June 2011


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The First to Resign

Democrat Anthony Weiner’s (NY-09) resignation on Thursday comes 220 years, 10 months, and three days since the first congressman resigned from the nation’s lower legislative chamber.




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The Party of Americans?

In Monday evening’s Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, 100 references were made by the seven candidates to “America,” the “United States” or the “Constitution.”




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The Power of Three

During and after the Civil War, when the Wisconsin Supreme Court consisted of three members, justices earned a salary ($2,500) twice of that as the governor of the Badger State ($1,250).