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  • Manchin makes WV Senate run official

     
    by Mike Memoli Just hours after signing a compromise bill setting a special election for November 2, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) announced this morning that he would be a candidate in the race to complete the late Robert......
  • WV lawmakers near deal on Senate election

     
    by Mike Memoli West Virginia lawmakers are close to striking a deal on legislation that would call for special Senate election this year, despite partisan sniping that nearly derailed plans for the fall vote. The state legislature was debating a......
  • Your morning fashion and beauty report: Courtney Love's new fashion blog. A comparison of Bristol Palin and Chelsea Clinton. And who is the sexiest U.S. senator?

     
    Courtney Love remembers the bad old days when she and Kurt Cobain burned -- yes, literally set fire to -- clothes given to them by Perry Ellis. But that was before someone gave her a Birkin bag and she saw......
  • 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....
  • Ailing Senator Edward Kennedy Requests a Quick Replacement Process

    Ailing Senator Edward Kennedy Requests a Quick Replacement Process
    A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has asked Massachusetts leaders to change state law to allow a speedy replacement if it becomes necessary for him to surrender his seat, fearing a months-long vacancy would deny Democrats a crucial vote on...
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77

    Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In nearly...
  • Hillary: Transcript

     
    A transcript of Clinton's victory speech is after the jump.......
  • Clinton: No way this ends soon

     
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton walks out of the home of Eddie and Robin Clark for a campaign rally in Prestonsburg, Ky., Monday, May 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) by Rick Pearson PRESTONSBURG, Ky.--Deep in the coal-rich mountains of eastern......
  • Barack Obama's inauguration: 'We must pick ourselves up'

    WASHINGTON — Barack Hussein Obama took his place as the 44th president of the United States under a bright winter sky on Tuesday, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater...
  • President, VP Honor Longtime Senator Robert Byrd at Memorial

    President, VP Honor Longtime Senator Robert Byrd at Memorial
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- President Barack Obama and thousands of ordinary West Virginians honored the late Robert C. Byrd at a memorial service in the late senator's home state Friday. With the president, Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries on...
  • West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dead At 92

    West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dead At 92
    Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday. He was 92. A spokesman for the family, Jesse...
  • 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...