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Published: 12/22/10

U.S. House Members Fleeing Washington as Holiday Approaches and Congress Grinds Away

By  Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
U.S. House Members Fleeing Washington as Holiday Approaches and Congress Grinds Away

They're bailing out. More than 60 U.S. House members missed votes Tuesday as Congress continues its hectic lame duck session, even as the Christmas holiday draws nigh. Sixty-three lawmakers -- two dozen of them among those members not returning to Capitol Hill next year -- missed all seven votes in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which is keeping tabs. Some of them probably had a good excuse, the newspaper's Jame Dupree acknowledged. Twelve represent districts in far-away California. And Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) gave birth...

Published: 12/20/10

Obama Lobbies Republican Senators to Back Arms Pact

By  not in system - AOL News
Obama Lobbies Republican Senators to Back Arms Pact

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama tried to sway reluctant Republican senators on Monday to back a new arms control treaty with Russia as GOP aversion to giving a politically damaged president another victory intruded on his national security agenda. The White House and senior Democrats expressed confidence that they had the votes for the accord that was signed by Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in April. The two countries negotiated the New START pact to cap nuclear weapons and restart weapons inspections in the spirit of U.S. efforts to reset the relationship between the...

Published: 12/18/10

Eight Republicans Vote to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
Eight Republicans Vote to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

WASHINGTON -- In a last-minute surprise, eight Republican senators joined nearly every Democrat to repeal the military's "don't ask, tell policy" on gays. The final 65-31 vote to end the 17-year-old policy that bars gays from serving openly included moderates as well as at least one conservative who had previously spoken out against changing the status quo. The Republicans who voted for repeal: Scott Brown, Massachusetts Susan Collins, Maine Olympia Snowe, Maine Mark Kirk, Illinois Lisa Murkowski, Alaska John Ensign, Nevada Richard Burr, North Carolina George...

Published: 12/17/10

Ron Wyden Cancer Surgery Endangers Democrats' Wish List

By  not in system - AOL News
Ron Wyden Cancer Surgery Endangers Democrats' Wish List

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, announced Thursday that has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. But in a surprise to many of his colleagues, Wyden, 61, will undergo observation and surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital next week at precisely the time Democrats will be trying to lock down votes on the START nuclear arms reduction treaty....

Published: 12/16/10

Ron Wyden Cancer Surgery Endangers Democrats' Lame-Duck Wish List

By  Patricia Murphy - Politics Daily
Ron Wyden Cancer Surgery Endangers Democrats' Lame-Duck Wish List

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, announced Thursday that has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. But in a surprise to many of his colleagues, Wyden, 61, will undergo observation and surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital next week at precisely the time Democrats will be trying to lock down votes on the START nuclear arms reduction treaty. Wyden's absence could complicate the fate of that measure, since Democrats have a razor-thin margin between victory and defeat and have already factored the senator's support into their vote counts. "I scheduled the surgery...

Published: 10/26/10

What Is Ron Wyden's Religion?

By  Robert Ham - Politics Daily
What Is Ron Wyden's Religion?

Democratic senior U.S. senator Ron Wyden is running for re-election from Oregon against Republican Jim Huffman, a constitutional law professor. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in the 2010 elections, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about his life. What is Ron Wyden's religion? Wyden is Jewish. Was Ron Wyden born Jewish, or did he convert? Wyden was born Jewish. What has Ron Wyden said about his religious faith? Wyden has spoken out most vocally about his religion most recently with regard to a bill before the Israeli...

Published: 10/15/10

How Old Is Ron Wyden?

By  Wendy Gould - Politics Daily
How Old Is Ron Wyden?

Ron Wyden, senator of Oregon since 1996, is the Democratic incumbent. He's running against Republican Jim Huffman, a former Lewis & Clark law professor and constitutional expert. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Wyden's life. How old is Ron Wyden? Wyden is 61. When was Ron Wyden born? Wyden was born May 3, 1949. Where was Ron Wyden born? Wyden was born in Sedgwick County in Wichita, Kan. Who are Ron Wyden's parents? Wyden's parents are Edith (Rosenow) and Peter Wyden, an...

Published: 10/15/10

Is Ron Wyden Married?

By  Wendy Gould - Politics Daily
Is Ron Wyden Married?

Ron Wyden, senator of Oregon since 1996, is the Democratic incumbent. He's running against Republican Jim Huffman, a former Lewis & Clark law professor and constitutional expert. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Wyden's life. Is Ron Wyden Married? Yes. Who Is Ron Wyden's wife? Wyden is married to his second wife, Nancy (Bass) Wyden. How old is Ron Wyden's wife? Wyden's wife Nancy is 49. What does Ron Wyden's wife do for a living? Wyden's wife Nancy is the co-owner of New...

Published: 10/15/10

How Old Is Jim Huffman?

By  Wendy Gould - Politics Daily
How Old Is Jim Huffman?

Jim Huffman, a former Northwestern Lewis & Clark law professor/dean and constitutional expert, is the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Oregon. He's running against Democratic incumbent Ron Wyden, who's served in the Senate since 1996. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life. How old is Jim Huffman? Huffman is 65 years old. When was Jim Huffman born? Jim Huffman was born on March 24, 1945. Where was Jim Huffman born? Huffman was born in Fort Benton, Mont. He grew up in...

Published: 10/15/10

Is Jim Huffman Married?

By  Wendy Gould - Politics Daily
Is Jim Huffman Married?

Jim Huffman, a former Northwestern Lewis & Clark law professor/dean and constitutional expert, is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon. He's running against Democratic incumbent Ron Wyden, who's served in the Senate since 1996. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life. Is Jim Huffman Married? Yes. Who is Jim Huffman's wife? Jim Huffman is married to Leslie (Murray Spencer) Huffman. How old is Jim Huffman's wife? Leslie Huffman is 53 years old. What does Jim...

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