Two candidates could block Luis Gonzalez comeback to Hialeah
09/13/19 00:31 from Political Cortadito
Former Hialeah Councilman Luis González may have the support of Mayor Carlos Hernández, but he is not going to have an easy coast back into office this November. Back after a two year hiatus to run for the open seat left by the termed-ou...

Will he or won’t he? Esteban Bovo will announce something Sept. 30
09/12/19 17:40 from Political Cortadito
Ladra might have lit a fire under Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo‘s butt this week: After posting about his new perceived ambivalence for the 2020 mayoral race — which most observers and experts think he’ll lose &#...

Esteban Bovo’s 2020 mayoral dreams doomed via Alex Penelas
09/10/19 01:15 from Political Cortadito
There could be a perfectly good reason why Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo hasn’t officially announced his bid for county mayor in 2020: Because he may not run, after all. Despite raising more than $1.1 million for his politic...

Carlos Gimenez, 4 commissioners are posers in storm-hit Bahamas
09/07/19 15:13 from Political Cortadito
That didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after the Miami-Dade Commission waived an ethics rule that bars freebie trips from county vendors for hurricane relief reasons post Dorian, Mayor Carlos Gimenez flew to the islands Friday w...

Candidates qualify for 3 four-way commission races in Miami Beach
09/06/19 23:53 from Political Cortadito
There won’t be a mayoral race but the three commission races in Miami Beach this November drew four candidates each for a total of 12 names on the ballot. You just know there’s going to be at least two runoffs. The only other...

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber wins re-election — sans challenge
09/06/19 22:04 from Political Cortadito
The qualifying deadline for the Miami Beach elections this November came and went Friday and nobody challenged Mayor Dan Gelber after his first term. That means Gelber automatically wins re-election without a single vote cast. “I a...

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $9 billion budget passes
09/06/19 02:39 from Political Cortadito
The first public hearing for the 2019-2020 Miami-Dade budget Thursday was pretty uneventful. It passed 10-3 and there was very little protest. Most of the speakers simply want more money for affordable housing or some program. Nothing re...

Affordable housing tops issues at 1st Miami-Dade budget hearing
09/05/19 23:59 from Political Cortadito
Years past, residents would come to the Miami-Dade County budget hearings to beg for the restoration of police jobs or library hours or to save grant funding for this or that community-based organization. This year, the majority of the s...

Hurricane Cancellations
09/01/19 07:29 from BlueBroward.org
The Labor Day picnic has been cancelled, and you should check with the organizers whether other events scheduled for Monday or Tuesday have been cancelled or rescheduled as well. Although the threat has lessened, we may still be in for a...

Dems look to run someone vs Vance Aloupis in HD115
08/31/19 23:54 from Political Cortadito
While there isn’t one yet, we can expect a challenge to State Rep. Vance Aloupis in 2020. Someone is polling voters in House District 115, a very flippable seat that state and local Democrats want badly. Voters in the district R...

MDC trustees ignore community, continue tainted president search
08/30/19 03:13 from Political Cortadito
It was a bit chaotic at the Miami Dade College Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, where a “surprise” interim president was named and members continued to press for a politically-motivated do-over of a selection process to pe...

Who will face President Donald Trump in 2020? POLL
08/18/19 11:11 from Shark Tank
It's still very early in the 2020 campaign season, but there is already talk that former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden will not be able to sustain his lead, and will concede the all-but assured nomination to one of the more sociali...

Legislative Wrap Up by Representative Doti Joseph in Creole
07/10/19 14:06 from BlueBroward.org
The Democratic Women’s Club of Greater Lauderhill and The Haitian American Democratic Club invite you to a Legislative Wrap Up by Representative Dote Joseph Delta Education and Life Development Center 2250 NW 21st St, Ft Lauderdale...

How to Add an Image to an Event Post or Blog Post
06/23/19 15:25 from BlueBroward.org
Adding an image to your event posts helps them stand out more on the calendar. Just be aware that many BlueBroward members will see your event as part of a weekly calendar roundup, and some email programs will not display the images. Tha...

Debate Watch Parties
06/22/19 21:43 from BlueBroward.org
So far, look like there’s one big Democratic debates watch party scheduled for Wednesday night at ArtServe. But none for Thursday? That might actually be the more interesting night (Biden / Kamala Harris / Buttigieg / Sanders). I k...

June 18 Special Election in Coral Springs, Endorsing Khurrum Wahid
06/12/19 11:08 from BlueBroward.org
There is a special election in Coral Springs on June 18 (no early voting) to fill a City Commission seat. Former Commissioner Dan Daley recently moved up to State Representative (filling the seat vacated when Jared Moskowitz took a posit...

