Dec 27, 2011 — Former first lady Betty Ford, vice presidential nominees Geraldine Ferraro and Sargent Shriver, and former giants from the Senate, including Charles Percy and Mark Hatfield, are among those from the political world who died in the past year.
Dec 29, 2010 — A comprehensive list of lawmakers, journalists, campaign advisers and family members who died in 2010, and who for the most part helped make politics an honorable profession.
Dec 7, 2010 — After battling breast cancer for years, Elizabeth Edwards succumbed to the disease on Tuesday. Having lost a teenage son to an automobile accident, and having endured the public humiliation of her philandering husband, she never lost her dignity.
Sep 11, 2010 — Professor Ronald Walters, a professor at the University of Maryland who was one of the nation's most foremost authorities on race and the politics of race, died Friday night at the age of 72.
Jul 23, 2010 — Daniel Schorr, NPR's senior news analyst and a legend in the field of journalism, is dead at 93.
Jul 15, 2010 — Elise Boulding, a long time battler for peace, died last month at the age of 89. She also waged a write-in campaign for Congress from Michigan in 1966, the subject of a reader's question.
Jul 1, 2010 — As Senator Robert Byrd lies in repose in the Senate chamber, a question: what is the difference between "lying in repose" and "lying in state"?
Jun 29, 2010 — The office of the late Sen. Robert Byrd has released a schedule of his memorial service in both the Senate and West Virginia, with a burial in Virginia on Tuesday, July 6.
Jun 28, 2010 — The Senate's longest serving member, Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, is dead, at age 92. Gov. Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, will name his successor, but he says he will not select himself.
Jun 3, 2010 — Remembering Gary Coleman, who died recently, and who ran a mostly-forgotten campaign for governor of California during the recall election of 2003.