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The Swampby 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......
Some highlights — and lowlights — of the filibuster. * — Swati Pandey Most Romantic To hold up the 2003 judicial nomination of Washington attorney Miguel A. Estrada, Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) recounted how he won the heart of...
Tags: Texas, Elections, Death, Harry Reid, Republican Party
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMilitary personnel would get their largest pay raise in two decades, development of a missile shield would continue and a new round of base closures would be permitted under legislation the Senate approved Tuesday. The bill to authorize $345 billion in...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate ground to a halt yesterday as one West Virginia Democrat, his hands trembling and his voice raised, refused to yield the floor. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the 84-year-old master of Senate rules and procedures and fierce protector...
Tags: Jim Ryan, George W. Bush, Executive Branch, Iraq, History
The Senate approved its $345 billion defense spending bill without a dissenting vote Tuesday after dispensing with Republican objections that had stymied progress for a week as the nation geared up for war. The vote was 99-0 for the bill that...
Tags: Patrick Leahy, Elections, John Ashcroft, George W. Bush, Crimes
More than 50 ethics scholars have signed a letter asking President Bush to support medical research using cells from human embryos, and more U.S. senators went on record Friday as supporting the research. "We urge you not to close this door on what might...
Sun StaffCBS News appointed a former U.S. attorney general and a retired chief executive of the Associated Press yesterday to investigate how a botched story about President Bush's military record was researched and approved for broadcast. Network executives...
Sun ReporterSuspenseful it was not. And yet, when Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist called for the verdict in President Clinton's impeachment trial, he suddenly placed the weight of history on 100 sets of shoulders in the hushed Senate chamber. "Senators, how say...
Tags: Texas, Maxine Waters, Henry J Hyde, Shoulders, Mitch McConnell
Here are the results of elections around the nation Tuesday. Not all returns were available at press time. ALABAMA Governor: Democratic Gov. Donald Siegelman won reelection over Republican Rep. Bob Riley. Senate: Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions held...
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