April 17, 2014 at 1:00 am

John Dingell: America's longest-serving congressman

  1. When to retire the hardest of calls for John Dingell

    Even approaching 88 years old, even with a back that won't allow him to stand straight, even with a bad leg that keeps him in constant misery, the decision for John Dingell to let go wasn't easy.

    • 10:57 AM, Feb. 25, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Dingell, Levin departures will shift Michigan's clout

    Washington The retirements of Rep. John Dingell the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history and Michigan's senior senator, Carl Levin, promise to reshape the state's political clout and pose a challenge to the state's shrinking congressional delegation.

  2. Editorial: With Dingell's retirement, Michigan will lose longtime champion

    Dingell, 87, has been among the most powerful and influential members of Congress.

  3. Left, right reflect on Congressman Dingell

    Karen Tumulty in the Washington Post: The first time I ever interviewed John Dingell, I made him cry.

    • 6:05 PM, Feb. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Dingell says disillusionment with the institution drove decision to retire

    Rep. John Dingell is leaving the Congress he's served for longer than anyone else in United States history. The Dearborn representative says he will announce today he won't seek re-election this fall.

    • 6:38 PM, Feb. 25, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Debbie Dingell expected to run for husband's congressional seat

    Debbie Dingell, a Democratic power broker and chairwoman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, is expected to run for Michigan's 12th Congressional District, now that her husband, U.S. Rep. John Dingell, announced his retirement Monday, political experts said.

    • 9:28 PM, Feb. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    John Dingell 'a giant' in the history of Congress

    U.S. Rep. John Dingell, known as 'the dean of the House,' is the longest-serving member of Congress in history.

    • 6:39 PM, Feb. 25, 2014
    • POLITICS-STATE

    Allies, opponents alike salute Dingell's achievements, influence

    Members of Congress and advocacy groups heralded Rep. John Dingell after he announced Monday he will retire from Congress after his record-setting tenure.

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