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The complete history of the US State of the Union address

The State of the Union address has a long, interesting history that dates back to President George Washington. The address derives from the US Constitution, but the language is vague, so different presidents have put their own spin on it. Now the State of the Union largely serves as an […]
The complete history of the US State of the Union address
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Trump’s attacks on the Fed may be intense, but they’re nothing compared to a wild new story about Ronald Reagan from former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker

President Donald Trump’s public attacks on the Federal Reserve have been eye-catching. But a new story from former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker about President Ronald Reagan. is perhaps even more shocking. In a new memoir, Volcker recounts being privately ordered by Reagan’s chief of staff to not raise interest rates […]
Trump’s attacks on the Fed may be intense, but they’re nothing compared to a wild new story about Ronald Reagan from former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker
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The Reagans hosted the best White House parties of all time

Presidents have always thrown parties at the White House, but no first couple threw better parties than President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan. They were in the White House during a golden age of Hollywood, and his connections as a former star drew many notable names to their […]
The Reagans hosted the best White House parties of all time
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The late Billy Graham met every US president since Truman, stayed in the White House on the eve of the Gulf War, and helped Hillary Clinton endure the Monica Lewinsky scandal

• Prominent evangelical Christian and Southern Baptist minister Billy Graham has counseled presidents over the years, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. • Graham got along with some presidents more than others. • The influential minister was particularly close with Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. […]
The late Billy Graham met every US president since Truman, stayed in the White House on the eve of the Gulf War, and helped Hillary Clinton endure the Monica Lewinsky scandal
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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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Under The GOP’s Electoral College Rigging Plan, Elections Would Have Gone A Lot Differently

[credit provider=”AP”] Republican lawmakers in several key swing states are considering plans to allocate their electoral college votes by Congressional district, in a move that would give Republican presidential candidates a new advantage in future elections. The policy, if applied nationally, would seriously impact the way presidential elections turn out by giving out […]
Under The GOP’s Electoral College Rigging Plan, Elections Would Have Gone A Lot Differently
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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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The New York Times Finally Admits Reaganomics Worked

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Reagan_photo_at_National_Portrait_Gallery_IMG_4449.JPG”] Here’s the heart of the big New York Times story on taxes:Most Americans in 2010 paid far less in total taxes — federal, state and local — than they would have paid 30 years ago.
The New York Times Finally Admits Reaganomics Worked
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I’m Voting For Mitt Romney, Even Though I Don’t Agree With Him

[credit provider=”Getty Images”] I consider myself an active Republican. I vote in elections, attend events for the party, and participate in rallies. However, it seems like every day I turn on the news to find another speech or quote that has me questioning why I’m even voting for Romney and […]
I’m Voting For Mitt Romney, Even Though I Don’t Agree With Him
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Mitt Romney Is Finally Proving That He Can Lead The Republican Party

[credit provider=”AP”] New York Times columnist Ross Douthat penned a thoughtful column this weekend, noting that Mitt Romney’s debate performance last Wednesday might have finally elevated him to the position of “leader” of the Republican Party.”In 90 prime-time minutes,” Douthat writes, “the country had a glimpse of what our politics […]
Mitt Romney Is Finally Proving That He Can Lead The Republican Party
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The Most Embarrassing Political Typos

[credit provider=”amerciaiswithmitt.tumblr.com” url=”http://amerciaiswithmitt.tumblr.com/”] President Obama hasn’t always had the most cordial relationship with Congress, especially the Republican-led House.So maybe there was some subliminal animus in his re-election campaign’s misspelling of the legislature’s budget scorekeeper in a new video. Of course, Obama isn’t the first politician, or even the first one […]
The Most Embarrassing Political Typos
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Why Romney Is Wasting His Time Trying to Prepare Zingers For The Debate

[credit provider=”Getty”] Ahead of the first presidential debate Wednesday, it has been reported that Mitt Romney is practicing his one-liners.According to The New York Times, “Mr. Romney’s team has concluded that debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers that he has memorized and […]
Why Romney Is Wasting His Time Trying to Prepare Zingers For The Debate
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7 Politicians Who Appeared On Game Shows

[credit provider=”AP”] As we’ve been seeing lately, everything politicians have done since birth ends up being in the news—especially during election time. Game show appearances are no exception, so check out these seven politico contestants. Some did surprisingly well; others should definitely stick to their day jobs. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”1-ronald-reagan-on-ive-got-a-secret-1961-1″ […]
7 Politicians Who Appeared On Game Shows
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Reagan Was More Of A Keynesian Than Obama

There’s no question that America’s recovery from the financial crisis has been disappointing. In fact, I’ve been arguing that the era since 2007 is best viewed as a “depression,” an extended period of economic weakness and high unemployment that, like the Great Depression of the 1930s, persists despite episodes during […]
Reagan Was More Of A Keynesian Than Obama
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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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CHART: Who Was A Bigger Keynesian, Obama Or Reagan?

