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Senator Robert Byrd

Story Time with Robert C. Byrd

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

I know well that Robert Byrd's past was not perfect, and I cannot account for this. What I can say is as follows: he seemed to be a good man when I knew him.

Senator Robert Byrd: An Appreciation

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

As we remember the legacy of Senator Robert Byrd this week, we wanted to note his amazing change of opinion on the issue of burning coal for power. During his final years he signaled that West Virginia must begin to look at a future beyond coal.

Race and Grace in the Life of Robert Byrd

Austin Carty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Austin Carty

Robert Byrd saw the error of his racist ways, issued an apology, and, ultimately, found redemption in the eyes of the public. This enlightenment, this willingness to change, is, in my opinion, the greatest lesson we can learn from the life of Robert Byrd.

Robert Byrd Memorial: Will Longest-Serving Senator Be Honored In Capitol?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After Sen. Robert Byrd's death at age 92 on Monday, speculation began about plans for his memorial service, including rumors that the Senate's longest...

Robert Byrd's Passions: Poetry, Power And Home-State Pork

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — How that man loved to speak. Robert C. Byrd once talked in the Senate for 14 hours and 13 minutes straight. In his half century in...

PHOTOS: Robert Byrd's 50 Years As Senator

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)- Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, has died at age 92. Spokesman Jesse Jacobs says Byrd...

Historic Senate Hearings on Clean Water Protection Act Today: We All Live Downstream

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Over 1,300 miles of streams have been sullied and jammed by mountaintop removal operations. Over 500 mountains have been blown to bits.

Robert Byrd Hospitalized With Temperature Spike

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 91 and the longest-serving senator in history, was hospitalized last Friday with a temperature spike evidently...

Byrd Hospitalized After Fall

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was hospitalized Tuesday after complaining of back pain following a fall at his home, his spokesm...