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Topic - Robert C. Byrd
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered a striking mea culpa on the Senate floor Friday as he opened the chamber, saying he and his colleagues have simply gotten too personal and nasty in their floor debates.
If I were celebrity chef Paula Deen, I'd tell my detractors to take a hike until they also got on the cases of President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. , former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and a host of other liberals for the flowery things they said about the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, once a Ku Klux Klan member. The extreme coverage of Ms. Deen's unfortunate slip of the tongue is hurtful to black Americans. If Mr. Obama can forgive Byrd, the rest of us can forgive Paula Deen.
Rep. John D. Dingell of Michigan becomes the longest-serving member of Congress on Friday, taking the title from the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia.
Two years after painting the electoral map blue and winning such conservative strongholds as Indiana and Virginia, President Obama has found his campaign travel efforts are confined mostly to the pre-Obama map that kept Democrats contained in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast.
John Raese would have filibustered both of President Obama's Supreme Court nominees, not only opposes the minimum wage but thinks it may be unconstitutional, and won't say whether Social Security and Medicare are constitutional but allows that they are here to stay.
Gov. Joe Manchin's aides filed suit Wednesday against Obama administration coal-mining policies as the West Virginia Democrat wages an unexpectedly fierce Senate race against a Republican who paints him as a rubber stamp for the president.
In what could prove a sleeper race with national implications, some West Virginia Democrats say they are seeing signs that the state's Senate race could be turning into an unexpectedly tough and expensive battle.
The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the Republican nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Mr. Byrd's memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.
Popular Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic nomination Saturday and will face GOP primary winner and wealthy businessman John Raese in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by the late Robert C. Byrd.
A crowded field of 10 Republicans filed paperwork Thursday to challenge West Virginia's popular Democratic governor in November for the Senate seat long held by the now-deceased Robert C. Byrd, a day after the GOP's top prospect passed on the race.
West Virginia's top Republican prospect to run for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd said Wednesday she will not enter the race against the state's popular Democratic governor.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. | The top Republican prospect for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd's seat said Wednesday she won't run, leaving the state's Democratic governor the clear favorite as his party looks to keep its Senate majority in November.
Gov. Joe Manchin III, a centrist Democrat who received national attention earlier this year for his handling of a coal mine disaster that killed 29 workers, announced Tuesday that he will run for the late Robert C. Byrd's U.S. Senate seat.
A bill to restore unemployment benefits to millions who have been out of work for more than six months has cleared a Senate hurdle.
Gov. Joe Manchin III, a centrist and popular Democrat known for his handling of a coal mine disaster that killed 29 in April, declared Tuesday that he will run for the Senate seat vacated by the death of long-serving Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
"This is for my friend, Ted Kennedy -- Aye!" said Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, honoring the Massachusetts senator and staunch universal health care supporter who died this summer, leaving the Senate to work on the issue as a legacy to him.
"This is for my friend, Ted Kennedy - Aye!" said Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, honoring the Massachusetts senator and staunch universal health care supporter who died this summer, leaving the Senate to work on the issue as a legacy to him.