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  • Senate careers branch differently for Clinton, Obama

    The Senate long has been considered a poor springboard to the White House. But it provided a crucial step in the political rise of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, giving them a priceless chance to burnish their records and shore up weaknesses...
  • Obama flubs the 'presidential' test

    With Sen. Joe Biden slated to give Wednesday's keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama's vice presidential pick will stay in the national limelight awhile longer. Who among us can contain their excitement? Not me. I can't wait...
  • U.S. Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayer for U.S. Supreme Court Judge

    U.S. Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayer for U.S. Supreme Court Judge
    The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve....
  • 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......
  • 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......