US News on next-generation prius -- and wished-for plug. TIME MAGAZINE'S 2008 BEST INVENTIONS INCLUDES PLUG-INS: The magazine's list of the Best Inventions of the Year [link] includes: 2. President's 'first 100 days' to ensure that electric vehicles are included in any new stimuluspackage or automotive bail-out package.
Stay tuned; meanwhile, here are some excerpts from NY Times, Detroit Free Press and Wall Street Journal reports that lay out the issues and implications (for the car industry, not for the horse-trading): "OBAMA ASKS BUSH TO PROVIDE HELP FOR AUTOMAKERS" The New York Times, November 11, 2008, by Jackie Calmes. Now they seek $50B more.