West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd had been in Congress since 1953. He won his ninth term to the US Senate in 2006.
House and Senate conferees crafted a final version of financial reform legislation Friday. Both houses are expected to vote on the bill next week.
Wall Street financial reform took another step early Friday to reaching the President's desk when a House and Senate conference committee reached agreement on financial overhaul regulations.
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Rahm Emanuel, a congressman in Illinois at the time, agreed to sign a letter to the Chicago Tribune supporting Blagojevich. Hours later Emanuel's staff asked for grant money to be released for a school in his district.
BP CEO Tony Hayward spent part of his Saturday at a yacht race in England while some in U.S. have seen their livelihoods ruined by the massive two-month oil spill.
Republican leaders, in damage-control mode, forced Rep. Joe Barton to apologize for his apology Thursday to BP. Will anyone remember GOP lawmakers' other points?
Members on both sides of the aisle left Thursday’s hearing frustrated by the stonewalling, as the CEO refused to acknowledge liability or even mistakes in the BP oil spill.
The policies President Obama mentioned suggested we ought to encourage clean energy technologies with subsidies, rather than tax corporations using unsustainable methods.
Conspiracy theories abound after unknown Alvin Greene wins Democratic nomination for US Senate in South Carolina