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  • Nine Presidential Candidates Who Weren't Great Students in College

    09/22/2011 2:58:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 09/22/2011 | Ethan Trex
    The Huffington Post recently released a copy of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry’s college transcript from Texas A&M. The academic picture wasn’t pretty. Perry struggled in some familiar classes (an F in organic chemistry, a D in economics) and some bizarre ones (a C in gym, a D in something the transcript labeled only as “Meats”). Are Perry’s low college marks all that astonishing for a high-profile politician? Apparently not. Let’s take a look at a few other big names who didn’t light the academic world on fire. 1. Al Gore Gore’s the brainiest politician around, right? Possibly, but you...
  • Defending the Integrity of Thomas Jefferson (new book on Jefferson-Hemings)

    09/06/2011 6:16:23 AM PDT · by tellw · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Sep 5, 2011 | Gary Feuerberg
    WASHINGTONThe alleged liaison between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings entered a new phase upon the release of an updated scholarly report at the National Press Club on Sept. 1. The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission seeks to overturn the widely held belief that the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States had an affair with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, and was the father of one or more of her children. The liaison has gained acceptance and notoriety in popular culture. In February 2000, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal was shown...
  • An Educational Chart Identifying Our Presidents

    09/04/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-3-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    This will be especially useful to future generations...click the image for a larger version
  • Does academic achievement bring Oval Office success?

    08/28/2011 9:32:57 PM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/2011 | Jamie Weinstein
    How smart do we want our presidents to be, and what does their academic performance tell us about their chances for success? This month Texas Gov. Rick Perrys college transcript was leaked, and the Republican presidential contenders academic performance at Texas A&M turned out to be less than stellar. Perrys critics seized on the document to suggest that he didnt have the aptitude to serve as leader of the free world. Is there a correlation between success in the White House and a presidents perceived intelligence, or at least between academic performance and Oval Office success?
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Reportedly Believed Lyndon B. Johnson Behind JFK's Assassination

    08/08/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 175 replies · 10+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 08, 2011
    Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis believed Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the assassination of her husband, according to tapes recorded by the former first lady just months after President John F. Kennedy's death, the Daily Mail reports.
  • Afghan President's Corrupt and Powerful Brother Assassinated

    07/12/2011 12:47:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    cns news ^ | 7/12/11 | MIRWAIS KHAN, Associated Press
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's powerful half brother, a lightning rod for criticism of all that is wrong with the Afghan government, was assassinated by a bodyguard Tuesday at his home in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. Ahmed Wali Karzai, who was head of the Kandahar provincial council, had become a political liability for the Karzai government after a series of allegations, including that he was on the CIA payroll and involved in drug trafficking. He denied the charges, and the president repeatedly defended him, denouncing accusations that his brother was involved in criminal activities...
  • Betty Ford Dead at 93

    07/08/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 146 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2011 | CNN
    Betty Fordhas died at the age of 93.
  • Learning From the Worst Presidents. What factors predict lousy presidents to come.

    07/04/2011 7:27:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2011 | Ron Lipsman
    <p>An increasing number of Americans -- and not just conservatives -- are expressing the opinion that Barack Obama's presidency is as calamitous for the United States as was that of Jimmy Carter. If so, then in the relatively short span of three decades, America has experienced two spectacularly flawed presidencies, each comparable to only a handful that have occurred over the life of the Republic. Could these two recent tragedies have been predicted? Are there any identifiable personality traits, past experiences, or political trajectories that might enable voters to foresee impending abject failure in a presidential candidate?</p>
  • Ronald Reagan dies at 93

    06/05/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 5, 2004 | RRPL
    Former President Ronald Reagan died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93. Reagan led a conservative revolution that set the economic and cultural tone of the 1980s, hastened the end of the Cold War and revitalized the Republican Party. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease since at least late 1994. At least two of his children and his wife, Nancy, were at his bedside, according to the former president's Los Angeles office.Ron Reagan Jr. and Patty Davis -- children from his current marriage to Nancy Davis Reagan -- were with him at his home in the Bel Air...
  • The unhappiness of Woodrow Wilson

    04/27/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | Dec 21, 2007 | Andrew Leonard
    Did the president lament the day he "unwittingly ruined" his country by creating the Federal Reserve? ... " I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world -- no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government...
  • The stuttering didnt end in The Presidents Speech

