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  • Steroids report includes an All-Star list

    Steroids report includes an All-Star list
    Former Sen. George J. Mitchell unveiled his 409-page report on steroid use in baseball yesterday, naming two current and 17 former Orioles among dozens of players and delivering a stinging assessment of the league and team officials who allowed a drug...
  • Fannie and Freddie, hardball experts

     
    by Frank James If you want to read a disturbing tale of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac used their clout in Washington to try to brush back their critics like pitchers throwing at the heads of batters, check out......
  • On the record

     
    Many Republicans have laid down their markers on the bill that passed Congress yesterday. Perhaps history will be kind to their in-the-moment assessments culled from the final hours and days of debate, perhaps not. I'll assemble them here to make......
  • Consumer groups criticize congressional bill on online consumer privacy

     
    Consumer watchdog groups say a draft congressional bill falls short of its proclaimed intention of protecting the privacy of consumers using the Internet. During a conference call with reporters Tuesday, the groups said they would push for changes to...
  • Gulf oil spill: Oil execs scolded for 'cookie cutter' spill plans

     
    Oil company executives came under attack during congressional hearings Tuesday for having what Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) called "cookie cutter’’ oil spill response plans that are similar to, and no better than, BP’s plan in the Gulf of....
  • Gulf oil spill: Swift reaction to BP's ouster of Hayward from spill response

     
    BP’s decision to make Bob Dudley, a U.S.-born veteran oil industry executive, its public face for the company’s response to the gulf spill was welcomed Friday on Capitol Hill, where a day earlier the company’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward drew......
  • Adams earns backing of conservative women’s group

     
    WASHINGTON — Congressional candidate Sandy Adams heads to Washington on Tuesday to accept the support of Maggie’s List, a conservative group that champions female candidates, and raise a few dollars in the process — as invitations to the...
  • Fair districts? Parties unite in opposition

    Like cats and dogs, Florida politicians from opposing parties rarely play nicely. They scratch, claw and hiss at each other, simply because it's in their DNA. That's why it's strange to see so many ideological opponents embracing each other nowadays. We...
  • Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator

    Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator
    TALLAHASSEE -- Broward County native George LeMieux will be the newest United States senator, Gov. Charlie Crist announced today. In naming Lemieux, 40, for the rare Senate appointment, Crist chose his closest and most loyal adviser and political guru....
  • NFL commissioner opposes uniform approach on steroids

    WASHINGTON - A congressional effort to create a single steroids testing standard for all professional sports gained momentum yesterday but was opposed by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who said the league has no widespread steroids problem and can...
  • House to seek tougher rules on steroid use in pro sports

    WASHINGTON - Athletes in five major professional sports leagues would be subjected to an unforgiving steroid-testing regimen under terms of legislation to be introduced next week in the House of Representatives. As two days of congressional hearings...