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Booker, the 44-year-old Democratic former mayor of Newark, N.J., came into Congress as a rare freshman senator with celebrity status. He has been dubbed a rock star mayor by Oprah Winfrey, been called a hero for pulling a neighbor out of her burning home in 2012 and hobnobbed with Matt Damon. credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Booker Goes To Washington As Both Celebrity And Senator

When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member’s first impulse was to yell with joy. Then he remembered where he was.

11/10/2013

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Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.

07/31/2013

The flag draped casket of the late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg is carried by members of the Joint Military Casket Team during burial services at Arlington National Cemetery on June 7, 2013 in Arlington, Va. (Photo credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Senate’s Last World War II Vet Buried at Arlington

Frank Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate, was buried Friday with military honors in a rain-drenched ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

06/07/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama raises arms with Senator Mark Warner at the end of a campaign rally. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mark Warner Will Not Seek Another Term as Va. Governor

U.S. Senator Mark Warner announced he will not seek another term as Virginia’s governor in 2013 Tuesday.

11/20/2012

Ashley Judd cheers on the Kentucky Wildcats.  (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sen. Judd? Actress Considering Challenging McConnell In 2014

Actress Ashley Judd isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

11/09/2012

The book 'Mein Kampf' (My Struggle) by Adolf Hitler is pictured during a press event. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Man Running For Senate Says He Agrees With Hitler

A Wyoming man who announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Friday has posted material on Facebook in recent months denigrating Jews and expressing agreement with beliefs of Hitler and other Nazis.

05/18/2012

Former Virginia governor Tim Kaine. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kaine To Report $2.2 Million Raised In 1st Quarter

Former governor Tim Kaine has raised $2.2 million in his first-quarter fundraising in his Virginia U.S. Senate race, in efforts to retain Jim Webb’s chair for Democrats.

04/03/2012

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Tim Kaine Effectively Clinches Democratic Senate Nomination

Tim Kaine effectively clenched the Democratic 2012 U.S. Senate nomination by being the lone Democrat to submit qualifying petitions.

03/29/2012

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VA Senate Candidate Sues For Inclusion In Debate

Businessman Julien Modica, wants a federal judge to force the organizers to cancel the event or allow him to field questions.

11/16/2011

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