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Bill Maher flips his lid

(Scott Johnson) To borrow Rick’s lovelorn lament in Casablanca: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in the world, Bill Maher walks into mine (and John Hinderaker’s). My gin joint, so to speak, is Minnesota’s Second Congressional District, where I live, drink and vote. Show More Summary

Ben Webster: London, 1964

5 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In December 1964, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster was at London's Marquee Club to film the BBC's Jazz 625. Webster was joined by Stan Tracey (p), Rick Laird (b) and Jackie Dougan (d). Saxophonist and London club owner Ronnie Scott appears...

Charlie Crist Teams Up With Planned Parenthood to Bash Pro-Life Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is teaming up with the nation’s biggest abortion company to attack pro-life Governor Rick Scott in Florida. Crist is pro-abortion and flip-flopped on abortion from the pro-life to the pro-abortion side years ago. Planned Parenthood is providing as much as $3 million in help for Crist and here’s the first […]

Florida newspaper exposes sweet deal for state politicians

MIAMI, FL -- The Tampa Bay Times has been rolling out an impressive expose of secret hunting trips to Texas taken by more than a dozen current and former Florida lawmakers and officials including Gov. Rick Scott, who is in a tight race for reelection. While the findings may strike some readers as business as usual in politics, the story...

Log Cabin Endorses FL Gov. Rick Scott

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

I missed it at the time, but last week the Log Cabin Republicans of Miami endorsed Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The Miami Herald has the press release: Log Cabin Republicans of Miami are proud to Endorse the Re-Election of Rick Scott for Governor of Florida. Show More Summary

Ignoring Hamas crimes

(Scott Johnson) Khaled Abu Toameh combines his usual invaluable reportage with media criticism in “Big media ignores Hamas’s ‘ugliest crimes.’” As I am sure this will be studiously ignored by Conor Powell, Rick Leventhal and all theShow More Summary

New Campaign Urges Florida Gov. Rick Scott Not To Appeal Ruling Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Equality Florida has announced the creation of a new social media campaign intended to stop Florida Governor Rick Scott from appealing a decision that struck down the Sunshine State's ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign calls on the public to...

Governor Rick Scott Offers Mixed Bag of Tax Proposals for Florida

Governor Rick Scott (R) of Florida has launched a new bus tour as part of his re-election bid, advertising a plan to cut taxes in Florida by $1 billion. The key features of the plan are: A constitutional amendment restricting property...Show More Summary

Equality Florida Launches "Don't Appeal" Campaign To Governor Rick Scott

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Equality Florida: On August 21, Judge Hinkle ruled Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional and added Florida must also recognize legal marriages performed in other states. The judge immediately stayed the ruling pending appeal. Show More Summary

Carl Hiaasen: If you don’t ask, Rick Scott won’t tell (Guest Voice)

Rick Scott is our own man of mystery, Austin Powers without the hair mop and dance moves. No Florida governor has ever operated with such jet-setting stealth, concealing so many details of his daily travels and contacts. He says he’s out working nonstop for the citizens of his adopted state, yet his official schedule is [...]

Charlie Crist Calls On Rick Scott Not to Defend FL Gay Marriage Ban

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has penned an open letter calling on his successor, Rick Scott, not to defend the recently struck down state ban on same-sex marriage. In the letter, Scott points to his own actions after a district court of appeals struck down the state's gay and lesbian adoption ban. Read more...

Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Back to School Edition)

For the fourth month in a row, Florida's Rick Scott sees his re-election near the top of the Power Rankings. If we wanted to give an alternate title to the Power Rankings this month ("back to school", from a calendar perspective, made...Show More Summary

Charlie Crist Pens Letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott Asking Him to Stop Defending Gay Marriage Ban

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Charlie Crist has written an open letter to Rick Scott asking the Florida governor to stop defending the state's gay marriage ban in court, writing that "Florida deserves a governor who will stand up for all of the people of...

Saturday Politics Thread: Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry [Y-not]

College football season is fully underway this week. (Yes, there were some games last week, but this is the weekend the Big Dogs started playing.) Tonight, the Wisconsin Badgers (14) will be meeting the LSU Tigers (13) at Reliant Stadium...

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, August 29, 2014

2016 Vote for the (Alleged) Crooks! How Rick Perry, Chris Christie, and Scott Walker are Running While Under Investigation. Christie: No point visiting border on Mexico trip, even though he criticized Obama for that. Speaking Spanish isn't a pre-requisite for the presidency, Christie says. Show More Summary

Let's Keep Florida Breathable

Last week former environmental officials released a statement supporting Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” conservation plan. While conservation is a worthy goal, it will mean very little if state leaders don’t also develop a plan focused on addressing climate change. read more

Crist Wins Democratic Primary in Florida

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist won his first race as a Democrat Tuesday night, securing the party's nomination to challenge current Republican Gov. Rick Scott this fall. Crist held the Florida governor's office for a single term as a Republican but left the GOP in 2010, running for Senate as an independent. Show More Summary

Ex-FL Lt Gov Rips Scott For ‘Boys’ Club’

Jennifer Carroll was miserable dealing with a “boys’ club” headed by Governor Rick Scott, who cared not not for her opinions, and had no interest in outreach to blacks and hispanics. The Miami Herald reports: She describes Scott’s chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, as “even more ruthless” than his predecessor, Steve MacNamara, a control freak [...]

Charlie Christ Nominated By Democrats In Florida

Charlie Christ, who served as a Republican governor of Florida, will now face incumbent Republican Rick Scott as the Democratic nominee.   Now read this:Federal Judge Florida’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional (Aug 22, 2014) Florida Bar Patrons Beat Man Accused Of Leaving His Kids Alone In Car For Hours (Aug 21, 2014) Florida Woman Shoots [...]

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