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  • Weekly remarks: Vitter--Oil cleanup first, blame later; Obama--maybe more federal regs

     
    Louisiana senator wants more protection and probes later; Obama appoints a new commission....
  • Bob Graham to discuss BP oil spill on ‘Facing Florida’

     
    Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham will discuss the British Petroleum oil spill on “Facing Florida With Mike Vasilinda”  this weekend. President Barack Obama has appointed Graham to co-chair a commission on the spill. The other co-chair is...
  • Bob Graham meets with Obama on oil

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau Bob Graham, Florida’s former senator and governor, began his role as investigator of the oil-spill disaster by meeting with President Obama on Tuesday at the White House. Graham’s investigation of the causes...
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama administration launches criminal probe of rig explosion

     
    Striking an increasingly aggressive tone as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico enters its second month, the Obama administration said Tuesday that it would launch a criminal probe into the origins of the rig explosion that has led......
  • Oil spill: Criminal probe launched

     
    by James Oliphant, Peter Nicholas and Nicole Santa Cruz Striking an increasingly aggressive posture as the Deepwater Horizon disaster enters its second month, the Obama administration said Tuesday it would launch a criminal investigation into the...
  • Honest debate -- yes! Outright lies -- no!

    Some political candidates and radio and TV talk-show magpies need their mouths washed out with soap - or their lips permanently sealed. Political campaigns have always been nasty, especially in Florida, but I don’t think we’ve ever endured anything as...
  • Florida can't tax itself into prosperity.

    California is a long way from Florida, but Golden State voters have sent a message that politicians in the Sunshine State should heed. By defeating referenda aimed at bailing California out of its budget crisis, citizens are telling lawmakers they're...
  • Get over it! Jeb will make a fine senator.

    Bob Graham went from governor to U.S. senator, to the benefit of Florida and the nation, and now Jeb Bush may follow suit. If Jeb runs and wins, the collective Senate IQ no doubt would go up substantially. Given the recent performance of the...
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama names investigation panel

     
    President Obama named five panelists to a commission tasked with finding ways to avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 men and started the nation's worst oil spill. They will be led by a former Florida......
  • Judicial Nomination process must be fairer

    By the early 1970s, patronage politics had severely undermined confidence in Florida's judiciary. After he became governor in 1971, Reubin Askew issued an executive order to limit political influence on judge selections and establish merit as the basis on...
  • Congress misses men like Clay Shaw and Bob Graham

    I covered Clay Shaw and Bob Graham as a journalist for 30 years, and it was pleasure seeing them develop from back benchers into two of the most respected political figures in the U.S. House and Senate respectively. Given the current troubled state of the...