| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will spend Thursday in New Jersey campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a fellow Democrat whom the governor endorsed back in June.
O'Malley will host two solo events in Trenton and Paterson and appear...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., and Democratic wunderkind, is the headliner for the Broward Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner.
Booker, 43, received rave reviews from Democrats after his speech last year to...
| 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....
| May 23, 2012
| 4:55 AM
In New York state, lawmakers are moving to ban a cancer-causing flame retardant from children's products.
At the U.S. Capitol, more than 100 nurses, mothers and cancer survivors marched for tougher federal regulation of the chemicals. And in Washington...
| Jun 4, 2012
Last month, we read a powerful story about just how far one industry would go to protect its bottom line.
In a four-part exposé in the Chicago Tribune titled "Playing with Fire," we learned how big chemical companies — on a mission to sell more...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Jul 18, 2012
— TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced it will conduct a broad investigation of flame retardants that a Tribune series identified as examples of the government's failure to protect Americans from toxic chemicals.
| Jul 25, 2012
— The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan.
The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...