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  • Swamp's fifth year: Starting here today

     
    by Mark Silva Of all the celebrations suitable for a boisterous New Year, The Swamp's own birthday holds particular meaning here. That birthday was Sunday. The Swamp turned four. On Jan. 3., 2006, Frank James posted the first entry in......
  • FocusDriven Aims to Curb Distracted Driving

     
    Safety advocates and the U.S. Department of Transportation have joined forces to create a new campaign called FocusDriven, which will aim to educate drivers about the danger of talking on cell phones or texting while behind the wheel. The organization.......
  • FOX's big win: Election-night ratings

     
    by Mark Silva Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts wasn't the only one having a big night Tuesday. FOX News had its best night since the presidential election of 2008. Nearly 7 million viewers were watching when FOX made its......
  • Toyota Recall Update: Pontiac Vibe Gets Fix

     
    Worried owners of 2009 and 2010 Pontiac Vibes should now be somewhat relieved that GM dealers are getting the parts they need to fix that vehicle, which was included in the recent Toyota recall of 2.3 million vehicles for sticky......
  • KBB Lowers Recalled Toyota Resale Value Again

     
    Kelley Blue Book lowered the used-car values of recalled Toyotas for the second time in two weeks. It initially decreased the value of the recalled vehicles by 1% to 3% but followed the next week with another downward tick of......
  • Bush: 'Miss me yet?' -- author, author?

     
    by Mark Silva and updated again at 4 pm EST The billboard sitting along I-35 near Wyoming, Minn., displaying a photo of former president George W. Bush and this question: "Miss Me Yet?" apparently is a sign in search of......
  • Politics at the dinner table

     
    Some people still observe that old rule about not talking politics or religion at the dinner table. At least a few of them are readers of this blog, who gave me the equivalent of the spousal kick under the table this......
  • Bin Laden's son killed: U.S. intelligence

     
    by Greg Miller U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Osama Bin Laden's son and potential heir in the Al Qaeda organization was killed earlier this year by a Predator missile strike in Pakistan. Saad Bin Laden has been portrayed as the......
  • Emanuel: GOP 'honest' about Waterloo

     
    by Mark Silva The House will press forward with healthcare legislation this month, despite the Senate putting the brakes on any bill until September, Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff and a former House leader, said in an interview......
  • Durbin: Healthcare on course, 'of course'

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Dick Durbin, the majority whip of the Senate, insists that finding a common ground with Republicans on healthcare still is possible -- on the eve of a bipartisan healthcare summit in Washington -- but Democrats are......
  • Aha Mobile App Gains Popularity Among Automakers

     
    Don???t worry: Porsche, Ford and Subaru aren???t preloading 1980s??? pop band A-ha???s discography into every car. This Aha integration by Porsche, Ford and Subaru announced at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the Aha mobile...