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  • Brian Emanuel Schatz (D-Hawaii), kisses his wife, Linda, after re-enacting his swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden inside the old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Schatz, who was the Lieutenant Governor for Hawaii was selected by Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the late Daniel K. Inouye. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    New Hawaii senator provides Democrats with reinforcements

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  • ** FILE ** Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, shakes hands with actor Ben Affleck during a meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, to discuss the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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  • **FILE** Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat (Associated Press)

    Inouye’s death ends Senate’s 50-year club

    Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's death last week ended the more than 50-year reign of the Senate "lions" — a select group of iconic, long-serving members whose presence connected the chamber to some of the most important events of the past half-century.

  • Pallbearers carry the casket of U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye into the courtyard of the Hawaii Capitol during a visitation ceremony in Honolulu on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)

    Memorial service for Inouye set for Sunday in Hawaii

    Hawaiians will bid a final goodbye to the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye on Sunday.

  • Hawaii gives homestate farewell to hero Inouye

    The late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye was remembered Sunday as an American hero whose legacy as a war veteran and senator would be felt across Hawaii for years to come.

  • ** FILE ** In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 photo, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, president pro temper of the Senate, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, attends a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he is presented a commemorative coin marking the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Medal of Honor by Congress. Inouye died of respiratory complications, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. He was 88. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Sen. Inouye of Hawaii dies of respiratory failure

    Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel K. Inouye, the chamber's senior member and a hero of World War II, died Monday of respiratory failure, leaving what his colleagues said was a giant hole in the fabric of the chamber.

  • The Obama administration is delaying its response to Taiwan's request to buy an additional 66 F-16 jet fighters. (Associated Press)

    TKACIK: White House bickering and Taiwan's F-16s

    The "highly personal, often bitter animosity existing between senior White House officials and senior Asia players at State" is how one of Washington's nonpareil foreign-policy insider newsletters, Chris Nelson's eponymous Nelson Report, describes the forces at the bottom of the Obama administration's latest national security crisis: whether to sell 66 new F-16 fighters to Taiwan to replace unsafe Vietnam War-era F-5 jets.

  • MOVERS: Republican leaders in the House leave a luncheon with President Obama on Wednesday. From left are: Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. They discussed spending and the national debt. (Associated Press)

    Earmarks end for one year, but perk still potent on Hill

    Capitol Hill insiders say at least 75 percent of lawmakers privately still think earmarking is a correct and proper use of congressional authority. Yet last week, one of the Senate's champion earmarkers, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, hammered home the nail that officially ended the practice — at least for the time being.

  • **FILE** Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat (Associated Press)

    Senate Democrats ban earmarks

    Signaling defeat, at least for the moment, Senate Democrats said Tuesday they won't allow any earmarks in spending bills this year.

"It's been a very inefficient use of funds to create jobs," said Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican.

    Both sides seek to rewrite stimulus law

    Though bruised and battered in the public, more than a year into its existence the stimulus bill remains essentially intact - but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle this week are launching bids to rewrite major parts of the $862 billion law.

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