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    July 24, 2014

    Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian Candidate for Governor, Hangs Up on New Times

    Adrian Wyllie was in good spirit when we got him on the phone yesterday, riding high on a burst of publicity prompted by the news he'd polled 9 percent in the Florida governor's race, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. He wasn't quite so happy 15 minutes later, when he hung up on New Times rat ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    May 17, 2012
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    January 12, 2012

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Accused of Blaming Tucson Shooting on Tea Party (She Didn't)

    Fox "News"​If Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said something profoundly stupid, we'd be all over it.Unfortunately, this is a case of a Fox News writer saying something profoundly stupid.When the headline "DNC Chair Blames Tea Party for Tucson Shooting" comes with a chopped-up video clip and an ellip ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Tea Party Starts Its Own Chamber of Commerce Out of Palm Beach Gardens​Haven't you always wondered if the companies you're doing business with are steadfast supporters of the Tea Party?The South Florida Tea Party has the answer to that with the "Tea Party Chamber of Commerce."On its website is an index of businesses -- 95 at the moment -- that they s ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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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 1, 2011

    "Rick Scott Is a Liar," And Other Tea Party Opinions on SunRail

    ​Apparently it takes a $1.2 billion train for the Tea Party folks to figure out they don't really like Gov. Rick Scott."Rick Scott IS A LIAR," the South Florida Tea Party says."This decision has completed the governor's transformation from businessman to political insider," Republican Sen. Pau ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Poll: Conservatives Are the Anti-Crist; A Ham Sandwich Could Defeat Rick Scott for Governor

    topix.comHam, a viable gubernatorial candidate.​As Gov. Rick Scott's disapproval rating keeps climbing, pollsters have run out of people to compare him with -- that's why Public Policy Polling says a hypothetical gubernatorial race between Scott and a ham sandwich would be a runaway for the lunch ... 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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    June 21, 2011

    Rick Scott's Staff Running Thin -- Top Adviser Resigns, Chief of Staff Demoted

    Wanna be my friend?​Only six months into office, Gov. Rick Scott is running a little low on friends for his executive team.Mary Ann Carter -- the governor's policy adviser -- handed in her resignation letter today, saying she needed to spend more time with her family.Carter's announcement comes on ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Tea Party Founder's Hidden Arrest

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeMug shot of Tea Party leader Danita Kilcullen.​That organized band of angry, gun-toting, Bible-quoting older white people -- otherwise known as the Tea Party -- has often crossed the bounds of appropriateness as it pushes for its right-wing agenda. But kickin ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Voter Suppression Back in Style; Let's Party Like It's 1869

    Screw the 15th Amendment. This is Florida.​Florida's legislative attack on voter rights easily passed the House last week and looks like it will surely sail through the Senate to become law. We're not alone, though. Our state's attempt to disenfranchise a massive amount of its citizens is actuall ... More >>

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    April 17, 2011

    Was The Tea Party Rally Sabotaged?

    The Fort Lauderdale Tea Party rally on Friday at the Fireman's Benevolent Hall was full of hot air. And most of it, surprisingly, wasn't coming from the mouths of the raging Republi-cons inside the building. The hall was a steaming 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the attendees, who had led a sparsely ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Angry Local Tea Party to Rally for Government Shutdown

    ​The Fort Lauderdale Tea Party is out at gun shows rousing its base to come out for an April 15 tax day protest planned at the federal courthouse to favor a government shutdown -- and they are promising an appearance by Congressman Allen West. The Tea Party is hopping mad that, as its local l ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Judges Meet, Expect Florida Court Crisis To Soon Hit Broward

    Outgoing Chief Judge Victor Tobin called a closed-door meeting of all 90 Broward judges this afternoon to discuss a budget shortfall that is threatening to shut down courthouses across the state. During the meeting, the idea was raised to "call the bluff" of Rick Scott and the Florida House and ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Poll: Plummeting Rick Scott Would Lose To Alex Sink Now That It Doesn't Matter

