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  • Gabrielle Giffords' not the first sickbed-to-Capitol Hill vote

     
    It was high drama on Capitol Hill –- and I don’t mean about the debt-ceiling debate, for which "low" is a more apt adjective. I mean the startling appearance in the House of Representatives of one of its honorable members,......
  • Dick Cheney memoir 'In My Time' already making waves

     
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney tells it his way in the memoir "In My Time" to be released next week....
  • Term Limits

     
    I’m a term limits guy. I know the arguments against them: “We have term limits – they’re called elections!” “All that turnover would deprive us of legislative experience.” “With term limits and constant...
  • Grand Rapids Reacts To Extension Passage

    Grand Rapids Reacts To Extension Passage
    At the Unemployment Claims Office in Grand Rapids, the talk centered around Congress's battle and the unemployment extension. Many showed up at the center to see if their benefits would be back in place. The bill to extend unemployment benefits to 2.5...
  • Frank Beamer's contract a keeper for Virginia Tech and the coach

    Frank Beamer's contract a keeper for Virginia Tech and the coach
    As he schmoozed — few, if any, do it better — at the Virginia High School Coaches' Association clinics this summer in Hampton, I asked Virginia Tech recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh how much longer he thought Frank Beamer would coach the...
  • Reel Critics: J. Edgar misses the forest for the trees

    Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century. Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
  • Senate to give Mark Kirk time to heal

    Senate to give Mark Kirk time to heal
    — Ted Kennedy had a brain tumor. Joe Biden had two brain aneurysms. Tim Johnson had a rare brain anomaly that led to strokelike symptoms. Lyndon Baines Johnson had a heart attack. The lawmakers, all stricken while in public office, were afforded...
  • Robert Byrd dies at 92; U.S. senator from West Virginia

    Robert Byrd dies at 92; U.S. senator from West Virginia
    Robert Carlyle Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who was often called the conscience of the Senate for his devotion to the system of constitutional checks and balances and the prerogatives of power, died early Monday. He was 92. Byrd, who served longer...
  • 'Body of War'

    'Body of War'
    ON Sept. 13, 2001, after watching footage of President Bush brandishing his bullhorn atop the rubble of the World Trade Center, Tomas Young, a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., enlisted in the Army. He thought he'd be sent to Afghanistan to smoke the...
  • 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....