Daily Briefing: February 9

Senator Joe McCarthy

From C-Span, on this day in 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy (Republican-Wisconsin) in a speech in WV, claimed he had a list of individuals in the U.S. government who were known communists. His claims of widespread infiltration of communists and communist sympathizers in the U.S. Government led to nationwide investigations. 

Go to the C-SPAN website to learn more.