Robert Byrd - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Robert Byrd AP Explains: How Byrd rule shapes GOP push on health care WASHINGTON (AP) — The success of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Democrat Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act could depend on an obscure Senate rule that few people have heard of and even fewer understand. It's called the Byrd rule, named for the late West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd and designed decades ago to preserve Senate filibuster rights. Wha... Wed, 10 May 2017 07:53:00 GMT 2017-05-10T07:53:00Z GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins to challenge Democratic Sen. Manchin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican congressman Evan Jenkins announced Monday that he will challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in next year's midterm election. Jenkins' candidacy ensures the West Virginia race will be one of the top Senate contests of 2018 as Manchin tries to hang onto his seat in a deeply red state. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:11:00Z Quick decisions meant life or death in Southeastern storms As an apparent tornado bore down on them, seven people in a mobile home in southeast Alabama made a life-or-death decision: Three ran into one bathroom for shelter and four ran in the opposite direction to another room seeking safety. The three, including Lawana Henrich, survived without a scratch, according to Coroner Robert Byrd. But a big hardwood tree... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:19:00 GMT 2017-01-04T01:19:00Z