| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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,...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sen. Frank Lautenberg died Tuesday at age 89, the Senate’s oldest member. He had missed most Senate votes since late 2012 because of declining health -- but managed to make it into the Capitol to vote for Gina McCarthy as secretary of...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Everyone's got an opinion, and that's a fine thing. We're free to disagree. My old friend John DeCicco, a professor at the University of Michigan, basically thinks that electric cars, despite passionate followers, don't deserve to be subsidized (by...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sarah Bittleman, the new agriculture counselor at the Environmental Protection Agency, is determined to improve communications between rural America and an agency that many farmers consider both economically and culturally threatening.
| Apr 23, 2013
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...