As the presidential primary season unofficially kicks off on February 1, here’s a quick look at which candidates used Iowa as a springboard (Jimmy Carter) or as a swan song (Howard Dean).
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On this day in 1787, Shays’ rebellion effectively ended in Springfield, Mass., when its forces failed to capture a federal armory. The uprising was one of the major influences in the calling of a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
An updated Congressional Research Service report is adding some new background on the controversy over U.S. presidential candidates like Ted Cruz born overseas who are seeking office.
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that continues to divide the nation to this day.
This year, political watchers will be listening to more than the candidates’ speeches, because the music that precedes them has traditionally been an election factor.