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  • Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants

    Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants
    — 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...
  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    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...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes Senate bid official

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes Senate bid official
    Cory Booker, who built a national profile for a hands-on style of leadership as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, entered the race for the state’s vacant Senate seat, vowing to bring the same energy to change another city: Washington....
  • EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban

    EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban
    As the Obama administration launches a broad investigation of flame retardants used in furniture and other household goods, the nation's top environmental regulators are running into the limitations of a federal law that makes it practically impossible to...
  • Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; Democratic senator from New Jersey

    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

    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....
  • Jerry Brown fires back at Chris Christie, calls for a fitness contest

     
    It appears that Gov. Jerry Brown is game for a cross-country rivalry with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie....
  • Obama suggests bad times require keeping Jon Corzine as New Jersey governor

     
    Full text. Having Jon Corzine as governor hasn't helped the economy so far. Maybe keeping him longer will....
  • Senators: Don’t Drill

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau Florida Senator Bill Nelson and nine other coastal-state Democrats have warned fellow senators not to expand offshore oil drilling as part of legislation to diminish global warming. Their letter to negotiators who...
  • Gulf oil spill: Senators call for criminal, civil charges against BP

     
    Eight senators urged U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric J. Holder on Monday to open up an inquiry of oil giant BP in connection with the April 20 well blowout that has been pouring an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude daily into......
  • Senate Dems vow action on energy bill

     
    by Lisa Mascaro Moved by photos of the devastation from the Gulf oil spill, Democratic senators emerged this afternoon from a caucus-wide meeting determined to tackle a comprehensive energy bill this summer -- regardless of legislation's ability to win...