| Nov 20, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this before. Because you probably have. There’s a move afoot in the U.S. Senate to reform the filibuster. But this time — No, really, wait! Don’t leave! — this time, it might actually...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:20 AM
It may arguably be the chocolate of the 1 percent, but we're sure New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall enjoyed it all the same. It was a gift after all. A gift from Pennsylvania's Bob Casey. Monday evening between votes, a filibuster proof majority of senators -...
| May 18, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Maryland trainer Chris Grove knows all too well that racehorses sometimes take fatal missteps. It happened to one of his best horses last summer during a morning workout, and Grove likens the experience to losing a child.
To Grove, the animals' broken...
| Sep 6, 2012
The mouthguard company Brain-Pad Inc. never claimed that its products prevent concussions. Instead, advertisements have long promised that the devices can "reduce the risk" of a head injury and create "brain safety space."
But even these nuanced...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Veterinarians who examined Preakness winner I'll Have Another before and after the race at Pimlico Race Course said this week that he was healthy and that his medication regimen was not unusual.
The New York Times reported that the colt, who also won...
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 8:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famers Ronnie Lott and John Madden will co-chair an NFL panel aimed at improving player safety.
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL Player Safety Advisory Panel on Tuesday. It will consist of former NFL players,...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 11:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Boehner was elected speaker of the House Wednesday, sealing newfound Republican power-sharing as the 112th Congress convened and drawing the curtain on the history-making Nancy Pelosi era at the helm.
Cheers broke out...
| Feb 10, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva It's 5 o'clock someplace in the world. At the mansion on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory this evening, Vice President Joe Biden will host a cocktail reception for the freshman class of senators -- that......
| May 19, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by James Oliphant Heeding a call from President Obama and riding a wave of populist anger, the Senate today overwhelmingly passed a sweeping bill that promises to transform the relationship between consumers and their credit-card companies. The bill,...