RUSSELL LONG - (D) of Louisiana - Dec. 31, 1948 to Jan. 3, 1987 - 38 years, 3 days: The son of a powerful Louisiana political family, Senator Long took over his father and mother’s Senate seat and helped President Lyndon Johnson push many of his “Great Society” social reforms through the Senate in the 1960s. Long is seen here in Washington, DC, in this undated file photo.
As Shell makes preparations to send offshore drilling rigs into the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas north of Alaska, it's important to walk through the history of energy exploration in the Arctic.
The Justice Department's Public Integrity Section mishandled a Ted Stevens case. Now, it's under the microscope as it presses forward with charges against John Edwards.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska is likely to hew to her more centrist roots, analyst say, if she becomes the official winner of the race. State officials start counting write-in ballots Wednesday.
Joe Miller, the 'tea party'-backed Republican candidate for Senate in Alaska, is trying to turn traditional Alaska politics on its head. It might not work.
Stevens was a World War II veteran and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He went into public service before Alaska became a state in 1959 and was appointed to the Senate in December 1968.