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Anti-Cell Phone Laws Are For First Ladies, Too, Ms. Shriver

Anti-Cell Phone Laws Are For First Ladies, Too, Ms. Shriver

If you've ever attended a Protestant school, you've probably had the misfortune of encountering "PKs" (aka "preacher's kids"). They may live pious lives at home, but once free of that environment, PKs typically become the rowdiest, rudest, law- breakingest kids on the block. Maria Shriver isn't... read more

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Volvo's first safety engineer, Nils Bohlin, demonstrates the three-point safety harness in 1959

Celebrating Seat Belt Safety: 50 Years of Saving Lives

As you get into your car today and buckle your belt without a second thought, pause for a moment. Today is the 50th birthday of the three-point safety belt, an invention that... read more August 13, 2009 by  1


 
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Michigan Dealers Bandy Bumping Blue Laws

Blue laws are most commonly used to regulate alcohol sales, but in 13 states, they also ban the selling of automobiles on Sunday. Now, dealers in one of those states --... read more August 3, 2009 by 


 
Sleazy Car Salesman

Cash-For-Clunkers Kicks Off; Dealers Grumble About Registration, Requirements

Today marks the official start of the federal government's cash-for-clunkers program (sometimes referred to as the "Car Allowance Rebate System" and sometimes as the... read more July 27, 2009 by  8


 
U.S. Capitol

BREAKING: Feds Release Sneak Peek At Cash-For-Clunkers Rules

In an effort to meet its deadline for releasing the rules of the federal "Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save" initiative (i.e. the official, clunky name of the... read more July 24, 2009 by  7


 
Capitol Hill

Natural Gas Sweeping Through Congress

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that oil baron-turned-wind baron T. Boone Pickens was lobbying the Senate for new legislation to fund the development of natural... read more July 22, 2009 by 


 
U.S. Capitol

House Approves Chrysler, GM Dealer-Reinstatement Legislation

From Washington comes potentially bad news for Chrysler Group and General Motors Company: yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would reinstate... read more July 17, 2009 by  2


 
U.S. Capitol

Consumer Groups Lobby For Liability Warnings on Chrysler Vehicles

The United States Federal Trade Commission has received a petition from consumer organizations worried about Chrysler vehicles manufactured prior to April 30, 2009, when the... read more July 16, 2009 by 


 
T. Boone Pickens with President Barack Obama

T. Boone Pickens Pushes Natural Gas Boom

Oil baron-turned-clean tech tycoon T. Boone Pickens has been spending lots of time in D.C. these days, pushing for a variety of changes in U.S. energy policy. Yesterday he... read more July 9, 2009 by  3


 
U.S. Capitol

Disenfranchised Dealers Battle Chrysler, GM In D.C.

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering not one, but two bills that would provide legal remedies to the 2,100 dealers cut from the Chrysler and GM networks during... read more July 9, 2009 by  2


 
U.S. Capitol

On Capitol Hill: New Bill Aims To Boost DOE Fund For Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Development

Remember those loans we mentioned on Tuesday--the ones that the Department of Energy made to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla for the development of fuel-efficient vehicles? At the... read more June 26, 2009 by  1


 
scrap heap

Making Everyone Happy: Cash-For-Clunkers' Salvage Provision

Many people think cash-for-clunkers is a great idea, but there are holdouts--especially among those who depend on salvaged parts. Well, those folks might feel a little better... read more June 15, 2009 by  1


 
Clunkers

Cash-For-Clunkers: A List Of Cars That Qualify

Cash-for-clunkers has been a hot topic for months, but the legislation's fate on capitol hill has been so uncertain that we haven't talked much about specifics: that is, how... read more June 12, 2009 by  5


 
Ohio Representative Betty Sutton

Cash-For-Clunkers: Finally, Movement

After many months of maneuvering, debate, and hand-wringing, the U.S. House of Representatives finally took action yesterday on a "cash-for-clunkers" bill presented by Betty... read more June 10, 2009 by  3


 
U.S. Capitol

Cash-For-Clunkers Causes Confusion, Cantankery

Recently, we mentioned that the cash-for-clunkers legislation everyone's been giddy about would soon become a reality--and we had every reason to believe it. At the time, the... read more May 20, 2009 by  16


 
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing replica by Gullwing GmbH

Link Love From The Car Connection: Gullwing Replicas, Women Behind The Wheel, And GM Flubs Today, Hopes For Brighter Tomorrow

Beauty in abundance -- There's another Mercedes-Benz SL 300 Gullwing replica on the market. "What's that", you say? "Why do we need two?" Which makes us think you're off your... read more May 8, 2009 by 


 
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