Kudos to Robert Mueller!
04/20/19 19:40 from BlueBroward.org
I met Robert Mueller once.  Years ago, while I was on the State Board of the Florida ACLU, Mueller was head of the FBI and  came to speak to the organization to assure us that the FBI would never intentionally violate the const...

Video: How to Promote Your Regular Club Meetings on BlueBroward.org
04/18/19 22:43 from BlueBroward.org
BlueBroward encourages clubs that meet on a regular basis to establish an event template that defines your schedule (something like “First Tuesday of the month at 7 pm) and basic details like your regular meeting location and conta...

Video: How to Post a Special Event on BlueBroward
04/18/19 20:32 from BlueBroward.org
BlueBroward is not just for club meeting listings. You can also post campaign kickoffs, fundraising dinners, or any other event you would like to promote. Here’s how: If you don’t have time to watch the video, the short versi...

Video: Eric Swalwell Town Hall on Gun Violence
04/13/19 18:04 from BlueBroward.org
A day after announcing his Presidential campaign, Congressman Eric Swalwell was in Sunrise for an event billed as a Town Hall on gun violence, with participation from survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and their f...

The New, Improved, Simpler to Work With BlueBroward.org
04/10/19 23:22 from BlueBroward.org
Formed following the heartbreaking of re-election of President George W. Bush, BlueBroward has existed in one form or another since early 2005. A lot has changed in 14 years. Some of the most grandiose plans I and a cofounder had at the ...

Florida Lawmakers Want Accessible Liquefied Natural gas
03/20/19 15:14 from Shark Tank
“This bill makes American liquefied natural gas accessible and cost-effective to regional allies." The post Florida Lawmakers Want Accessible Liquefied Natural gas appeared first on Shark Tank .

President Trump pens $100K check to Homeland Security
03/19/19 11:20 from Shark Tank
President Trump and the congress are still light years away from coming to agreeing on funding the border wall, but now it appears as if Homeland Security is a little bit closer to finding the money it needs to secure the southern border...

Tomato Suspension Agreement Withdrawal Praised by FL Lawmakers
03/17/19 11:54 from Shark Tank
“Our domestic tomato industry has been harmed by Mexican producers dumping tomatoes in the U.S. market.” The post Tomato Suspension Agreement Withdrawal Praised by FL Lawmakers appeared first on Shark Tank .

Patronis Questions DNA Testing Companies’ User Confidentiality
03/16/19 08:24 from Shark Tank
"Customers must be able to reevaluate their willingness to have their genome data shared outside the original intent.” The post Patronis Questions DNA Testing Companies’ User Confidentiality appeared first on Shark Tank .

Scott “Disappointed” with Everglades Restoration Budget
03/16/19 07:47 from Shark Tank
"We are certainly able to work with you on an ongoing basis.” The post Scott “Disappointed” with Everglades Restoration Budget appeared first on Shark Tank .

Steube’s Resolution Condemns rep. Omar’s Remarks
03/16/19 07:08 from Shark Tank
"Anti-Semitism belongs nowhere in the halls of Congress or its Members.” The post Steube’s Resolution Condemns rep. Omar’s Remarks appeared first on Shark Tank .

Rep. Waltz Honors Women’s History Month on House Floor
03/15/19 16:48 from Shark Tank
"I owe everything I am to this strong, independent American woman.” The post Rep. Waltz Honors Women’s History Month on House Floor appeared first on Shark Tank .

Fmr. KKK boss David Duke supports Democrat Rep. Omar
03/13/19 07:31 from Shark Tank
"Eyes are on Congresswoman Omar to denounce the support of David Duke." The post Fmr. KKK boss David Duke supports Democrat Rep. Omar appeared first on Shark Tank .

Rooney Vows to Protect Free Speech on Campuses
03/12/19 16:36 from Shark Tank
“Learning occurs when one’s beliefs are challenged and defended." The post Rooney Vows to Protect Free Speech on Campuses appeared first on Shark Tank .

The Midas Touch
11/19/18 00:56 from Pushing Rope

For People That Think White Supremacy Isn't A Problem
10/25/18 02:44 from Pushing Rope

Quote of the Day: Jared Kushner Edition.
10/23/18 21:49 from Pushing Rope

The Third Way researchers are trying to figure out what happened in 2016.
10/24/17 13:56 from Daily Kos
The Third Way researchers have been conducting research on why people voted the way they did in 2016 and their beliefs are being severely tested.  They thought people would stay in the middle ground of politics and in their way of thinki...

FL-Sen: New UNF Poll Has Bill Nelson (D) & Rick Scott (R) Virtually Tied at 37-36
10/24/17 10:49 from Daily Kos
Latest news out of Florida today courtesy of UNF’s latest poll : A newly released   statewide poll   conducted by the University of Florida finds Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson essentially tied with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, 37 perce...

