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  • West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dead At 92

    West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dead At 92
    Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday. He was 92. A spokesman for the family, Jesse...
  • Hillary: Transcript

     
    A transcript of Clinton's victory speech is after the jump.......
  • Kennedy undergoing tests after seizure

     
    Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President Kennedy, arrives at Massachusetts General Hospital Saturday afternoon. AP/Winslow Townson by James Oliphant Updated with Harry Reid remarks. Sen. Edward Kennedy remains in a Boston hospital Saturday afternoon...
  • Sen. Kennedy seizure shocks nation

     
    by Jill Zuckman Sen. Edward Kennedy's seizure and emergency helicopter flight from Cape Cod to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Saturday morning sparked an outpouring of emotion and concern for the liberal icon of the Democratic Party. Although...
  • Supers: Three more for Obama

     
    After, Sen. Robert Byrd, Obama adds another three superdelegates this afternoon: Alaskans Cindy Spanyers and Blake Johnson, and Kansas Democratic chair Larry Gates.......
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy a fighter, friends say

     
    Sen. Edward Kennedy greets his beloved Portuguese Water Dogs upon leaving Massachusetts General Hospital. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images.) by Jill Zuckman Friends and colleagues of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy instinctively reached for the same...
  • When is a politician too old?

     
    by Naftali Bendavid When is a politician too old to serve? There's no right answer, of course, but the question has been in the news a lot recently. And it's likely to be even more in the spotlight as the......
  • Robert Byrd out of hospital

     
    by Katie Fretland Robert Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history, was released from the hospital today after doctors treated him for a mild infection, his spokesman said. Byrd (D-W. Va.) became ill with a temperature on Monday following votes and.......
  • Obama win a new chapter for America

     
    "You wonder about the folks who risked their lives in Selma and Birmingham...if they ever envisioned that this would happen in some of their lifetimes."...
  • John McCain's age: No issue, until now

     
    by Mark Silva ST. PAUL, Minn. - The age of the seasoned Sen. John McCain had never been much of an issue in his campaign for president. Now it may be. The decision of the 72-year-old Arizona senator, who stands......
  • Constitution Day and Sen. Robert Byrd

     
    by Frank James Sen. Robert Byrd, at 90 the oldest senator and the longest-serving one in U.S. history, delivers a speech every Constitution Day about the importance of the document which governs the nation. His Constitution Day speeches are......