Stories tagged with U.S. Senate

Pete Domenici dies

By Muckety   |   September 13, 2017 at 11:09am   |   0 Comments

Pete Domenici, who served six terms as a Republican senator from New Mexico, has died at age 85, Politico reports.

Some Trump backers face tough re-election bids for Senate

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 1, 2016 at 9:15am   |   0 Comments

Will Donald Trump’s tumultuous campaign for the presidency hand control of the U.S. Senate to the Democrats?

Two degrees from Elizabeth Taylor

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 24, 2011 at 6:02am   |   0 Comments

We ran a simple map yesterday, with news of Elizabeth Taylor’s death, showing her husbands, children and major movies. Today we expand the map just a step or two, to show her enormous reach.

Bayh not as outspoken on new career as he was on leaving old one

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 17, 2011 at 8:44am   |   0 Comments

When he announced that he was leaving the Senate, Evan Bayh had few good things to say about Congress.

Rob Portman heads to Senate despite establishment creds

By A. James Memmott   |   November 4, 2010 at 7:13am   |   0 Comments

Robert J. Portman, an Ohio Republican who was easily elected to the U.S. Senate Tuesday, would seem to have been an unlikely winner in the age of Tea Party rage.

Diana Taylor turns down Senate bid

By A. James Memmott   |   June 7, 2010 at 8:04am   |   1 Comments

Add another prominent name to the list of people who decided against running for the U.S. Senate from New York state.

57 and counting…

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 21, 2010 at 8:57am   |   1 Comments

Who knew that Joe Lieberman was a trendsetter?

Wives succeeding husbands in the Senate is a long tradition

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 1, 2009 at 7:33am   |   0 Comments

“Til death do us part” is not an oath that applies to congressional seats.

Sen. Ted Kennedy dies at age 77

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 26, 2009 at 7:20am   |   0 Comments

After a long battle with brain cancer, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy died Tuesday at age 77.

Burris proclaims himself a lame duck

By Ric Bohy   |   July 12, 2009 at 11:47am   |   0 Comments

Roland Burris announced last week that he won’t campaign to retain the Senate seat that went vacant with the election of President Barack Obama.

Al Franken leaps from one fire to another

By Ric Bohy   |   July 1, 2009 at 10:03am   |   0 Comments

Democrat Al Franken has finally been declared the new senator from Minnesota.

Football-star-turned-justice oversees MN Senate battle

By A. James Memmott   |   June 3, 2009 at 10:23am   |   0 Comments

A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame could have a hand in deciding the outcome of the contested U.S. Senate race in Minnesota.

Michael Bennet has two years to prove himself to CO voters

By A. James Memmott   |   January 7, 2009 at 10:15am   |   0 Comments

Michael Bennet may be rich and well connected, but he’s a political unknown in Colorado.

Bayhs build a fortune with separate, but overlapping careers

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 27, 2008 at 7:39am   |   1 Comments

Susan Bayh isn’t the only congressional spouse to sit on a corporate board.

Mukasey hearings double as Yale reunion

By A. James Memmott   |   October 22, 2007 at 8:24am   |   0 Comments

The recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Michael Mukasey to be U.S. attorney general might have passed for a meeting of the Yale Law School alumni association.

Mukasey, class of 1967, was introduced to the committee by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., also Yale Law class of ‘67.

The Rockefeller dynasty

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 9, 2007 at 8:56pm   |   1 Comments

The family name has stood money and power since John D. Rockefeller built one of America’s great fortunes with Standard Oil Co. Subsequent generations have continued to hold sway in politics, finance and philanthropy.

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