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  • Gov. Crist office: Not yet ready to pick McCarty replacement

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist isn't quite ready to pick a replacement for Mary McCarty's spot on the county commission, despite earlier reports that the governor might announce a decision this week. Sterling Ivey, press secretary, said the governor's people were...
  • 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....
  • Sen. Burris' son's state job: Sun-Times

     
    by Mark Silva The plot thickens for Sen. Roland Burris, appointed to the Senate from Illinois by the former, impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich, for whom Burris tried to raise campaign funds. Burris' son landed a $75,000-a-year state job under Blagojevich.......
  • GOP's early favorites for 2012 nominee

     
    by Mark Silva In the political field, any poll taken far away from Election Day is a game of name-recognition. And this is as close to far-away as one can get from the presidential election of 2012. So what do......
  • Teen Driver Deaths Continue to Climb

     
    One of the most dangerous places for teens continues to be behind the wheel, according to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The GHSA says deaths of 16- and 17-year-old drivers went up by 19% during the first......
  • CIA secret prison probe: Senate Intel

     
    by Greg Miller The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to launch an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation programs under former President Bush, setting the stage for a sweeping examination of some of most secretive and...
  • Paterson, Skelos in new clash over $timulus shares

     
    Gov. Paterson today took a swipe at legislative leaders, such as Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), for urging regional equity in doling out federal stimulus dollars. ???We???re in an emergency, we???re in a crisis,??? Paterson...
  • Nassau-Albany Dem nexus: Ickes role, Suozzi hope

     
    As William Cunningham's four-month tour of state duty ends, the name Harold Ickes draws mention as a Paterson adviser. Ickes (in photo), the former Clinton White House chief of staff in charge of trying to prod super-delegates to Hillary's......
  • Iran has enough nuke material for bomb

     
    by Julian E. Barnes The nation's top military officer said Sunday that Iran has enough nuclear material to make a bomb, but Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Tehran was not close to building a weapon. Adm. Michael G. Mullen,......
  • Kathleen Sebelius: HHS secretary

     
    by Mark Silva Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas, has accepted President Barack Obama's nomination as secretary of Health and Human Services, White House sources are reporting this evening. Obama plans to announce the selection on Monday, according...
  • Jeb Bush at Obama's Education Dep't

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Guess who showed up at the offices of President Barack Obama's secretary of education today? Jeb Bush. Arne Duncan, the former superintendent of schools in Chicago whom the Democratic president recruited to run the Department.......