Archive for the ‘Under New Leadership’ Category

Professions: Before They Were Elected to Congress

The Hill new members guide

Wondering what professions newly elected members of the 114th Congress had prior to being elected? Answers to this question, will shed light on the experience that they likely bring to an incredibly difficult job. Farmers, dentists, attorneys, consultants and more will walk the halls of the Capitol Building very soon. What about those newly elected […]

Freshman Class of the 114th United States Congress

Capitol Hill

Did the Congressional leadership in your state change as a result of the midterm elections? For many Americans, the answer is yes. The 114th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2015. As of November 5, 2014 there were 11 new senators (10R, 1D) and 50 new representatives (34R, 16D). For a complete list, […]

Grow Our Economy AND Shrink Our Deficit: VIDEO

Is it really possible? Yes, it absolutely is, asserts President Obama. He also asserts that his recently proposed FY ’14 budget proposal is a blueprint for achieving both goals in concert. Republicans in Congress however, do not agree and have said the budget is a non-starter. In a speech delivered in the Rose Garden, President […]

The 57th Presidential Inauguration

President Obama Inauguration

As friends, family and colleagues file past him, returning to the inner halls of the capital building, President Obama paused to take one last look at the sea of Americans and American flags that marked his final Presidential Inauguration. The occasion, falling on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s national holiday celebration, was definitely one worthy […]

Interesting Facts About the Presidential Inauguration

Presidential Inauguration 2013

Did you know that before 1933, the president had been sworn in on March 4, typically the final day of the congressional season? That’s right. The Associated Press recently published an article that goes on to explain that the stretch between the November elections and the March 4 inauguration led to lengthy lame-duck sessions of […]

The 113th Congress is the most diverse in history

Diversity of Congress

Have you had the opportunity to take a look at the new 113th Congress? Never before in history has the U.S. Congress been more diverse. This is a testament to the changing face of the American public, and the push by both parties to support more diverse candidates. Both a recent Washington Post article and […]

Shocking Facts Concerning Youth Violence

Stop Youth Violence

Did you know that youth violence in the 2nd leading cause of death among youth? We were surprised by many of the statistics. In fact, Youth violence is widespread in the United States (U.S.). It is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24.1, as reported by […]

Message from Anita Estell: 2012 Elections: A Game-Changer for America

Message from Anita Estell

I have to admit, I was one of those people who expressed concerns that the GOP and views of a primarily conservative and racially monolithic contingency were gaining a foothold within the national public policy arena. Quite the opposite proved true, as evidenced in the 2012 November Elections. Instead of gaining a foothold or even […]

Data Points: The Nov. 6th Presidential Election

2012 Presidential Election Results Map

Would you like more info on each state’s 2012 Presidential voting? There was tons of data collected during this election period. Most notably on election day. We found a great aggregation of Presidential election info on Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Dave began the project while a student at M.I.T. and it has […]

Women in the Running

Women Running for Congress

Are you wondering why women represent 51% of the population, but only 17% of Congress? You aren’t alone. In fact, over at the Women’s Campaign Fund, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in office, you can read about all the women who are currently running for Congress. From Senator Claire McCaskill […]

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