Thomas Jefferson’s esoteric religious views have been a source of historical debate for more than 200 years. Now, the Bible he assembled by cutting and pasting selected verses from English, French, Latin and Greek versions of the four Gospels is on display at the National Museum of American History. The third president’s intent was to distill the ethical teachings of Jesus and excise what he considered the supernatural elements of Christian teaching. Reflected in the glass is Harry Rubenstein, curator of the museum.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.