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  • Deficits and terrorism: Obama vs. GOP

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama is atttempting to focus attention on an attack on the federal budget deficit. Republicans complain today that he is misfiring in the war on terrorism. With an annual budget deficit this year of $1.35......
  • Obama's budget: $3.8 trillion, w/ a prison

     
    by Mark Silva, updated at 9:15 am and 11:25 am EST President Barack Obama today will propose a new, $3.8 trillion federal budget that boosts spending in some areas, such as education and job-creation, but cuts spending elsewhere. It also......
  • Unemployment slips to 9.7 percent

     
    by Don Lee The unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 9.7 percent in January from 10 percent in the prior month, but employers eliminated another 20,000 net jobs over the month, the government said today in a report that shows the......
  • Obama: 'Eternal optimist'

     
    by Mark Silva It had been more than six months since President Barack Obama held a formal news conference, and, although his surprise appearance in the press briefing room of the West Wing today isn't what would normally pass for......
  • Obama's deficit hawks: 'Staggering' job

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama has tapped a bipartisan pair of budget hawks to help steer a path out of the deficits that have consumed the federal government; Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator from Wyoming, and Erskine Bowles,......
  • Unemployment steady: 9.7 percent

     
    by Don Lee The nation's unemployment rate held steady in February at 9.7 percent, the government said today, and employer payrolls dropped by a net 36,000 last month, although most if not all of the decline was seen as due......
  • MLB Union Chief: pleased with Florida Marlins payroll progress

     
    New Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner made the union???s annual spring stop at Roger Dean Stadium this morning to meet with the Florida Marlins. It???s been two months since the release of the carefully worded...
  • Ken Jenne keeps fighting for pension

     
    A Ken Jenne story: It was a Sunday morning last November at Grampa's Bakery and Restaurant in Dania Beach. I was waiting in line with my parents and my little girl. She ran around to the cookie case up front......
  • Sad South Florida sports: Tired of paying for mediocrity?

     
    The price of mediocrity keeps going up. Check out the print column I wrote today about South Florida's depressing sports scene, made worse by the fact that public money subsidizes the fancy new sports palaces that our teams play in.......
  • Jobs bill: Tax-breaks for new hires

     
    by James Oliphant The Senate today passed by a 68-29 margin a $17.6 billion measure intended to spur hiring nationwide, sending the bill to the White House for the president's expected signature. Once the bill becomes law, it would mark......
  • Healthcare vote (maneuver?) nears

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, summoning the House's Democrats to the White House midday for one more push before expected action on the healthcare legislation Sunday, is turning the focus of his weekly address to next week's start of......