My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man, a great role model.
Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns.
It costs about $27 million to win a seat in the United States Senate, so when you win one, you like to sit down.
I beat a brain tumor.
My tenure in the Senate was really as an independent and whichever, regardless of party label.
When I supported the stimulus package, I knew that it would not be popular with the Republican Party.