Congressional Sex Scandals in History By Ken Rudin Special to washingtonpost.com As the House prepares for a possible investigation of sex-related allegations concerning President Clinton, it's worth taking a look back at how Congress has dealt with the frequent charges of sexual misconduct by its own members. Here are 21 case studies.
With the presidential race having lost some of its luster, the big game in town is the battle for control of the Senate. Republicans, which currently hold a 54-46 majority, are defending 24 of the 34 Senate seats up this year.
The question is not who won last week's presidential debate. The question is, can you solve this week's ScuttleButton puzzle? Even if I did sneak in a baseball card, which is a violation of the rules? How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.
After hearing those tough questions from Matt Lauer - "So, is it true you really love cats?" - I realized it was time for a new ScuttleButton puzzle. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.
With nine weeks to go before the election, we suspect most of you are already doing your electoral college calculations. That sounds like the perfect time to enter the latest Political Junkie contest! Send us your predictions for what you think will be the final electoral vote totals for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (and, if you're so inclined, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein as well).
The conventions may be over, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten about them. This week's trivia question is: Who was the last presidential candidate who had the lead in delegates going INTO the convention but failed to win his or her party's nomination? Submit your answer in the box below.
With Arlen Specter 's defection to the Democratic Party, the new ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is Jeff Sessions of Alabama. In a deal worked out yesterday by Senate Republicans, Sessions will be the ranking GOPer through 2010, when Charles Grassley of Iowa will assume the post.
The quadrennial season of "Survivor: Veepstakes" is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter? The selection of Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984 was seen as one of the most exciting political moments ever, but the Mondale-Ferraro ticket carried just one state and the District of Columbia that November.
The quadrennial season of Survivor: Veepstakes is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter? The selection of Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984 was seen as one of the most exciting political moments ever, but the Mondale-Ferraro ticket carried just one state and the District of Columbia that November.
Exciting News! The Political Junkie will be in both Cleveland AND Philadelphia next month for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions! This will be the first time since we launched the show in 2013 that we're taking the show on the road, and where better to start!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".