Category Archives: Florida to D.C.

This week’s Herald column: the apostasy of John Ellis Bush

Cartoon by the great Jim Morin. See more Morin toons here. How did Jeb Bush, the arch conservative former governor of Florida — Mr. Voter Caging 2000 — Mr Right Wing, suddenly become a RINO to the new, far right … Continue reading

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Read this: Steve Schale explains Central Florida (with bonus polling geekery)

The ethnic mix in Central Florida is changing, and not in the way you might think.

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And the Florida straw poll winner is … Herman Cain???

Well all I have to say about that is 9, 9 to the muthuf–in 9, baby. Herman Cain is the man in Florida. No, seriously, he won the Florida straw poll.

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Today’s Herald column: run, Allen, run

Allen West said he has “cracked the door open” on a U.S. Senate run. I say “go for it.”

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Feds open second probe of David Rivera

2011 has not been kind to the congressman from Miami.

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Here comes Hasner: WaPo floats the ‘new Rubio’ meme

It’s no secret that the right wing blogosphere, and the tea party goonies, can’t stand would-be U.S. Senator Mike Haridopolos, who currently presides over the Florida Senate. Who do they love? Adam Hasner. And so he is the new El … Continue reading

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Allen West’s ‘statewide petition’: an admission of re-elect trouble?

Allen West likes his government job, and wants to keep it. But rather than go to his constituents in Palm Beach County, he finds himself turning to tea partiers far and wide…

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Haridopolos’ vouchercare torment just won’t end

Mike Haridopolos just can’t get the vouchercare monkey off his back.

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**UPDATE: The Hair out of place: Mike Haridopolos all over the place on Ryan’s voucher plan

U.S. Senate wannabe Mike Haridopolos already has the tea party on his back for not pushing through anti-illegal immigrant legislation during the just-completed session. Now he’s got new drama: in the form of vouchercare.

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Allen West lashes out at Obama speech, declares ‘Palestine is a region, not a people or a state’ **UPDATE**

Florida Republican Congressman Allen West blasted the speech given by President Barack Obama on the Middle East and North Africa, calling it “the beginning of the end of the state of Israel.”

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