Murray Energy is the last big employer paying into the union pension fund. Its bankruptcy also endangers retirees' health care.
Robert Murray and his company reportedly required staff to donate to Mitt Romney.
You could call it the battle of the attorneys general: one side representing the public interest, exactly what attorneys general are supposed to do; the other side representing the special interests, exactly what they are not supposed to do.
Two coal miners were fired after insulting their boss, one of the industry's most powerful men. But a judge says the firings were illegal.
Robert Murray is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, but he's willing to wait until after the Republican confab for his day in court.