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Profiles of Political Leaders

An ever-expanding list of profiles of notable figures in American politics, both famous and not-so-famous.
  1. Chris Christie (1)
  2. Jack Abramoff (13)
  3. Legislation, Roll Calls (8)
  4. Past Presidents (9)
  5. Representatives (1)
  6. Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) (10)
  7. Senators (9)
  8. States (21)
  9. The President's Cabinet (5)
  10. US Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) (12)

List of Presidents With Beards
Read a complete list of American presidents with beards. Find out which presidents wore beards. See who were the first and most recent presidents to wear beards.

Why Aren't There Any Bearded Politicians?
Find out why there aren't many bearded politicians in the United States. See why modern politicians don't wear facial hair. Learn about some of the famous bearded politicians in U.S. history.

Janet Yellen Bio
Learn about Janet Yellen's role in the Obama administration.

Gina McCarthy Bio
Find out more about likely Obama cabinet nominee Gina McCarthy. Learn about Gina McCarthy's political and private-sector careers. Find out why Obama believed she is qualified the head the Environmental Protection Agency.

5 Celebrity Politicians
Read a list of five of the most famous celebrity politicians. See which offices these movie stars held in the federal government. Learn why these TV stars decided to go into politics.

Current Quotations and Quips
An evolving list of quips and quotes from politicians and politicos in the news.

Sex and Politics In America
When sex is involved, Americans and the media respond to political entanglements with a Puritanical bent. This article provides an overview of US political sex scandals.

Gary Locke
Gary Locke is a leader of the Washington State Democratic Party, having served two terms as governor (1997-2005). An attorney, Locke became the first Chinese-American elected governor in the United States. After leaving public office, he joined the Seattle office of Davis, Wright, Tremain, an international law firm.He is reportedly in line to become part of President Obama's cabinet.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotations
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. Enjoy these words of wisdom from MLK.

Milorad "Rod" R. Blagojevich
Milorad "Rod" R. Blagojevich is a Democratic politician currently serving as Governor of Illinois.

The Bush Cabinet
The tradition of a Presidential Cabinet dates to the beginnings of the Presidency itself. One of the principal purposes of the Cabinet (drawn from Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution) is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of their respective offices. The modern cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments. Under Pres…

President Obama's Executive Team
The president's cabinet is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the Executive Branch of government. Cabinet officers are nominated by the President and confirmed or rejected by the Senate. A cabinet is authorized in Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution. Cabinet officers are titular heads of the permanent executive agencies of the government.

What Is The Randy Cunningham Scandal?
Over a five year period, then Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-CA) secured $70-80 million from the House Intelligence Committee, earmarks for his two co-conspirators. The scale of the bribery scheme that sent he to jail is the greatest in recorded congressional history.

Americans Who Have Won The Nobel Peace Priz
This is a list of Americans who have won the Nobel Peace prize. There were no Peace Prizes awarded these years: 1914-1918; 1923-24; 1939-1943; 1948; 1956; 1966-67; 1972.

Players in the US Attorneys Firing Controversy
In late 2006 (most on 7 December), the US Department of Justice fired eight US attorneys, an unprecedented act according to the legal community.

The Cast of Characters : Cheny's Quail Trip
On Saturday, 11 February 2006, VP Dick Cheney shot a fellow hunter in pursuit of quail on a Texas plantation. This article provides an overview of the cast of characters.

Martin Luther King - Bio
At age 35, Martin Luther King, Jr., became the youngest man to win the Nobel Peace Prize. A follower of the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, King is one of the world's best-known modern advocates of nonviolent social change.

Ronnie Earle, District Attorney, Travis County, TX
Ronnie Earle is the Travis County (Austin) Texas prosecutor. His office is responsible for prosecuting crimes against the state. He is in the news because of an indictment against US House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX).

The Rehnquist Legacy : A Look At The Supreme Court Justice
Review of the life of Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, including notable decisions.

John G. Roberts, Jr - Supreme Court Nominee
Biographical data on John G. Roberts, Jr., President Bush's first Supreme Court nomination.

George W. Bush - Biography
An illustrated biography of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States.

George W. Bush - Official Profile
GeorgeWBush.com provides an official biography as well as information about his wife, Laura Bush.

John Kerry - Official Profile
JohnKerry.com provides an official biography of Senator John Kerry as well as additional information about his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.

John Kerry - Boston Globe Profile
"John F. Kerry - Candidate in the Making" is a seven-part, in-depth "examination of the life and record of Senator John F. Kerry" published by the Boston Globe in 2003. Subsequently, the Globe expanded the content and published a book.

Richard B. Cheney - Official Profile
The Whitehouse publishes an official biography of Vice President Richard B. Cheney.

Richard B. Cheney - Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart provides a detailed bio of Vice Presdient Dick Cheney; categories include campaign finances, interest group ratings, speeches and public statements, campaign schedule and position on issues.

John Edwards - Official Profile
The John Edwards profile published on JohnKerry.com is an expanded version of the bio from his presidential campaign web site.

John Edwards - Senate Bio
The official Senate biography of vice presidential candidate John Edwards reviews his policy positions.

Biographies of American Presidents and First Ladies
About.com Guide to Genealogy provides biographical information about US Presidents and their First Ladies in chronological order.

A Short Biography of South Carolina Politician Alvin M. Greene
This is a short profile of Alvin Greene the South Carolina politician.

Biography for U.S. Congressman Joe Barton
This is a short biography of Congressman Joe Barton of Texas that includes his legislative priorities and his controversial apology to oil giant BP.

A Brief Summary of Ethics Investigation of Democratic Congressman Cha…
A brief summary of the ethics allegations against Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel of New York

Rick Santorum Biography
Read a biography of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. Learn about the candidate's political career and personal life. Learn about the controversies in which Rick Santorum has been involved.

Mitt Romney Biography
Read a biography of Mitt Romney. Find out more about the Republican presidential frontrunner in 2012. Learn about Romney's background in politics and business.

Santorum Senate Loss
Read about Rick Santorum's Senate loss in 2006. Find out why the Republican presidential candidate failed to win re-election in Pennsylvania. Discover the issues and nuances of Santorum's U.S. Senate race.

Ann Romney Bio
Read a biography of Ann Romney. Learn about her marriage to 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Discover why Ann Romney made news during the campaign and learn about the controversy surrounding her decision to be a stay-at-home mom.

Julián Castro Bio
Read a biography of Julián Castro. Learn about his political career and why he is a rising star in the Democratic Party. See why he was chosen to speak at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

The Political Career of Chris Christie
Read a timeline of Chris Christie's political career. See a list of all the offices held by Chris Christie. Learn about the elections won by Chris Christie.

Secretary of State John Kerry
Read about U.S. Sen. John Kerry being chosen as secretary of state. Learn about Kerry's background and why President Barack Obama chose him. Find out why many political observers believed Kerry was a good choice for the position in 2012.

Chuck Hagel Biography
Read a bio of Chuck Hagel. Learn more about President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary.

Jack Lew Bio
Read a biography of Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew. Learn more about Jack Lew's political career. Find out why President Barack Obama nominated Jack Lew to be his next Treasury secretary.

Ted Cruz Biography
Biography of conservative Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

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