Subscribe

byrd

on

Sen. Robert Byrd, who died at 92 early Monday morning, served longer in the Senate and Congress than anyone else in American history -- and he witnessed a good chunk of it. (continued)

on

An ailing Ted Kennedy experienced seizures during a ceremonial luncheon on Capitol Hill and was removed from the private function, according to reports. President Obama accompanied Kennedy from the room and then returned to offer a few words of support. The luncheon then went ahead, though without Sen. Robert Byrd, who was too upset over his friend's seizure to stay. Update 2

on

The senator from West Virginia came undone on the floor of the Senate while honoring his "dear friend" Ted Kennedy. The great orator paused at one point, sobbing, and said simply "I love you."

on

As the sad medical news about Ted Kennedy sinks in, a number of his colleagues and even some of his political enemies have responded. Time's Mark Halperin has collected the statements of the presidential candidates, the president and others.

by on

We just passed the grim milestone of 4,000 U.S. military members killed in Iraq since the invasion five years ago. Still, the death toll climbs.

on

Hillary Clinton has come under fire for her relatively hawkish stand on the war, but the candidate made an aggressive move Thursday to counter that perception Joined by antiwar Sen Robert Byrd, Clinton announced plans to de-authorize the war, saying: "If the president will not bring himself to accept reality, it is time for Congress to bring reality to him" Update: Kucinich calls out Clinton.

Personalize your Truthdig experience. Choose authors to follow, bookmark your favorite articles and more.
Your Truthdig, your way. Access your favorite authors, articles and more.
or
or

A password will be e-mailed to you.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles and comments are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.