    03/30/2011 9:26:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/30/11 | Ed Morrissey
    In my latest column for The Week today, I use the Academy Award-winning film The Kings Speech to bookend my point about the incoherence of the Obama administration on its Libyan adventure. Like King George VI, Barack Obama needed to demonstrate leadership, inspire a nation, and give a clear account of why the nations forces had been sent to war after ten days of contradictions, incoherence, and silence from the administration. Unfortunately, Obama turned out to be no more coherent on Monday than George VI before his speech therapy: Later in the same speech, though, the president then said that...
  • The President's Speech: Being a leader is about more than reading off a teleprompter

    03/28/2011 6:16:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/28/11 | Staff
    When King George VI gave his Sept. 3, 1939, war message to the people of the British Empire, it was a time of great moment. It was a grave hour, he began, perhaps the most fateful in our history. The king said that for the second time in the lives of most of us, we are at war. That, however, was back when war was war. Now it is just kinetic military activity.
  • DC Museum Works to Save Thomas Jeffersons Cut & Paste Bible

    03/12/2011 6:50:19 PM PST · by STARWISE · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-12-11 | Meredith Jessup
    By literally cutting and pasting biblical passages demonstrating the life and lessons of Jesus Christ from several Bibles, Thomas Jefferson put together a book that he titled The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth during his retirement in 1820. The former presidents finished product would become known to historians as the Jefferson Bible. "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth" (CNN) Nearly 200 years later, conservationists at the National Museum of American History are working to carefully preserve the 86-page book and preparing to put it on display in November. Over time, the books brittle paper has become...
  • Reassessing Warren G. Harding

    03/04/2011 11:42:19 AM PST · by americanophile · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | March 4, 2011 | Ryan Cole & Amity Shlaes
    Change isnt all that its cracked up to be. Thats what most of us have come to realize in recent years, whether the change proposed came from Pres. Barack Obama or the Tea Party movement. Still, most havent quite reached the point where we oppose change and fight for stability. Maybe we ought to: Maybe sometimes it is the time for no change. That, at least, was the position of Warren Harding. Warren who? On the presidential roster, Harding is POTUS 43. No, that doesnt mean hes replaced George W. Bush: Hardings 43 is his aggregate rank among presidents. Since...
  • Name This School -- LET'S WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER! (School Bd. to vote on Reagan Elementary name)

    02/28/2011 7:52:29 PM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 3 replies
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 2/28/11 | Riley
    This Wed., March 2, the Prince William County School Board will be voting on what to name the new elementary school opening Fall 2011 on Linton Hall Road. The naming committee came up with the lame name of "Piney Branch Elementary School" -- Ronald Reagan didn't even make the top 18 suggestions of the committee despite it having strong supporters. I first suggested that name early last October and encouraged people to submit it to the naming committee by the Dec. 1 deadline. Following is the message that I sent to the naming committee: Since the new elementary school on...
  • Former Mexican Governor Admits Past Presidents Controlled Drug Trade

    02/28/2011 11:58:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/28/2011 | Grace Wyler
    The Mexican political world was sent reeling this weekend after a former PRI politician admitted his party had exercised strong control over Mexico's drug trafficking routes. During a recent university conference, former Nuevo Leon governor Socrates Rizzo said that previous PRI presidents had formalized agreements with drug cartel leaders to coordinate and protect Mexico's lucrative drug trade, Milenio reports. Rizzo argued that presidential control over smuggling prevented the widespread violence that has been commonplace since the 2000 election of PAN president Vicente Fox, which ended more than 70 years of PRI control. To add insult to injury, in a Wikileaks...
  • On Presidents Day: Lincoln is King (Among freshman Republican congressmen, exluding Reagan)

    02/21/2011 1:00:39 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 105 replies
    FrumForum.com ^ | 2-21-2011 | Tim Mak
    On Presidents Day, Americans take a day to recognize the office of the presidency and to reflect upon the countrys best. FrumForum asked freshman Republican members which president they admired the most, but excluded President Reagan from contention to give the other presidents a fair chance. The fourteen Republican members who responded gave a range of answers, but President Abraham Lincoln came out on top. Interestingly, these freshman congressmen have something in common with President Obama, who has identified Lincoln as his favorite president. Independent voters also agreed a new Gallup poll shows that Lincoln was their favorite...
  • Presidents day in the plural. Which has been worthwhile lately?

