assertion and onto the (slightly) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Allen West "Willing and Ready" to Be Vice President

    ​When asked about a vice presidential nod by CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien this morning, Congressman Allen West that he is "always willing and ready to serve my country in whatever capacity that the American people would desire.""As far as the vice president thing, you know, who knows what the future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Five Food Shows We'd Love to See in 2012

    ​I'll admit I'm totally obsessed with shows on the Food Network, Travel Channel, and Cooking Channel. In fact, I recently upgraded my cable service (and bill) in order to get the Cooking Channel when the free trial period ended -- just so I could watch Emeril tour the USA and Nadia G. vamp her way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Connie Mack Enters U.S. Senate Race With 23-Point Lead Over Other GOP Hopefuls

    FlickrConnie Mack​Whereas "someone else/not sure" was the overwhelming leader in previous polls for the Republican nomination in next year's U.S. Senate race, Rep. Connie Mack's entrance into the race changes things a bit.Mack enters with the support of 32 percent of Republican voters, according t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2011

    Patrick Murphy: "I Am Proud to Stand With the 99%"

    ​Patrick Murphy, one of the Democratic hopefuls in the race for Rep. Allen West's congressional seat, has joined several of his party colleagues -- including DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former Rep. Alan Grayson -- to come out in support of the Occupy movement.In an email t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    George LeMieux Bashes Stimulus by Voicing Distaste for Garbage-Eating Robots

    ​U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux has apparently run out of things to talk about, so he's bitching about critiquing trash cans.He's upset about solar-powered trash compactors -- $6,000 "robotic trash cans" as he calls them -- some of which were purchased with federal stimulus cash by the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Florida Democratic Party's New Fundraising Technique: Identifying the "Rickpublicans"

    ​Forget Kevin Bacon, the Florida Democratic Party is playing the "Six Degrees of Rick Scott."How do you play? Well, apparently by launching a website identifying the state's "Rickpublicans."Sure enough, hometown favorite Rep. Allen West landed a Bacon Rick number of one, with a direct connection t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Mitt Romney Leads New Florida Poll; Ron Paul Most Unfavorable Candidate but Places Fourth

    ​With this afternoon's release of Public Policy Polling's survey of Florida Republican voters, Florida became the first Southern state polled by the firm that didn't select Texas Gov. Rick Perry as its front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination.Instead, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    On 9/11 Anniversary, Allen West Blames "Radical" Islam, Never Mentions Bin Laden

    West continues his anti-Islam rhetoric.​Ten years ago, as the Twin Towers fell, there were fears the attacks would bring on a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in America. Some people worried that every innocent citizen in a headscarf would be blamed for the terrorists' plot and that ethnic and religi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Allen West: Country Is at "DEFCON 1"; Offers to Run the House of Representatives by Himself

    ​More than 80 U.S. lawmakers are headed to Israel during Congress' vacation, but Rep. Allen West said yesterday he's more than ready to come back to the House floor and run the place by himself.Both chambers of Congress are in recess until September 5, which hasn't been sitting too well with sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    House Page Program, Which Mark Foley Thought Was a Dating Service, Comes to an End

    Mark Foley​House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that they're eliminating the House page program, which brought in high school kids to do administrative work for the House.Pages were once "stretched to the limit" in their work delivering packages and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Allen West: Wasserman Schultz "Most Vile, Unprofessional, and Despicable" House Member

    Allen West: Under the impression he's still in third grade.​If you haven't noticed, Rep. Allen West typically resorts to name-calling when things don't go his way.After Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz called out the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" legislation and made reference to West, he decided to do a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Government Shutdown Will Backfire on Republicans

    ​If the government shuts down at midnight tonight, it won't be the first time. The same thing happened at the end of 1995, when a U.S. House led by Newt Gingrich pulled the stunt on Bill Clinton. We all know how that ended. The public blamed the Republicans for the shutdown, and Clinton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Adam Hasner Joins West in Mindless Bashing

    With the rhetoric coming from Allen West and Adam Hasner, it seems only a matter of time before they start talking about protecting our precious bodily fluids against the Muslim "infiltration." Hasner​Hasner, likely U.S. Senate candidate and former Florida House majority leader who represe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Numerous KFC Stores Shutting Down Across Broward

    Finger lickin' gone? Information is sketchy right now, but reports are coming in that Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants at more than 20 locations in Broward County are being shut down as I type this. The only confirmed shutdown so far is at the KFC at 815 Hallandale Beach Boulevard. I called the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Congressman Dennis Kucinich Sues Restaurant Over Olive

    Donkey Hotey Watch those Olives!​Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio is suing the operators, owners and suppliers of the House of Representatives cafeteria in Washington, DC for selling him a sandwich wrap that had an unpitted olive in it back in 2008. The lawsuit claims the Congres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Broward Election Results

    For those of you wanting to keep an eye on the results as they come in, click here. Early voting totals are in. They are pretty good indicators but you can see pretty good swings in some races as the night wears on. Will Keechl make it? ​In Broward, West is up over Klein by ten points (i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Dirtiest Campaign Season Ever?

