May 3

On this day. 1961: President Kennedy, receiving an honorary degree from George Washington University, joked that it only took him two minutes to earn it — in contrast to his wife's two years.

Quote of the day

"Industry, thrift, and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character." -Calvin Coolidge

More from West Wing Reports...

* Freshman lawmakers rake in the cash

* Self-deportation is back

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