    02/21/2011 11:57:24 AM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 12 replies
    Today we celebrate a federal holiday, which is much more about giving your public servants another day off than it is to honor the names of Jefferson and Washington. They can be honored without sending the workers home. But why in the plural? Its because of the egalitarian necessity not to judge, we suspect. After all, who are we, mere American citizens, to say one president is better than another? Lets lump em all together and celebrate the U.S. Grants and Jimmy Carters too! Pollster Rasmussen Reports has an interesting survey on (or sort of on) point: . . .
  • Gallup: Americans Say Reagan Is the Greatest U.S. President

    (PRINCETON, NJ) Ahead of Presidents Day 2011, Americans are most likely to say Ronald Reagan was the nations greatest president slightly ahead of Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. Reagan, Lincoln, or John F. Kennedy has been at the top of this greatest president list each time this question has been asked in eight surveys over the last 12 years.
  • Americans Say Reagan Is the Greatest U.S. President

    02/18/2011 7:44:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Gallup ^ | February 18, 2011 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Ahead of Presidents Day 2011, Americans are most likely to say Ronald Reagan was the nation's greatest president -- slightly ahead of Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. Reagan, Lincoln, or John F. Kennedy has been at the top of this "greatest president" list each time this question has been asked in eight surveys over the last 12 years.
  • The 40th President at 100

    02/03/2011 7:40:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    On the centenary of Ronald Reagan's birth, I pause for another historic event: agreement with President Obama, who says of his predecessor in USA Today, "Ronald Wilson Reagan was a believer ... he recognized that each of us has the power -- as individuals and as a nation -- to shape our own destiny. He had faith in the American promise; in the importance of reaffirming values like hard work and personal responsibility; and in his own unique ability to inspire others to greatness." Precisely! I suspect Reagan would be embarrassed by the attempts to elevate him to political sainthood....
  • Nancy Reagan 'Loved' Ron Reagan's Book; Is 'Proud' of Him, Son Said (Yeah Right....Not)

    01/18/2011 11:24:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 18, 2011 | George Stephanopoulos
    Despite the family feud that has unfolded over the past few days between Ron Reagan and his half-brother Michael, Nancy Reagan said she is very proud of her son for writing his new book "My Father at 100." She was worried about me. She said Are you alright? I said Yeah mom, Im fine... but they are going to ask me what you think of the book. So what should I say to them, Ron Reagan said on GMA. And she said, You tell them that Ive read it, I loved it, it made me cry and Im very proud...
  • Greed of the Tunisian president's wife that drove a nation onto the streets to start a revolution

    01/16/2011 8:42:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/11 | Nabila Ramdani
    Tunisia's angry protestors are shedding no tears for the downfall of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's greedy wife Leila. The former hairdresser was likened to the Philippines' Imelda Marcos of the Arab world because of her love of wealth and its trappings. While Ben Ali, 74, was granted refuge in Saudi Arabia, his wife, more than 20 years her husband's junior, was at first thought to be holed up in Dubai - a destination she is said to know well through shopping trips. The woman who came from a humble background, was branded 'The Regent of Carthage' for her...
  • MSNBC SOTU Promo Erases Republican Presidents

    01/13/2011 8:44:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/13/11 | Mark Finkelstein
    Guess MSNBC missed the part of Pres. Obama's Tucson speech decrying the way our politics have become "so sharply polarized" . . . During today's Morning Joe, MSNBC aired a promo for PBO's impending State of the Union that featured video from previous SOTU speeches. Notably missing were any clips from past Republican presidents. Instead we were treated to a montage of JFK, LBJ, Clinton, Obama and even Jimmy Carter. Think Ronald Reagan, or W just a few months after 9-11, might have said something inspirational in their SOTUs? Not in the mind of MSNBC.
  • The Conversion of President Andrew Jackson

    01/12/2011 11:50:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Bible Believers ^ | Dr. William P. Grady
    The Battle of New Orleans had made Andrew Jackson a national hero overnight. But mere early accomplishments can never fill the void that exists in a lost man's soul. Besides, the humble general had more sense than the editors of Laissez Faire Books concerning the ultimate cause for his victory, acknowledging to a friend, "It appears that the unerring hand of Providence shielded my men from the shower of balls, bombs, and rockets, when every ball and bomb from our guns carried with them a mission of death." Andrew Jackson was better known for his attendance at duels than at...
  • Reagan birth centennial stamp debuts

