This week I learned

This week I learned Sen. Orrin Hatch is a prolific songwriter, and more

Lauren Hansen
May 15, 2014
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Read more about the facts mentioned:

Orrin Hatch, lyricist (The New York Times)

Sen. Hatch writes 'extremely catchy' Hanukkah song (NPR)

10 quirky thinks politicians do (Mental Floss)

Wine talk: Jimmy Carter (Wine Spectator)

Goldwater Kachinas a public treasure (The Phoenix Gazette)

(Heard Museum)

Sen. Al Franken 'takes notes' during the Elena Kagan hearings (Gawker)

Watch Sen. Al Franken draw a map of the U.S. from memory:

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