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Election 2012: Lies, Deceptions, And Dumb Things Said About Cars

Election 2012: Lies, Deceptions, And Dumb Things Said About Cars

Whew! It's finally over. Almost. When Election 2012 gets filed away in some extraterrestrial media-storage device, we hope the rest of the universe looks on us with a sense of pity--because this year's silly season has been sillier than usual. Especially when it comes to cars. At times, it seemed... read more

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Attack ad against Jeff Brandes from the Committee to Protect Florida

Florida Attack Ad Uses 'Driverless Cars' To Scare Elderly Voters

'Tis the season for many things: late-summer road trips. Back-to-school shopping. And of course, iffy political attack ads. By now, we'd expected to see a number of... read more August 13, 2012 by  1


 
Representative Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan: Former Wienermobile Driver, Future Vice President?

With November's presidential election drawing close, the tickets are now set, with President Obama and Vice President Biden set to take on Gov. Mitt Romney and newly named... read more August 11, 2012 by  7


 
GM Logo

GM Nixes Support For Conservative Lobbying Group

Once upon a time, corporations seemed pretty adept at keeping their political activities quiet. But as reps from Lowe's, Kraft, and Chick-fil-A will quickly tell you, that... read more July 27, 2012 by  7


 
Mitt Romney

Automobile Magazine Explains... Mitt Romney?

As the glossies go, Automobile magazine has always strived to be a bit different and a bit less politically correct than the other keep-the-advertisers-happy-at-all-costs... read more May 11, 2012 by  2


 
First Scene Car Blackbox Traveling Data Recorder

Coming Soon To Your New Car: A Black Box Data Recorder

Last week, we told you about a proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would require brake-override systems on new vehicles. But there's more... read more April 20, 2012 by  6


 
2012 Ford Expedition

Republicans Go Big And Thirsty, Democrats Go Small And Green

The differences between Republicans and Democrats extend beyond mere political ideology. When it comes to buying cars, party loyalists on both sides have distinctly different... read more April 3, 2012 by  4


 
Mitt Romney

Polls Headed South, Mitt Romney Hits The Road To Win Michigan

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's made no secrets of his ties to the epicenter of the American auto industry, in Michigan. Not only was Romney's father George governor of... read more February 14, 2012 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

CA Passes Landmark Law Requiring Many More Zero-Emission Vehicles

Last Friday, the influential California Air Resources Board adopted new emission rules that will require carmakers to sell increasing number of zero-emission vehicles in the... read more January 30, 2012 by  6


 
Gas pump

Are Gas Prices Heading To $5 A Gallon?

In case you’ve spent the past 30 days engaging in holiday revelry without regard to current international events, we’ve got some bad news for you. Things in the... read more January 3, 2012 by  5


 
Funeral procession for Kim Jong-il, led by a Lincoln Continental

Kim Jong-Il Takes One Last Drive -- In A Lincoln Continental

If you're an American of a certain age, it was hard not to watch news coverage of Kim Jong-il's funeral procession, lined with thousands of keening North Koreans, and not... read more December 29, 2011 by  11


 
2011 Saab 9-5

The Top Car News Stories Of 2011

The year 2011 will not go down in history as the happiest year for the auto industry. From March's destructive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, to the year-long Saab saga... read more December 22, 2011 by  1


 
Flower developed by Toyota to offset emissions from its Prius facility

People Will Soon Legally Marry Their Cars, Says Pressure Group

Democracy is often a messy process, with extreme statements on both sides of any issue--particularly when public attitudes are evolving rapidly on contentious social issues... read more December 5, 2011 by  2


 
Honda Logo on Civic Si Coupe

Alabama Nabs Honda Exec A Week After Jailing Mercedes Manager Under Immigration Law

Many of the people arrested under Alabama's new immigration law--immigrants from Central and South America, documented or not--get no media attention. A state that arrests or... read more December 4, 2011 by  34


 
The Mercedes-Benz logo.

Alabama Immigration Law Leads To Arrest Of Mercedes Manager

Alabama’s complex and controversial new immigration laws don’t leave police with a lot of room for interpretation. If you’re stopped and can’t produce... read more November 23, 2011 by  14


 
GM logo, with cash

Treasury To Be "Patient" In Selling Off GM Shares

On Monday, General Motors stock fell to another all time low, trading briefly at $19.65 a share. That’s the first time the stock has dropped below $20 per share since... read more October 4, 2011 by  4


 
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