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  • White House moves portraits of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to storage room…

    07/17/2020 7:54:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 7/17/2020 | Kane
    Portraits of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush moved from prominent space to rarely used room The official portraits of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were removed from the Grand Foyer of the White House within the last week, aides told CNN, and replaced by those of two Republican presidents who served more than a century ago. The Clinton and Bush portraits were moved into the Old Family Dining Room, a small, rarely used room that is not seen by most visitors. Photographs of the new portrait locations were reviewed by CNN, showing the Clinton and Bush...
  • Trump and Washington & Others & Their Use Of The Veto – Revisiting Restraint? An exercise in evaluating the balance needed between discipline and freedom.

    04/05/2020 2:53:23 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies
    I would like to know what Freeepers have to say about evaluating presidents through their use (or overuse/underuse?) of the veto. The first thing I noticed was POTUS 45’s low rate of use of the veto compared with other eras. How do Freeepers evaluate Trump’s use of the veto? Here are some facts: 298 years ago, on April 5, 1792, President Washington (should we now call him POTUS 01 or POTUS 1?) exercised the first presidential veto. If I am not mistaken, he blocked legislation that would have given Northern states more seats per head of population than Southern States....
  • Charlottesville won’t be celebrating Jefferson’s birthday

    03/02/2020 7:17:31 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 73 replies
    NBC29.com ^ | 3/2/20
    The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, will not honor the birthday of Thomas Jefferson this spring for the first time since World War II. The Washington Post reports that the city will instead celebrate the demise of slavery this coming Tuesday. The holiday is known as Liberation and Freedom Day. It will commemorate when Union troops arrived in the city in March 1865 and freed enslaved people. The change is the latest example of this southern city reckoning with its history. It began when the city tried to remove its Confederate monuments. That inspired white supremacists to stage the deadly 2017...
  • Was Abraham Lincoln a conservative?

    02/11/2020 4:13:58 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 1,069 replies
    https://tujuhbelasan.com/ ^ | 12 February 2020 | Ozguy1945
    Was Abraham Lincoln a conservative? Some people say right/left distinctions are no longer meaningful. In my own life I was born into a progressive family and absorbed that way of thinking. When I became older, I have learnt quite painfully how important and valuable maintaining western traditions is, when my own rights were trashed by modern misandry, leading me to create this blog: https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2017/11/08/freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity/ Where I write this it is already President Lincoln’s birthday. Who has ever been to Lincoln's birthplace Sinking Spring Farm in Kentucky? Did you learn anything about the man there which came to you from the...
  • On Presidents Day, Jeb Bush urges return to civility in politics

    02/20/2020 7:57:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    sunsentinel ^ | 02/17/2020 | David Lyons
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Presidents Day audience of investors and money managers that it’s time for a return to civility in the nation’s politics. And the man who was ousted early from the Republican primaries of 2016 gave a decidedly mixed review of the first term of President Donald Trump, who bruised him often on the campaign trail. Bush spoke Monday to an audience of several hundred investors in Hollywood at a conference sponsored by the financial firm Noble Capital Markets of Boca Raton. During a speech and onstage interview with author Brant Pinvidic, Bush likened the...
  • The simple way Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter live their lives and values

    11/30/2019 10:41:38 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | 27 Nov 2019 | Kate Andersen Brower
    The Carters spent just four years in the White House during troubled times and almost four decades out of it redefining what a former president and first lady can accomplish. Jimmy Carter was president from 1977 to 1981 and he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work. They have broken every record: Jimmy Carter, 95, is the oldest living American president and he and Rosalynn have the longest presidential marriage in history. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on July 7, 2019. They have been married longer than Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have been alive....
  • Jimmy Carter recovering in hospital...

    11/13/2019 10:57:08 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/19 | Veronica Staracqualusi
    ... after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain (CNN)Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at a hospital in Atlanta after undergoing an operation Tuesday morning to relieve pressure on his brain, according to the Carter Center. "Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this morning to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma. There are no complications from the surgery," the center said in a statement. Jimmy Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation, according to the center. "We do not anticipate any further statements until...
  • 25 years ago President Ronald Reagan announced his Alzheimer's to the nation

    11/12/2019 8:57:31 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    Today ^ | 11/11/2019 | Erika Edwards
    Twenty-five years ago this month, President Ronald Reagan told the nation he’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life,” he wrote in a letter addressed to his “Fellow Americans,” dated November 5, 1994. Reagan wrote that he and his wife, Nancy, decided to disclose his condition in hopes it would increase attention for the disease that slowly, but surely, robs the mind of its memories. “In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition,” he wrote. “Perhaps it will encourage a clearer...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

    11/12/2019 4:13:41 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 61 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 12 November 2019 | Jay Reeves and Shameka Dudley-Lowe
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital, Deanna Congileo said in a statement. Carter has fallen at least three times this year, and the first incident in the spring required hip replacement surgery. He traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and helped build a Habitat for Humanity home after getting 14 stiches following a fall on Oct. 6. And he was briefly hospitalized after fracturing...
  • Pompeo to formally unveil Reagan statue in Berlin

    11/06/2019 10:36:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will formally unveil a statue of former President Reagan in Berlin, 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell in the city. During his visit in Germany, Pompeo will reveal the statue of Reagan at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, according to a Facebook post from the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The statue will overlook the location where the president gave his speech calling for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Pompeo will inaugurate the statue on Friday, the day before the 30th anniversary of the momentous...
  • Ohio presidents exhibit highlights little known ‘fun facts’