    12/13/2010 12:06:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 2,579 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2010 | Mark A. Kellner
    If it was "morning in America" for President Ronald Reagan, a new commemorative postage stamp due in February to mark "the Gipper's" birth centennial will forever view the sunrise.The new commemorative stamp, whose design was unveiled Monday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., always will be valid for a 1-ounce first-class letter, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed. It officially will be releasedat the library on Feb. 10, 2011, four days after the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth.Texas artist Bart Forbes did the portrait, based on a 1985 photograph of Reagan taken at Rancho del Cielo,...
  • All the President's men: Obama given a 20-MAN motorcade to visit childhood friend in Hawaii

    12/31/2010 9:07:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    * Return trip on Air Force One costs up to 1million * $63,000 to fly Michelle and daughters to Hawaii * $134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at home President Obama provoked fresh outrage today after taking a 20-man motorcade to visit a childhood friend during his lavish Christmas holiday in Hawaii. The 10-vehicle convoy drove the president and wife Michelle from his rental property in Kailua, across highways cleared of traffic and through a military community to reach Bobby Titcomb's beachfront house. Mr Obama, who spent eight years at Punahou School in Hawaii before graduating in 1979,...
  • Rose Parade float honors Ronald Reagan

    12/27/2010 1:01:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 78 replies · 39+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2010 | Frank C. Girardot
    PASADENA - The centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan's birthday begins New Year's Day, when a float dedicated to the 40th president will make its way down Colorado Boulevard. The 55-foot-long float is designed by Fiesta of Irwindale. It features a 26-foot-high bald eagle and 11 black-and-white photographs of Reagan, which will be decorated with onion seeds, poppy seeds and crushed sweet rice. "President Reagan always believed America's best days were ahead. At a time when many Americans look forward to a New Year with a similar optimism and pride, we at the Reagan Foundation are honored to be invited to...
  • JFK Still Most Highly-Regarded Former President

    12/07/2010 7:52:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 107 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 6, 2010
    Former president John F. Kennedy, Jr. remains the most popular of recent past American presidents, according to a recent Gallup poll, while former President Richard Nixon continues to rank as the least popular. According to the poll, Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963, enjoys an 85 percent approval rating - up one point from 2006 figures. He bests by 11 points former President Ronald Reagan, who clocked in at second place with a 74 percent rating.
  • James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    11/25/2010 1:05:54 PM PST · by Publius · 26 replies
    A Publius Essay, with an assist from Jemmy Madison | 22 December 1792 | Publius & James Madison
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jeffersons faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamiltons faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Can You Name the Greatest President of the Past 100 Years? (Cato Inst. says it's Calvin Coolidge)

    10/19/2010 7:07:22 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 73 replies · 1+ views
    cato Institute ^ | 10/19/2010 | Daniel Mitchell
    It’s tempting to say that Ronald Reagan was the best U.S. president of the past century, and I’ve certainly demonstrated my man-crush on the Gipper. But there is some real competition. I had the pleasure yesterday of hearing Amity Shlaes of the Council on Foreign Relations make the case for Calvin Coolidge at the Mont Pelerin Society Meeting in Australia. I dug around online and found an article Amity wrote for Forbes that highlights some of the attributes of “Silent Cal” that she mentioned in her speech. As you can see, she makes a persuasive case. … the Coolidge style...
  • Nothing New Under the Sun

    10/17/2010 12:19:05 PM PDT · by x · 1 replies
    The Superfluous Man ^ | Wednesday, October 06, 2010 | John Markley
    Contemporary American politics makes a great deal more sense in light of the realization that Barack Obama's most devoted fans and fiercest critics are united by a shared delusion: the belief that Obama is really, really interesting. How this manifests among his supporters is apparent enough in the starry-eyed adulation he been able to inspire in so many people. How this manifests among his opponents was especially driven home recently by the now somewhat notorious Dinesh D'Souza article in Forbes, in which D'Souza argued that Obama's politics are the result of the anti-colonialist ideology of Obama's Kenyan father. As D'Souza...
  • PHOTOSHOP: Add Governor Palin to this picture of presidents playing poker (Hillbuzz results)

    10/01/2010 7:38:59 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 79 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 10/1 | Hillbuzz
    The results
  • The Forgotten Man - Jon McNaughton (sorry if already posted but powerful)

    09/28/2010 3:14:25 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 11 replies
    you tube ^ | 2010 | SethAdamSmith
    Man paints picture of all the past presidents...surprise with Obama....
  • President Lincoln Was A Terrorist, History Just Wont Admit It

