This short clip highlights Congressman Marty Russo, a member of the 1974 Watergate class, to revisit a member of this reform class two years later. After creating a more open Congress, many members of the class are starting to work from inside the system, rather than f read moreRead More
There is no better example of Democrats and Republicans coming together than the annual Congressional Baseball Game, held every year since 1909.Read More
It is a great time to think back and reflect on the history of the country and events which propelled an underdog Democratic candidate to victory.Read More
Former Congressman Marty Russo talks about the Chicago Columbus Day Parade in 1986 when Vice President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush joined in the fun. As an Italian-American in Chicago, one of the iconic experiences is the yearly Columbus Day Parade put on by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.Read More
President George H. W. Bush recently celebrated his 90th birthday by jumping out of an airplane. Former Congressman Marty Russo reminiscences about some fun times they had in the sports arena. Seeing the Politico article about President George H. W. Bush skydiving on his 90th birthday reminds me of what a great competitor he has always been.Read More
It was very enjoyable to meet with John Lawrence earlier this week to be interviewed for his book in progress about the 1974 “Watergate class” of Congress. We sat for several hours at John’s office at the University of California Washington Center where he is a visiting professor. John knows an enormous amount about Democratic Congressional leadership over the last few decades.Read More
Thursday is the 50th Anniversary of the Congressional Baseball Game and I predict a fun time for all sides of the political equation.
I’ve been announcing for the Democrats for over 12 years. Even though my playing days are over, it’s still a thrill to put on my White Sox uniform and head for the stadium. I truly enjoy seeing lots of friends, some of who are playing in the game and others who have retired