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  • Feds: Distracted Driving an 'Epidemic'

     
    Calling distracted driving an ???epidemic,??? the Obama administration convened a two-day meeting to figure out how to get a cell phone and text-happy nation to leave their handheld communication devices alone in the car. Last year, 5,870 people were...
  • Crist revamps PSC, but now what?

     
    U.S. Senate candidate Charl???, uh I mean, Gov. Charlie Crist did the popular thing today by re-shaping the Public Service Commission with two picks that could be more consumer-friendly. Crist gave current commissioners Matthew Carter and Katrina...
  • Aptera Could Qualify for Federal Funding If Bill Is Approved

     
    Aptera Motors??? funky three-wheeled electric car is one step closer to receiving the same U.S. Department of Energy funding that Tesla and Fisker enjoy. The 2e electric car currently does not qualify for DOE funding because of its three-wheel design,.......
  • Bill Paves Way for Three-Wheeled Vehicle Funding

     
    Now for a quick update on three government-related stories that we???ve been following: First off, Congress approved a bill that will allow three-wheeled vehicles to qualify for U.S. Department of Energy funding. President Barack Obama is expected to sign...
  • What's casino mogul's interest in Crist and Florida?

     
    After more unflattering news reports last week about his light schedule, Florida Governor Charlie Crist keeps phoning it in. Today???s schedule shows three phone calls. Yesterday???s showed two phone calls after a 9 a.m. appearance at Valencia Community...
  • Hatch: House's health care going Postal

     
    by Mark Silva There's a little joke that Sen. Orrin Hatch likes to tell about the so-called ''public option'' in the health-care legislation that passed the House by a vote of 220-215 over the weekend. "One big joke in Washington......
  • Florida: Club for Growth bucks governor

     
    by Mark Silva and updated The great Republican rift, the one that opened like a chasm in the 23rd Congressional District of New York, is sliding South: The Club for Growth, the conservative Political Action Committee that plowed television advertising.......
  • Robert Byrd: Longest-serving lawmaker

     
    by Michael Muskal and Mark Silva Sen. Robert C. Byrd's tenure as the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history was marked today with praise but also questions about the senator's health. "I look forward to serving you for the next 56......
  • Is anyone sick of Rothstein coverage?

     
    If it seems I???ve been a little obsessed with the Scott Rothstein case, you???re right. Since the story broke at the beginning of this month, I???ve gone all Rothstein all the time: that???s 11 blog entries and 5 print columns......
  • H.S. friend: Rothstein could have won American Idol

     
    Back after a day off and don???t know where to begin to catch up on Rothstein-palooza. Ready, set, go: --I???ve been in touch with all sorts of people connected to Scott Rothstein, the former Fort Lauderdale attorney whom the feds......
  • Obama accepts Nobel, seeks 'just peace'

     
    Read a full text of the president's Nobel Lecture below the fold. See the president's speech here and read the full report from Oslo, updated at the conclusion at 8:20 am EST. (Also see, below the fold, the toast that......