| 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 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:13 PM
It appears that Gov. Jerry Brown is game for a cross-country rivalry with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie....
| 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 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...
| 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 22, 2012
| 5:46 PM
In the wake of the horrible shooting at a movie theater in Colorado, the call for stricter gun control has echoed across the nation. Gun control advocate, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on Face the Nation on CBS Sunday morning. He called on...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Chemical companies would need to provide more health and safety information about their products and regulators would have more authority to force harmful substances off the market under legislation approved along party lines...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The gulf between the American left and right continues to widen against a backdrop of high unemployment, weak growth and high octane cultural battles.
I got to thinking about this growing divide in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater shooting...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:04 AM
Adam Lanza blasted through the glass doors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School clutching a military-style Bushmaster rifle with 30 rounds in the clip and hundreds more at the ready.
When his chilling rampage was over minutes later, Lanza had used the...