Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest serving member of the Senate, was admitted to Walter Reed hospital last night due to a back injury sustained Monday night. The injury is not life-threatening. Here’s wishing Sen. Byrd a speedy recovery.
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Although it looks like it could be from The Onion, that is in fact the headline from Lincoln Channel 10 in Nebraska. Apparently Larry Marvin, whose political experience consists of a single loss in a race for the State Legislature a decade ago, has decided that he’s bored and needs something to do this year. […]
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, whose political career may well end this November, is seeking to stave off disaster by buying her own reelection. Rather than telling people the truth, i.e. that a coastal city that is in large part below sea level in a place that has been hit by a hurricane and could easily […]
Congressman Roger Wicker became Senator Roger Wicker this morning when he was sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney. Wicker will soon face reelection in his own right, perhaps as early as within the next two months, but more likely in November. Unfortunately, we have failed to capitalize on the opportunities for free media that […]
Mary Landrieu, already the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate, has found herself an opponent that may be even more formidable than State Treasurer John Kennedy. The liberal-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is accusing Landrieu of breaking federal bribery laws. If Landrieu wants to get past this, she better come up with a […]
Last Friday night at a dinner full of reporters and prominent politicians, Senator John Sununu saved journalist Al Hunt’s life when a piece of chicken became lodged in Hunt’s throat. Sununu, who was sitting next to Hunt, sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the chicken and enabling Hunt to breathe again. Hunt praised […]
According to The Politico, Senate Democrats are discussing various means of replacing Sen. Robert Byrd as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The 90 year old Byrd, who is known for his temper, is apparently no longer capable of fulfilling the duties that the post carries with it. One Democrat Committee member went so far […]
Much to the chagrin of the most extreme elements of his Party, Sen. Joe Lieberman has endorsed Sen. John McCain. Some are calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to strip Lieberman of his committee assignments, or even expel him from the caucus. Fortunately, Democrats are seldom careful what they wish for.
Now Lieberman is a […]
“As we approach the end of the year, I recognize that there is often an urge for Congress to engage in a last minute spending spree, approving bills costing millions of dollars with no debate or discussion. In the remaining hours of this session of Congress, therefore, I will not agree to any unanimous consent […]
James Michael McHaney, an aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) until he was fired Friday, was arrested for attempting to sexually exploit a teenage boy.
McHaney was fired from his job as Cantwell’s scheduler hours after the arrest. In a charging document, the FBI said McHaney, known as “Mike,” allegedly tried to set up a […]