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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.

A Polarized Congress In A Country Seeking Pragmatism

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — There's an inherent conflict in the country's new political reality: a much more polarized Congress must answer to an increasingly ...

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Puts the Kibosh on This Whole Obama-mania Thing

David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bourgeois

Call it payback for Obama voting against confirming the right-wing justice. Instead of reading the oath, the cocky Justice John Roberts thought he could just recite it by memory.

Proud in Paris!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

The reasons why I left the U.S. have now been replaced with reasons why I want to be back there. I did not recognize my government for eight years. Now it begins to make sense again.

Pay-To-Play: Inauguration Tickets, Only $12,500 Each!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This doesn't sound a whole lot like "change we can believe in." This sounds more like same-old-same-old cronyism and pay-to-play.

Inauguration News: D.C. Power Plays and Other Craziness

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With slightly less than a month and a half to go before Barack Obama's inauguration, Washington, D.C. has officially reached the "freakout" point on the Richter scale of event planning.

VP-elect Biden Chooses Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens To Swear Him In

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Medlicott

Stevens files more dissents and separate opinions than any of his colleagues. He is the court's most outspoken defender of the need for judicial oversight of executive power.