Cherry blossoms, other international gifts: What's behind them?

In honor of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, this month's "View From the Capitol" looks at the art of international gift-giving.

We are accustomed to{ }having the blossoms from Japan and the Statue of Liberty from France, but how do we get these gifts and what do they mean to the countries involved?

Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter gives us an always-entertaining look at life on Capitol Hill and these "American Traditions and Icons".