[credit provider=”Drudge Report”] It’s a landslide!This probably won’t stop the rumours that Drudge is somehow on Mitt Romney’s side in this primary battle.
[credit provider=”AP”] According to Drudge, the networks are going to call it for Mitt Romney at exactly 8 o’clock tonight, the moment the final polls close along the Florida panhandle. Will update results as they come in.
[credit provider=”Pete Souza via Wikimedia” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Newt_Gingrich.jpg”] This is pretty disgusting. Newt Gingrich’s campaign is robo-calling Floridians telling them that Mitt Romney denied Holocaust survivors kosher food in Massachusetts because he had no “compassion” for them.
Sarah Palin has emerged as one of Newt Gingrich’s most effective attack weapons this week, unleashing her fiercest Mama Grizzly to protect the former House Speaker from the GOP’s bloody intraparty warfare in the leadup to today’s Florida primary.
With just a few hours until the polls close in Florida, we’ve decided to have a little fun with the Sunshine State.
So what is at stake in today’s Florida GOP primary?
Less than two weeks ago, Herman Cain told the world he would not back an actual Republican candidate, but was endorsing “We The People” for President. Then he set off on a quixotic tour to bring his signature 9-9-9 tax plan to a legislator near you, and drove off into […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Sotheby’s Realty” url=”http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-982-4280655/indian-creek-island-miami-beach-fl-33154″] A Miami Beach home designed by Palm Beach architect Jeffrey W. Smith, and decorated by interior designer Mario Buatta is on sale for $32.5 million.The house is one-of-a-kind, and sits on more than two acres of land.There’s great views of the ocean and a […]
Mitt Romney is beating Newt Gingrich at his own game.
[credit provider=”Democratic National Committee”] The story sounds familiar. One address. A handful of employees. Millions in campaign dollars.In suburban Tampa, a single-story building at 610 South Blvd. is home to countless political committees in Florida and all over the country, and is known as a veritable political action committee mill. A similar story […]
[credit provider=”The Palm Beach Post Video” url=”http://bcove.me/y481f0ek”] Awful road conditions in Florida claimed the lives of at least 10 people early Sunday morning and sent a further 18 to the hospital.According to The Palm Beach Post, a combination of fog and a brush fire resulted in zero visibility on a […]
[credit provider=”AP”] In this overwhelmingly Hispanic city of 225,000 just outside Miami, Mitt Romney was made to feel right at home on Sunday.The Hialeah Police Department closed down streets surrounding his rally here and escorted the candidate’s campaign bus as it rolled into a restaurant parking lot that was packed […]
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman report that Newt Gingrich intends to soldier on all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa, no matter how badly he is defeated in Florida on Tuesday. Gingrich maintains that Mitt Romney cannot get a majority of delegates. It […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of CNN”] The polls in Florida are looking pretty great for Mitt Romney just two days before the crucial Florida primary. The RealClearPolitics poll average shows Romney up by about 11.6 per cent in the last round of polling.
GOP Golden Boy Marco Rubio revealed the magnitude of his star power today, delivering an impassioned speech on immigration that showed exactly why he is the true heir apparent of the Republican Party.
Is Rick Santorum back in the race?
[credit provider=”Courtesy of CNN”] The final four Republican presidential candidates went out with a bang Thursday in the last presidential debate before Florida voters head to the polls in what could be the decisive primary of the 2012 race.Overall, it was a great night for Mitt Romney, who managed to […]
As Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney sling mud across the Sunshine State, another candidate has been markedly absent from the Florida barnstorming this week.
[credit provider=”Getty”] Two bills winding through Florida’s legislature this week want to turn professional sports stadiums into fly-by-night homeless shelters, reports Jim DeFede in the Miami CBS News Local. Introduced by Republican state Sen. Michael Bennett of Florida, the crux of Senate Bill 816 is a 1988 law that said sports teams […]
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5844390932/”] This post originally appeared at Real Clear Politics. Targeting specific coalitions wasn’t much in vogue in the Republican primary race until the campaigns came to the Sunshine State. Now, a battle is raging for the Latino vote in south Florida.
