On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in a bitter contest against the incumbent Vice President, Richard Nixon. It was one of the closest elections in American history, and some people still doubt its outcome.
On November 6, 1860, voters in the United States went to the polls in an election that ended with Abraham Lincoln as President, in an act that that led to the Civil War. But Lincoln’s actual victory didn’t happen on that day, and his victory wasn’t assured for months.
Grave robbing seems creepy today, but it was big business in the 19th century, with intended victims including at least one president and a man linked to two presidents.
The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is back in the headlines, and this time it’s linked to Obamacare’s troubled website. But don’t look for the controversial insurance requirement to go away anytime soon.
The National Security Agency, the controversial U.S. surveillance agency, has had a tough few weeks, as new allegations from leaked documents have angered more allies.