Monday Political Mix: Bitcoins In Congress’ Spotlight

Bitcoins have gone from an Internet oddity to much more and Congress wants to understand them and other virtual currencies better.Enlarge image i

Bitcoins have gone from an Internet oddity to much more and Congress wants to understand them and other virtual currencies better.


Rick Bowmer/AP

Bitcoins have gone from an Internet oddity to much more and Congress wants to understand them and other virtual currencies better.

Bitcoins have gone from an Internet oddity to much more and Congress wants to understand them and other virtual currencies better.

Rick Bowmer/AP

Good morning, fellow political junkies.

This week contains major anniversaries of events that involved the first and last presidents killed in office, a tragic link captured in a famous newspaper editorial cartoon. Friday is the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Thus, an unusual amount of the week will be spent looking backwards. But the present and future get some attention, too.

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