Better not piss off hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones, the founder of Tudor Investments, or he’ll go Dan Aykroyd on you.
[credit provider=”floridalakefront.com” url=”http://www.floridalakefront.com/featured-properties/orlando-windermere-butler-6121-kirkstone/”] A few months ago we told you about Versailles, the unfinished shell of a mansion in Windermere, Florida, which was to be the largest home in America.The 90,000-square-foot, 13-bedroom home is currently on the market for $75 million, as is, or $100 million finished.
Ever wondered what a greatest hits compilation of Newt Gingrich attacks would look like? Check out this new ad from the Romney campaign, which covers everything from Freddie Mac to ethics violations to electability. It starts with a bad memory for Floridians: the housing crisis. The ad ties the crash […]
Newt ‘The Comeback Granddaddy’ Gingrich is on his way to Sunshine State today, propelled by a stunning upset victory that has turned the Republican 2012 race on its head.
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[credit provider=”Melanie Lukesh” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlukesh/6097978640/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] A blizzard of articles give advice about the best places to retire.They generally recommend fleeing the North and heading for the Sunbelt, to places in the Carolinas, Florida, or Arizona.
[credit provider=”Sotheby’s” url=”http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-560-4352931/siesta-key-gulf-front-masterpiece-sarasota-fl-34242″] A gigantic 9,202-square-foot Siesta Key Gulf home in Sarasota, Fla. with a waterfall is on sale for $13.45 million.The home is protected by Gargoyle-guarded walls and gates. The property has eight open porches, a roof-top garden and a bar that is accessed by elevator.
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Super_Power_building.jpg”] After 13 years and millions of dollars in fundraising, the Scientology “Flag Mecca” in Clearwater, Florida is set to open this year, with the goal of giving its members “infinite power.”The Village Voice just published a series of renderings of the centre, which at 377,000 square feet […]
This could be huge for Ron Paul.
[credit provider=”via Sotheby’s”] Some of our favourite super luxury homes from 2011 are still on the market.Whether a Park Avenue apartment is your style, a water-front Florida estate, or even a home in the Cayman Islands that would make a great off-shore investment with a tax benefit, there’s something for […]
It’s a sunny Saturday in Cambier Park, the heart of Naples, on Florida‘s west coast, and local tea party activists are doing something unusual: They’re holding a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit a local homeless shelter and food pantry.
[credit provider=”ap”] Laser hair removal, tummy tucks, liposuction, and collagen injections run rampant among the residents of Miami, which LivingSocial has crowned the vainest city in America. The results are based on a survey of more than 4,000 online consumers in 20 cities, including 200 from Miami, where residents ranked their […]
[credit provider=”Flip Schulke / EPA (via archives.gov)” url=”http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ShowArchivalDescriptions?%24searchId=4&%24showFullDescriptionTabs.selectedPaneId=&%24digiDetailPageModel.currentPage=0&%24resultsPartitionPageModel.targetModel=true&%24resultsSummaryPageModel.pageSize=10&%24partitionIndex=0&%24digiSummaryPageModel.targetModel=true&%24submitId=1&%24resultsDetailPageModel.search=true&%24digiDetailPageModel.resultPageModel=true&%24resultsDetailPageModel.currentPage=0&%24showArchivalDescriptionsTabs.selectedPaneId=&%24resultsDetailPageModel.pageSize=1&%24resultsSummaryPageModel.targetModel=true&%24sort=RELEVANCE_ASC&%24resultsPartitionPageModel.search=true&%24highlight=false”] In the 1970s, thousands of retirees from the North East started migrating to Florida for warmer weather and stress-free living.Developers quickly realised the opportunity and started building retirement communities such as Century Village in Palm Beach.
Mitt Romney has long claimed he stands the best chance at defeating President Barack Obama, pointing to polling numbers showing him polling nearly even with Obama in key swing states. But now he’s not the only one.
With exactly four weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich has now firmly solidified his support at the top of the Republican presidential field.
