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  • Off-shore oil: Florida's 'third rail?'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated The threat of off-shore oil derricks on the horizon once made for great political campaign theater in Florida, where an aversion to near Gulf-shore drilling runs deep and where 27 Electoral votes are nothing to......
  • President Bush promises flood aid

     
    by Katie Fretland The federal government has sent 2 million liters of fresh drinking water to flood-damaged areas in Iowa and is setting up a task force to help residents secure long-term housing, President Bush said in an address today.......
  • Dems to Bush: Drop dead on oil drilling

     
    by Frank James House Democrats responded to President Bush's proposal to end the moratorium on drilling for oil offshore as well as in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by telling the president to drop dead, although they used a......
  • Obama: GOP not credible on terror

     
    by Mike Dorning Barack Obama told reporters today that he would take no lectures from Republicans on which candidate would keep the nation safer from terrorism, rebuking John McCain aides who tried to portray him as naive on the struggle......
  • McCain: Obama extreme, not bipartisan

     
    by Jill Zuckman During a fundraiser in San Antonio, Texas, Sen. John McCain said today that he would hold Sen. Barack Obama to his record, describing it as "the most extreme" of any senator with votes that were "down-the- line......
  • Politics of oil: 'Let's face it'

     
    by Mark Silva Just a few months ago, President George W. Bush said he "hadn't heard" that gas might reach $4 per gallon. But now that the $4-and-climbing price of summer gas has become a flash point for deep public......
  • NYSUT: Respectfully buying support?

     
    One of the more amusing and disingenuous quotes of the morning comes from Richard Iannuzzi, the head of the state teachers union, who is fighting the property tax cap supported by Gov. Paterson and 75 percent of the people......
  • Nostalgia: the Bloomberg-Pataki team reunited?

     
    After returning from the Tim Russert funeral in Washington D.C. this afternoon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to address a gathering on the environment in Manhattan hosted by Chadbourne & Parke, LLP. At that firm, former Gov. George Pataki,......
  • Bush Florida-bound for Cuban in distress

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with clarifications at 2 p.m. President Bush is bound for Florida today to do what he does best: Raise money. For someone in need. He will be raising it this afternoon for two of......
  • Remembering Russert

     
    Yeah, that was a hell of a memorial for Tim Russert yesterday. Beautiful AND moving, and whenever deeply heartfelt memorials like this roll around, you almost instinctively remember that great Yeats line, "Think where mans glory most begins and......
  • McCain on Obama's Chicago turf today

     
    by Rick Pearson Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona travels to Chicago--the hometown of Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama--this afternoon for a high-end fundraiser at the Drake hotel, dangling photo opportunities and...