Retired Miami Herald editor Margaria Fichtner shot this photo yesterday in Key West.
She shot it on Duval Street with a Leica Q, but other than that, this is an image that proves the best pictures need no captions.
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Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is in Indianapolis this week attending the the United States Conference of Mayors where he suddenly felt the urge to wear a fireman's suit because, as he says on Facebook, he wanted to learn of the "incredible bravery and skill our Firefighters demonstrate every day on the job."
Whatever you say, Phil.
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Here are a few more pictures of political figures wearing hats.
"If we had people where the bullets were going in the opposite direction right smack between the eyes of this maniac. If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped right here, right to their waist, or right to their ankle, and this son of a bitch comes out and starts shooting, and one of the people in that room happened to have [a gun] and goes boom, boom, you know what, that would have been a beautiful, beautiful sight, folks. That would have been a beautiful, beautiful sight."
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And the Republican leaders who initially supported him, now can't distance themselves quickly enough from the presumptive Republican nominee.30 minutes till @realDonaldTrump speaks and this arena is 25 percent full at best. No line outside either pic.twitter.com/JzMjgH8E4A— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) June 10, 2016
10/ Your resumes will always read "Worked for a batshit crazy crypto-fascist who destroyed the GOP"— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 16, 2016
Donald Trump used to love nothing more than boasting about his poll numbers: His recitation of them was a staple of his campaign speeches.
There's little to boast about now.
A new Washington Post/ABC News survey finds the share of Americans with a negative view of Trump rose sharply since last month.
Half of Americans polled by CBS News disapproved of his response to the Orlando, Fla., shootings, and just one-quarter approved.
[Poll] numbers for Donald Trump are unprecedented and catastrophic. Seventy percent of registered voters have an unfavorable view of Trump (including 88 percent of nonwhites), divided between 14 percent who are “somewhat unfavorable” and a whopping 56 percent who are “strongly unfavorable.”
In recent days, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has privately grumbled that his advice doesn’t seem welcome with Trump, according to one RNC insider. Other party officials have expressed frustration that Trump’s campaign is trying to take too much control over a pair of fundraising committees with the party while adding little to the effort, according to campaign and party officials familiar with the relationship.
While Trump had promised Priebus that he would call two dozen top GOP donors, when RNC chief of staff Katie Walsh recently presented Trump with a list of more than 20 donors, he called only three before stopping, according to two sources familiar with the situation. It’s unclear whether he resumed the donor calls later.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters on Tuesday that he had been “discouraged by the direction” of Trump’s campaign and by his Monday address. “I did not think yesterday’s speech was the type of speech one would give who wants to lead this country through difficult times.”
Trump is shooting from the hip, spraying insults 360 degrees, telling lies, stoking fears and making threats that many in our military and the F.B.I. would refuse to implement. If you Republican senators and congressmen support Trump for president, he will own you — and you will own everything he does. —Thomas L. Friedman June 15, 2016
Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., paused a moment after being asked by NBC News whether he had any thoughts on Trump's response to Orlando.
"You know…hmm," he said.
Then without another word, he walked onto the Senate floor.
Donald Trump loves winning and hates losing, while Don Trump knows that running a smart campaign and beating Hillary Clinton means he’d inherit a job he has neither the qualifications nor the temperament to perform successfully. Don Trump wants to lose. He wants this campaign to be over so Donald Trump can go back to doing what he’s good at: promoting his personal brand and counting his money.
To me, that’s the best explanation for the loony “Mexican” judge comments and other unforced errors Trump has made since clinching the Republican presidential nomination. A man who wanted to win this election wouldn’t make these mistakes.
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday angrily denounced Donald J. Trump for his rhetoric in the aftermath of the shooting massacre in Orlando, Fla., saying the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was peddling a “dangerous” mind-set that recalls the darkest periods in American history.
"The men and women who put their lives at risk and the Special Forces I ordered to get (Osama) bin Laden and are now on the ground in Iraq and in Syria -- they know full well who the enemy is," Obama said. "So do the intelligence and law enforcement officers who spent countless hours disrupting plots. And protecting all Americans, including politicians who tweet, and appear on cable news shows. They know what the nature of the enemy is. So there's no magic to the phrase 'radical Islam.' It's a political talking point." -Barack Obama, June 14, 2016
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Attention Media:On Monday, June 13, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine will be available to provide additional comments on the May 16 Miami Herald story that reported Miami Beach's pumping system was flushing massive amounts of human waste into Biscayne Bay. But rather than dispute the Herald's story, Mayor Levine is now willing to admit the Herald was 100% correct and he's ready to apologize to the paper for questioning its fine reporting.
Also on Monday, Mayor Levine will reveal details on the roll out of Miami Beach's new tourism marketing campaign that will center around the theme, "Miami Beach...Why not come down and take a bite of our big sh*t sandwich?"
Finally, Mayor Levine will announce the renaming of Ocean Drive to Fecal Drive.
"During my short time in office I've allowed this once beautiful street to become a toilet, so it seems the natural thing to change its name," Levine will say at Monday's press conference.Mayor Levine will be available Monday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Miami Beach City Hall.
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"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel." —Mark Twain
"It's a hit piece, it's exactly what it was. I don't know where it came from. I don't know what the story is. It's real sexy because anytime that the Herald runs any article on the cover that has the words 'Miami Beach' in it, they sell more papers." - Commissioner Michael Grieco, May 18, 2016
That awkward moment when politicians confront science they don't like. @jenstaletovich explains Bay pollution https://t.co/VJV65rJJho— Curtis Morgan (@CMorganHerald) June 9, 2016
First, to be clear, there will be no retraction of the story. As you know, the Miami Herald published a letter to the editor from City Manager Jimmy Morales in regard to this story on May 18.
Your request for a retraction fails to point to a single factual error in the May 16 article — and in fact your letter itself includes errors. For a city that rightly prides itself on a pioneering response to sea level rise — efforts that have received extensive coverage from the Miami Herald — the letter also displays a surprising lack of understanding of the basic science process and water quality issues.
Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin tells 570 News the video demonstrates the unpredictability of policing.
“Prior to the video starting, what is not seen is obviously the officer disarms the individual, uses tactical communication…There’s a resistance, an unwillingness to be handcuffed and the officer does not resort to any other use of force or tools, uses different techniques to try deescalate and ends up grounding the individual.”
Larkin adds it’s a reminder of the challenges police officers face every single day. [via]