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Word on the Hill: Vote Based on Brains?

Competition for Sarah McLachlan

A button vendor sells buttons to both sides outside of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
A button vendor sells buttons to both sides outside of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are unique candidates, how do they compare education-wise to former presidents?

The top majors among past presidents are history, economics, international affairs and political science, according to a report from the career training website

Clinton majored in political science at Wellesley College and has a law degree from Yale, while Trump majored in economics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

The most popular universities for presidents are Harvard, Yale, the U.S. Military Academy, Princeton, and the College of William and Mary. And, while 75 percent of presidents didn’t have a postgraduate degree, 28 percent didn’t have any college education.

Move over Sarah McLachlan

Hillary Clinton doesn’t like animal cruelty either. Political Action and the Humane Society Legislative Fund have teamed up for an online ad highlighting what they refer to as Clinton’s “expansive pro-animal campaign platform.”

They’re calling the campaign “I’m With Purr.” Sound familiar? The Animal Planet cable channel has the same slogan for its adoption campaign surrounding the election.

[Word on the Hill: I’m With Purr]

Members over recess

Happy birthday to…

Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, 45.

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, 69.

On Saturday:

Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Florida, 74.

On Sunday:

Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, 75.

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