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  • Since when does it take a political campaign to become secretary of state?

    Since when does it take a political campaign to become secretary of state?
    There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother. The president's most important choice in this...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    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...
  • Bob Dole and the GOP's disability

    Bob Dole and the GOP's disability
    Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
  • Goodbye, Joe Lieberman

    Goodbye, Joe Lieberman
    After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor. To break the...
  • Experience Gives Shays Edge In GOP Senate Primary

    Experience Gives Shays Edge In GOP Senate Primary
    Voters have been treated to a clash of titans in the U.S. Senate primary race — Connecticut's last U.S. House Republican vs. an enormously successful businesswoman with a compelling life story. The Courant endorses Christopher Shays in the Aug....
  • What we should be asking the candidates

    What we should be asking the candidates
    The questions routinely asked of our presidential candidates are insufficient for assessing their potential ability to lead the nation. The following questions are based on my studies of the leadership style of recent presidents. The candidates' responses...
  • Mikulski bill would speed approval of new drugs by FDA

    Mikulski bill would speed approval of new drugs by FDA
    Drugs for chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetes would move through the Food and Drug Administration approval process more rapidly under a bipartisan bill Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will unveil Thursday. The legislation, which will...
  • Senate panel OKs delay of crab-picker wage raise

    A new federal rule that would require crab-processing plants on the Eastern Shore and elsewhere to pay a higher wage to temporary foreign workers would be delayed for a year under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee....
  • EPA OKs E15 for More Cars

     
    It???s been more than 30 years since the Environmental Protection Agency allowed a fuel mixture of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline in America???s vehicle fleet. Today, the federal agency took steps to increase the ethanol mix even further. The EPA......
  • Toomey, GOP senators discuss gov't regulations

     
    A group of GOP senators, ranging from moderate Susan Collins to fiscal conservative Pat Toomey, held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss legislation each have independently introduced aimed at cutting government regulation in the name of job...
  • Weekly remarks: Susan Collins decries federal regs; Obama wants improved education

     
    Republican Susan Collins says government regulations suffocate new jobs; Democrat Obama says more education is necessary for the future....