June 23, 2010 There seems to be a majority sentiment that Gen. Stanley McChrystal had to go after his controversial comments in Rolling Stone were reported. But one blogger wonders why some criticism from the military elicits a different reaction.
June 23, 2010 A jam-packed Political Junkie segment on today's Talk of the Nation pushed out the regular trivia question. So we've decided to run the quiz on the blog. (Caveat: no t-shirt for the winner.)
June 18, 2010 On this day in 1964, Barry Goldwater, the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, announces on the Senate floor he will vote against the civil rights bill, calling it unconstitutional.
June 11, 2010 How many times have we heard the phrase, "Year of the Woman?" And how many times have we rolled our eyes after we heard it? But 2010 could prove to be a goldmine for successful female candidates.
June 11, 2010 On this day in 1963, Gov. George Wallace makes his famous "stand in the doorway" defiance against permitting the enrollment of two black students at the University of Alabama, only to give way.
June 4, 2010 Seven states hold primaries on this date in 2002, including Alabama, where Bob Riley wins the GOP nomination for governor and Rep. Earl Hilliard (D-07) is forced into a runoff with Artur Davis.
June 3, 2010 Remembering Gary Coleman, who died recently, and who ran a mostly-forgotten campaign for governor of California during the recall election of 2003.
June 2, 2010 One reader suggested that because he hears the trivia question on TOTN's Political Junkie segment each Wednesday but sometimes misses the answer, the Q&A should be posted in this blog.
May 28, 2010 Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) suggests that the White House's role in the Joe Sestak "job offer" story amounts to a felony. But the Reagan administration may have done the same thing.
May 28, 2010 Fourteen years ago today, a jury in Little Rock finds Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker (D) guilty of bank fraud charges in independent counsel Ken Starr's Whitewater investigation.
May 21, 2010 On this day in 1995, Les Aspin, a former House Democrat from Wisconsin and President Clinton's first secretary of defense — who was forced to resign within a year of taking the Cabinet post — dies at age 56.
May 19, 2010 The Arlen Specter career in buttons, starting with his 1965 mayoral attempt in Philadelphia, continuing through his bid for governor, Senate and president.
May 18, 2010 With Sen. Arlen Specter's (D-PA) fate on the line in Tuesday's primary, a look at those senators who switched parties in the past half-century — and how they fared the rest of their careers.
May 14, 2010 On this day in 1979, Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) declares his candidacy for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination. nbsp; In 1976, he was the GOP nominee for vice president on the ticket led by Gerald Ford.
May 7, 2010 On this day in 1968, Sen. Robert Kennedy of New York wins the Democratic presidential primary in Indiana — the first contest he entered since joining the campaign in March.