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FDR was roasted and compared to Hitler for moving Thanksgiving to stretch out a truncated holiday shopping season that was even shorter than the one we’re facing in 2019

Thanksgiving falls on November 28 this year, which means that the holiday shopping season will be shorter than usual. Back in 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced a similarly compressed holiday season. To assuage the fears of retail lobbyists, FDR moved Thanksgiving forward a week that year. The change divided […]
FDR was roasted and compared to Hitler for moving Thanksgiving to stretch out a truncated holiday shopping season that was even shorter than the one we’re facing in 2019
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Watch Out, Obama: Second Terms Have Been Tainted By Scandal

[credit provider=”AP”] “The Second Year Curse” is the idea that after getting re-elected for a second term, presidents have had problems maintaining the momentum. Ever since Franklin Roosevelt, two-term presidents have seen their second-terms marred by scandals and failures.
Watch Out, Obama: Second Terms Have Been Tainted By Scandal
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The Seven Most Legendary Moments In State Of The Union History

[credit provider=”AP”] President Barack Obama is set to kick off his second term with the State of the Union address tonight, but the question is — will it make history?Sure, it will be historic in the sense that it’s a grand speech from the President of the United States, but […]
The Seven Most Legendary Moments In State Of The Union History
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President Obama Needs A New Metaphor For His Second Term

As US President Barack Obama begins his second term, he needs a simple way to express his vision and policies for the economy – a metaphor around which support for his policies might crystallize, thereby boosting his administration’s political effectiveness.
President Obama Needs A New Metaphor For His Second Term
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The True Story Of The Time The Government Printed A $100,000 Bill

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/US100000dollarsbillobverse.jpg”] A $1 trillion-dollar coin seems like a high denomination to ask the government to print.Some say its weight could sink the Titanic! (This is benightedly ludicrous).
The True Story Of The Time The Government Printed A $100,000 Bill
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27 Amazing Photos Of The White House At Christmas

[credit provider=”AP”] For decades the White House has had a festive, star studded holiday season.There are annual parties for Congress and the White House staff, there is the annual tree lighting and a crowd of celebrities stalking the halls. 
27 Amazing Photos Of The White House At Christmas
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Here Are Five Other Presidents Who Knew How To Plan Secret Trips

[credit provider=”AP”] The White House pulled a fast one today, revealing last minute that President Obama was in Afghanistan as part of an unannounced visit.The administration didn’t reveal details of the trip until he touched down in the country because of security concerns.
Here Are Five Other Presidents Who Knew How To Plan Secret Trips
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Why We Have Such A Ridiculous Health Insurance System

[credit provider=”Wikimedia” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WPADoctorNursePatientNOLA.jpg”] My last post prompted me to revisit one from last May that I thought Bears might appreciate. For your delectation:Conservatives love to point out that our employer-based health insurance system is a result of wage controls under FDR. Since employers weren’t able to attract workers with higher wages, […]
Why We Have Such A Ridiculous Health Insurance System
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12 Huge Presidential Campaign Flip-Flops

Politicians are often accused of pandering to voters, of changing their opinions to fit the current political climate. Accusations of flip-flopping sank John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004, and the same problem doomed Mitt Romney in 2008 — and threatens to do it again this cycle.
12 Huge Presidential Campaign Flip-Flops
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Here’s Why Obama Was Never Going to Be the Next FDR

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sancya”] Each party has their sweeping historic narrative leading to eventual triumph, and this slotted neatly into what you I’d call the Ur-Myth, the Creation Story, of the modern Democratic Party.  In that heroic tale, before 1932, the earth was ruled by evil, Laissez-Faire Republicans who ruined […]
Here’s Why Obama Was Never Going to Be the Next FDR