FILE - This Nov. 10, 1987 file photo shows Treasury Secretary James Baker, left, and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker huddle on Capitol Hill in Washington as they prepare to meet with Congressional negotiators to agree on ways to cut the federal deficit.  (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)

Ex-US Sen. Howard Baker Jr. dies

Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 197…