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  • Obama summons spirit of independence

     
    by Mark Silva Think of it as the audacity of America. The audacity of 13 colonies to declare independence from the British Empire, the audacity of their descendants to "blaze a westward trail,'' the audacity to build the world's greatest......
  • Taylor Takes Seat On County Commission

     
    New Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor was sworn into office this morning. Taylor replaces former Commissioner Addie Greene, who resigned in April citing health reasons. Taylor, a Democrat, gave up a re-election bid to the Florida House of...
  • House Passes $2 Billion in Funding for Cash for Clunkers

     
    The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a measure to add $2 billion in funding to the popular Cash for Clunkers program. The House voted 316-109. The Senate will vote on the bill next week. Originally, $4 billion was allotted......
  • Healthcare showdown: Obama vs GOP

     
    by Mark Silva This was the week when President Barack Obama drew a hard line on healthcare reform: It will happen this year, he insists on it, and he is not kidding. On the road, and in the White House,......
  • Cash for Clunkers in Limbo

     
    Overnight there were conflicting reports from automotive dealers, the Transportation Department and the White House about the popular Cash for Clunkers program being suspended because it had run out of money. This morning, the White House restated that...
  • Chicago Olympics: Congress on record

     
    by Richard Simon The House of Representatives today threw its support behind Chicago's bid to host the 2016 summer Olympic games. That puts Congress on record for an international contest that will be settled in October. ``The city of big......
  • Breaking Barack Obama: Obama laughs

     
    by Mark Silva Breaking Barack Obama. The mere mention of it makes Obama laugh. A Republican memo has circulated behind the scenes suggesting that people perceived as a "check and balance'' on Obama will do better in next year's congressional......
  • Obama's healthcare stall, racial furor

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with response This is what President Barack Obama wanted to talk about this week: Health care. The president was attempting to build a sense of momentum for reform, with the House promising a vote by......
  • Palin vs. Obama: 'Death panel' debate

     
    by Mark Silva Sarah Palin, accusing the Democrats of creating government "death panels'' with "downright evil'' health-care reforms that will decide which elderly Americans live and which ones die, complains that President Barack Obama is making "light of...
  • Cash for Clunkers Good Through Tuesday

     
    If you???re confused by what???s going on with the Cash for Clunkers program, you???re not alone. The most important thing to know is that according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and the White House, the program will run at least......
  • Sarah Palin: Obama's healthcare 'evil'

     
    by Mark Silva Sarah Palin is back. After a brief respite from Twritter and all the rest, the early-self-retired-resigned-withdrawn-bowed-out governor of Alaska has returned to Facebook. With fire: Calling President Barack Obama's healthcare reform...
  • Ron Klein and Lois Frankel battle White House over federal housing bill

     
    This week???s political debate in Washington over how to address the nation???s housing crisis touches down in Palm Beach County, with a pair of local Democratic officials attempting to draw attention to the topic on Friday. U.S. Rep. Ron......