    A group called Public Policy Polling (PPP) discovered the obvious: Floridians are having some dramatic buyer's remorse when it comes to electing fraudster Rick Scott as governor. A poll of 500 Floridians found that his approval rating from diehards remained about the same as a similar PPP poll ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    The Tea Party Is the Muslim Brotherhood of America? You Betcha

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews made a remark yesterday comparing the Tea Party of America to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. "So the Muslim Brotherhood has a parallel role here with the Tea Party," he said. "They're the ones who keep you honest and decide whether you've stayed too long?" That's what  ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale Tea Party Leader Speaks Out On Sarah Palin

      Fort Lauderdale Tea Party leader Gabe Carrera, at right, with Rick Scott during the campaign. ​ By day Gabriel Jose Carrera works as a bespectacled immigration attorney but in countless off-hours during the past 18 months he had another callin ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Tea Party Lawyer Marianne Moran Campaigns for Power to Repeal Federal Laws

    Moran at a Tea Party protest against Charlie Crist's U.S. Sugar "bailout."​Marianne Moran is a lawyer in West Palm Beach and a member of Tea Party in Action and Balance Our Budget Now. Through her work on the Florida Senate, she met Randy Barnett, a Georgetown law professor who is credited with de ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Fantasy Voter Fraud

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal.

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    November 2, 2010

    Voting Today? Watch Out for the Fake Tea Party

    Flickr: szudi​Come on, admit it: At some point on your way down the ballot, you just turn off your brain and start filling in the bubbles that correspond to your party affiliation. This is especially true when you get down to, say, commissioner of agriculture and state representatives that you've ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Rick Scott Property Tax Calculator Ignores Small Fact: Florida Law

    ​GOP candidate for governor Rick Scott released this pretty snazzy new website on Friday: It's a property tax calculator that figures out a Floridian's tax if Scott gets elected versus Democratic opponent Alex Sink. There's just one problem with his site: It ignores the Florida Constitution.Scott' ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Allen West Outraged by Suggestion He's Racist Against Himself

    West​After the NAACP passed a resolution declaring the tea party to be a "racist" organization, you knew that Allen West would have something to say. After all, he's one (if not the only?) tea party-backed congressional candidate who's African-American. If the tea party is racist, then West's own ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    UPDATED: Why Does the South Florida Tea Party Agree With the New York Times?

    The latest PR splash for the South Florida Tea Party pairs the conservative activists with a strange bedfellow, the New York Times.  Even weirder, the much-ridiculed protest group appears to have chosen a worthy cause.  Tomorrow, the activists plan to protest Charlie Crist's $536 million ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    SoFla Tea Party's Everett Wilkinson Says Juan Williams Got It Wrong

    The average Tea Partier in South Florida is a lot more likely to look like this, Wilkinson says.​NPR commentator and Fox News talking head Juan Williams has been all over the media lately dissecting the Tea Party movement. In an April 2 Wall Street Journal editorial, Williams decried the liberal ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Hallandale Commissioner Asks for Public Records, Gets Kicked Out of City Office

    Photo: City of Hallandale BeachLondon, far left, is at odds with the other commissioners about the city's dealings with a local realtor.​Hallandale Beach Commissioner Keith London appears to be the only city official bothered by the ethics of doing land deals with Joe Kessel, a realtor who's also ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Ron Klein to President: Stop Hurting Israel's Feelings

    FlickrRon Klein​It's not enough that the United States gives spectacular sums of money to Israel. Nor is it enough that the U.S. takes Israel's side in virtually every political issue that crops up between that nation and the Muslim world. No, according to Congressman Ron Klein, the U.S. also must ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Will Identity Crisis Divide Florida Tea Party?

