Aug 20

Six memorable political convention moments



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In the next few weeks, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will formally receive their nominations for president. Let’s look back at six memorable conventions that featured drama and surprises.



Aug 14

Part of our political history is like “The Campaign”



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In The Campaign. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis take part in deprecating campaign ads and ridiculous accusations that would do Joseph McCarthy proud. But there is some basis in history for their fictional hijinks.



Aug 1

Last-minute vice presidential picks and switches



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Vice President Joe Biden is all but assured to be Barack Obama’s running mate this fall—right? That hasn’t always been the case in the past, when presidential running mates were dumped before a re-election campaign.



Jul 31

Hot, hot, hot: The summer of 1787



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The Constitutional Convention of 1787 featured a number of heated debates—literally. By June, framing a newer, stronger government was not the only hot topic: so was the weather. Amazingly, the delegates managed to endure an unbearably hot and humid Philadelphia summer to hammer out the Constitution, but not without some difficulty and complaints. William Samuel… [Continue Reading]



Jul 9

Gettysburg College students played role in battle



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Constitution Daily contributor Benjamin Brown looks at the role that college student in the town of Gettysburg played in the crucial Civil War battle in 1863.