[credit provider=”Orange County Public Schools” url=”https://www.ocps.net/Students/_layouts/viewDetails.aspx?list=fe9a78d6-14c4-4bd7-9769-86e758277205&item=103″] The 188,735 students go to school in Florida’s Orange County, and their parents, have a reason to complain.The school system earned the lowest grade, a D, on a Brooking’s Institute study of big school systems around the county. The ideal school system, according to […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich holds a massive lead in the race for the Florida primary, holding the support of 50 per cent of likely primary voters.The poll, from American Research Group, is the third poll in the last week to show Gingrich blowing away the […]
A banker involved in subprime lending during the housing bubble in Florida shares his regrets with NYT columnist Nicholas Kristoff.
[credit provider=”60 Minutes”] ’60 Minutes’ aired a gut-wrenching segment Sunday night with two siblings who have lived with their father in a truck since their home was foreclosed on. Austin and Arielle Metzger have lived out of this yellow truck for months with their father, Tim.
[credit provider=”Porsche Design Group”] High rise condos in South Florida have been the epitome of exclusivity and luxury for years.But now, one complex is aiming to take that to a whole new level.
[credit provider=”Luxury Portfolio ” url=”http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/property/sarasota/architectural_award_winning_sarasota_beach_house.cfm”] A neon home in the shape of a cube off the shores of Sarasota was just listed at $14.5 million.The home is organised by architect Guy Peterson, who arranged the living spaces by colours, and the colours change based on public zones, work places and […]
The Herman Cain gaffe train rolled into Florida today, and the candidate got a taste of the local flavour.
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Keith Srakocic”] President Barack Obama is now polling even with a generic Republican candidate in a new Gallup poll — a measure by which he was down by eight per cent in recent months — a sign that he is turning his presidency around after a miserable few […]
[credit provider=”floridalakefront.com” url=”http://www.floridalakefront.com/featured-properties/orlando-windermere-butler-6121-kirkstone/”] David Siegel, a timeshare tycoon based in Florida, once had ambitious plans to build the largest home in the U.S.He got as far as the walls. The mansion, fittingly called Versailles and located in Windermere, the same Orlando, Fla. suburb where Tiger Woods lived pre-scandal, is totally […]
Greg Sargent at the Washington Post picks up on a new poll out of Florida that does not bode well for the GOP.
Who says being the king of digital media doesn’t pay?
An 8-foot-tall Lego man washed ashore on Siesta Key Bey in Florida yesterday, according to BoingBoing.
[credit provider=”AP”] Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads in all four early primary and caucus states, according to a CNN/Time/ORC poll released today.Businessman Herman Cain is tied with Romney for first in Iowa and South Carolina, but trails badly in New Hampshire. According to the poll, Cain is the favourite among […]
[credit provider=”emilio labrador” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/3059349393/3638963268/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] If you’ve been trying to sell your place, think about going international … as in finding a foreign buyer because these non-U.S. citizens actually want your home. Internationals flooded the market in the 12 months ending in March, having spent $82 billion on American homes and […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Nevada Republicans voted on Saturday to bump their nominating caucus back into February, ending a scheduling stalemate with New Hampshire that had threatened to push the primary season into December.However, the primary calendar is still stacked for January 2011, with five states holding their nominating contests within one […]
[credit provider=”statebudgetsolutions.org” url=”http://www.statebudgetsolutions.org/”] While the federal government grapples with its own enormous deficit, individual states are also facing huge deficits that total an astounding combined $4 trillion.That figure comes from the newly-released annual report on state debt from State Budget Solutions, a nonprofit think tank that cuts through state government […]
[credit provider=”AP”] GOP darling Marco Rubio made clear tonight that he wasn’t going to let a Washington Post story sully his apparently inevitable road to the White House.The Florida Senator responded quickly and angrily tonight to a Thursday WaPo story that accused him of exaggerating his family’s flight from Cuba […]
A new NBC/Marist poll shows just how big of a threat businessman Herman Cain was to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before last night’s CNN debate — leading the Republican field in South Carolina, and tying Romney in Florida.
If one Florida legislator gets his way, “Big Brother” will no longer trample the freedom of Floridians to enjoy a good old fashioned dwarf tossing contest.
