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  • Bob Graham meets with Obama on oil

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau Bob Graham, Florida’s former senator and governor, began his role as investigator of the oil-spill disaster by meeting with President Obama on Tuesday at the White House. Graham’s investigation of the causes...
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama administration launches criminal probe of rig explosion

     
    Striking an increasingly aggressive tone as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico enters its second month, the Obama administration said Tuesday that it would launch a criminal probe into the origins of the rig explosion that has led......
  • Oil spill: Criminal probe launched

     
    by James Oliphant, Peter Nicholas and Nicole Santa Cruz Striking an increasingly aggressive posture as the Deepwater Horizon disaster enters its second month, the Obama administration said Tuesday it would launch a criminal investigation into the...
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama names investigation panel

     
    President Obama named five panelists to a commission tasked with finding ways to avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 men and started the nation's worst oil spill. They will be led by a former Florida......
  • Judge allows Diaz-Balart, Brown redistricting suit to go forward

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County judge Monday denied a motion by state officials to dismiss a lawsuit by two Florida members of Congress seeking to throw out a pair of constitutional amendments intended to...
  • Honest debate -- yes! Outright lies -- no!

    Some political candidates and radio and TV talk-show magpies need their mouths washed out with soap - or their lips permanently sealed. Political campaigns have always been nasty, especially in Florida, but I dont think weve ever endured anything as...
  • Get over it! Jeb will make a fine senator.

    Bob Graham went from governor to U.S. senator, to the benefit of Florida and the nation, and now Jeb Bush may follow suit. If Jeb runs and wins, the collective Senate IQ no doubt would go up substantially. Given the recent performance of the...
  • Judicial Nomination process must be fairer

    By the early 1970s, patronage politics had severely undermined confidence in Florida's judiciary. After he became governor in 1971, Reubin Askew issued an executive order to limit political influence on judge selections and establish merit as the basis on...
  • We think: Incentives will allow state to become competitive in film game

    Look outside and you can see Florida's greatest resources. Sunshine. Clear skies. Palm trees. Bright blue waterways. It's all a perfect backdrop for a feature film, but you wouldn't know it if you're regularly munching on popcorn at the movie theaters....
  • Congress misses men like Clay Shaw and Bob Graham

    I covered Clay Shaw and Bob Graham as a journalist for 30 years, and it was pleasure seeing them develop from back benchers into two of the most respected political figures in the U.S. House and Senate respectively. Given the current troubled state of the...
  • Obama's Panel Holds 1st Oil Spill Hearing

    Obama's Panel Holds 1st Oil Spill Hearing
    A seven member panel appointed by President Obama is meeting downtown today to provide recommendations on how to prevent future oil spills. For two days, the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission, will hear from the public,...
  • Frustration mounts as oil seeps into Gulf wetlands

    Frustration mounts as oil seeps into Gulf wetlands
    Anger grew along the Gulf Coast as an ooze of oil washed into delicate coastal wetlands in Louisiana, with many wondering how to clean up the monthlong mess - especially now that BP's latest try to plug the blown-out well won't happen until at least...