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Littwin: How did Cory Gardner end up on the same side...

In case you missed it, Cory Gardner was all over the Sunday news shows. At first glance, it seemed like vintage Cory, with Gardner...

Wiretap: Trump is all over the map on immigration while Dreamers...

As it becomes increasingly less clear what exactly the president is willing to sign in a bipartisan bill to address the plight of the...

Wiretap: Floridians may know their hurricanes, but few storms are anything...

It will be a while before they can assess the damage that Hurricane Irma has left in its wake, but what we do know...

Littwin: As Hurricane Irma hits, how do you explain climate-change deniers...

I have a two-year-old grandson who is fascinated by, and a little afraid of, thunder and lightning. When he wakes up in the middle...

Wiretap: Superduper Tuesday and the return of 1968

Election day Two front-runners, five states, a batch of negative ads, stakes growing ever higher and it all adds up to one more day on...

Afraid to lose: Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli pulled a McNulty...

Florida Republican House Speaker Steve Crisafulli took a page from former Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty on Tuesday. Crisafulli knew members of his Republican...

Florida considers bill modeled after TABOR

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos has promised an exciting first week of the legislative session, with a revised version of last year’s Senate Bill 6--modeled after Colorado's TABOR--scheduled to reach the floor.

With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for environmentalists: How to convince lawmakers of the need for legislation to sever the country’s decades-long ties to oil and to reform energy policy more generally?

In unemployment benefits extension, a logistical headache for states

On Tuesday, members of the U.S. Senate plan to vote on a federal extension of unemployment benefits, which has been blocked by Republicans for an unprecedented two months. The swearing-in of Carte Goodwin, the temporary replacement for the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), will give Democrats the crucial 60th vote to overcome a GOP filibuster and restore unemployment insurance to 2.5 million Americans.

Florida coast threatened by oil gusher; BP may now do nothing...

The Florida Independent reports in its daily oil-spill round-up that the Gulf side panhandle is now threatened directly by the British Petroleum oil gusher,...
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