Amid all the rancor, there is some common ground among Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and President Obama: worker retraining. It's an issue with broad political appeal, particularly in Florida where the job situation remains bleak.
The Obama administration released more details Thursday about the energy plan he previewed at the State of the Union this week. He announced an oil-and-gas-lease sale on nearly 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico — and proposals for new incentives to increase the use of natural gas in heavy trucks and buses.
The flap involving Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama is the latest example of politicians behaving badly. Behavior that would have been seen as inappropriate in earlier eras now is viewed as principled confrontation.
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