May 3, 2010 Forty years after National Guardsmen opened fire at anti-war protestors at Kent State University, a look at the career of Ohio Gov. James Rhodes, and what effect, if any, the tragedy had on his long political career.
April 30, 2010 Fifty-four years ago today, Sen. Alben Barkley of Kentucky, who served as vice president under Harry Truman from 1949-53, died of a heart attack. He was 78 years old.
April 29, 2010 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's open microphone — in which he called a voter "bigoted" in the privacy of his limo — reminds one of other impolitic things that politicians have said and wish they hadn't.
April 28, 2010 A look at the last 25 Senate incumbents who were defeated in their primaries, dating back to 1962. This year, several senators, including Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Arlen Specter (D-PA), face serious primary challenges.
April 23, 2010 Sixty-nine years ago today, Charles Lindbergh speaks to an America First rally in NYC and reiterates his insistence that the U.S. stay out of the war in Europe.
April 16, 2010 Two years ago today, in a Philadelphia debate, Hillary Clinton attacks Barack Obama over his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and ridicules his earlier comments that "bitter" small-town voters "cling to guns or religion."
April 9, 2010 Eight years ago today, Ron Kirk, a Democrat and the former mayor of Dallas, becomes the first black Senate nominee in Texas history.
April 2, 2010 Nine years ago today, the Senate votes 59-41 to pass the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill.
March 29, 2010 Is there any job description for lieutenant governor other than to periodically inquire about the health of the governor?
March 26, 2010 Fifteen years ago today, radio talk-show host Alan Keyes announces his candidacy for the 1996 GOP presidential nomination.
March 19, 2010 Seventeen years ago today, Supreme Court Justice Byron White announces his retirement.
February 26, 2010 Twenty-three years ago today, former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker replaces Donald Regan as White House chief of staff under President Reagan.
February 19, 2010 Twenty-four years ago today, the Senate passes a resolution denouncing the recent fraudulent elections in the Philippines ... signalling the beginning of the end for President Marcos.
February 12, 2010 Twenty-seven years ago today, Phil Gramm, a Texas Democrat who resigned his House seat and became a Republican, won back his seat as a member of the GOP.
February 5, 2010 Thirty-six years ago today, Pennsylvania state Rep. John Murtha (D) wins a special House election in a seat long held by a Republican.