U.S. Senate

  • 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    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

    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.

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    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 >>

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    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 27, 2011

    Muslim Nezar Hamze Kept Out of Broward GOP Committee Amid "Pit of Discrimination"

    Photo by Mike RiceNezar Hamze (left) across from local radio host "Joe Citizen" in a July protest outside a Margate mosque.​Nezar Hamze -- a Muslim and executive director of Florida's Council on American-Islamic Relations -- is no stranger to taking heat from right-wing politicos in Broward County ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Allen West Proves The Onion Sometimes Gets it Right

    ​The Onion may be the world's greatest source of satirical news, but sometimes its hilarity actually yields more fact than fiction.For President Obama's birthday yesterday, The Onion ran a news brief with the headline "Obama Turns 50 Despite Republican Opposition.""After months of heated negot ... 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 10, 2011

    The Show Must Go On

    Working on a Tea Party story but in the meantime wanted to share a photo that has been spreading across the internets lately. Here it is:                   What the hell is this, you ask, and why is it on the Pulp? Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Concede? Hell No. Secede!

    ​It just happened. Florida has officially elected the man who oversaw the greatest Medicare fraud in U.S. history as its governor. You might think I would welcome this sort of thing. I remember when I covered the 2000 recount thinking at the end of it, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave t ... 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 >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Crist, Meek Dunce Meter: In Competition for Union Vote, Both Look Like Losers

    Teamster Charlie.​As Election Day approaches, the three-way U.S. Senate race between Independent Charlie Crist, Republican Marco Rubio, and Democrat Kendrick Meek gets stranger by the minute. In today's installment, Crist and Meek both canceled a scheduled talk at the Kravis Center in West Palm Be ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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

    June 10, 2010

    Poll Confirms the Obvious: Kendrick Meek's Campaign a Disaster for Florida Democrats

    Flickr:​There's nothing particularly dynamic about the U.S. Senate campaign being run by Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene -- except when you compare it to the one by Miami Congressman Kendrick Meek. Greene doesn't really have a message, unless you count his constant bellyaching abo ... 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

    May 6, 2010

    Still No Takers on Crist Uncloseted Meme; Pundits Say Charlie Doesn't Need "Game-Changer"

    ​In a U.S. Senate race that has already had so many spectacular plot twists, can anyone blame me for hoping that the biggest shocker is yet to come? But for the Crist-Comes-Outta-the-Closet meme to take hold, it will take some brave pundits besides me to give him a helpful nudge.So with that in mi ... 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

    October 27, 2009

    Morning Juice: Crist Taps a School Board Member; Heart Attack Killed Picower

    ​For fresh material on the breaking news item of the moment, the stabbings in Manalapan, scroll down. Here's what else is happening in Broward and Palm Beach:That's not the day's only stabbing story. A 15-year-old in Coral Springs stabbed his 14-year-old brother to death during a fight over the vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Senate Race Looking More Competitive -- on One Side, Anyway

    Flickr: maurice.ferreFerre​Charlie Crist continues to lead in polls, but former House Speaker Marco Rubio has all the momentum in the battle for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. During a quarter when he appeared on the cover of the National Review, dominated straw polls, and received hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Crist's Bulldog in Lipstick

    George LeMieux: Looks better in a skirt than in a U.S. senator's seat.​Citing a Marco Rubio campaign ad, St. Petersburg Times politics blog Buzz earlier today asked whether Charlie Crist had "pulled a McCain" -- committing a tactical blunder that gives his opponent evidence that he's out of touch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Editorials Lambaste LeMieux, a Week Too Late

    Flickr: oddball7​The editorial sections of major Florida newspapers are furious about Crist's pick of George LeMieux for U.S. Senate. But in their rage -- or maybe it's modesty -- they forgot to mention how complicit their papers are in LeMieux's selection.After all, Crist's office was playing by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Morning Juice: Mystery in Miramar; Hurricane's Northern Path May Kill Bill

