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  • Florida ready for federal stimulus cash, officials tell Gov. Charlie Crist

    Florida has lists of "shovel ready" transportation and environmental projects that can swiftly put federal stimulus funds to work, state officials Monday told Gov. Charlie Crist. The governor urged his newly formed Federal Stimulus Working Group to...
  • Down to basics: Q & A about offshore drilling

    Florida uses more gasoline than all but a few states, but its modest collection of oil wells contributes little to the nation's energy supply. Although gas prices have declined from their highs of the past few months, drivers are still demanding relief,...
  • Florida getting love

    It seems like just yesterday that Florida was being shunned by the national Democratic Party like someone with real bad hygiene problems. No candidates. No political advertising. No delegates. Definitely no love. Now, just months later, we have received...
  • Thursday's Republican National Convention schedule

    A schedule of speeches and program activities for Thursday's Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.: Program starts at 4 p.m. PT. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. PT --Speakers: Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma; Erik Paulsen; Jay Love; Charlie Summers; Aaron...
  • Last year's list

    1. Rich Crotty, Orange County mayor 2. John Hitt, UCF president 3. Buddy Dyer, Orlando mayor 4. Mel Martinez, U.S. senator 5. Al Weiss, Walt Disney parks and resorts president 6. Jim Pugh, developer 7. Jim Seneff, CNL Financial Group CEO 8....
  • Win puts McCain on top

    Win puts McCain on top
    John McCain won the Florida Republican primary on Tuesday in a contest that crowned him as the front- runner for his party's presidential nomination and quashed the White House bid of Rudolph W. Giuliani. Mitt Romney finished a disappointing second,...
  • McCain vs. McCain: Oil taxes and drilling

     
    by Mark Silva First he was willing to "look" at a windfall oil profits tax. Now he is against it. First he was for a federal moratorium on off-shore oil-drilling. Now he is for easing it. Sen. John McCain, confronting......
  • Can U.S. still afford oil-drilling bans?

     
    by Frank James Has the U.S. passed the point where it can enjoy the luxury of restricting drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf and even the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? That is clearly the decision that's been made by Sen.......
  • McCain: Veeps he can't have

     
    Time's Swampland, in an item that sounds like it has a kernel of truth, says McCain is frustrated because he can't have his top three vice-presidential choices: He'd like former Pennsylvania Gov./Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, but Ridge is......
  • Bernanke: Pricey gas not from chicanery

     
    by Frank James Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke spent much of his time on Capitol Hill today discussing the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac crisis as well as the outlook for the nation's economy. However, in his prepared testimony and......
  • GOP releases full convention roster

     
    by Frank James The Democratic National Convention isn't even half over and already we're looking ahead to next week's Republican version which Republicans have dubbed the "Country First" convention to tie in with the overarching theme of Sen. John McCain'...