President Obama delivers the eulogy at a memorial for the 29 miners that were killed in an explosion in West Virginia.
The governor of West Virginia unveiled a new, specially equipped truck Tuesday designed to help rescue trapper miners -- part of that state's response to last year's Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, which resulted in 29 deaths.
With the last few days of the year blowing by like the gusty snowfall that's piled up in the whiteout Northeast, it's time to clean out the mailbag in preparation for 2011. The new year will waste no time in bringing the action, as Saturday night's UFC 125 has a bunch of promising matchups. But if my e-mail in box is any indication, fans aren't quite ready to move on from the deeds and misdeeds of 2010.
West Virginia Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin and Republican businessman John Raese ran to easy victories Saturday in a special West Virginia primary for the U.S. Senate.
Primary voters are set to head to the polls this weekend, this time in Louisiana and West Virginia.
There is no issue that is more volatile, passionate, confusing, perplexing and complex than the reality of race in America.
More than 2.5 million unemployed Americans are one step closer to having their unemployment benefits restored.
Carte Goodwin was sworn in Tuesday as the interim replacement for the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, giving Senate Democrats a key vote for issues such as the extension of unemployment benefits.
The Senate is set to consider a bill Tuesday that would extend the deadline to file for unemployment benefits through the end of November.
Carte Goodwin will be sworn in Tuesday afternoon as the new senator from West Virginia, temporarily filling the seat formerly held by the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin named attorney and political confidante Carte Goodwin on Friday to fill the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd's seat until a special election is held. Goodwin will be sworn in Tuesday.
Close friends and family gathered Tuesday to say farewell to Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress, who died last week at age 92.
CNN's Candy Crowley reflects on the late Sen. Robert Byrd's life and his record.
He was raised an orphan of the West Virginia coal mines years before the Great Depression.
The late sentator's memorial service was a celebration of his political legacy and deep West Virginia roots.
After a failed attempt earlier this week, the House voted to extend the deadline to file for federal jobless benefits Thursday. But the bill will be stuck in limbo as Congress takes a weeklong summer break.
The body of former Sen. Robert Byrd is brought to the Capitol before being taken to his home state of West Virginia.
First-time homebuyers will have until Sept. 30 to close on their purchases and land an $8,000 tax credit under a bill passed by the Senate late Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has ordered flags on federal buildings to fly at half-staff until the burial next week of Sen. Robert Byrd, except for Independence Day, when they should be flown at full staff to honor the veteran legislator, the White House said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will attend Sen. Robert Byrd's memorial service in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday, the White House stated in a press release Tuesday.
Bank stocks tumbled Tuesday on the heels of negative global economic data and concern that a financial reform bill won't pass in the Senate.
The smooth passage of the final Wall Street reform bill later this week just got tougher.
Senators honor the life and legacy of America's longest-serving member of Congress, Robert Byrd.
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, the self-educated son of a coal miner who became the longest-serving member of Congress, died early Monday at age 92, the senator's office said.
Colleagues of Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia mourned his death as family and friends planned his funeral.
Sen. Patrick Leahy fondly remembers Sen. Robert Byrd during Elana Kagan's confirmation hearings.
The Senate lost a giant and America lost a patriot with the death of Sen. Robert Byrd early Monday morning.
Sen. Robert Byrd, the 92-year-old Democrat from West Virginia who is the longest-serving Congress member in history, has been hospitalized in serious condition, his office said Sunday.
Initial votes on a proposal to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy could occur Thursday in the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House.
Another key Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday endorsed a compromise plan to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bans openly gay and lesbian soldiers from military service.
Here are so-called "Oinkers" of the year, listed in the "2010 Congressional Pig Book Summary," which was released on Wednesday by the nonpartisan group Citizens Against Government Waste.
President Obama has had trouble sticking with his decisions. In several high-profile cases during his first year in the White House, there has been a pattern where the president takes a position on an important matter, feels the political heat for what he has said, and then backs off.
West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd gets emotional as he looks back at his record-setting 56 years, 320 days in office.
When Robert Byrd came to Congress from West Virginia, a postage stamp cost 3 cents and kids were clamoring for a new toy called Mr. Potato Head.
Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, is urging Massachusetts officials to change a law to allow for an immediate temporary replacement should a vacancy occur for one of his state's two Senate seats.
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly rejected a controversial measure to allow people to carry concealed weapons from state to state.
After more than 40 years and $1.5 billion, West Virginia's massive "Corridor H" project is getting another boost from the Obama administration's economic stimulus package, despite questions over whether the project will ever be completed.
Sen. Ted Kennedy "left the hospital this morning as expected, his spirits are good, and doctors want him to get some rest," a Kennedy aide said Wednesday.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about how Sen. Ted Kennedy is faring after his health scare.
