Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the Senate's most senior member (50 years), has died at the age of 88. His final word is said to have been "aloha." Touching. A great guy, one of the few who voted against DOMA back when even the allegedly crazy-liberal Clintons were selling us out.
Inouye's replacement will be chosen by Gov. Neil Abercromie, a Democrat, from three choices provided by his state's Democratic party.