On this day in 1880, the Republican candidate for president, James A. Garfield, spoke to thousands of supporters from the balcony of the Republican headquarters in New York City. Ten years before, in 1870, Americans had added the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, making…
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On this day in 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law a new tax law to help fund the United States government during the Civil War. Far more…
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Congress established the Department of Justice in 1870, overseen by the attorney general, to protect civil rights in the southern states after state…
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I have spent the day rereading the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the news of the day has…
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Today, voters in Kansas overwhelmingly rejected an amendment to their state constitution that would have stripped it of protections for abortion rights…
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Tonight, President Joe Biden announced that a drone strike managed by the Central Intelligence Agency at 9:48 Eastern time on Saturday killed al-Qaeda…
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Here in the midst of high summertime, I am finishing a book and burning the candle at both ends. Going to take an early night and be back at it…
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This morning, Jon Swaine and Dalton Bennett of the Washington Post reported that on October 11, 2019, at Trump’s National Doral golf resort in South…
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