Sen. Kerry gets birthday shout-out from Republican colleague

OVERHEARD: Sen. John Kerry was on the receiving end of a bipartisan birthday wish on Tuesday. The Massachusetts Democrat turned 69 on Dec. 11.

As Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was walking off the Senate floor on Kerry’s big day, he saw his colleague and yelled, “Hey, birthday boy!”

The two men were seen talking quietly briefly before parting ways.

—Brendan Sasso contributed to this report.