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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.


  • ** FILE ** This Tuesday Nov. 7, 2006, file photo shows the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., as he speaks upon winning his ninth term, in Charleston, W.Va. Byrd created a stir in the mid-1960s within the nation's intelligence community when he obtained secret FBI reports leaked by the CIA. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner, File)

    Late Sen. Byrd's FBI files reveal CIA leak uproar

    U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records.


  • Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat (AP Photo)

    Manchin a no-show on key votes

    Sen. Joe Manchin III, the West Virginia Democrat newly elected to replace the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, has raised eyebrows in the state after opting to attend a family event while skipping a pair of politically sensitive Senate votes over the weekend.


  • In this April 30, 2008 file photo, Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Robert Byrd., West Virginia Democrat, bangs the gavel on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to outgoing Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's address to a joint meeting of Congress. Mr. Byrd 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, June 28, 2010 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Sen. Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dies at 92

    Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, known for his rhetorical flourish, his devotion to his home state of West Virginia and his fierce defense of the legislative branch's constitutional primacy in American government, died Monday morning at the age of 92.


  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ., is shown during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington,Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Lautenberg announced Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Garden State Equality Legends Dinner in Maplewood, N.J., that he's cancer-free. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    US Sen. Lautenberg of NJ says he's cancer-free

    Sen. Frank Lautenberg, now the Senate's oldest member at age 86, says he is cancer-free.


  • Republican leaders, among them Senator Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, speak to the media about their accomplishments for the ending session before leaving for the summer break at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, July 28, 2005. ( Astrid Riecken / The Washington Times )

    BLOGS: Goodbye and good riddance to you, Sen. Byrd

    Opinions from around the web on the death of Sen. Robert Byrd.


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