As the dust settles from John Boehner’s resignation, a quick look at the House’s official records shows how rare – and historic- it is for a Speaker of the House to quit during a two-year congressional session.
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Pope Francis was literally in the House on Thursday as he spoke to a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, where he related figures in American history as examples “to draw upon our deepest cultural reserves.”
It was 226 years ago today that Congress signed the law that created the framework for the Supreme Court, and a look back at the first court shows personal drama that included a justice dodging creditors, a failed suicide attempt, and a chief justice who was America’s most hated man, for a time.
In the annals of presidential campaigns that were literally saved by their candidate’s dogs, September 23 is a red-letter day in history – at least if you are a fan of Franklin Roosevelt or Richard Nixon.
On September 19, 1796, a Philadelphia newspaper published one of the greatest documents in American history: George Washington’s Farewell Address. Even today, some people in that other “Washington” could learn a few lessons from the first President.