    09/29/2019 9:07:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 20, 2019 | Julie Carr Smyth
    The role of Ohio’s formidable run of early U.S. presidents in establishing many of the nation’s lasting White House customs — from the frolicsome Easter Egg Roll to the presidential war room — is explored in a new history exhibition running through late December... “We’ve tried to find fun facts and things that aren’t common knowledge.” Like the start of the official presidential egg roll under President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife, Lucy, in 1878. Or the role of President Benjamin Harrison’s wife, first lady Caroline Harrison, in placing the first White House Christmas tree in 1889 and initiating...
  • Democrats have tried to impeach every Republican President except Ford since Eisenhower

    09/26/2019 8:46:32 PM PDT · by Chumdad · 20 replies
    I found this interesting. Democrats have tried to impeach every Republican President except Ford (who wasn’t elected) since Eisenhower
  • WHAT was President Ford's MOST REPEATED WARNING? Government big enough to give you everything (TR)

    07/30/2019 10:24:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 14, 2019 | Bill Federer
    WHAT was President Ford's MOST REPEATED WARNING? - "Government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to..." President Gerald Ford stated in Rockford, IL, March 11, 1976: "People say ... why don't you expand that program, why don't you spend more Federal money?... I don't think they have understood one of the fundamentals ... I look them in the eye and I say, 'Do you realize that a government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take from us everything we have?'" Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th U.S....
  • South Dakota’s City of Presidents Unveils Obama Statue

    07/18/2019 5:41:57 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 61 replies
    smithsonian ^ | 7/16/19 | Jason Daley
    The bronze likeness of Obama is the latest addition to Rapid City’s City of Presidents project. The idea is to honor American presidents with life-size bronzes scattered throughout the downtown. Each statue is privately funded and placement follows a preset pattern to make sure there is no favoritism or political bias in the process. Since the project began in 2000, every president besides Obama have been immortalized on the streets of Rapid City from notables like Thomas Jefferson to obscure chief executives like Rutherford B. Hayes. Tanya Manus at the Rapid City Journal reports that the 44th president's sculpture was...
  • Americans rank Barack Obama as best president of their lifetimes: Poll

    07/12/2019 10:21:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 122 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | July 12, 2019+ | ADIA ROBINSON
    A new Pew Research Center poll says more Americans rank former President Barack Obama higher than any other when asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes.Obama was named the best or second best president by 44 percent of Americans in the survey that came out Wednesday. Thirty-one percent ranked him as the best president in their lifetimes.
  • Geoff Shepard: Yes, Trump and Nixon are alike in many ways -- just not the ways Trump’s opponents...

    07/07/2019 9:54:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 July 2019 | Geoff Shepard
    FULL TITLE: Geoff Shepard: Yes, Trump and Nixon are alike in many ways -- just not the ways Trump’s opponents would like A lot of people like making comparisons these days between President Trump and Richard Nixon – most of them in connection to the Watergate scandal and Nixon leaving office before his second term was up. And indeed, there are several similarities between the two presidents. They are, however, not the ones those making such wishful-thinking claims would like to see. As someone who served on Nixon’s White House staff for five years – mostly doing policy work with...
  • JEB BUSH SENDS BIZARRE TWEET ABOUT PRESIDENTS DYING ON JULY 4

    07/04/2019 10:00:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 175 replies
    Infowars ^ | 07/04/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    “Why the hell would Jeb Bush post this today?”     Governor Jeb Bush provoked a backlash after he sent a strange tweet about presidents who died on July 4, with many taking it as a veiled dig at President Trump.“Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence?” tweeted Bush along with a link to a story which explained how, “Three Founding Father Presidents—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe—died on July 4.”    
  • We Blamed George W. Bush

    06/19/2019 7:07:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    wsj ^ | 06/17/2019 | James Freeman
    Given the volume of commentary describing Donald Trump as a uniquely polarizing figure—and the amount of time Democrats spend attempting to end his presidency—one might think he is among the most partisan Presidents in our history. But that’s not the message in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey. Not that voters don’t give Mr. Trump a large share of the blame when asked who is responsible for “the partisanship that goes on in Washington.” In the June NBC/WSJ poll, 43% of respondents give the Trump administration “almost all” or “a major part” of the blame. When you consider that another...
  • No, Nixon was never officially impeached. He resigned first

    06/18/2019 10:36:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    politifact ^ | 06/13/2019 | Bill McCarthy
    Former President Richard Nixon is making a comeback, this time as congressional Democrats mull impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Just this week, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from Nixon’s former White House counsel, John Dean, a key witness in the Watergate scandal. What’s often forgotten about Nixon is that, while he’s the only U.S. president to resign from office, he was never actually impeached. The latest public figure to bobble this fact was Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s late-night show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Kimmel’s comment came during the June 6 episode...
  • Pete Buttigieg says it's "almost certain" we've had gay presidents

    06/17/2019 8:03:24 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 68 replies
    axios.com ^ | 6/16/19 | Mike Allen
    Pete Buttigieg told "Axios on HBO" that "we've probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn't know which ones." Why it matters: Buttigieg, who is rising in polls and would be the first openly gay nominee of either party, talks easily about his sexual orientation when asked. This comment is a new window into his thinking. Transcript "Axios on HBO:" "Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they'll say you're too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are...