Tag Archives: corruption

In These Times: Marco Rubio’s prison problem

There is a stench growing around the Miami claque that spawned from Jeb Bush’s political machine (a machine that has only begun to flex its national muscle, with his top fixer Al Cardenas now atop the American Conservative Union, Marco … Continue reading

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Friends (with benefits): David Rivera’s favorite consultant nabbed $817,000 in fees

Generously investigated Republican congressman David Rivera has variously described Esther Nuhfer as a “close friend,” a “fundraising consultant,” “political consultant,” “collateral material development” person,“consultant liaison,” and “travel coordinat(or)”… but like his dear old mum, she’s also been a recipient of … Continue reading

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Ron Book: The King and (FB)I

While the Miami-Dade and Broward state attorneys continue to dither, the feds keep filling in the gaps on public corruption (David Rivera has been bopping around Miami for years, while Kathy Rundle fiddled with Michelle Spence Jones while letting the … Continue reading

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Florida to D.C.: More trouble for David Rivera

The hits just keep coming for the newly elected Congressman from Miami.

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Florida follies: Haridopolos PR need clarified: Senate prez guilty on ethics charges

Well, at least we now have a window into why in-coming Senate President Mike Haridopolos hired that Blago P.R. firm…

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Tom Delay guilty of money laundering

I guess that “Dancing With the Stars” revival is off the schedule for now, for the former Republican House leader. A Texas jury found Tom Delay — known during his hard-charging congressional career as “the hammer,” of money laundering and … Continue reading

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Corporatocracy Watch: NPR investigation reveals how corporations are buying America, one state legislator at a time

“Scholarships…” shady nonprofits and “model bills…” they’re all components of a far reaching, and pervasive system by which corporations buy state politicians, corrupt our laws, and twist government to their own advantage. If you’ve ever wondered why the corporate-funded “tea … Continue reading

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Midday clicks: Bill, Bud and Diana… not a love story

If it’s Wednesday, some South Florida politician must be going down in flames in a corruption scandal… Today’s jail-bird is my own county commissioner, Diana Wasserman-Rubin, who apparently was voting on grants that financially benefited her husband, including some he … Continue reading

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Pigs at the trough: Florida GOP leaders live high on the hog

Another day, another round of embarrassing revelations for Marco Rubio and company.

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The Greer-McCollum connection

When Bill McCollum announced his eleventy-fifth run for office (this time for governor) last May, Jim Greer was at his side. Greer reportedly talked Ag Commissioner Charles Bronson (not the action hero, the other one…) out of primarying the well … Continue reading

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