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  • Obama, Dalai Lama: Mapping peace

     
    by Mark Silva A couple of Nobel Peace Prize winners will meet today at the White House: The president of the United States, and the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader of Tibet. President Barack Obama's meeting in the Map Room today......
  • Full texts of healthcare summit opening remarks: Obama, Alexander, Pelosi, Reid (Updated)

     
    Three Democrats and one Republican speak at the start of the healthcare summit....
  • Robert Byrd: Longest-serving lawmaker

     
    by Michael Muskal and Mark Silva Sen. Robert C. Byrd's tenure as the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history was marked today with praise but also questions about the senator's health. "I look forward to serving you for the next 56......
  • West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd makes history, serving in Congress longer than anyone, ever

     
    (UPDATE: 2:02 p. Pacific. A photo of a celebratory Sen. Byrd on the Senate floor minutes ago this afternoon has been added to this item above, courtesy of C-SPAN.) Ever since Jan. 3, 1953, Robert Carlyle Byrd has represented West......
  • Who received Obama's presidential calls after today's Senate healthcare vote (Hint: Not Mitch McConnell)

     
    The president called 14 people including the widow of Ted Kennedy. But he added one surprise call in there too....
  • Ticket Replay: Will Al Franken's Mick Jagger impersonation (real video here) liven the Senate?

     
    Or will it cause some heart attacks in thye world's most elite club of elderly suits?...
  • President Byrd?

     
    In assembling their 60-vote super-majority needed to proceed with healthcare reform, Democrats in the Senate had to secure the presence (such as it was) of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.V.), who was wheeled into the chamber to cast his vote. Byrd is 92. “...
  • Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres named PETA's people of the year for 2009

     
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has named Tim Gunn and Ellen DeGeneres its Man and Woman of the Year for their animal-friendly stances on issues like veganism and fur in fashion. Gunn, whose hit show "Project Runway" is......
  • 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.......