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  • Race to the Top: Fl predicted to be on finalist list

     
    With the Race to the Top finalists to be announced this afternoon (and no sneak previews revealed…at least yet), we turn to predictions…. Bloggers at Education Week, who've been following the federal grant saga closely, predict a list of 20...
  • The Morning Fix: ABC's McPherson out! Comcast earnings slip. Some pilots face turbulence. Haim Saban takes on Oliver Stone.

     
    After the coffee. Before breakfast with Nina Tassler and 100 other reporters. He's outta there. ABC Entertainment chief Steve McPherson is hitting the road. The move, which came abruptly Tuesday afternoon, is only a few days before the executive was......
  • Town hall putdown leads to Frank challenge

     
    by Janet Hook Last summer, when Democrats all around the country were unnerved by raucous town hall meetings, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) distinguished himself with a snappy, sharp retort to one of his critics -- the one he likened to......
  • Greene now: “For 40 years, Florida has been a part of my life.” Greene in 2008: California “is home.”

     
    U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene, who became a resident of Florida two years ago,  has tried hard to shake the label “carpetbagger,” pointing out that his parents moved here in the early 1970s. What he doesn't say is that he remained in...
  • State board approves new national education standards

     
    At a special meeting Monday, the state board of education unanimously adopted common national academic standards. These standards are to provide the basis for future instruction in the state. The common-standards initiative has been pushed by the Obama...
  • 'Bachelorette' recap: The final rose goes to ...

     
    Kathryn catches us up on the finale of The Bachelorette:I've gored on cake and a gigantic pile of baby carrots and I'm looking forward to tonight's episode. If you don't want to know how the show ends, do not read......
  • 'The Bachelorette' finale: Roberto is Ali's last man standing

     
    Am I the only one who actually cried during Monday night's finale of "The Bachelorette"? If you're a hardcore fan of the series -- or, you know, if you've been in a supermarket checkout line over the last few months......
  • Clean-tech investment booms to $1.5 billion in second quarter 2010

     
    There aren’t that many clean-tech deals being made in the U.S., but the ones that are making it through just came off a mighty fine quarter. Electric car manufacturers and support companies especially. The big winner of the quarter was Palo Alto EV...
  • World’s Scariest Airports? Orlando doesn’t come close

     
    SmarterTravel has released its Top 10 picks for the World’s Scariest Airports, and thankfully for the local  tourism industry, Orlando International  isn’t one of them. But check out the daredevil flights required to get to some of th...
  • Tea party group accuses NAACP of 'racial terror'

     
    by Kathleen Hennessey A group of black political activists on Wednesday defended the tea party movement against accusations of racism and claimed its critics were using race to shore up support for President Obama and his policies. The news conference.......
  • Brown voting no on Kagan nomination

     
    by Mike Memoli One of the few uncertainties lingering before this evening's vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court was how Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) would vote. The Bay State senator announced his decision a short time ago:......