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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, stands with his wife Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, as he waves to a gathering on Feb. 15, 2013, in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., where he announced plans to retire at the end of his current term.

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, stands with his wife Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, as he waves to a gathering on Feb. 15, 2013, in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., where he announced plans to retire at the end of his current term.

Retiring Lautenberg is Senate’s Only Remaining World War II Veteran

New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg’s decision not to seek re-election in 2014 almost assuredly will close an era in the U.S. Senate. With Lautenberg’s departure, the chamber won’t have any World War II veterans, barring the election in next year’s races of someone else...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with Senator Inouye's wife Irene Hirano during funeral services for the late Senator Daniel Inouye on Dec. 23, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with Senator Inouye's wife Irene Hirano during funeral services for the late Senator Daniel Inouye on Dec. 23, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Obama Home for the Holiday: Really

Daniel Inouye already had been the congressman from Hawaii for almost two years when Barack Obama was born there. Inouye, who died last week at 88, the second-longest serving U.S. senator after the late Robert Byrd, was the first congressman...

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House Speaker John Boehner en route to his office following a news conference in Washington, on Dec. 5, 2012.

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House Speaker John Boehner en route to his office following a news conference in Washington, on Dec. 5, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Vote on Plan B

The House holds votes on two measures intended to avert different parts of the fiscal cliff. It will consider House Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B,” which would make current tax rates permanent on the first $1 million of income, as...

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Sen. Daniel Inouye holds up a photo of himself on July 31, 1987 in Washington.

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Sen. Daniel Inouye holds up a photo of himself on July 31, 1987 in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 19,478

That’s how many days the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat who died Dec. 17, served in Congress. Inouye entered the House of Representatives when Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959. He was elected to the Senate in 1962...

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Sens. Ted Stevens, left, and Daniel Inouye make their way to the Senate subway.

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Sens. Ted Stevens, left, and Daniel Inouye make their way to the Senate subway.

Inouye-Stevens Bond: A Washington Rarity

They were among the oddest of congressional couples. Yet the friendship between Sen. Daniel Inouye, the Hawaii Democrat who died yesterday at a Maryland hospital, and Sen. Ted Stevens, the Alaska Republican who perished in a plane crash in August...

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