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10 Things You Should Know About the First Day of the 114th Congress

Marci Harris | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Marci Harris

The first day of a new Congress follows a well-established schedule, from oaths of office to leadership elections and rule changes. Here are ten of the highlights, gathered by POPVOX.

The Next Step in Working Toward a Thriving Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 08.26.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

In 2009, I chose to run for Detroit City Council because I believed that we could bring a new direction that Detroiters trust. Voters granted me the h...

A Modest Proposal

Robert Brustein | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Brustein

I herewith submit a modest proposal for helping to relieve the suffering about to be caused by sequestration. The Republicans want to cut government s...

Pat Leahy Sworn In As President Pro Tempore Of Senate

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was sworn in Tuesday as president pro tempore of the Senate. As the longest serving Democ...

Daniel Inouye Succeeds Robert Byrd As Senate President Pro-Tempore, Third In Line Of Presidential Succession

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Robert Byrd died Monday morning, it created a void at the position of Senate president pro-tempore, the individual third in line for preside...