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  • Analysis: A bipartisan push on toxic chemicals makes some Democrats fume

    WASHINGTON �� For a snapshot of the strangeness of Washington, circa 2015, consider the recently introduced Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Named for the late Democratic senator from New Jersey, the bill would reform the nation's 40-year-old chemical-safety law. A bipartisan consensus favoring the measure seems to be forming in the Senate. Hurray for Congress getting something done!
  • State's congressional leaders weigh risking their power for Senate run

    State's congressional leaders weigh risking their power for Senate run
    After 14 years in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank is finally getting the kind of coverage that ambitious politicians crave: CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC and NPR have all come calling in recent weeks. Schiff's newly acquired media platform —...

    Marijuana bill gains steam in Senate

    WASHINGTON When it comes to pot, political winds may be shifting in the Senate. Joining a new generation of senators such as Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., veteran Democrat Barbara Boxer has added her name to a...

    Chemical regulation overhaul bill faces opposition in Senate

    A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health...

    Emily's List backs Kamala Harris' Senate bid

    Emily's List backs Kamala Harris' Senate bid
    Emily's List announced its endorsement of California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' bid for the U.S. Senate on Thursday -- another nod for her candidacy from the Democratic establishment.   The group, which has a network of donors across the nation, is...