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  • Kathleen Sebelius sworn in, goes to work

     
    by Mark Silva After the Senate confirmed the last of President Barack Obama's Cabinet appointees today, the president immediately swore in Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the Oval Office this evening. Then he sent her to work:.......
  • Blago: May Still be on "Celebrity"

     
    I now know why "Blago" Blagojevich allegedly shook down people to allegedly make money off of Barack Obama's senate seat - to become a TV star, and ultimately get his own TV show, challenge Oprah for daytime supremacy, or......
  • Ex-Assemblyman says his piece in pension scandal

     
    Former Assemb. Michael Cohen, left, tells the Queens Tribune in an interview linked here that in leaving the Legislature in 2005, "Nothing occurred to me that anything untoward, suspicious or illegal had gone on in order for me to......
  • Other firms, other disclosures in pension probe

     
    While no new figures have been charged in the growing pay-to-play scandal surrounding pension funds run by New York and other jurisdictions, several disclosures have come to light in the last day-and-some: -- Former state Comptroller H. Carl McCall's........
  • Governor appoints Tebow to council on physical fitness

     
    Add promoting physical fitness to Heisman Trophy-winning UF quarterback Tim Tebow???s list of things to do. On Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Tebow to co-chair the Governor???s Council on Physical Fitness. He doesn???t have to pull all the...
  • Obama's budget cuts: Memory lapses

     
    by Christi Parsons, Jim Tankersley and Mark Silva It was only three years ago that then-Sen. Barack Obama voted for a delicate political compromise to pay Wyoming and other coal states $1.5 billion in future years from a mine clean-up......
  • Charlie Crist or Rick Scott: Who gets your vote?

     
    Charlie Crist's political makeover is nearly complete, as the one-time Florida Republican governor gave a speech endorsing Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Now the big question: Will he officially become a Democrat and run...
  • Same-sex marriage: 'Ayep,' in Maine

     
    by Mark Silva and updated again at 5 pm EDT "Ayep.'' With the stroke of a governor's pen, the first man to take this man will be able to step forward in the fourth state, Maine, to acknowledge same-sex marriage.......
  • Ohio: John Kasich filing for guv today

     
    by Mark Silva It's getting to be that time again: The 2010 elections are right around the corner, and they're going to get pretty interesting in some of the most heavily contested states and congressional districts next year. In Ohio,......
  • Shore counties get drought disaster okay

     
    Crop losses during last year's drought were sufficient in the northern counties of the Eastern Shore to win a drought disaster declaration from the federal government. Farmers in those counties and those immediately adjacent will be eligible to apply for....
  • Jack Kemp: 'Bleeding-heart conservative'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, today remembers Jack Kemp, the party's 1996 vice presidential nominee, housing secretary and onetime Buffalo Bills quarterback iwho passed away last night. "For...