Investigative reporting bombshell: Florida private schools taking $1 billion with no oversight
10/23/17 13:44 from Daily Kos
While Betsy DeVos does away with protections for our country’s children , and continues to push forward on her billionaire-life’s mission to leave the world a better place for herself when she dies, the Orlando-Sentinel has done an explo...

For stop #2 of his white supremacy tour, Richard Spencer sues Ohio State University
10/22/17 19:53 from Daily Kos
According to the Gainesville Police Department , Tyler Tenbrink, 28, of Richmond, Texas, and bothers William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, both of Pasadena, Texas were arrested about 20 miles north of Gainesville in connection to a sh...

White Supremacy tour at University of Florida begins with a whimper
10/19/17 18:12 from Daily Kos
We haven’t yet run out of yarn, as Richard Spencer kicks off his white supremacy tour at the University of Florida in Gainesville. At least one person was arrested — (an armed person with a press pass outside the venue). It now seems to ...

This Week in Statehouse Action: You Give Laws A Bad Name edition
10/19/17 15:53 from Daily Kos
It’s not as hot as Virginia’s election action this fall, but New Jersey is also home to gubernatorial and state legislative elections next month. And while political rock star Barack Obama is rallying Virginia Democrats for Northam this ...

Donald J Trump; Words have Consequences.
10/19/17 12:54 from Daily Kos
My grandfather, Homer Wilson Sr. was the greatest man I ever knew. He grew up during the great depression. He lost both his parents by the age of thirteen. He dropped out of school with a third grade education. He had to take care of his...

Richard 'don't call me Dick' Spencer's "state of emergency" tour will feature Nazi opening acts
10/18/17 17:39 from Daily Kos
Nazis marching this evening in Gainesville… because tiki torches x A group of about 15 protesters are holding a sign where the Old Joe statue used to be in downtown Gainesville. #SpenceratUF pic.twitter.com/pN1JC5DtBu — Jimena Tavel...

FL-Gov: Gwen Graham (D) Takes Aim At Scott (R), AG Pam Bondi (R) & Big Pharma On Opioid Crisis
10/18/17 15:36 from Daily Kos
Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gwen Graham’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: Gwen Graham (D. FL) We have a crisis on our hands in Florida -- and Rick Scott and his administration aren’t doing enough to stop it. The effects o...

Florida National Guard mobilized for Richard Spencer speech in Gainesville Florida
10/17/17 03:16 from Daily Kos
So Richard “don’t call me Dick” Spencer, fresh from declaring that women shouldn’t vote , has decided that getting military security for his speech represents flattery even if banana republics usually use their national guards to “overki...

Florida Republican candidate: “The aliens were dressed in party outfits”
10/16/17 15:35 from Daily Kos
Oh Florida, Is there anything you can’t outdo?  Is there is no event in these United States that Florida doesn’t take right to the edge and throw right over the side.  Gun nuts crazy in your state? They’re not shoot at the hurricane craz...

FL-Sen: Bill Nelson (D) Takes Aim At Trump & GOP's $500 Billion Medicare Cuts
10/14/17 16:25 from Daily Kos
Playing a little catch-up today. Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s (D. FL) re-election campaign: It's unbelievable:   The new Republican budget cuts nearly $500 BILLION from Medicare, all to pay for tax cuts ...

Republican Congresswoman Calls Out Trump's Sabotage of the ACA
10/13/17 12:14 from Daily Kos
www.msn.com/… At least one Republican member of Congress has called out Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") by eliminating the subsidies that keep the program alive and keep millions of Americans insured. In doing s...

A Lesson in Courage: Bob Graham's Vote Against the Iraq War 15 years Later
10/11/17 15:48 from Daily Kos
Devoting his life to public service, my father, Bob Graham, has countless accomplishments that have made me proud  — but I have never been more proud of him than 15 years ago, today, when he stood up to vote against authorizing the Iraq ...

The end for SaintPetersBlog
10/08/17 10:50 from Saint Petersblog
Ever since I acquired the rights to the perfect domain for my efforts — FloridaPolitics.com — I knew that one day, this website would have to be put out to pasture. Well, after more than 51,000 posts, this is the final one. Going forward...

Darden Rice on St. Pete’s campaign finance ordinance — it’s ‘by no means over’
10/08/17 07:00 from Saint Petersblog
Two days after the St. Petersburg City Council passed an ordinance limiting campaign contributions, which is expected to be legally challenged, Council Chair Darden Rice was still exulting. A former president of the League of Women Voter...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Oklahoma upset; Miami over FSU, finally
10/08/17 06:39 from Saint Petersblog
Four of the top five teams in the country kicked off their games at noon Eastern on Saturday, which suggests that all were expected to roll. No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Georgia all did just that. Then there was No. 3 Oklaho...

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