The Justice Department dealt a blow to the Pentagon this week, saying it has no legal authority to resist orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up Fort Meade in Maryland and two other military sites that have been contaminated by chemicals.
States with lax gun laws had higher rates of handgun killings, fatal shootings of police officers, and sales of weapons that were used in crimes in other states, according to a study underwritten by a group of more than 300 U.S. mayors.
MINNEAPOLIS — One of the closest elections in the history of the United States Senate is now playing out inside a storage garage hidden on the outskirts of downtown. Dozens of election officials wearing winter jackets sit in teams of two at plastic folding tables. Each team counts about 500 ballots…
Under the best of circumstances, overseeing the Department of Health and Human Services is an enormous undertaking. With 65,000 employees and a budget of $707.7 billion, it accounts for nearly one-quarter of all federal spending, second only to the Defense Department.
Chris Matthews has always admitted that his life dream was to be a senator. But now that the MSNBC host is actively exploring a run in his native Pennsylvania, he has created a thorny dilemma for his network.
The Obama transition team, moving along smartly to fill Cabinet posts, is planning to trot out nominees as early as next week for three jobs much watched by enviros: the secretaries of energy and the interior and the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.