    09/27/2010 1:27:31 PM PDT · by RandysRight · 541 replies
    Randys Right ^ | Randy's Right
    This article gives another perspective on liberals, libertarians and conservatives. The history both Lincoln and Sherman has been written by the victors and beyond reproach. Do we want to restore honor in this country? Can we restore honor by bringing up subjects over 100 years old? Comments are encouraged. Randy's Right aka Randy Dye NC Freedom The American Lenin by L. Neil Smith lneil@lneilsmith.org Its harder and harder these days to tell a liberal from a conservative given the former categorys increasingly blatant hostility toward the First Amendment, and the latters prissy new disdain for the Second Amendment ...
  • The Forgotten Man - Artist Jon McNaughton

    09/08/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 4 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 09/08/10 | Chris Bounds
    How would the Founding Fathers and the Presidents of the past react to Barak Obamas trampling of the Constitution? What would their faces express and their body language tell you? Artist Jon McNaughton shows you: VideoDid you notice the expressions of progressive Presidents that came before Obama, clapping and smiling?
  • Refurbished LBJ Plane Goes On Display At LBJ Ranch (Lockheed C-140 JetStar)

    08/26/2010 4:14:16 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 30 replies · 1+ views
    AP via CBS News ^ | Aug 26, 2010 | n/a
    (AP) STONEWALL, Texas (AP) - Luci Baines Johnson remembers as a teenager riding in a shiny mirror-finished jet trimmed with sky blue and white paint and emblazoned with black letters proclaiming "United States of America," then landing on a narrow Texas airstrip behind what Americans would come to know as the Western White House. "A country runway," she said this week of the roughly mile-long airstrip behind President Lyndon Johnson's ranch, her childhood home and now part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. The National Park Service, which manages the park, will formally acquire the JetStar aircraft Johnson...
  • How the Worst President Ever Ended Up on a Controverisal New Coin (James Buchanan)

    08/21/2010 7:17:45 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 1,336 replies · 5+ views
    AOL News ^ | 8-19-2010 | Alex Eichler
    Today, the U.S. Treasury released a $1 coin commemorating former President James Buchanan. And people aren't happy about it. To understand why, some background is helpful. In 2007, thanks to a bill promoted by then-Senator John Sununu of New Hampshire, the Treasury began minting $1 coins with the likenesses of former Presidents, starting with George Washington. The coins -- which have been appearing ever since, featuring a new President every three months -- are meant to improve use and circulation of America's dollar coins, which are often seen as an awkward misfit among currency, neither fish nor fowl. Sununu's initiative...
  • What Warren Harding Could Teach Obama About Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

    08/21/2010 6:44:06 AM PDT · by big black dog · 9 replies
    Glenn Beck, bless him, has opened the gate for American conservatives to finally appreciate and learn from a man who should have been one of their greatest heroes; President Obama needs to learn from that great man too. I am of course referring not to the vastly overrated Theodore Roosevelt (If hed been President in 1914, at least 2 million American boys would have been sent to useless deaths in World War I - but more on that another time.), but to the sainted Warren G. Harding. American conservatives revere Calvin Coolidge, but are embarrassed by his predecessor. Yet Coolidge...
  • The Seven Greatest Presidents in American History (UHG!)

    08/16/2010 10:16:48 PM PDT · by pissant · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/16/10 | John Hawkins
    After talking about The 7 Worst Presidents Of The Last Hundred Years at Townhall last week, it seems natural to move on to the 7 greatest Presidents in American history. Since below average and mediocre Presidents are quite common while truly extraordinary Presidents are very rare, it seems appropriate to focus on the greatest Presidents in American history instead of just looking at the last 100 years. So, let's get started.... 7) Sarah Palin (2012): In the spirit of giving Barack Obama a Nobel Prize for what he was going to do as President, Sarah Palin is getting the number...
  • UT medical school presidents warn of fewer new doctors under U.S. planned cuts

    08/13/2010 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/13/10 | ROBERT T. GARRETT
    AUSTIN The federal health overhaul could dry up funds that the state's academic medical centers use to produce doctors in Texas, leaders of the University of Texas' six health science centers warned Wednesday. The medical school presidents said they're not necessarily opposed to the sweeping legislation signed by President Barack Obama last spring, but they worry that their centers may absorb deep financial hits if they don't adapt to a changed marketplace and cut costs. "We've got incredibly robust institutions, but they're inherently fragile," Daniel Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern Medical Center, told reporters after the presidents briefed UT...
  • I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General Washington

