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Romney doubles down on auto bailout opposition?

GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trailing in the polls in Michigan ahead of that state's February 28 primary, and the former Mass. Governor thinks the way to close the gap is to bash the bailout of the auto industry in 2009 that saved General Motors and Chrysler from being broken up and liquidated in bankruptcy court.

House Repulicans propose cutting $200m from FreedomCAR research projects

Elections have consequences. The Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives last fall is putting the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, a Bush-era program between the Energy Department and the Detroit Three in danger. The Republican proposal would cut $200 million from the program, which makes up most of the DOE's $333 million vehicle research budget (2009 figure), according to

Voter Drive: Study says political ideologies correlate with what cars we buy

A new study by RL Polk & Co. shows that the kind of car you drive is tied to the state you live in, and whether that state is traditionally Republican or Democrat-leaning. The study shows that 36 of the 50 United States tie closely to political lines. Red states (Republican) typically buy domestic, while blue states (Democrat) typically skew import.

How do you get a Republican to buy a hybrid?

The new Honda Insight is supposed to be the "hybrid for everyone," but does that include Republicans? A new Wall Street Journal article runs down the well-known tale of how, mostly, the people who drive hybrids are on the left side of American politics (remember this

Ethanol takes a stage at Republican National Convention

Not to be outdone by those Coors ethanol vehicles at the DNC, Republicans will get their own ethanol-dose during their national convention this week. On Tuesday night in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council will host a "celebration" called AgNite (because you know that farmers are the first to ditch old school and correct spellings of words like night). The self-style