Sen. Patrick Leahy casts a long shadow

VERMONT DEMOCRAT PATRICK Leahy has forged alliances on both sides of the aisle during a 48-year career in the U.S. Senate. Here he’s seen chatting in 1975 with Senate icons, from left, Republicans Alan Simpson and Bob Dole, Leahy, Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Charles Mathias. Courtesy of Sen. Patrick Leahy’s office

You won’t find a lot of framed press clippings in the office of Patrick Leahy, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate. But there are two that stand out.

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