    ​So far, the morning brings no new information on what, exactly, happened yesterday in Miramar -- just that whatever it was was horrible. WPLG has some video with interviews from neighbors. In the meantime, here's what else is happening in South Florida:The U.S. Justice Department has indicted Alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Feds: No, Florida, You're Not Allowed to Be a Pirate Colony

    Flickr User: Karen Moreau BondNobody wants to admit it, but if the federal government is going to make fraud-busting its new "War on [hot topic]," then it's going to deal another blow to the South Florida economy.It's just that fraud's what we're good at! Take the case of Christopher Maury. The West ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Rubio Wins the Week in GOP Senate Race

    Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the EconomyU.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio scored two big endorsements this week, plus the criticism of from one of those Democrat-leaning MSNBC talking heads, which kinda counts as an endorsement. About 1:10 in the video above, Hardbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Senate Contender Wears Magic Jersey; Can't Play Defense

    On the right, that's Corrine Brown, the Democratic congresswoman from Jacksonville considering a bid for U.S. Senate against Kendrick Meek. Here at Juice, we're worried she's going to realize it's an absurd idea, then disappear again. So for now, we're going to bask in her relevance. Above, a funny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Marco Rubio Embarks on Perilous Mission

    Reflecting on the long-rumored entry of Marco Rubio into the race for U.S. Senate in 2010 against the inevitable candidacy of the formidable Florida governor, one can't help but recall that opening scene of Apocalypse Now: An underwear-wearing Martin Sheen doing drunken judo chops in some squalid ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Will Netroots Rally for Dan Gelber?

    Howard Dean was the first darling of the "netroots" -- the progressive and liberal blogs which were a wailing wall and fundraising catalyst during the Bush years. Then Dean folded. Barack Obama was their next crush, and that turned out pretty well.Will the netroots have as much power as they did in ... 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 30, 2009

    Down Goes Sansom

    House Speaker Ray Sansom stepped down today. He's the one who lobbied to win state funds for a college, which then gave him a $110,000 job -- a chain of events that Sansom would have us believe were unrelated. Sansom has said he "welcomed" an investigation, which is good, because he got one -- actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2009

    Oh, hey. Dr. Marion Thorpe Also Is Running for Senate

    Yep, while nobody (except maybe the unsleeping eye of Anthony Man) was watching, Dr. Marion Thorpe announced that he would be proud to serve Florida in the U.S. Senate. That declaration didn't make much of a splash. Hell, the Quinniapac poll released last week didn't even bother factoring Thorpe, th ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 13, 2009

    From Mel To Meek? Miami Congressman Launches Senate Bid

    At the top of the hour, baby-faced U.S. Rep Kendrick Meek, the Democrat from Miami, will announce his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2010 when Republican Sen. Mel Martinez steps down. Being the first from either party to declare, Meek's given himself nearly two years to campaign.Which is a good thing, b ... 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 >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Mayor Manny Busts Obama With Scatological Humor

    Miami Mayor Manny Diaz is the president of some mayor's only fraternity and like everyone else this holiday season, he has a wish list he's sending to Barack Hussein Santa Claus Obama.When it comes to Broward, Manny's got shit on his mind. Specifically, the "treated" sewage that Hollywood is current ... More >>

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    September 30, 2006

    Foley Disgrace Exposes Newspapers' Flaws

    There's a lot to say about the daily newspaper coverage of Mark Foley's disgraceful exit from politics over his instant messages about giving instant massages to underage Congressional pages. Start with Anthony Man, the new political reporter in the downtown Fort Lauderdale office of the Sun-Sentine ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    King's Tarnished Crown

    Don King wants to make South Florida a boxing capital. Trouble is, he's on the ropes.

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    April 22, 2004

    Don King Presents

    A battle of Kerry vs. Kerry

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    November 13, 2003

    Deutsch Marks

    He's raised a lot of money in his bid for the Senate, but from whom?

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    July 31, 2003

    Operation Baghdad

    A Senate hopeful on the lam is busy tracking Saddam

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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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    January 20, 2000


    Conservative coverage in the Senate and in the bar

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    September 10, 1998
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