This is one of those columns that practically writes itself. In fact, I could just point you towards Ilya Katz's website and let it go at that: www.katz4uscongress.com. But noooo. Annoying little twerp that I am, I'm going to have a bit of fun with Dr. Katz (trained in "Early Christian Art and Arch ... More >>
At a time when Rick Scott's cronies are raising gazillions of dollars for attack ads and other re-election goodies, Charlie Crist is out there defending Obamacare. Ballsy! At a campaign rally in Hillsborough County over the weekend, Crist went all-in in his support for Obamacare, telling the crowd ... More >>
Well, that was quick. With Charlie Crist making his announcement on Monday that he's running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Rick Scott in 2014, the Florida GOPers have gone all in on bringing the man down before things can even get started. Yup, the Republican Party of Florida has ... More >>
Why anyone would want to be saddled with the leadership of the Palm Beach County Republican Party is a mystery. Reeling from their unexpected loss in the 2012 presidential contest (they really thought Thurston Howell III Willard was going to pull it out) and riven by Tea Party wilfullness, the local ... More >>
Once upon a time, Marco "Golden Boy" Rubio was seen as the great Hispanic hope for the Republican party -- he fell perfectly in line with all the GOP's wonderful ideas like denying climate change and talking about how bad illegal immigrants were. But this January, he proposed a path to citizenship ... More >>
In case you missed it, Tea Partiers around the country are mad at the IRS. Long story short: the IRS isn't supposed to let any old group be exempt from paying taxes. Agency rules dictate that it is only supposed to grant 501 (c)(4) status to "social welfare" groups -- ones that don't make politics ... More >>
Marco Rubio is about to go all-in on being The Guy For The GOPers in 2016, more so than he already is The Guy For The GOPers in 2016. And he's doing it via the thorny immigration reform policy which, just like every other damn thing in Washington, has split the parties asunder. According to Politi ... More >>
Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have seemingly been jockeying for position under the proverbial basket for the proverbial rebound that is the run to the White House in 2016 -- particularly in Florida, which is not only a vital swing state but also has the potential to screw up every presidential election u ... More >>
This was a sin more reprehensible than the last, more egregious than the indictments, more damning, even, than the "golf cart full of hookers" on that steamy day in the Bahamas. Jim Greer is a liar. I don't speak from vicarious experience. I say this from personal contact. Jim Greer lied to me. T ... More >>
Tropical Storm Sandy had passed and left a clear, crisp morning as early voting started Saturday in Palm Beach County. An estimated 12,250 votes were cast countywide over the weekend, and if the 7 A.M. crowd at the Supervisor of Elections office on Military Trail was any indication, voters were pati ... More >>
As we mentioned yesterday, Mittington Mittbot's crack team went into damage control over his now infamous "47 percent" remarks by not only releasing a 14-year-old tape that apparently shows Barack Obama wearing a Che T-shirt and saying that the government should send everyone a check for $1 million ... More >>
Many blogs have already been written of Congressman Allen West's Friday announcement that he'd raised well over $2 million between April and the end of June. What we didn't know until Sunday afternoon, however, was how he spent it. Documents filed with the Federal Election Commission reveal West too ... More >>
Remember 2010, when the Medicare scooter-riding lunatic fringe of the Republican Party swept to power? Two years later, the people who gave you Allen West and Michele Bachman have stopped making daily headlines, but their influence is still strong.Billionaire oil barons Charles and David Koch, the s ... More >>
Sarah Palin reiterated her belief yesterday that Congressman Allen West is the best choice for vice president, touting his military service and saying that the eventual Republican nominee shouldn't feel obligated to pander to the Republican establishment."When I talk about going rogue, what I want i ... More >>
Local political blogger Javier Manjarres was in the thick of the heckling drama at the Newt Gingrich rally in Coral Springs yesterday and claimed that one of Gingrich's staffers "assault[ed]" him in the incident he caught on tape.Turns out, that Gingrich staffer is the campaign's Broward co-chair ... More >>
Herman Cain is trying to work his magic again, this time by being featured in the new advertisement for U.S. Senate Republican hopeful and former Ruth's Chris steak house CEO Craig Miller.
