by Jeff Forret
Political cynics may argue that moral bankruptcy is a long-time fixture in Washington, but at a crucial moment of national division, congressional leadership confronted the ethical embarrassment of the D.C. slave trade and eradicated it.
SOURCE: NY Times
With Congress prepared to again clash over gun safety, in the aftermath of a murderous August, the circuitous route to passage taken by the assault weapons ban 25 years ago illustrates just how perfectly the legislative stars must align for contentious gun measures to become law.
SOURCE: History Channel
July 24, 2019
19th century congressman went to work carrying pistols and bowie knives—and sometimes used them on colleagues.
by Martin Halpern
Seventy-five years ago this week, there was a serious conflict between President Franklin Roosevelt and Congress.
SOURCE: Mother Jones
A new book explores congressional violence in the decades leading up to the Civil War
SOURCE: Washington Post
After Nancy Pelosi was elected House speaker Thursday, she was given a wooden mallet with a colorful history of being shattered.
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