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7 Great Dramas in Congressional History

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From firearms to filibusters, here are seven of the greatest, strangest and most dramatic moments in congressional history.

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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 2:51 pm
Photo Credit: Ross Toro, LiveScience Contributor

Political Drama

Congress has set the scene for many memorable debates since the Senate and the House of Representatives first convened in 1789, sometimes appearing more like a three-ring circus than a distinguished branch of the federal government.

From firearms to filibusters, here are seven of the greatest, strangest and most dramatic moments in congressional history.

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By: Heather Whipps | Live Science Contributor |

JL A. (287)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 3:43 pm
Thank you for a brief trip down memory lane of some historic events Kit! I guess impeachment has a more of a history of being pushed on spurious grounds than most people realize.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 5:08 pm
Old Hickory could have told JFK what to expect. Jackson closed the First National Bank of America; the first attempt at centralized banking which many claim cost Jackson the presidency in 1824. Payback's a b***** and after two assassination attempts on his life and one impeachment he showed why he was the hero of New Orleans and called Old Hickory.
Then there's the not so illustrious Strom Thurmond and his pal Byrd; two of the most racist, bigoted, narrow minded, misogynistic and disgusting pond scum that ever graced the halls of congress.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:37 am
Thank you for the fascinating history lesson! I love history because we learn so much about ourselves.
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