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US Senator of Vermont Patrick Leahy (AP Photo)

Leahy sworn in as president pro tempore of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was sworn in Tuesday as president pro tempore of the Senate. As the longest serving Democrat now in the Senate, Leahy moved to third place in the line of presidential succession.

12/18/2012

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Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the influential Democrat who broke racial barriers on Capitol Hill and played key roles in congressional investigations of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals, died Monday. He was 88.

12/17/2012

Hatch challenger warns incumbent may die in office

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Sen. Orrin Hatch is many things: a former Judiciary Committee Chairman, the Republican next in line to head the tax-writing finance committee, songwriter and grandfather. But his Democratic opponent is […]

09/18/2012

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