    Flickr​They all hate taxes, so why can't all tea partiers love one another? This week has revealed divisions within the tea party activist community of South Florida, and in Central Florida the infighting has spilled into the courts, where an Orlando radio host is being accused of "hijacking" the ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Cardiologist and Republican Fundraiser Bounced From State College Board

    Zachariah​Late last week, Gov. Charlie Crist removed Holy Cross cardiologist Zachariah P. Zachariah from the powerful Board of Governors overseeing Florida universities. It's another occasion for gossip in the state's Republican Party. Was Crist wary of insider trader allegations made by the Secur ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    May 19, 2009

    For Congress, Mum's the Word on Netanyahu Visit; But Jewish Scholar Has Opinion

    Flickr User: talkradionewsBroward and Palm Beach's Jewish congressional members were all eagerly anticipating this week's visit to Washington D.C. of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and yet none appear eager to speak about it. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office made no statement following ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Iran Releases Journalist; New Hope for Coral Springs Family

    Robert LevinsonFor the Levinson family of Coral Springs, it's an auspicious sign: Today's release by the Iranian government of Roxana Saberi, the journalist  imprisoned there on charges of spying, suggests that the Iranian regime can be reasoned with.We wrote last month about how the June presi ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009

    In 18 Months, Florida Voters To Stop Music; Pols to Look Feverishly for Seats

    This blog has neglected the 2010 mid-term elections that are only 18 (eighteen!!) months away. It is the longest game of musical chairs. Ever.In the race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, Kendrick Meek has surged to frontrunner status, raising $1.8 million in the first quarter -- roughl ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    For Coral Springs Family, Stakes Are High for This Year's Election of the Century

    That election is this June in Iran, pitting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Religious Neanderthal Republic of Iran, against Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a "reformist" who would moderate some of the nation's hard-line policies on human rights and in international diplomacy. That is, he'd steer it a few ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Karen Thurman Talks About Gubernatorial Race

    The St. Pete Times political blog, The Buzz, just posted this interview with Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman: At about the 90-second mark, Thurman responds to criticism that the party lacks a "bench" by touting Jack Seiler's victory in the Fort Lauderdale mayoral race. If a Democrat win ... 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 >>

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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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    April 11, 2007
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    November 8, 2006

    A Bousquet Case

    Where's Pemble? So the St. Pete Times finally admits it: We don't know a damn thing about Charlie Crist. The newspaper's political editor, Adam C. Smith, writes in today's newspaper that Crist is a "mystery": "Who is Governor-elect Crist? He's a national figure without any real identity, a winne ... More >>

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    November 6, 2006

    Race Tightening?

    Polls are all over the place in the governor's race. The Miami Herald has Charlie Crist with a commanding ten-point lead (with a poll conducted by reputable Zogby International), but SurveyUSA has the race between Crist and Jim Davis in a virtual dead heat (via Taeg0n Goddard's PoliticWire): "In ... More >>

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    October 31, 2006

    For All You Political Junkies ...

    What follows is the full transcript of last night's gubernatorial debate between Charlie Crist, Jim Davis, and Max Linn. It's, um, really long. CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC HOST: Florida, the state that carried George W. Bush into the White House and elected Jeb Bush twice for governor. A state on the ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006

    Bush Digs Hastert

    George W. Bush just lent his support to House Speaker Denny Hastert, saying he's a father and cares about children. Yeah, but too bad Hastert cared about the GOP power base a little more. This L.A. Times story was linked below by a commenter. It paints a picture of Foley as one skeezy, creepy mf- ... 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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    July 27, 2006

    We Don't Need No Stinking Votes!

    Mexicans in America love the free market, apparently.

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    May 27, 2004

    President Kohn

    A time line chronicling the rise of the first Jewish president

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    October 24, 2002

    Wexler's Travels

    South Florida's bellicose congressman carves up the Middle East

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    November 8, 2001

    Waiting For Otto

    Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.

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    June 21, 2001

    Generation Exodus

    Even half a world away from the scene of the crime, the legacy of apartheid still haunts South Africa's white expatriates

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    June 1, 2000

    Rick Sanchez Godless Communist

    In the ultimate Channel 7 report, the news team discovers a Cuban double agent in our midst.

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