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  • King on 'King of Pop': Playing to the district

     
    Once again, U.S. Rep Peter King has displayed his reliable skill for condemning media coverage in a way that wins him, well, media coverage. Most importantly the exposure elevates his profile in the district. In videotaped remarks that drew......
  • Atwater discloses impressive fundraising number

     
    Senate President Jeff Atwater, said today he'd raised $500,000 in recent weeks for his campaign for the Republican nomination for chief financial officer. Atwater, who is leaving his coastal Broward-Palm Beach county Senate seek to seek the CFO...
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 987 days and counting???

     
    There are clocks around the Marlins offices at Land Shark Stadium that count down the days until April 1, 2012. That's when the team's new ballpark is expected to open. Saturday was a significant day. Less than 12 hours after......
  • Cash for Clunkers Gets $2 Billion More

     
    Tonight, the U.S. Senate passed an extension for the popular Cash for Clunkers legislation that will allow roughly 500,000 more vehicles to be purchased under the current rules. The original expiration date of Nov. 1 still stands if the $2......
  • Young Barack Obama: 'Politics matters'

     
    by Mark Silva A newly rediscovered 1993 interview with President Barack Obama shows that the young Democrat in Chicago had a budding interest in elective office and an awareness of the media's importance in achieving political goals. "The recently...
  • Cryptic Message From Government Cash for Clunkers Website

     
    Cars.gov, the official government website of Cash for Clunkers, has a status message on its homepage: ???The CAR Allowance Rebate System (CARS) is still operating. ???Consumers can still take advantage of the government program and receive a $3,500 or $4,...
  • Cash for Clunkers Funding Will Come to a Vote This Week

     
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid both expressed confidence that the U.S. Senate would pass a $2 billion extension of the Cash for Clunkers program before its August recess, which is scheduled to begin Saturday....
  • Arlington burial: Kennedy near brothers

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 5:30 pm EDT Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will be buried Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery near his brothers, former President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the Pentagon said today. Kennedy, 77,......
  • House Approves Funding Boost for Green Car Research

     
    The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to increase funding for the U.S. Energy Department???s study and development of advanced vehicles. By a bipartisan vote of 312-114, the House authorized $2.9 billion over five years, which is $200 million....
  • Teacher merit pay bill: What's the right way to protest?

     
    As Gov. Charlie Crist milks the suspense on the teacher merit-pay bill (which I call the standardized-test expansion bill), protests from teachers, students and parents have been sprouting around the state. Crist has until midnight Friday to sign it,........
  • Jeb Bush: 'Wizard of Oz'

     
    by Mark Silva Jeb Bush is having his best legislative session ever. Wait a minute. Bush, son of one former president and younger brother of another, hasn't been governor of Florida since 2006. Yet our old friends in the city......