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  • Senate freshmen: What the 14 new members bring to Capitol Hill

    A freshman Senate class was sworn in Jan. 3, bringing diverse skills and experience – not to mention agendas – to the legislative body. Whether the 14 newest senators help break partisan gridlock, or refuse to work across the aisle, will be the test for the 113th Congress.Twelve were elected on Nov. 6, including three Republicans, eight Democrats, and an independent. In addition, a Republican and a Democrat were appointed to vacant seats after the election. Here is a look at the 14 and what they bring to the Senate:

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  • Lindsey Graham: The senator who revels in the 'ugly' issues

    If there's a particularly partisan issue, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is likely to be in the middle trying to find a solution – in a conservative way. 

  • Domenici acknowledges secret son

    Former Sen. Pete Domenici, a New Mexico Republican, made public a long held secret on Wednesday. He fathered a child outside of marriage in the 1970s. The former politician, now 80, was the longest serving senator in the state's history and known as a family man.

  • What's a filibuster look like? Not Jimmy Stewart

    The Senate has approved a bipartisan agreement to limit the use of filibusters during debate and to speed nominations.

  • Senate freshmen: What the 14 new members bring to Capitol Hill

    A freshman Senate class was sworn in Jan. 3, bringing diverse skills and experience – not to mention agendas – to the legislative body. Whether the 14 newest senators help break partisan gridlock, or refuse to work across the aisle, will be the test for the 113th Congress.Twelve were elected on Nov. 6, including three Republicans, eight Democrats, and an independent. In addition, a Republican and a Democrat were appointed to vacant seats after the election. Here is a look at the 14 and what they bring to the Senate:

  • Who is Tim Scott? Black senator-to-be should make tea party proud.

    Rep. Tim Scott has been appointed to the seat held by retiring Sen. Jim DeMint. As a Republican African-American, Scott is a historic choice – and one likely to please the tea party.

  • Strom Thurmond's America

    Strom Thurmond, the Senate's champion of segregation, endured long after the Dixiecrats were history.

  • Opinion Obama can't blame the do-nothing Congress

    Presidential criticism of Congress has been fruitful for incumbents in the past, but Obama should be aware that the political climate today is much different from that of 1948, when Harry Truman campaigned against the do-nothing 80th Congress.
    09/28/2011 01:04 pm

  • Haley Barbour: Will his comments on civil rights era nix a presidential run?

    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has created a stir by discussing the role of the white Citizens Council in a magazine interview. The episode shows the challenges for Southern politicians on the national stage.
    12/22/2010 01:48 pm

  • Joe Miller-Lisa Murkowski US Senate race appears to be over

    A state judge has dismissed Joe Miller’s complaint that misspelled write-in votes for Lisa Murkowski should be tossed out. If the ruling stands, it's a blow to the tea party and Sarah Palin.
    12/11/2010 11:50 am

  • Verbal Energy No 'spelling bee' election in Alaska

    Electoral authorities didn't require Alaska voters to be perfect spellers; from a linguist's perspective, that's OK.
    12/07/2010 11:38 am

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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