A Look Back in Politics
Nov 4, 2013 — Maine Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud's announcement Monday that he's gay is expected to have little effect on his run for governor — except, perhaps, when it comes to the money race.
Apr 2, 2013 — Authorities allege that state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D) tried to bribe some GOP officials — and that they were willing to take his money. Smith has said he is innocent.
Mar 28, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics and a pilot sheds light on life in the cockpit. In the second hour, background checks and social media, and the new short biography Hitler.
Dec 27, 2011 — Former first lady Betty Ford, vice presidential nominees Geraldine Ferraro and Sargent Shriver, and former giants from the Senate, including Charles Percy and Mark Hatfield, are among those from the political world who died in the past year.
Jan 25, 2011 — In Political Junkie: Previewing Obama's State of the Union address, a new wrinkle in Rahm Emanuel's plan to be the next mayor of Chicago. Plus: winners are named in the 2010 election contest!
Dec 17, 2010 — On this day in 2007, Joe Lieberman, the Democratic nominee for VP in 2000, endorses Republican Sen. John McCain for president.
Dec 3, 2010 — On this day in 1991, John Sununu, President Bush's chief of staff who had become a political liability for the White House, announces his resignation.
Nov 19, 2010 — On this day in 1986, President Reagan holds a news conference insisting, as he has before, that the money sent to Iran was to encourage moderates in that country and not to be used to free U.S. hostages being held by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Nov 12, 2010 — On this day in 1975, Associate Justice William O. Douglas, who served on the Supreme Court longer than anyone in history, retires.
Oct 22, 2010 — On Oct. 22, 1962, President Kennedy announces a quarantine of Cuba, blocking additional Soviet warships from delivering missiles to the island. It becomes the leading issue of the 1962 midterm elections.