Watch Pawlenty's campaign manager try to talk his way out of a DWI

Nick Ayers is the campaign manager for Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bid to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. Five years ago, while running a campaign for Georgia's governor, he was stopped for drunk driving. His attempt to talk his way out through politics just came to light. » 5/18/11 10:15am 5/18/11 10:15am

Foreign Automaker-Loving Senator's Daughter's Chevy Saved By GM OnStar

The daughter of Senator Bob Corker, ardent Detroit carmaker critic and lover of foreign automakers, has GM's OnStar system to thank for recovering her Chevy Tahoe after being carjacked in D.C. yesterday. Let's see her try that in a Nissan. » 12/04/09 9:00am 12/04/09 9:00am

2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Part One

Go North — and take that big-ass SUV with you. That was the mandate from the wife, so that's what I did. Sure, it was partly to visit friends near Lewiston, four hours north of Detroit, but it was also partly to get the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid out of our driveway. Greenwashing badges be damned, it was a little… » 7/29/08 12:30pm 7/29/08 12:30pm

HOV-Lane Hybrid Smackdown, Buckeye Edition

Hey Ohioans! If you bought that hybrid SUV with the sole purpose of being able to vroom down the HOV lane with hulking impunity, it's time to break out the Kleenex because state Rep. Todd Kiser is about to seriously hurt your feelings. Kiser, a Republican, has sponsored legislation that will compel Ohio comply with a… » 2/04/08 1:00pm 2/04/08 1:00pm

U.S. News & World Report Names Best Cars for 2010, Only Two American…

The folks at U.S. News & World Report have named their top cars for 2008 and the old U.S. of A. did not far so well. In 11 categories there were only two pickups for Detroit automakers: Chevy Silverado 1500 (Best Full Size Pickup) and Tahoe (Best Large SUV). Honda picked up five awards, BMW picked up two and Mazda tied… » 12/17/07 4:00pm 12/17/07 4:00pm