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For judge: Renier DLP vs Veronica D = promise vs. puppet

For judge: Renier DLP vs Veronica D = promise vs. puppet

At first blush, it may seem like a difficult decision. But it’s really a no brainer. Because the the circuit court race that pits former School Board Member…

5 things to know on Mayor’s $6.2 billion Miami-Dade budget

5 things to know on Mayor’s $6.2 billion Miami-Dade budget

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos “Cry Wolf” Gimenez will present his budget today for the first time publicly — his proposal to run the $6.2 billion business that is county…

Miami-Dade math: More for pet projects =  less for cops

Miami-Dade math: More for pet projects = less for cops

Say it ain’t so, mayor: Please tell Ladra and everyone who lives in the county and pays property taxes that you are not proposing to fire 255 police…

Fresh Colada

Congressional race heats up with call on Cuban credentials

Congressional race heats up with call on Cuban credentials

Ladra never thought she would see the day when a 305 politico would actually campaign…

5 questions for Charlie Crist’s new No. 2: Annette Taddeo

5 questions for Charlie Crist’s new No. 2: Annette Taddeo

By MARGIE MENZELTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATHE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 22, 2014 – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie…

Lynda Bell vs. Levine Cava debate becomes heated spar

Lynda Bell vs. Levine Cava debate becomes heated spar

The long-anticipated showdown between Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell and challenger Daniella Levine Cava came and…

Lines drawn in battle for Miami-Dade Property Appraiser

Lines drawn in battle for Miami-Dade Property Appraiser

There were no fisticuffs, but it was lively and lines were definitely drawn in the…

Veronica Diaz lied: Not endorsed by Mayor Tomas Regalado

Veronica Diaz lied: Not endorsed by Mayor Tomas Regalado

While she may have some ultra questionable ethics breaches in her past — steering work…

Carlos Curbelo keeps poll secret in FL26 race for Congress

Carlos Curbelo keeps poll secret in FL26 race for Congress

Days after former Congressman David “Nine Lives” Rivera jumped into the Congressional Republican primary for…

Sniffing the Issues

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

One after the other, Miami-Dade Commissioners who voted in favor of a new agreement with the Miami Heat owners for the operation and maintenance of the AmericanAirlines Arena…

Carlos Gimenez wants 10% less pay for workers, other cuts

Carlos Gimenez wants 10% less pay for workers, other cuts

Some call it payback for the 5% loss and the veto override that arguably strained some of his already-limited ability to negotiate with the county employee unions, but…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three, not four, not 12 but 19 absentee…

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

As law enforcement lags in its actions on the case of two women caught red-handed reaping absentee ballots in Hialeah last week — even after El Nuevo Herald…

Biting Commentary

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera joined the bevy of local electeds to blast the Venezuelan government’s crackdown…

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

The internal turmoil in the city of Doral reached a new height — or low, actually — on Wednesday when City…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three,…

Fresh Colada

Congressional race heats up with call on Cuban credentials

Ladra never thought she would see the day when a 305 politico would actually campaign on the fact that he or she is not Cuban. You avoid…

Miami Voice

‘Neutral’ activist worked for mayor

The chairwoman of the Miami Voice recall PAC, Vanessa Brito, has repeatedly said she was going to stay neutral in the mayoral race and has been made…

Miami-Dade Mayor

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

One after the other, Miami-Dade Commissioners who voted in favor of a new agreement with the Miami Heat owners for the operation and maintenance of the AmericanAirlines…

Hialeah

Hialeah political machine behind judicial hopeful

She threatened to get involved in the county’s judicial races and now Absentee Ballot Queen Sasha Tirador has made good on that. But she is not the…

Miami-Dade Budget

Budget breakfast for Bovo & Seijas

Breakfast came with a side of budget matters Tuesday morning for a new county elected and his predecessor at a Miami Lakes Latin American cafeteria — and…

Miami District 2

Miami campaigner taints process

The political advisor of a LGBT group that intends to make endorsements in the Miami city elections is also the campaign manager for one of the candidates.…

Hialeah Election

Hialeah council losers not ghosts

While all eyes are on the possible mayoral endorsement in the Hialeah runoff election and who former State Sen. Rudy Garcia — the third place finisher —…

Recall

County commission races bore without Braman

In addition to the District 11 county commission seat left by Chairman Joe Martinez to run for mayor, there are six other commission seats up for re-election…

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