Leahy 3rd in Line to Presidency

He is now president pro tempore of the Senate

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 18, 2012 3:27 PM CST

(Newser) – The death of Daniel Inouye of Hawaii yesterday has Democrats shuffling committee posts and such, but one change in particular carries some import with the Constitution. Patrick Leahy of Vermont got sworn in as president pro tempore of the Senate, which puts him third in...   Read full story »

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