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The First State of the Union Address

“A little after noon on January 8, 1790, George Washington climbed into his cream-colored coach and rode off to Federal Hall behind a team of four snow-white horses.  In its sparsely worded style, the Constitution mandatd that the president, from time to time, should give Congress information about the state of the Union, but it [...]
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Live-blogging the State of the Union

Politics / US Politics : First Read (4 years ago)

7:39 pm: A first of many of tonight's tidbits of SOTU history, courtesy of the Congressional Research Service: The first State of the Union was delivered by President George Washington before a joint session of Congress in 1790. Read Post

Gov. Christie's legal team costs state more than $7M

Relationships / Weddings : Rules of Engagement (2 hours ago)

The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer. Read Post

Map Of The Day

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 minutes ago)

by Dish Staff Reed Jordan spotlights our schools’ racial segregation: Despite our country’s growing diversity, our public schools provide little contact between white students and students of color. We’ve mapped data about the racia... Read Post


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