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  1. Golden Fleece' award, trade and highway bills part of Congressional workRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The City Wire

    ... the Senate, Hill said. "The Golden Fleece Award became a staple in the U.S. Senate during this time, and Senator Robert Byrd once stated that the awards were 'as much a part of the Senate as quorum calls and filibusters,' Hill said. "The Golden ...

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  2. Congress reverts to Fed critic roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbian

    ... alternative policies to restrain interest rates" and to abolish the Federal Open Market Committee. a 1982: Sen. Robert Byrd put forth draft legislation that would have forced the Fed to reduce interest rates, though it never moved on to become law. ...

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  3. Slice of Silicon Valley: Strictly Business Computer SystemsRead the original story

    Sunday | Washington Times

    ... problems along with the introduction of Software Valley, a government initiative sponsored by the late Sen. Robert Byrd aimed at bringing a technology region to West Virginia. Originally focused on network services, SBCS' software engineering ...

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  4. Billionaire Justice aims to self-fund in W.Va. governor raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... Sen. Joe Manchin . He also loaned himself $2.3 million for a failed campaign against the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd in 2006. Democrat Jim Humphreys funneled $6.1 million in 2000 and another $7.7 million in 2002 into losing U.S. House races ...

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  5. Fact Checker: Clinton's inaccurate claim that immigrant detention...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Washington Post

    ... of not less than 34,000 detention beds." This language was added to the federal budget in 2009 by then-Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.). Since then, Republican members on the House Appropriations Committee largely have defended this requirement, saying it ...

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  6. Hunt: A conversation with Bob DoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... across party lines. Hunt: For all your differences, you had productive relationships with Democratic leaders Robert Byrd [West Virginia] and George Mitchell [Maine]. How? Dole: I had good working relationships with Senators Mitchell and Byrd - as ...

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  7. America's great wide hopeRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 25 | The Dodge County News

    ... etc., to appeal to them." Peter Brimelow on VDARE.com 9-24-14 Talk about government waste: good 'ol Senator Robert Byrd got a Coast Guard station for landlocked West Virginia. Sen. Byrd is gone, the Coast Guard Station remains. Remember baseball ...

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  8. Airports disagree on $31-million expansion project in MorgantownRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | West Virginia Metro

    The Benedum Airport Authority, which serves as board of directors for the North Central West Virginia Airport in Clarksburg, voted Wednesday to send letters to state and federal officials opposing Morgantown Municipal Airport's runway expansion project . "I don't think it's doing well for either airport," said Ron Watson, authority president for NCWVA. 9 comments

  9. The speech that put Chuck Robb ahead of history on gay marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Yahoo!

    ... on an issue in which open prejudice against gays was still considered socially acceptable. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd called homosexuality "aberrant behavior" and said it was "absurd" to suggest that gays should have the same right to marriage ...

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  10. Delinquent Mines: Congress Revives Bill To Hold Mine Owners AccountableRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | News 88.9 KNPR

    ... protection to miners who complain about safety hazards. The legislation is named for the late Senator Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., who worked on the first version of the measure before his death in 2010. The bill was prompted by the April 5, 2010, ...

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  11. Sen. Manchin: Harry Reid's Leadership 'Did Not' WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | CBS Local

    ... when he won a special election in November 2010 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. He won a full six-year term in 2012 with 61 percent of the vote - while President Barack Obama lost every West Virginia county ...

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  12. 9 Uncomfortable Questions For Hillary ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | The Daily Caller

    ... their mentor? If so, how do you justify your continued presence in the race considering you called the late Sen. Robert Byrd, who once served as a KKK recruiter, a "mentor" of yours?

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  13. Democratic Senator: Harry Reid's Leadership Did Not Work [VIDEO]Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | The Daily Caller

    ... had as governor of West Virginia. Manchin was elected to the upper chamber in 2010, filling a seat left open by Robert Byrd, who died that year. "I thought, 'Well, we can bring that commonsense approach,'" Manchin told Scarborough. "It's been much ...

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  14. Manchin to seek another term in SenateRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | Weirton Daily Times

    ... when he won a special election in November 2010 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. He won a full six-year term in 2012 with 61 percent of the vote - while President Barack Obama lost every West Virginia county ...

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  15. Joe Manchin Will Not Run For West Virginia GovernorRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | Outside the Beltway

    ... before he was elected to the Senate in a special election in 2010, following the death of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. Manchin said Sunday that leaving the governorship was "the toughest decision of my political life." Manchin's decision creates a ...

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  16. New Report Criticizes GEO Group for Making Big Bucks Off Immigrant BacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Broward-Palm Beach

    ... leading to sharp increases in profits. According to the report, it all started back in 2009, when Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) made sure that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's budget included language that would become known as the "immigrant ...

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  17. Manchin Will Seek Another Senate TermRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... overnor when he won a special election in November 2010 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd.

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  18. Joe Manchin Pulls Out of West Virginia's Governor Race After Gun Control BacklashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Breitbart.com

    ... was the governor of West Virginia, but left that office in 2010 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). He won his governorship by campaigning on guns, rather than gun control, and used guns in the campaign ads for his ...

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  19. Nation briefs: Machin says he'll run again for SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | St. Augustine Record

    ... when he won a special election in November 2010 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. He won a full six-year term in 2012 with 61 percent of the vote - while President Barack Obama lost every West Virginia county ...

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  20. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will run for re-election in the SenateRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | BayouBuzz.com

    ... served as the governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010. He was just two years into his second term when Sen. Robert Byrd died in 2010, leaving an open Senate seat in the state. Manchin said the decision to run for Senate was "the toughest ...

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