Historically, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania have been hotbeds for football talent. In fact, those three states rank 1-2-3 all-time for states where NFL players were born. But in recent years, the states that are football factories has shifted a little.
[credit provider=”AP”] Nevada’s Republican party announced Wednesday that it had set its presidential caucus for January 14, a move that may result in the presidential nominating contests kicking off this December.Florida’s Republican party set off a domino effect earlier this year by bucking the national GOP and moving their primary […]
Republican presidential candidates are standing up against the country’s largest Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision, to defend the honour of GOP Golden Boy Marco Rubio.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign may be floundering in the polls, but it’s still raking in the big bucks.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney released a new web video today hitting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s plan for Social Security.
[credit provider=”AP”] South Carolina will move its presidential primary to January 21, setting off a scramble of early states to move their nominating contests into early January.The South Carolina Republican Party’s decision, first reported by CNN, is in response to Florida moving its primary up to January 31.
Lego creations have become more complex over time, whether it be pirate ships or Star Wars crafts.
CNN is reporting that Florida is likely to move its presidential primary to the last day in January 2012 — setting off a shuffle as other early states move their primaries and caucuses in front of the Sunshine State.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] After a big debate performance at Thursday’s Fox News/Google and an upset victory at Thursday’s Florida Presidential straw poll, businessman Herman Cain’s campaign is on fire.With high-profile bookings on the Today Show, CNN’s American Morning, and Fox and Friends, Cain’s media blitz and recent successes are paying […]
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Former Godfather’s Pizza executive Herman Cain tells Yahoo’s Chris Moody that he considered dropping out of the GOP nominating contest at least twice.In a upset, Cain defeated Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Saturday’s Florida Straw poll — and though while his prospects for winning the nomination are […]
Former pizza executive Herman Cain dealt a major blow to Republican frontrunner Rick Perry, scoring a surprising upset victory in Florida’s Presidency 5 Straw Poll today.
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr / Wikimedia”] With President Barack Obama’s poll numbers somewhere between bad and awful, Republicans are facing the decision of whether to nominate a candidate closer to the party’s ideological base, or one who can appeal to a broader electorate.Tea Party firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann said […]
Tonight’s Republican presidential debate quickly devolved into yet another showdown between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as the two Republican frontrunners duked it out over Social Security, healthcare, and immigration.
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Chris O’Meara”] The third Republican Presidential debate since labour Day — and arguably the most important one yet — takes place in Florida tonight, and will it determine once and for all which candidates can compete with the top-tier on the national stage.Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former […]
Nearly all of the 2012 Republican candidates are firing up the party base this afternoon at a Faith and Freedom Coalition rally to kick off the Florida GOP Convention in Orlando.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Fox News”] Making his national television debut as a presidential candidate last night, Texas Gov Rick Perry went on the attack, comparing his 2012 opponent Mitt Romney to President Obama.”We don’t need to nominate Obama-lite,” Perry said, in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “We don’t […]
Republican presidential hopefuls will descend upon Orlando for “Presidency 5,” the Florida Republican Party convention that could be the deciding event in the 2012 primary calendar.
Add purple Florida to the list of states facing financial disaster from the twin bombshells of the financial crisis and massive union pensions.
Two Florida men were arrested last Thursday after authorities found the duo hiding sacks filled with about 260 alligator hatchlings on their airboat, according to The Miami Herald.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Rudy_Giuliani.jpg”] Former New York City Mayor and failed 2008 presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani is thinking about giving it another go.”I’m going to sit down and talk it over with Judith, wake up one morning and have a decision,” Giuliani told The Associated Press. “Part if it will […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of tampabay.com”] Most of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates remained relatively quiet as Hurricane Irene made her way up the Eastern Seaboard this weekend.Not Michele Bachmann though. Appearing at the Sarasota County GOP rally in Florida yesterday, the Minnesota Congresswoman suggested that natural disasters like Hurricane Irene and […]
President Barack Obama trails Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a new Sachs/Mason-Dixon poll of Florida voters.
