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Brewer's: Jean des Vignes

(French). So the jonglers call the poupée to which they address themselves. The French Protestants in the sixteenth century called “the host” Jean, and the word is pretty w…

History of Party Conventions

Today's pep rallies, yesterday's battlegrounds by Beth Rowen Protesters Shannon Collins and Olivia Christian at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Photo by Carol M. Highsmi…

Brewer's: Party

Person or persons under consideration. “This is the next party, your worship” —i.e. the next case to be examined. “This is the party that stole the things”- th…

Brewer's: Parti

(A). An eligible person for a big marriage. “Prince Frederick Leopold is a parti, as he has inherited the bulk of his father's immense fortune [twenty-four millions sterling].” …

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen is the former president of the National Front (FN) party of France, and the youngest daughter of that party's founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen. She grew up in her father's political world, an…

John Valcoulon LE MOYNE

LE MOYNE, John Valcoulon, a Representative from Illinois; born in Washington, Washington County, Pa., November 17, 1828; attended the common schools; was graduated from Washington and Jefferson…

Le Roy PERCY

Senate Years of Service: 1910-1913Party: DemocratPERCY, Le Roy, a Senator from Mississippi; born near Greenville, Washington County, Miss., on November 9, 1860; attended the public schools; gra…

The Supreme Court: Switching Parties

Switching PartiesThe Supreme CourtElecting Our LeadersElection Machinery That WorksRemapping DistrictsPaying for CampaignsGetting the Word OutSwitching Parties Last minute party switching to …

Jean-Marie Le Pen,

far-right French politician, shocked the world in April with his second-place finish in the first round of France's presidential election. He took 17% of the vote, eliminating Lionel Jospin, …

Jean-Marie Le Pen

Jean-Marie Le Pen is the founder and leader of the French political party known as the National Front, a coalition of nationalist groups formed in 1972. A staunch and sometimes outrageous defender of…