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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Joe Biden: Vice president of the nation, but king of the eulogy

    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....
  • Tribune's new chapter. A case for Katie Couric joining 'The View.'

    Tribune's new chapter. A case for Katie Couric joining 'The View.'
    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...
  • Two Storms, One Week: Record Flooding Expected

    Two Storms, One Week: Record Flooding Expected
    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...
  • Bus Company Involved In Crash Loses License

    Bus Company Involved In Crash Loses License
    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...
  • FEMA Denies NJ Emergency Flood Request

    FEMA Denies NJ Emergency Flood Request
    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...
  • Weiner's A No-Show At Salute To Israel Parade

    Weiner's A No-Show At Salute To Israel Parade
    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...
  • New Life Breathed Into NJ To NYC Rail Tunnel

    New Life Breathed Into NJ To NYC Rail Tunnel
    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...
  • U.S. prepares for 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance

    U.S. prepares for 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance
    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....
  • Mendte On Chewing Tobacco

    Mendte On Chewing Tobacco
    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...