[credit provider=”NOAA”] With 75 mile per hour winds lashing Puerto Rico, Irene became the first hurricane of the season Monday and it looks like it’s going to be getting much stronger.According to The Miami Herald, forecasters had been hoping Irene would be slowed by the mountains of Hispaniola, but its […]
[credit provider=”youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHpnwKgcRHg”] The Republican National Convention will be held in Tampa Bay, Fla., next year, thanks in part to the dynamic duo of former president Theodore Roosevelt and former governor Charlie Crist.Sort of.
[credit provider=”MiamiRealEstate.com”] This ornate, Mediterranean-style mansion in Coral Gables, FL is totally over-the-top; every square inch is covered in marble, lush fabric, or wrought iron.The home sits on an acre of bayfront property and has tons of neat amenities. Built in 2005, it’s located in a gated community with a […]
[credit provider=”Carl Lender via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/clender/4494607647/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] The state of Florida has been selling its database of driver information to private investigators and research services for years with last year’s sale bringing in almost $63 million.Reported by News Channel 5 in Tampa, the state sells nearly all the information on every […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Since Gov. Rick Scott took office in January, Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen from 11.9 per cent to 10.6 per cent while nationally unemployment has gone up.The state’s $3.8 billion gap in the fiscal 2012 budget has been closed. And Scott claims credit for creating about 77,000 […]
[credit provider=”www.local10.com” url=”http://www.local10.com/news/28583575/detail.html”] Port St. Lucie cops claim that 17-year-old Tyler Hadley used a hammer to kill his parents, and then he threw a house party (via Drudge Report).Up to 60 people are said to have attended the party
[credit provider=”Tom Reavis (Futternut via Flickr)” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/futternut/sets/72157600541599722/”] Daytona Beach, Florida has been a mecca for off-road, beach driving, hosting car and motorcycle competitions for over 50 years.The local beach strip with its hard packed sand allows for vehicles to race around beach-goers.
[credit provider=”WTSPTV”] Phil Grande grew tired of the homeless people that congregate in the park by his home in Sarasota, Fl and took his frustrations to city hall (via @Drudge_Report).When he got there, Grande said he was told by Vice Mayor Terry Turner to move if he didn’t like what […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a rising star in the Republican party who is often mentioned as a potential vice presidential nominee, could find his political prospects tarnished by news that his sister and her husband were caught up in a South Florida drug trafficking raid in the 1980s.An […]
“Having laws passed after children who tragically die is just a bad way to make law.”
To everyone who bought a house in Carson City, Nevada- congratulations, you picked a winner. Your housing market is expected to appreciate at a rate of 11.9% annually between 2011 and 2016.
State budgets were due Friday, marking the end of one of the most contentious legislative seasons in recent memory, and the first day of the new fiscal year for most states.
[credit provider=”Flickr GreenNetizen” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/martie/3317626904/”] Florida is a state of stark contrasts.Travel a few miles from the opulent mansions of Miami Beach and you reach desperately poor neighborhoods.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of ABC Action News”] Florida teachers are suing the state to block a new law that requires public employees to start contributing to their pension plans.The lawsuit, filed Monday by Florida’s 140,000-member teachers union, argues the state violated its contractual obligations when it passed a law requiring state […]
[credit provider=”familymwr via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/5096770423/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Father’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to spend time with Dad then to hit the links?Oyster.com, has compiled a list of the best golf destinations for dads, from courses in Las Vegas and Orlando to oceanside retreats Costa Rica, and […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate”] A compound of exceptional Palm Beach properties formerly owned by John Kluge, once ranked by Forbes as the world’s richest man, has been listed for sale at $59 million.Kluge acquired the group of five residences on lushly landscaped grounds in the heart of […]
Enter next phase of the housing crisis.
A few days ago in Gainesville, a 10-foot alligator bit onto the sheriff’s car, and it wouldn’t let go even as the car reversed.
Richard Wirthlin, pollster and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, used to say that Republicans had to win two of three states — Florida, Texas and California — to have any chance of winning the White House.
[credit provider=”AP”] California employers could see an annual payroll tax hike of up to $6 billion if the state’s unemployment program doesn’t pay back its federal loans.From the LAT:
The Tampa FL mayoral race is getting ugly just two weeks before the March 22 election date.
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