It was a truly historic moment on the Senate floor on Thursday, when Majority Leader Harry Reid led a Democratic Party push to mostly kill the filibuster, the tool used by minority parties in the past to block votes and motions in the Senate.
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In the latest Senate squabble over the fate of the filibuster, Majority Leader Harry Reid said earlier this week that the filibuster itself isn’t in the Constitution and the nation can operate without it. But what is the history behind Reid’s statement?
It was 50 years ago today that a former president appeared and spoke to a large crowd at Gettysburg. But Dwight Eisenhower’s speech from November 19, 1963 has been lost in history as a nation was consumed by shocking news three days after it was made.
On November 14, 1959, TV Guide published a brief essay about politics and television by Senator John F. Kennedy that contained some prophetic words about the influence of money and public relations on presidential campaigns that still seem true today.
This Monday, millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance.