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  • Hummer Sales Double in Russia, Despite Recession

     
    While car sales in Russia have fallen 50% this year, thanks largely to the global recession, one brand saw its fortunes rise. Hummer has doubled its year-over-year sales to more than 900 vehicles even as the rest of Russian auto......
  • 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......
  • Rahm Emanuel: Olympic critics get seats

     
    by Mark Silva Posted Thursday evening, updated Friday at 6:15 am and 9:35 am EDT Republicans have been ready with criticism for President Barack Obama's overnight journey to Copenhagen, where the president today pressed Chicago's case for the 2016...
  • Afghan election fraud: 'A cover-up'

     
    by Mark Silva Democracy was on the march, the way that former President George W. Bush saw it, praising the democratic advances of nations such as Iraq and Afghanistan after the U.S. military forced the ruling regimes out. But serious......
  • Government Bans Texting While Driving in Federal Fleet

     
    The Obama administration banned federal employees from texting while driving in government vehicles in an executive order issued today. The new rule came out of a two-day meeting on distracted driving convened by the administration. It says it will...