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  • Cory Booker's arrival is Senate spectacle

    WASHINGTON -- Four new U.S. senators have taken the oath of office since the start of the 113th Congress but only one, Cory Booker, New Jersey’s new junior senator, has attracted much attention. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to...
  • Senate Republicans block Obama nominees

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...
  • Counting Catholics in Congress -- an obsolete exercise

    I purchased my copy of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics (only $90) Tuesday and immediately started browsing through the profiles of members of Congress. As always, I found myself focusing on the religion of the senators and representatives, a...
  • Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan battle to end of New Jersey Senate race

    Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan battle to end of New Jersey Senate race
    Campaigning ended Wednesday as voters cast ballots in the special election to pick a new U.S. senator for New Jersey. But rather than serve as a fresh read on the feelings of an electorate tormented by the messy and combative budget mess in Washington,...
  • Cory Booker, a Showbiz Favorite, Elected to Senate

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special and somewhat bruising election to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, filling the term of late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the Associated Press projected. Booker, who has established a national profile with the help of...
  • Cory Booker wins U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who harnessed the power of social media to gain fame far beyond his city, is heading to Washington after winning a special election to fill New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat. With 52% of the vote in, Booker was leading Republican...
  • Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; Democratic senator from New Jersey

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
  • EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban

    EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban
    As the Obama administration launches a broad investigation of flame retardants used in furniture and other household goods, the nation's top environmental regulators are running into the limitations of a federal law that makes it practically impossible to...
  • 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...