    08/08/2010 3:19:08 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    The providence Journal ^ | Dec. 15, 1799 | Tobias Lear
    "It is with inexpressible grief, that I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General Washington. He died last evening, between 10 and 11 o'clock, after a short illness of about 24 hours. His disorder was an inflammatory fore throat, which proceeded from a cold, of which he made but little complaint on Friday..."
  • NBCs Matt Lauer Lands First One-On-One Interview With George W. Bush

    08/02/2010 9:50:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 109 replies · 7+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 8-2-10 | Steve Krakauer
    With his new book, Decision Points set for release the next day, former Pres. George W. Bush will sit down with NBCs Today show anchor Matt Lauer in a one-hour prime time special. It will be the first one-on-one interview Pres. Bush has agreed to since he left office. From the Today show site: Since leaving office, President George W. Bush has never granted a one-on-one television interview about his presidency. But hell sit down with TODAYs Matt Lauer in a special Matt Lauer Reports airing in prime time on Monday, Nov. 8. President Bush will also join Matt live...
  • Growing Up in the White House

    07/31/2010 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | July 31, 2010 | annem040359
    With todays talk about the Chelsea Clinton wedding, CBSs Erica Hill talks to historian from Boston Doris Kearns Goodwin about the different White House wedding over the years and about the children of the Presidents themselves. Touch upon the fact that the Clintons have been very protective of her and once she grew up, continued to keep a low profile.
  • First Family Weddings

    07/31/2010 9:57:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 131 replies · 16+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 7-31-10
    I ran across this historical collection of photos of First Family Weddings and I thought that I'd post some of them for your enjoyment. Many of these I've never seen before. Please go to the link to see all of them.
  • Which President Do You Look Most Like?

    07/16/2010 7:33:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    Self | July 16, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    What President of the United States do you look most like? There are 44 of them to make your choice from. Even if you don't wear a white wig you can choose George Washington. Hey, it wasn't his hair either.
  • The War Over Nixon [As Seen From Left Field]

    07/08/2010 9:17:28 PM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | July, 2010 | Scott Martelle
    The War Over Nixon The ghost of our most divisive modern president haunts efforts to make his library tell the truth by Scott Martelle Tim Naftali thought docents at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum should be honest about the Watergate tapes. The docents, though, couldn’t talk about what they didn’t know. “I had docents come to me and say, ‘Is there anything incriminating on the tapes?’ ” says Naftali, the library director. The tapes were so damaging to Richard M. Nixon that they were a reason he resigned as president of the United States. Naftali also thought the docents...
  • Obama the Great?

    07/02/2010 1:52:34 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 3, 2010 | John Fund
    How leftist scholars rank the presidents. In a Siena College poll of 238 presidential scholars, Mr. Obama emerges as the 15th most highly rated president, trailing Bill Clinton (13th place) but finishing three spots above Reagan (18th place). Mr. Obama's immediate predecessor, George W. Bush, was ranked number 39th among 42 presidents, and bested only Warren Harding in one category, intelligence. Siena poll director Douglas Lonnstrom notes that Obama scored highest in the categories of imagination (6th), communication (7th) and intelligence (8th). His only poor rating was "background," where he placed 32nd, perhaps because of his relative inexperience before taking...
  • Founders' Friday- James Madison

    06/20/2010 7:39:56 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | June 11th
    ounding Father James Madison was not an imposing figure, standing only about 5 foot, 4 inches and weighing less than 100 pounds. He may not have been imposing to look at, but he was an intellectual force to be reckoned with. He is also often referred to as the "father of the Constitution."
  • Obama Overtakes Carter As Worst President Of The U.S. In The Last 100 Years

    06/16/2010 4:08:10 PM PDT · by DebraAI · 48 replies · 1,103+ views
    U.S.E. News ^ | June 16, 2010 | AHF Polls for U.S.E. News
    Polling Question: Who Do You Think Is The Worst President Of The U.S. In The Last 100 Years? President Carter Should Be Happy President Carter has long been considered the worst President of the United States in the last 100 years. No longer as Barack Obama has eclipsed him in the latest poll just out from AHF Polling. Only by 3% but this is significant as America continues a massive decline economically as more and more stimulus bills are introduced now monthly by the Democrats and Obama. These bills can only further erode the U.S. economically month after month as...