| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him.
“I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my Comic-Con costume ready.
The Skinny: Some folks are griping about the humidity here this week but having recently spent some time back East let me tell you we still have it pretty good. Thursday's headlines include...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 8:20 AM
The rain has stopped in the Tri-State, but the danger now increases. Dozens of low-lying communities face the prospect of some of the worst flooding in years following not one, but two major rainstorms this week. Northern New Jersey is particularly at...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 5:52 PM
WASHINGTON D.C. (WPIX) -- The bus company involved in three recent crashes that took the lives of 17 people is now banned from operating, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.
According to Democrat Frank Lautenberg who was...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Washington has turned down the latest request from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for a "major disaster declaration," which would green-light federal funds to help North Jersey residents and businesses cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 8:55 PM
No doubt recognizing he'd become the center of media focus, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner chose not to participate in this year's Salute to Israel Parade. A staunch supporter of Israel, the New York Democrat has been an annual fixture at the parade, which...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 6:03 AM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the Garden State's taxpayers cannot afford it, but on Monday, a new proposal for a quicker commute to New York City will be introduced.
U.S. Senators from New Jersey Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez are...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:55 PM
At noon on Sept. 11, Chicago will join other cities across the nation in marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. senators from Illinois said today.
Bells will ring and sirens will sound as people pause for a minute of reflection, Sen....
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting theWorld Series are urging the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera.
The senators, including No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois, and...