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Daniel Inouye

Washington Saying Goodbye To Inouye At Memorial

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With reverential words and warm memories, President Barack Obama on Friday led the admirers paying tribute to the late Sen. Daniel ...

Late Senator Gets Final Capitol Tribute

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Daniel Inouye, the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history, was remembered Thursday as a man who gallantly defended his...

An Asian-American Moment in U.S. Politics

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

As president pro tempore of the Senate since 2010, Inouye held one of just five positions created directly by the constitution, and was third in the line of succession to the presidency. Still, the loss of Inouye should not obscure the larger reality that we are entering an Asian-American moment in U.S. politics.

Congresswoman Reveals Plans To Pursue Late Senator's Seat

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Rep. Colleen Hanabusa intends to apply for the Senate vacancy created by the death of Daniel Inouye (ih-NOH'-way) of Hawaii. A Hanabusa s...

Bravery, Integrity and Patriotism: My Last Visit With Senator Inouye

Jonathan Del Arco | Posted 02.18.2013 | DC
Jonathan Del Arco

The nation has no idea yet what a great leader and cornerstone of our democracy we have lost this week. Because it was also his style to not call too much attention to himself, he tended to flow under the radar of D.C. politics. Rest in peace Senator.

Senator's Death Leaves Hole In State's Political Clout

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — The death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii leaves open a seat in the Senate to be filled by a Democrat, with U.S. Rep. Colleen Ha...

Pat Leahy Sworn In As President Pro Tempore Of Senate

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was sworn in Tuesday as president pro tempore of the Senate. As the longest serving Democ...

Dying Senator's 'Last Wish' Revealed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) had a letter delivered to the state's governor before his death Monday, indicating his preference for a successor. ...

Senate's Senior Member Dies

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the Senate's most senior member, died Monday at the age of 88, according to reports from the Washington Post and the As...

Dem Senator Remains Hospitalized, In Stable Condition

AP | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A spokesman for Sen. Daniel Inouye (ih-NOH'-way) says the Hawaii Democrat is stable but there is "no timetable" for his release from a W...

Remember Pearl Harbor, Both Ways

Stacy Bare | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Stacy Bare

We know of the many Americans who served bravely and honorably in WW2, but how many served so honorably while their families were wrongfully interned back home, simply for being of Japanese descent?

Bob Dole, American Vet; Michelle Obama, Friend of American Vets

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

As Memorial Day approaches, I think about a time long ago when three young wounded warriors came home from a war that saved our nation from fascism to rebuild our nation from the ravages of world war and depression.

When Government Competes With Aid Organizations In Relief Efforts

Paul Clolery | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Paul Clolery

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) has introduced S. 2202, the Preparedness and Resilience Foundation Act. The bottom line is that tax dollars apparently are not enough and the federal government wants to be able to fundraise outside the scope of its actual authority.

House Republicans Unveil $1 Trillion Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans yielded on policy affecting communist Cuba and Democrats gave way on new energy standards for light bulbs to seal an ag...

September Surprise?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The possibility of an upset in the special election September 13 to fill Anthony Weiner's congressional seat should cause Democratic leaders some anxiety. The Republican nominee, Bob Turner, is running hard.

Jennifer Bendery

Bipartisan Hill Aides Begin Search For Common Ground On Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden’s Thursday morning budget meeting with top lawmakers was little more than a chance for attendees to give i...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Deficit Talks Coming Apart At The Seams

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House's proposed deficit talks with Congress appear to be unraveling before they've even begun. House and Senate Republican l...

Amanda Terkel

Where's The Afghanistan War's John Murtha?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Nov. 17, 2005, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) was best known as a conservative Democrat with ties to the defense industry and a penchan...

Presenting the Good Guys

Amy Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

A couple of weeks ago, Immigrants' List unveiled its Hall of Shame list -- the list of the 10 biggest obstructionists to real immigration reform. Now it's time to shine a light on the good guys.

Daniel Inouye Succeeds Robert Byrd As Senate President Pro-Tempore, Third In Line Of Presidential Succession

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Robert Byrd died Monday morning, it created a void at the position of Senate president pro-tempore, the individual third in line for preside...

Sam Stein

Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment May Be Stripped By Senior Dem, Sources Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An amendment that would prevent the government from working with contractors who denied victims of assault the right to bring their case to court is i...

The Wyden - Bennett Healthy Americans Act: Why Not Just Say Yes?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

What exactly does the HAA accomplish that could possibly attract such broad, bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate? Universal health insurance coverage and immediate deficit neutrality in the first two years.

War Funding Bill To Include Money For Relocating Gitmo Inmates

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A war funding bill headed to the floor next week would provide the $50 million sought by the Pentagon to relocate prisoners from th...

Hawaii Senator Apologizes To Obama Over Remarks About His Schooling

New York Times | Ariel Alexovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We all know "aloha," how about "kaumaha"? Daniel Inouye, Hawaii's senior senator, has apologized for remarks he made about Barack Obama's schooling a...