Following are news items by Knight Ridder's political bloggers.
CHENEY TO FLORIDA: REMEMBER ALL THAT MONEY WE GAVE YOU. PLEASE.
From the all politics is local department: Cheney reminded Floridians that after the state was battered by four hurricanes earlier this year, the federal wallet opened up to help. Big time, you might say.
"The president approved $13.6 billion for the people of Florida and other states," Cheney told crowds in West Palm Beach and Lake City to wild cheers.
In Lake City, Cheney reminded rally attendees that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had opened an assistance center right there in town to help reconstruction efforts.
_By Matt Stearns, Kansas City Star
ED'S LIFE, IN DICK'S HANDS. OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT ...
One week before Election Day, Vice President Cheney sprinted across the battleground state of Florida, holding rallies in three regions of the electoral-vote rich state.
In heavily Democratic Palm Beach County, which Al Gore won with 62 percent of the vote in 2000, flamboyant former New York City Mayor Ed Koch introduced Cheney.
"He's a man who I would give my life to in his hands to protect," Koch gushed of …