| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskiwill have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, aides said Wednesday.
The Maryland Democrat, who this year became the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will lead a program highlighting the record...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:13 PM
The Democratic Party has plenty of credible possibilities for the 2016 presidential nomination, including several women: not just Hillary Clinton, but Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Sen. Ellen Warren of...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2013
In addition to speaking at a South Side high school Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to meet privately with 20 young black men there to discuss the challenges of growing up in a rough neighborhood.
White House officials asked Principal Antonio...
| Apr 13, 2011
UPDATE: Not to be outdone, however, Haridopolos announced a haul of $2.6 million from January to March; a sum that would best Nelson's total. WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said today that he raised nearly $2 million for his 2012 re-election...
| May 18, 2011
Vogue's Anna Wintour is the latest New Yorker to participate in the Human Rights Campaign’s “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality” initiative, which supports gay marriage. “As far as I’m concerned, having the right to say ...
| Jun 29, 2011
A group of Democratic US Senators, including Illinois' own Dick Durbin, have joined the ranks of high profile people sending messages of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘...
| Oct 6, 2011
[From a pool report filed by the Arizona Daily Star] WASHINGTON — Pool was escorted into the Secretary of War Suite in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at approximately 12:45 p.m. Approximately 50 guests were seated in the room, which is...
| Nov 11, 2011
Truck rest areas: A truck driver’s killing has led to legislation aimed at providing more and safer rest areas for truckers....
| Jan 18, 2012
The protests against the House's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate's Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) spread from the Web into the streets of New York on Wednesday and more in-person protests are scheduled for San Francisco, Seattle,...