‘State & National News’ Archives
Newt Gingrich has said he was a consulting historian for government-backed mortgage giant Freddie Mac but not a lobbyist. He also insists he warned them of the impending housing bubble. But Bloomberg is reporting Gingrich made far more than originally stated -- $1.6 million -- and that Freddie [...]
Center for Science in the Public Interest Policy Director Margo G. Wootan is upset that Congress wants pizza declared a vegetable in school cafeterias: It's a shame that Congress seems more interested in protecting industry than protecting children's health. At a time when child nutrition [...]
The SaintPetersBlog just broke the story. A grand jury in Leon County was convened yesterday to investigate an environmental group’s claims that State Senator Greg Evers used the influence of his former position as House Transportation Committee chairman to help a billboard company get around [...]
USPS Press Release: he U.S. Postal Service ended its 2011 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2010 – Sept. 30, 2011) with a net loss of $5.1 billion. The year-end loss would have been approximately $10.6 billion had it not been for passage of legislation that postponed a congressionally mandated payment of $5.5 [...]
Florida has a regulation requiring insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on medical costs. Could this upend efforts to implement health-care reform nationwide. The Washington Post has [...]
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stumbled Monday when answering a question about whether he agreed or disagreed with President Barack Obama's approach to handling the Libyan crisis. Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sun-Sentinel reports: Executives from gambling companies are prepping for Wednesday's workshop on the destination resort bill filed by Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami. Andy Abboud, vice president of government relations for Las Vegas Sands, spent Monday [...]
In case you were busy on Saturday night and missed the latest Republican presidential debate, it was all about foreign policy and very little new ground was broken. Instead the more entertaining -- and probably influential "debate" was the Saturday Night Live skit spoofing Rick Perry's oops moment [...]
Herman Cain says a man's pizza is a reflection of his masculinity... or I guess that is what he was saying, : “"A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza," Read more.
This one’s from the Second City.
CBS News political analyst John Dickerson provides post-debate analysis of the CBS News/National Journal "commander-in-chief" debate. Source: CBS
Vowing to "vigorously fight" the gaming bills it considers to be an encroachment onto its casino territory, the tribe joins opponents to the plan to allow large-scale resort casinos into South Florida. Read more. Of course, they will keep theirs open.