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Absent but not forgotten

  WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton went back to work in the Senate Tuesday after missing 97 of the Senate's 155 votes this year in her quest for the presidency.

   Meawhile, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, missed 95 votes -- and the Republican choice for president, Sen. John McCain, missed 121.

   Now this is nothing unusual for senators running for president  -- but it is unusual for New York state, which has not had a senator running for president in 40 years.

   And it does pose an interesting question: What do you think would happen if you went off on, well, an extracurricular activity for nearly 63 percent of your work time this year?

-- Jerry Zremski

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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