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Senior status: Three members of Congress are older than the pope


Rep. Ralph Hall,R-Texas, Rep. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich,

The Catholic Church may be one of the few institutions on the planet where news of an employee's retirement at age 85 is considered "shocking." 

The other is the U.S. Congress. 

Pope Benedict's announcement today that he will be stepping down, ceding to the infirmities of old age, got us wondering how many members of Congress are older than the pontiff, who was born April 16, 1927.

Sunlight developer Eric Mill, using an API he recently produced, came up with a quick answer: Three ...

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Bob Bauer in his own words


Robert F. Bauer, who will take on part of the responsibilities of Norm Eisen, the departing Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, has a long and storied career in Washington. He has represented the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Kerry and Obama presidential campaigns, and 527 organizations like Vote Now and America Coming Together. He’s defended Democratic politicians who ran into ethics trouble, including former Rep. Tony Coelho and former Sen. Robert Torricelli—both of whom were forced to give up their offices as ethics charges mounted against them. He's filed ethics complaints against ...

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