The "Lion of the Senate," who has a brain tumor, is hospitalized but "feeling well," says his doctor
CNN's Campbell Brown looks at how Sen. Robert Byrd went from being a member of the KKK to supporting a black president.
Despite the best efforts of our politicians to convince us otherwise, there is no easy way out of the financial crisis we've created.
During the Democratic primaries, I wrote a column for CNN.com about how easy it is for any candidate to tar and feather another about their associations with less-than-acceptable figures.
Tens of billions in taxpayer dollars have been lost, wasted or remain unaccounted for in Afghanistan and Iraq, and some of those funds -- and some missing weapons -- have landed in insurgents' hands, a U.S. senator alleged Wednesday.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the new chief of U.S. Central Command, placing him in charge of American forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday honored 107-year-old Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last living American World War I veteran.
Sen. Robert Byrd was hospitalized Monday night, a spokesman said.
U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, the chamber's longest-serving member, will remain in a Washington hospital for "several more days" for treatment of a mild infection, his office said Tuesday.
Failed presidential candidates never have an easy time back in the Senate, but Clinton's return will be particularly tough
As Barack Obama targeted John McCain in his attacks Monday, Hillary Clinton told her supporters the race for the Democratic nomination is "nowhere near over."
Sen. Barack Obama responds to criticism from Sen. John McCain on his proposal to hold talks with Iran.
Sen. Robert Byrd, the Senate's longest-serving member, was admitted to Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center for observation Tuesday after a fall at his home Monday night, his spokesman said.
After months of stalemate, the Senate late Tuesday passed a huge government spending bill that includes billions of dollars requested by President Bush to continue the war in Iraq.
President Bush certainly will veto legislation expanding a children's health insurance program by $35 billion over five years despite Democratic pressure lobbying him to change his mind, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino reiterated Tuesday.
When federal prosecutors in Virginia released details of the dogfighting charges against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, all hell broke loose.
Senator: Dogfighting 'barbaric'
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan to make the U.S. Capitol complex more environmentally friendly is being hampered by the reluctance of lawmakers from coal-producing states to implement changes at the complex's coal-burning power plant.
Senate leaders said Tuesday they will hold off debating a repeal of the 2002 Iraq war authorization, possibly due to divisions that have emerged in the Democratic caucus over how to proceed on addressing the war in Iraq.
As the only survivor of a deadly mine explosion and relatives of lost miners looked on, President Bush on Thursday signed a bill he called the most sweeping safety overhaul of the American mine industry in nearly three decades.
U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd on Monday became the longest serving senator in history, passing the record held by the late Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.
TIME identified five U.S. senators it views as emerging forces in "the world's greatest deliberative body."
Both Republican and Democratic senators took aim Tuesday at the president's proposed 2007 homeland security budget in a hearing, saying it fails to live up to Bush's strong warnings about the threat of terrorist attack.
The Senate's top Republican decided Thursday to force a showdown on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito early next week, with the two Democratic senators from Massachusetts pushing to block a vote.
Following the deaths of 14 West Virginia miners in less than three weeks, state lawmakers on Monday approved legislation aimed at improving the chances of survival for miners trapped underground.
Why didn't the nuclear option go off in the Senate this week? Turns out some old bulls had new plays, including the political Play of the Week.
The looming Senate showdown over filibustered judicial nominees has been averted by a bipartisan agreement that gives both sides some -- but not all -- of what they wanted.
Senators spar over tradition, and with one another, in a largely generational row over the filibuster
Mavericks have rights in the United States Senate. This week, they got something else -- the political Play of the Week.
While re-inventing himself at age 87 in his 47th year as a senator, Robert C. Byrd has denied his clear past use of parliamentary maneuver to force majority rule in the Senate.
The Senate voted 89-2 Wednesday to approve a sweeping overhaul of U.S. intelligence as proposed by the independent commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Two senior Democrats demanded on Monday that the White House provide an accounting of how $40 billion in emergency antiterrorism funds was spent after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
A new milestone was reached Thursday in the U.S. Senate, when Sen. Robert Byrd -- already the record holder for casting the most ballots in the Senate -- voted for the 17,000th time.
In a speech to the Association of Community College Trustees, Senator Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who heads the Senate Appropriations Committee, said four-year institutions were . . ...
ROBERT C. BYRD, 70, who is stepping down as the Senate's Majority Leader, on that institution: ''It isn't meant to rubber-stamp the President or to be a second House of Representatives. It isn't me...
LOUIS HARRIS, 66, pollster, on how the public views Wall Street: ''The American people are fed up with takeover raiders and insider traders. Such types are viewed as little better than predators.''...