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Senator Byrd Remembered By His Colleagues

By Deena Bustillo on
West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd died this morning at about 3am at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va., according to the New York Times. The 92-year-old Democrat was the longest-serving Senator in the history of the United States, and he was hospitalized last week for exhaustion and extreme dehydration because of the soaring temperatures in D.C. Yesterday Byrd's rep revealed that he was "seriously ill." Today, politicians from both political parties are remembering Senator Byrd. Harry Reid...Read Full Story

Robert Byrd Dead at 92

By Deena Bustillo on
Robert Byrd, the longest-serving Senator in the history of the United States, passed away this morning, according to the New York Times . The 92-year-old was hospitalized last week for exhaustion and extreme dehydration because of the soaring temperatures in D.C. Just yesterday his camp revealed that the politician was "seriously ill." He died about 3am at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va. Today, Senators from both sides of the political divide are mourning their colleague. Harry Reid, the...Read Full Story

Robert Byrd Hospitalized, 'Seriously Ill'

By Deena Bustillo on
Robert Byrd is the longest-serving Senator in US history, and his office announced today that the 92-year-old is "seriously ill." He was admitted to a hospital in West Virginia late last week with after experiencing exhuastion, but now it appears his status is worse than initially expected, according to the Reuters. Byrd, who was appointed to the House of Representatives in 1952 then moved to the Senate 6 years later, was thought to be suffering because of Washington's high temperatures...Read Full Story

Robert Byrd Becomes the Longest-Serving Member of Congress

By JJ Duncan on
Senator Robert Byrd became the longest-serving member of Congress Wednesday, breaking the record previously held by Carl Hayden who served from 1912 to 1969. Byrd, now 91, first entered congress in 1952. Byrd has been affiliated with the Democratic party since he first entered politics, and even though he had a segregationist stance in the 1960s and fought against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he stayed with the party as it took on a socially liberal slant. Byrd, who was a member of the...Read Full Story

Robert Byrd on Ted Kennedy Video Shows Emotion Behind the Politics

By Jake on
A video of Robert Byrd sobbing on the Senate floor last year, after the announcement that Ted Kennedy had been diagnosed with the brain cancer that would eventually kill him, has been making the rounds on the Internet today. It shows the elderly Byrd, a longtime colleague of Kennedy, displaying his deep regret at the news of his friend's illness. "Ted, Ted, my dear friend I love you and I miss you," says Byrd, wiping away tears with a white cloth hankerchief. The West Virginian senator...Read Full Story
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