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At a congressional hearing reviewing President Barack Obama's Cuba policy, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told members of the Western Hemisphere subcommittee that the Castro regime "undermines our national security at every turn." "Let me be clear," Ros-Lehtinen said in prepared... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Naked Politics
From the Washington Post: In 1999, Columba Bush, the famously private wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Naked Politics
From Bloomberg: There are billionaires who could upend the state of play simply by opening their checkbooks. Bush takeaway: Jeb Bush hasn't hooked the biggest fish of all: Multimillionaires and billionaires who have shown their willingness to write $1 million... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Naked Politics
From Miami Herald Washington Bureau's Lesley Clark: The conservative group, ForAmerica, is launching a video today that declares former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “unelectable” -- thanks to his participation at a 2013 ceremony honoring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the New York Times' Steve Eder and Michael Barbaro: For the 12 years that his father held national elective office, Mr. [Jeb] Bush used his unique access to the highest reaches of government to seek favors for Republican allies,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Naked Politics
A Miami Republican has filed a Florida House bill that would limit — some say “invalidate” — transgender nondiscrimination ordinances throughout the state. State Rep. Frank Artiles on Wednesday filed HB 583, titled “Single-Sex Public Facilities.” Artiles’ proposed one-sentence law:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Naked Politics
From Sen. Marco Rubio press release: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to support the establishment of an “independent, internationally assisted investigation” into the recent suspicious death of Alberto Nisman, Argentina’s Special Prosecutor in charge... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Naked Politics
Washington Post's Matea Gold writes ... RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- A network of conservative advocacy groups backed by Charles and David Koch aims to spend a staggering $889 million in advance of the next White House election, part of an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Naked Politics
Washington Post's Dan Balz and Robert Costa, writing from Iowa on Saturday: The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Naked Politics
Vanity Fair's David Margolick writes in Vanity Fair ... Andover back then was a thoroughly cliquish place, divided neatly into “jocks,” “nerds,” “freaks,” and “zeroes.” [Jeb] Bush was hard to pigeonhole—he was captain of the tennis team and was friendly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Naked Politics
From POLITICO ... Four leading Republican presidential prospects are expected to appear this weekend in the California desert before an exclusive gathering of rich conservatives convened by the Koch brothers’ political operation, several sources tell POLITICO. Sens. Ted Cruz of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Naked Politics
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, announced she had invited same-sex married couple Todd and Jeff Delmay of Hollywood as guests to Tuesday's President Obama’s State of the Union Address. They were married by Judge Sarah Zabel as part of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Naked Politics
From CBS News ... If the latest CBS News poll is any indication, Americans would like to see a number of potential candidates take the plunge -- but not all of them. Republicans have a particularly broad field of prospective... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Naked Politics
From Pew Research Center: Fully 63% of Americans approve of the Obama administration’s decision last month to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years, according to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center. And there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Naked Politics
From ... Republicans have booked their date with Cleveland. The party's 2016 convention will start Monday, July 18, the Republican National Committee announced Wednesday from its winter meetings in San Diego. The four-day event will end with a presidential... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Naked Politics
Three South Florida Republicans — Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and freshman Rep. Carlos Curbelo — sided with Democrats Wednesday in opposing a bill that would overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Wall Street Journal: Seven years after the recession began, only one in 50 U.S. counties has fully bounced back, according to a study the National Association of Counties released Monday. The 2014 County Economic Tracker shows that 65... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Washington Post ... "Tens of thousands of e-mails from Bush’s eight-year gubernatorial tenure underscores two constants present from the beginning of his political career: the challenges he faced with conservatives in his own party and an intense, detail-oriented... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Naked Politics posts this analysis of Jeb Bush's private equity firms and how it could make it harder to run for president. "A private-equity-guy presidential candidate with lots of deals for the press to untangle—it sounds at least 47 percent familiar,"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Naked Politics
In the two years since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been at least 95 school shootings including fatal and nonfatal assaults, suicides, and unintentional shootings — an average of nearly one a week, reports Everytown For Our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Naked Politics
From Smart Politics ... The rate of gubernatorial candidates elected without the support of a majority of voters is at its highest level since the 1910s. The 2014 election cycle fell far short of the projected upheaval in the number... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Naked Politics
James Blake YoungArts & MoMA PS1 Zero Tolerance Opening Reception and James Blake Performance YoungArts Campus Gallery, Miami, FL December 5, 2014 ©Patrick McMullan Photo - Paul Bruinooge/ Paul Lehr, Adriana Cisneros, Marina Abramovic, Klaus Biesenbach, Sarah Arison YoungArts & MoMA PS1 Zero Tolerance Opening Reception and James Blake Performance... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
By Anthony Cave | | Usain Bolt crossed the finish line in a suit. Gold Puma’s too. The widely regarded fastest man in the world and six-time Olympic gold medalist had a track and field style set-up outside the opening of the Hublot Galerie in the Design District... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
By Michael Hamersly | A couple of months before Phil Collins’ gala fundraiser benefitting his Little Dreams Foundation, the beloved English singer-songwriter released a statement making it clear that he wasn’t performing a full concert, and that his short, semi-acoustic set would be only part of the lineup. That... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
The premier satellite fair to Art Basel Miami Beach says it will pay for the return of artwork by Pablo Picasso valued at $85,000. Art Miami became the scene of a crime this week when someone snatched the piece, a 1956 engraved silver plate titled Visage aux Mains (Face with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Miami Art Watch