April 2, 2013 Authorities allege that state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D) tried to bribe some GOP officials — and that they were willing to take his money. Smith has said he is innocent.
March 28, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics and a pilot sheds light on life in the cockpit. In the second hour, background checks and social media, and the new short biography Hitler.
December 27, 2011 Former first lady Betty Ford, vice presidential nominees Geraldine Ferraro and Sargent Shriver, and former giants from the Senate, including Charles Percy and Mark Hatfield, are among those from the political world who died in the past year.
January 25, 2011 In Political Junkie: Previewing Obama's State of the Union address, a new wrinkle in Rahm Emanuel's plan to be the next mayor of Chicago. Plus: winners are named in the 2010 election contest!
December 17, 2010 On this day in 2007, Joe Lieberman, the Democratic nominee for VP in 2000, endorses Republican Sen. John McCain for president.
December 3, 2010 On this day in 1991, John Sununu, President Bush's chief of staff who had become a political liability for the White House, announces his resignation.
November 19, 2010 On this day in 1986, President Reagan holds a news conference insisting, as he has before, that the money sent to Iran was to encourage moderates in that country and not to be used to free U.S. hostages being held by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
November 12, 2010 On this day in 1975, Associate Justice William O. Douglas, who served on the Supreme Court longer than anyone in history, retires.
October 22, 2010 On Oct. 22, 1962, President Kennedy announces a quarantine of Cuba, blocking additional Soviet warships from delivering missiles to the island. It becomes the leading issue of the 1962 midterm elections.
October 15, 2010 On this date in 1992, President George Bush, Democratic challenger Bill Clinton and independent candidate Ross Perot hold their second debate, at the University of Virginia, a debate that used a "town hall" meeting format.
October 1, 2010 On this day in 1987, Pat Robertson, a conservative televangelist who recently gave up his stint as host of the "700 Club," declares his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
September 24, 2010 On this day in 1980, the House ethics committee votes to expel Michael "Ozzie" Myers, a Pennsylvania Democrat, from the House for his role in the Abscam scandal.
September 21, 2010 Grudges and slights have always been held in American political history. But Jimmy Carter's grudge against Ted Kennedy for fighting him on health care continues to this day, 30 years later.
September 17, 2010 On this day in 1972, Rep. William Ryan (D), a liberal member of Congress from Manhattan's Upper West Side, dies of cancer at age 50. He had recently clobbered Rep. Bella Abzug in a Democratic primary.
September 10, 2010 On this day in 1968, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York names a Republican, Congressman Charles Goodell, to replace the late Robert Kennedy, a Democrat, in the Senate. Kennedy was assassinated in June.