My tally is in my head rather than on my laptop. Not being a high-flying politician, I guess my enemies are fewer and easier to remember than hers are.
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Tuesday 29 June 2010
Washington is mourning Robert Byrd, the longest-serving senator in US history and unswerving defender of Congress and its constitutional prerogatives, who died yesterday at the age of 92.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
The general who oversees the war in Iraq and Afghanistan slumped at the witness table yesterday while testifying at a US Senate hearing.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Top executives from BP and two other companies involved in the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last month were chastised repeatedly yesterday at a key US Senate hearing for attempting at the outset to shift blame for the disaster to one another.
Saturday 01 May 2010
A senator and former interior minister was convicted of corruption while in office and given a one-year suspended jail sentence yesterday.
Friday 30 April 2010
Members of the Nigerian Parliament began an investigation yesterday into whether a 49-year-old senator illegally married an underage girl – a crime punishable by up to five years in jail.
Monday 26 April 2010
Prospects for an early international agreement to tackle climate change have suffered a major setback, as a US plan to cut carbon emissions descended into partisan bickering.
Tuesday 03 November 2009
A Czech court ruled today that the EU reform treaty is in line with the country's constitution, removing the proposed charter's last legal hurdle and intensifying pressure on President Vaclav Klaus to sign the document already ratified by the other member nations.
Saturday 31 October 2009
Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis was removed from office by the Haitian Senate last night in a move that could imperil efforts to attract foreign investment to the impoverished country.
Saturday 29 August 2009
Thursday 27 August 2009
The death of Edward Kennedy has left politicians in Washington pondering what impact the removal of one of health care reform's greatest advocates will have on an increasingly bitter debate.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Monday 17 August 2009
Friday 19 June 2009
The ejection from Australia's Senate of a member's two-year-old daughter, who subsequently screamed in distress, ignited a national debate today about whether parents should take their children to work.
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Senator John Ensign of Nevada, a conservative Republican with evident presidential ambitions, abruptly announced he carried on an extramarital affair for much of last year with a woman on his campaign staff, a confession that jarred his scandal-weary state as well as his party.
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