Archive for May 2013
Unusual Exits: Congressional Deaths By or On Trains
Nearly two-dozen ex- or sitting members of Congress have been killed by or on trains in U.S. history.Read More
Michele Bachmann’s US House Exit in Historical Context
Only 1 in 3 of Minnesota’s 134 U.S. Representatives exited the chamber by a manner other than defeat or death, and more than half of these ran for or held prominent political office thereafter.Read More
Gubernatorial Scorecard: The Last 10 Elections by State
Democrats have stumbled to their third worst record in the country in Rhode Island but have won 31 of 40 races in Kentucky, Georgia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.Read More
Edward Baker: The Lone Sitting Member of Congress Killed in War
The longtime friend of Abraham Lincoln died at the Battle of Balls Bluff with the rank of major general in 1861 while also serving in the U.S. Senate from Oregon.Read More
Scoreboard: Navy 21, Army 14 (Presidential Commencement Addresses)
Although it is 43 years its junior, the Naval Academy has hosted 50 percent more commencement addresses by sitting U.S. Presidents than West Point.Read More
Curse of the ‘4’?
Big-name Republicans are not coming out of the woodwork yet to challenge Al Franken in Minnesota’s 2014 U.S. Senate race, and there is not much chatter of the GOP picking off one of the five DFL-held U.S. House seats either….Read More
Will Pat O’Brien Enter South Dakota’s US Senate Race?
Ten years after flirting with a gubernatorial run, the sports and entertainment newsman drops a hint of his future plans on the Adam Carolla Show podcast.Read More
Love vs Matheson’s 2014 Rematch: Advantage Matheson?
Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. House races in Utah history involved rematches but only three such challengers were successful – all by Republicans during GOP wave cycles.Read More
Weiner Has Political Pedigree for NYC Mayoral Run (But So Did Hearst)
The former congressman once again seeks to become the 12th ex- or sitting member of the U.S. House or U.S. Senate to subsequently serve as mayor of New York City.Read More
Tired of ‘Scandals?’ Try These Words On for Size
Some broadcast reporters and commentators have departed from the standard nomenclature and opened a thesaurus to give viewers a break from the Obama ‘scandals.’Read More