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Former State GOP Chair Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was sentenced Wednesday to one-and-a-half years in prison for stealing $1...

Former GOP Official Pleads Guilty

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The criminal trial of former Republican Party of Florida chair Jim Greer had promised to be embarrassing for party leaders, risi...

Embarrassing Allegations For Ex-GOP Official Heading To Trial

Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. -- The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is headed to trial on fraud, theft and ...

Ex-Chair Vows To Humiliate Florida Republicans

| Posted 03.31.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Terrence McCoy Hidden among the shadows in a cavernous banquet hall, Florida's most notorious backr...

Florida Republicans Make Early Play To Sink Crist Prospects

Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Although Charlie Crist has yet to say if he will challenge Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in his 2014 reelection bid, Florida Republicans are already loo...

Ex-Florida GOP Official Makes Bombshell Claim About Republican Voting Laws

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Jim Greer, the former head of the Florida Republican Party, recently claimed that a law shortening the early voting period in the state was deliberate...

Witness Drops Bombshell Prostitute Allegation About GOP Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

A former high-ranking Republican Party of Florida official claimed in recently unsealed testimony that he had once witnessed a group of "presume[d]" p...

Voter Suppression Series Part II: Florida

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

After an electoral spanking last cycle that was largely the backlash to neoconservative overreaches in the Bush Jr. years, Republicans were reflecting on how to deal with the surge of new and minority voters.

PA Voter ID Ruling a Slap in the Face to Democracy

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

In Pennsylvania, a judge has sided with those who would seek to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of otherwise eligible voters just a few months before Election Day.

Former Florida GOP Chief: Officials Discussed Suppressing Black Vote

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 07.28.2012 | Black Voices

In a lawsuit filed against the Republican Party in Florida, former chairman Jim Greer said that party officials discussed ways in which they could pr...

Former Governor Responds To 'Delusional' Allegations Of Gay Affairs

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has responded to allegations that he paid two men to conceal gay affairs. Crist told WTSP of Tampa Bay the ch...

Rubio's Past Includes Questionable Use Of Florida GOP Funds

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 07.19.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — For freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising GOP figure seen as a possible Mitt Romney running mate, there are questions about whether potent...

The Year in Resignations

Joe Rodota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Rodota

Most resignation letters are just a few sentences long, if that. But now and then someone gets inspired and treats their exit strategy as a creative writing assignment. Here are some of the more interesting resignation letters of 2010.

Jason Linkins

Jim Greer, Former Florida GOP Chair, Must Have Thought He Was Jack Donaghy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of all the things that have been written about sad-sack former Florida GOP chair Jim Greer -- the slush funds, his status as a mini-Steele, his crazy-...

Jim Greer Arrested: Former Florida GOP Chairman Charged With Attempting To Defraud State Party

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The political unknown once tapped by Gov. Charlie Crist to lead the state GOP was arrested Wednesday on charges he ran a scam to...

Jim Greer Investigation: Former Florida GOP Chairman Under Criminal Probe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer is facing a criminal investigation that will examine allegations that Greer spearheaded a secret fundraising con...

Florida GOP Chairman Resigns Under Pressure From Far-Right Activists

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Republican Party of Florida's chairman Jim Greer announced his resignation. Pressure had been mounting for Greer's ouster from the ...

Conservatives Arrogantly Predict Democrats' Demise Despite More Republicans Retiring

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Perhaps it's not such a bad thing that worn out old codgers like Dodd, Dorgan and Voinovich move aside to allow some fresh blood to flow through the Beltway.

Jim Greer Called On To Step Down As Florida GOP Chairman

Tallahassee.com | Bill Cotterell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pressure mounted on Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer today as a dozen major GOP donors from all over the state signed a letter urging him t...

Tea Party Leader: 'We Are Turning Our Guns On' Moderate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dale Robertson doesn't mince words. The tea party spokesperson and head of Teaparty.org in Houston issued a strong statement this week warning state G...

On Racism, Death Threats and the Blindness of Those Who Will Not See

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

We're living in a world where the behavior of right-wing lynch mobs clearly is far less about ideology, and far more about partisanship and racial hate.

The Weak In Review

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

I know for sure that Obama's speech on health care was good because Rush Limbaugh thought it was "disgusting, reprehensible, embarrassing, petulant, divisive and crude."

Dining Room Table 2010

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Tthe Republican Party is barreling forward to the mid-term elections without an objective. If it's a "wave" they're riding, rest assured that they have absolutely no idea where it's going to crash.

Jim Greer On Obama's School Speech: "It's A Good Speech," I'd Let My Kids Watch

ABC News | Steven Portnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Florida Republican party chairman who last week accused the president of trying to "indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda" now s...

So-Called 'Conservatives' Should Find Something Else to Bellyache About

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Getting all worked up over Obama's school house speech is a distraction and a diversion from the real problems facing our country.