With just over a month remaining in office, the Bush administration loosened federal protection of plant and animal species threatened with extinction.
A mandate to 'lighten' still drives the Monitor at the dawn of its second 100 years.
The case, to be heard Monday, will determine if the smokers' suit alleging fraudulent ads about 'low tar' cigarettes can go to trial.
The ruling, a victory for Exxon, reduced the $2.5 billion punitive damages to about $500 million.
Between 2004 and 2006, returning volunteers filed 16,000 complaints against employers.
The $15 billion compromise bill includes tax breaks for builders and buyers.
On the Hill, bills range from rule changes allowing judges to rewrite mortgage terms to a financial-sector overhaul.
Companies have lots of ways to use their money for political influence. Shouldn't shareholders know where those contributions go?