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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!
  • The people's representatives should be elected

    The people's representatives should be elected
    Members of Congress don't always complete their terms due to factors like death, a new job and scandal. When a House seat becomes vacant, the Constitution requires an election to fill it, and every House member has been elected. The 17th amendment...

    Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens

    Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens
    When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan. And so the Montgomery...

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes Senate bid official

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes Senate bid official
    Cory Booker, who built a national profile for a hands-on style of leadership as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, entered the race for the state’s vacant Senate seat, vowing to bring the same energy to change another city: Washington....

    California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law

    California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law
    WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states. Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...