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    Senate Rule 19: Learning to Play Nice

    February 10, 2017
    Senator Bob Bennett

    Walking through the underground tunnels with Senator Bennett to get to a meeting.

    By: Andrea

    There is a room in the U.S. Capitol building where only senators can enter.

    Senator Bob Bennett, a republican, used to tell me stories about that room as we’d walk down the long underground tunnels connecting his office building to the Capitol.

    He would often sit down for lunch in that room with then-Senator Joe Biden, a democrat. “He’d talk about Catholicism, and I’d talk about being a Mormon,” said Sen. Bennett. “Joe Biden knows all about the Mormon church.”

    Senators often head to that room to escape their staff, eat lunch, or relax in between votes. But, Sen. Bennett explained, over the years the more states elected senators on extreme sides of the aisle, the less cordial and friendly that room became. Continue Reading

  • The Art of Saying ‘Thank You’

    January 18, 2017

    By: Andrea I don’t recall how many wedding presents my husband and I gave this past year. A half dozen,  maybe more? But I can easily count how many thank you cards we got in return: two. Just two.…

  • A Letter to Meryl Streep

    January 9, 2017

    Reaction to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe Speech By: Andrea   Oh Meryl! You’re such a talented actress. Why’d you have to go and ruin your big moment by talking about politics? You won a big award at the…

  • The Mormon Tabernacle Choir On the World Stage

    January 4, 2017

    A Reaction to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Singing at the Inauguration By: Andrea   Have you ever had an issue totally get under your skin, even though you completely understood both sides of the argument? But the…

  • Civility Wins: An Election Day Response

    November 19, 2016

      The American Moms website was inspired by post-election day reaction. You saw it, right? The response was explosive. We wanted to just turn away, but couldn’t. So many people were outraged, in tears, confused, and some just…

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