The 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader of Tibet, opened the U.S. Senate session on March 6 with a prayer, which Senate Historian Don Ritchie believes to be a first for a Buddhist.
Elizabeth Warren has captured a Senate seat from Massachusetts, defeating Scott Brown, the Republican who had replaced the late Democratic "Lion of the Senate" Edward M. Kennedy.
Democrat Chris Murphy has won a hard-fought Senate race in Connecticut and captured 51 percent of voters ages 50-64, the biggest single age group in the Nutmeg State. Republican Linda McMahon took 46 percent of that vote in the battle for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman. Murphy won by the same margin among 65-plus voters, who make up 19 percent of the state's electorate.
Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida will keep his job after fighting off a challenge from Republican Congressman Connie Mack, with the incumbent winning with strong support from age 50-plus voters.
In an Oct. 24 post we looked at how the future of Medicare, Social Security and other programs for older Americans may well be shaped by the outcomes of 12 key races for seats in the U.S. Senate, all of which have been rated as tossups by RealClearPolitics or major news organizations.
The future of Medicare, Social Security and other programs for older Americans may well be shaped by these 12 key races for seats in the U.S. Senate, all of which have been rated as tossups by RealClearPolitics or major news organizations.
Love him or hate him - and some people, at various times, did both - former Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who died Sunday at age 82 in Philadelphia, was one of the most fascinating figures in modern American politics.
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