July 9, 2010 On this day in 1952, backers of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower win a major victory over Sen. Robert Taft on the floor of the Republican National Convention, a victory that will lead to Ike getting the GOP presidential nomination.
June 25, 2010 On this day in 1966, Edward Brooke takes the first step on his way to becoming the Senate's first black member since Reconstruction, winning the endorsement of the Massachusetts GOP at its convention.
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 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.
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 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.
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.