President Bush insisted Wednesday that public opinion is leaning his way on his proposal for a Social Security overhaul and hinted at political problems for lawmakers who oppose him.
Notwithstanding a host of recent polls showing waning public support for his proposal, Bush cited only the part of the surveys that shows the public is -- as it long has been -- aware of the program's long-term fiscal problems. He only implicitly acknowledged the lingering skittishness among congressional Rep...
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has always been a lightning rod of criticism for Democrats, picking up that mantle since Newt Gingrich stepped down as Speaker of the House back in 1998.
But the Texas RepublicanÃ¢â¬â¢s world now seems to be closing in on himÃ¢â¬Â¦.A series of criminal investigations, court cases and ethical inquiries in the past year is renewing criticism about his aggressive networking and fundraising.
Today 2 progressive groups announced today they will begin airi...
Governor BushÃ¢â¬â¢s latest attempt to prevent FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s class size amendment which mandates the reduction of class sizes in the public schools to the extent approved by voters is to offer a new amendment which would offer a slight increase in some teachers salaries. Bush says lowering class sizes to the extent voters approved will cost the state too mush. So far, the idea has been passed by the House Choice and Innovation Committee, and the issue wont be settled for at least anoth...
Weekly Planet columnist Mary Mulhern on decision to scrap plans for Tampa's new art museum and why the city could build a more scaled-down museum that could use one of the several large, unused buildings in downtown Tampa.
Congressional Quarterly writer Justin Rood on THE OMISSION OF RIGHT WING GROUPS FROM THE DHS WATCH LIST
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not list right-wing domestic terrorists and terrorist groups on a document that appears to be an internal list of threats to the nationÃ¢â¬â¢s security. According to the list Ã¢â¬â part of a draft planning document obtained by CQ Homeland Security Ã¢â¬â between now and 2011 DHS expects to contend primarily with adversaries such as al ...
Aaron Glantz is a reporter for FSRN, who reported on the Iraq war for 18 months/over a yearÃ¢â¬Â¦Those reports were heard nightly on the Evening NewsÃ¢â¬Â¦We spoke to him in Los Angeles today, asking him if heÃ¢â¬â¢s surprised at all about the problems that IraqiÃ¢â¬â¢s seem to be having in selecting their leaders and go forward with writing a Constitution
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ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s Free Speech Radio NewsÃ¢â¬â¢ Aaron Glantz, In June h...
The acknowledgment by The US Fish and Wildlife Service that they used a faulty method to count Florida panthers is the latest development in the case of a local employee who says he was fired for speaking up about the issue. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more on the case of Andrew Eller, and how the culture of the Fish and Wildlife Service may be effected by the appointment of a game hunting lobbyists as the agencies new chief.
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Mayor Pam Iorio gave her annual State of Tampa address today at the Convention Center in downtown Tampa. Her speech coincided with the news that the negotiations for the 76 million dollar Tampa Museum of Art project have stalled and may already be dead.
The original plan for the new museum, which would be triple the size of the current bldg., had in its requirements that 40 million dollars in private finances be guaranteed before construction.
Iorio, who inherited the Museum project fr...
The city council was scheduled to meet to get an update on progress in funding the art museum. Instead, city finance director Bonnie Wise read a letter from the mayor to the city council, informing them that the museum had fallen short of its fundraising goals.
Councilwoman rose ferlita said thought the controversial design may have been what kept the financial support for the museum from happening
Ã¢â¬ËWhen you went throughout the city
David Harris author of GOOD COP. Harris is a law professor at the University of Toledo. His book makes the case for better ties between police and the communities they serve. Among the things he favors are citizen review boards, an end to ethnic profiling, and alternatives to lethal force. He says several large cities in the U.S. have instituted reforms and have enjoyed lower crime rates and better community relations.