Associated Press

The Latino South

May 10, 2006 - In what is being called the first state-by-state breakdown of Latino birth rates in the country, the National Center for Health Statistics has new statistics showing how dramatically the South is being changed by new immigrants. Here's how a story from the Associated Press begins:

Southern Scandal Watch

April 28, 2006 - The scandal season is still in full bloom, claiming ethically challenged lawmakers across the political aisle. Two recent items of a Southern flavor (hat tip to TPM Muckraker):

Halliburton Leaving Iraq? The Plot Thickens

May 19, 2005 - Yesterday we brought attention to a news clip about protests at Halliburton's annual shareholder's meeting in Houston, which included the startling news that the energy services giant and military contractor was considering leaving Iraq.

$300,000,000,000.00 and Counting

April 22, 2005 - Today's Associated Press reports that the Senate's "overwhelmingly approval" yesterday of $81 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, if approved by the House and President, "would push the total cost of combat and reconstruction past $300 billion."