Senate bids farewell to Frank Lautenberg

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New Jersey senator earns rare honor given to few other lawmakers.

Frank Lautenberg is almost 90. Does it matter?

The three oldest senators who have lost primaries in recent decades all came in the last two elections. Is the New Jersey Democrat next?

Lautenberg calls Menendez controversy 'a terrible tragedy'

"This is a terrible tragedy," Lautenberg says. "And we're not yet sure what all of the facts are."