Posts tagged: Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez smiles in a formal photo, in a blue dress with her dark hair pulled back

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Biography: New!

Our new biography of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now live. She is, among other things: The new U.S. Representative from New York’s 14th District. At age 28, the youngest woman ever to …..

Mike Pence smiles in a blue tie and blue jacket

Mike Pence Biography — New!

Our new Mike Pence biography is now live. He is the Indiana governor who is now Donald Trump‘s running mate on the Republican ticket in 2016. A few quick Mike Pence facts: …..

Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down: Video and Transcript

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by a gunman just over a year ago, will give up her seat in Congress this week. She made the announcement in a YouTube video today.

Gabrielle Giffords Is Back in Congress

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords just made her first appearance in Congress since she was shot in the head in January.  To vote on the debt ceiling deal, of all things.

Some Things To Know About Flag Day

Today is Flag Day in the United States. That’s only one part of Flag Week. Did you know there was a Flag Week?
Congress in 1971 asked the president to proclaim Fondue Day as part of Flag Week.
Wait, that’s not true. But then, neither is the story that Betsy Ross is the one who designed and sewed the first flag. Maybe. Who knows. You can read more about it in our Who2 biography of Betsy Ross.

Gabrielle Giffords: An Update, Kind Of

“We do a lot of inferring with her because her communication skills have been impacted the most… What we’ve been able to infer and what we believe is that her comprehension is very good. I don’t know about percentage-wise or not, but it’s close to normal, if not normal.”

The History of George Washington’s Birthday

Today is the 279th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. He was born on this day in 1732 in Virginia. Or was he?
Well, not exactly. He was born 11 February 1731. At the time the colonies were using the Julian calendar. When Britain and its colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, George Washington’s birthday became 22 February 1732.

Gabrielle Giffords Biography (with Photos)

Gabrielle Giffords is the Arizona Congresswoman who was shot by a 22-year-old man at a meet-and-greet in Tucson today.  We’ve just posted a new biography of Gabrielle Giffords, with information taken from her Congressional biography, her official site, news updates, and past reports.