UPDATE: Newsmax figured it out at 3:11 p.m., posting it in a not-so-prominent location.Either Newsmax is the only national media outlet in the U.S. that doesn't know Donald Trump has pulled out of moderating their debate, or they're having a real tough time crafting their damage-control plan ... More >>
The GOP debate sponsored by the West Palm Beach-based Newsmax and moderated by Donald Trump is having some difficulties.It has two confirmed attendees -- former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum -- while four have declined, and Rep. Michele Bachmann hasn't responded.Aside ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott had a revelation last month: He's not a guy you want to be associated with if you're running for president.The voters -- according to a Public Policy Polling survey released today -- agree with the governor.A plurality of registered Florida voters, 40 percent, said that because of ... More >>
house.govDebbie Wasserman SchultzDemocratic National Committee Chairwoman and South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn't very good at retracting statements.Wasserman Schultz was on CNN Sunday when she said Republicans want to bring states back to Jim Crow-era laws, drawing the ire ... More >>
Allen West supported the Medicare plan that's now under fire.Yesterday, Democrat Kathy Hochul won a closely watched special congressional election in a heavily Republican district in western New York. Why should Sunshine State voters care? Democrats are spinning Hochul's upset victory as evidence ... More >>
The Broward Republican Party is holding its "Grand Old Party BBQ" at Ronald Bergeron's ranch next month. Bergeron, a developer, has become more and more involved with the GOP recently, sponsoring just about everything it's been doing, from the recent Lincoln dinner to the party's website. Li ... More >>
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 >>
The Republican Party tries to pretend it has a monopoly on morality, but it's so drenched in sin right now that it ought to be able to feel the hellfire licking its feet. Fort Lauderdale Tea Party leader Gabriel Carrera plays dress-up as a minuteman.The rotten Tea Party has in its hysteri ... More >>
twitter.com/marcorubioSure, Charlie Crist landed some big endorsements in his first week as a U.S. Senate candidate -- the National Republican Senatorial Committee for one. The Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, for another. And there were reports Crist might get the early endorsement of the R ... More >>
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Kendrick Meek, of Miami,continues to tear up the fund-raising circuit -- an article in today's Roll Call says Meek will report $1.5 million in campaign dollars in the year's first quarter, which ended March 31. His primary competition for that nomination, Florida ... More >>
FLHouse.govHasnerCompromise is what distinguishes the effective, conscientious governments from the dysfunctional ones, and the lack of it has been a drag on the Florida Legislature for some time. One would think that this year's gaping, $6 billion budget hole would make compromisers out of the stub ... More >>
It would be one thing if a South Florida paper was heralding U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek as the frontrunner in the U.S. Senate's Democratic primary for 2010. It's a far more auspicious thing that a Tampa Bay paper is making that claim, albeit with some hesitation. Along with Orlando, Jacksonville and th ... More >>
Being a trafficker in rank speculation and flimsy rumors, I can't help but admire the science-based speculation and rumor creation available on FiveThirtyEight.com, which I checked approximately 642 times daily in October. The captain of this vessel is Nate Silver, who crunches poll numbers in a way ... More >>
Rev up your Swift Boats, boys. The Obama campaign is coming to town.
If the Sun-Sentinel's Buddy Nevins has declared for Crist, why's he still covering the governor's race?
Behead the head shop:
God Speaks in Film
With his voting record at issue, why won't U.S. Congressman Mark Foley just say that he's gay?
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Two top execs at the gaming company that Boulis built have deep ties to the Christian right
Wisecracking Democrats in Tallahassee were steamrollered during the presidential contest. But they didn't take it lying down.
Letters for November 9, 2000
BSO detectives raid Trapeze II