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  • What’s Rubio’s position on tax cuts?

     
    U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio told the Sentinel's editorial board Wednesday that columnist Mike Thomas got it wrong in this recent blog post when he wrote that Rubio had flip-flopped on whether tax cuts pay for themselves. Thomas wrote that Rubio,...
  • Palm Beach County ponders another $6 million in last-minute budget cuts

     
    Palm Beach County budget planners on Thursday highlighted options for nearly $6 million in additional budget cuts, but recommended that the County Commission instead stick with plans to boost property tax rates 9 percent. The commission on Tuesday is...
  • The `small business' rhetorical racket

     
    They are considered small, not because they have a small payroll, but because they have a small number of owners. It's not the income that's small, it's not the number of employees that's small, it's just the total number of......
  • California parks are running out of toilet paper. Have cuts gone too far?

     
    Amid the state's budget woes, Times columnist George Skelton has found one cutback that has generated much buzz. State parks are running out of toilet paper: This is how much budget trouble the state of California is in: It's about......
  • Republicans don't want campaign finance disclosure after all!

     
    The AP reports: Senate Republicans on Thursday stood fast in blocking legislation requiring special interest groups running campaign ads to identify their donors. Mirroring a Senate vote on the bill last July, all 39 Republicans who voted stopped...
  • Weekly remarks: GOP's Kevin McCarthy celebrates new party pledge; Obama says recession over but...

     
    The Republicans promise a new agenda after Nov. 2; The Democrat criticizes the Republicans' proposed agenda....
  • Weekend TV Talk Shows for Sept. 25th – 26th

     
    SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer The Middle East, poverty, his diet: President Bill Clinton 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (“Waiting for ‘Superman'”); filmmaker Ken Burns. (N...
  • IRAN: Gold bazaar on strike as merchants square off with government over tax hike [Updated]

     
    Tehran's main gold bazaar is usually glittering with precious baubles and jewelry fit for royalty, but the last several days have seen it shuttered and empty as the union of goldsmiths and jewelers strikes against a 3% value-added tax. "We'll......
  • Some nonpartisan budget hawks size up the GOP pledge

     
    When House Republicans unveiled their “Pledge to America” last week, I expected other party leaders and right-leaning commentators to praise it, and Democrats and liberal pundits to pan it. With few exceptions, that's just what th...
  • California talks to Wall St. about big short-term loan

     
    California said it was talking with Wall Street banks about a potentially huge short-term loan to help replenish the state’s cash coffers once a budget agreement is reached in Sacramento. The loan, which could be highly profitable for the banks,......
  • Scott goes choice-heavy with education plan; Sink not so much

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott unveiled a 6-page, glossy education plan Tuesday that doesn't offer much detail but signals clear support for reforming classrooms in Jeb Bush fashion. The plan calls for more detailed...