| 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...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:27 PM
NEW YORK -- The FBI has launched an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. after a report that employees or associates may have attempted to hack into phone conversations and voice mail of September 11 survivors, victims and their families, a...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Congress is scheduled to hold a hearing about a new report that says the TSA isn't doing its job correctly.
The recent report by the Department of Homeland Security says that the TSA is not adequately reporting, tracking and fixing airport security...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:57 AM
The Transportation Security Administration is failing to adequately report, track and fix airport security breaches, according to the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.
As a result, the TSA "does not have a complete understanding" of...
| May 20, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, died Sunday, the Libyan government and a family member said. He was 60.
The former intelligence officer, who had suffered from...
| 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...