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  • Hillary: Transcript

     
    A transcript of Clinton's victory speech is after the jump.......
  • 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......
  • Obama's Cheney

     
    by Paul West Newly elected presidents often need a guide, a sherpa to ease them into the loftiest office in the world. George W. Bush, elected with no national experience, leaned heavily on Dick Cheney, a master of the capital's......
  • Ted Kennedy collapses at Obama lunch

     
    by Frank James, Janet Hook and Peter Nicholas and updated Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling a malignant brain cancer, collapsed at the congressional lunch for President Obama currently underway in the U.S. Capitol. Obama confirmed that it was......
  • The Inauguration: Impressions, Impressions...

     
    ..And I've got a million of 'em! But why burden you with them all. Herewith a dozen or so: Best coverage: Everyone! In the spirit of the day, of one-for-all-and-all-for-one, of Obamanian uplift and soaring rhetoric, I declare ALL......
  • Inauguration: Byrd, Kennedy collapse

     
    News reports indicate that both Sen. Edward Kennedy, suffering from a brain tumor, and Sen. Robert Byrd, the Senate's oldest member, collapsed during the inaugural luncheon with Obama in the Capitol Rotunda.......
  • Treasury Secretary Geithner: Sworn in

     
    by Mark Silva Timothy Geithner once had a date with the tax man. Now Geithner is the tax man - secretary of the Treasury Department after his swearing-in tonight, following a 60-34 vote of confirmation by the Senate. The 75th......