The Sydney Morning Herald
June 28, 2010

Editor’s note: Byrd’s death puts Obama’s “financial reform” bill in doubt. The banksters consolidation bill is in the Senate for a vote this week.

The longest-serving US lawmaker, Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, has died at the age of 92, US television reported early Monday.

The Democrat was admitted to a Washington area hospital late last week and doctors had described his condition as “seriously ill,” his office said Sunday.


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