    Charlie Crist Facebook Wild Art: Democratic state Rep. Ari Porth pays homage to Charlie Crist at a campaign stop in Century Village/Pembroke Pines a couple of weeks ago.   Not by a long shot. Capri​Let's get the weekend started right with a little political parody from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    One Blog, One Vote

    I'll be writing more about the infamous crusher handshake later, but a few people have asked me who I'm voting for (or would vote for if in a certain district). I got it a lot in the primary too. So I thought I'd go ahead and spit it out. Don't call these endorsements. I wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Billionaires Still Bountiful in South Florida

    FlickrThe closest you'll ever get to H. Wayne Huizenga's yacht.​The region's economy has been shaken in recent years by the housing slump and by the collapse of Ponzi schemers like Madoff and Rothstein, but South Florida is still home to at least 20 billionaires, according to the most recent Forbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    It's a Small World After All: Republicans Use Audit of Jim Greer to Sabotage Charlie Crist

    ​They say that in every crisis, there's an opportunity. So it is with the Republican Party of Florida, scandalized by the sybaritic ways of its former chairman, Jim Greer, who's now facing charges of money laundering and fraud, a case that prompted a forensic audit of the party's books. And those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Jeff Greene Tells WPBF That Stories of Parties on his Yacht Are Just a 'Silly Sideshow'

    ​With an ear-to-ear smirk and a laugh, U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene responded to stories about the parties aboard his yacht, calling the whole thing a "silly sideshow." The interview, posted today to YouTube by WPBF, mentions the first-person account printed here this week of Greene's former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Jeff Greene's Party Yacht: The Insider's Tale From His Former Stewardess

    Photos provided by Sharyn PeachMike Tyson with a Summerwind employee.​Sharyn Peach has been in the news a lot lately, telling of the days she worked on the yacht owned by Jeff Greene, a candidate for U.S. Senate. Peach, from Fort Lauderdale, is the lead singer of BitchFire, winner of the New Times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    [UPDATED] It's Splitsville for Charlie Crist's Broward Bromance

    ​While he was a Republican Senate candidate, Charlie Crist didn't have an inner circle so much as a triangle. And all three points on that triangle were from Broward County. George LeMieux, the governor's former chief of staff, whom Crist appointed to the U.S. Senate last August; Eric Eikenberg, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Morning Juice: Crist Veto May Signal Indy Run; Life for Killer in Sunrise

    ​A glance through the Friday-morning headlines:Charlie Crist's veto of Senate Bill 6 has touched off conflict with fellow state Republicans, leading to more speculation that Crist will declare as an independent in the race for U.S. Senate. [Sun-Sentinel]The tea partiers did their tax-day thing out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    LeMieux Asks Congress Members to Sacrifice Their Own Health-Care Plans So He Can Make a Point

    Nearly every one of the 535 members of U.S. Congress got there through a grueling, humbling campaign, convincing one voter at a time to entrust him or her with the role of casting votes in the nation's capital. But not George LeMieux. The only guy he had to convince was his BFF, Charlie Crist. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Morning Juice: Another Broward Commissioner Investigated; Kim Rothstein Gives Interview

    ​Let's see what's in the papers and on the TV news this Wednesday morning:Prosecutors are finally getting 'round to issuing subpoenas in the long-overdue investigation of Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, who voted for some $11 million in grants for parks in Southwest Ranches -- g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Morning Juice: Fin Circling in Playoff Waters; Feds May Soon Have Kraft Work

    ​Headlines from the weekend past in Broward and Palm Beach:The Dolphins squeaked out a win in Jacksonville yesterday afternoon, thanks to some hard running by Ricky Williams and a timely sack by Randy Starks. []Matthew Bent, one of the Deerfield Beach boys accused of torching Michael Brewer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Local Head Lice Experts Scratch Heads Over The Onion; Catholic Church Discovers Legal System

    The staff of The Onion might have had a good laugh about this fake story about lice infecting the U.S. Senate, but Lice Solutions Resource Network Inc. of West Palm Beach says the article makes light of a very serious problem. Katie Shepherd, the resource network's executive director, says she once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Boca Firm's Spin Job is a Riot

    Remember when I told you that a riot at the Pecos, Texas prison run by a Boca Raton company, had ended with a "positive outcome"? I was wrong. That's what I get for relying on the guarantees of the Geo Group, which probably should have delayed claiming victory until after its prison had stopped belc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Quinniapac Picks the Next U.S. Senator, Governor for Florida

    McCollum (left) and Crist are the frontrunners.The Quinniapac University Bobcats cannot wait for us Floridians to pick our own U.S. Senator in 2010. Besides, Florida will probably have its votes stripped by Howard Dean again, anyway. So Quinniapac staged the election for us and... hello, U.S. Senato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    My Lunch With Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    On Wednesday I met Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor on U.S. 1 in Dania Beach for a wide-ranging discussion -- including my paranoid delusions about the sinister deal-cutting that must take place when voters aren't watching.The congresswoman insists that she ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2005
  • Culture

    July 7, 2005

    Rockets Red Spiel

    Get it at ArtServe now, folks! It slices, it dices, it makes you feel mushy.

  • Dining

    March 24, 2005

    Herban Renewal

    There's a lot more elbow room in the new Kitchen

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    August 26, 2004
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    February 12, 1998
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