Whether by accident or design, President Obama chose an interesting day to deliver his speech on the future of government surveillance. The speech fell on the anniversary of President Eisenhower's Farewell Address, warning about the threat of the emerging national security state.
As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is perhaps best known for his austerity-driven budget proposal. By choosing Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has signaled his commitment to reducing the size of government. But will tough talk be enough for them to win the election?
Daniel Marcin wants to be in Congress. The University of Michigan graduate student, though, has set his eyes on a tough target: John Dingell. Dingell is the longest-serving member of the U.S. House and was elected to office when Dwight Eisenhower was president.