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  • 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......
  • 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....
  • Tuesday gives voters chance to vent

     
    U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul talks to voters this weekend at a diner in Lexington, Ky. (AP/John Flavell) by Mark Z. Barabak LOUISVILLE, Ky.--With anger all around, voters in three states will signal on Tuesday the depth of the......
  • Sen. Robert Byrd, 92, 'seriously ill' in hospital

     
    The senator from West Virgnia was hospitalized a couple days ago and is "seriously ill," his office says....
  • An altered line of succession to President Obama: A new No. 3

     
    Another Hawaiian, Daniel Inouye, now enters the line of presidential succession....
  • Brand X Files: Megan Fox marries. Amy Locane arrested. Alleged spy Anna Chapman called 'extraordinary agent'

     
    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green married in Hawaii: Dreams of men (and women) all over the world are brutally crushed. To the lucky Mr. Green: Mad respeck! (Star)Former "Melrose Place" star Amy Locane charged in fatal crash: 38-year-old mother of two...
  • Weekend Wrap: Kagan in profile

     
    Here's a look at what you may have missed while fretting over the U.S. World Cup defeat this weekend. * The DC bureau team covering Elena Kagan's confirmation process has a must-read profile of the Supreme Court nominee. The confirmation......
  • Election to Byrd seat will be held in 2012

     
    by Mike Memoli West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announced today that a special election to fill the Senate seat held by Robert Byrd will not be held until 2012, settling some initial confusion about when a permanent replacement......
  • Byrd memorial services set

     
    by Lisa Mascaro The man who spent a lifetime in the Senate will be memorialized there on Thursday, as the late Sen. Robert Byrd lies in repose in the chamber as the West Virginia Democrat had requested. Members of Byrd's......