Last week we brought you this chart, demonstrating that the unemployment rate under President Obama is coming down fairly quickly — though not as quickly as it did under President Reagan in the months before he won a landslide re-election in 1984.
CHART: Who Was A Bigger Keynesian, Obama Or Reagan?
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Here’s How Ronald Reagan Became A Secret Subaru BRAT Test Driver

[credit provider=”Flickr | Benjamin Preston” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjaminpreston78/”] Subaru BRATs are cool, if somewhat quirky cars. Adapting the popular Subaru station wagon in 1978, Japanese engineers managed to smear a dollop of pickup truck utility onto a small car platform powered by a 67-hp flat four.The odd little proto-SUV caught the eye […]
Here’s How Ronald Reagan Became A Secret Subaru BRAT Test Driver
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14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain

[credit provider=”AP”] Last night, BuzzFeed got a hold of the 2008 John McCain campaign’s research book on Mitt Romney. In over 200 painstakingly researched pages, it notes every slip-up, political fib, and potential liability for Romney going forward. And of course it picks apart all the times Romney has said one […]
14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain
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HOUSE OF THE DAY: A $10 Million Mansion That Ronald Reagan, Bob Dylan, And Richard Gere Have Called Home

[credit provider=”via The Atlantic ” url=”http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/10/richard-gere-ronald-reagan-and-bob-dylan-have-all-lived-here/247002/”] The Los Angeles home that Ronald Reagan, Bob Dylan and most recently Richard Gere have all lived in was just listed at $9.975 million (via The Atlantic).The gated-home has a lavish swimming pool, a bar, a in-home theatre, three bedroom-suites, and six bathrooms.
HOUSE OF THE DAY: A $10 Million Mansion That Ronald Reagan, Bob Dylan, And Richard Gere Have Called Home
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How Would Reagan Restore Our National Mojo?

[credit provider=”Courtesy of HBO”] On Wall Street (the free part, not the occupied territory) they talk about “animal spirits.” Economists measure consumer and business confidence. Politicians track approval ratings like batting averages. Business schools teach entrepreneurship alongside marketing, finance and accounting.These are all aspects of our national mojo – the […]
How Would Reagan Restore Our National Mojo?
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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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The Greatest Presidential Campaign Ads Of All Time

In 1952, Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson thumbed his nose at the new campaign messaging medium of concise television ad spots, thinking that voters would find them insipid. Dwight Eisenhower crushed him in the general election by an 11-point margin, giving Republicans the White House for the first time in […]
The Greatest Presidential Campaign Ads Of All Time
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The Fabulous Life Of One Of The Scariest, Most Important People At Goldman Sachs

[credit provider=”Goldman Sachs” url=”http://www2.goldmansachs.com/who-we-are/leadership/executive-officers/09-john-f-w-rogers.html”] John Francis Williams Rogers might be one of the most important people at Goldman Sachs.Not only is he one of the bank’s 11 top executives, but he spent a considerable amount of his earlier career working deep inside the Beltway for both the White House and […]
The Fabulous Life Of One Of The Scariest, Most Important People At Goldman Sachs
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Deregulated, Laissez-Faire, Trickle-Down Economics Destroyed U.S. Dominance

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] It is said that any organisation needs to understand and agree upon its problems, before it can develop solutions to them. The developed world, its inhabitants – and particularly its governments and political leadership – are having a devil of a time understanding (to say nothing of agreeing […]
Deregulated, Laissez-Faire, Trickle-Down Economics Destroyed U.S. Dominance
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Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In London On 4th Of July

A 10-foot bronze statue of former US President Ronald Reagan was unveiled in a ceremony on July 4th outside the American embassy in London, joining the statues of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Eisenhower, according to The Telegraph.
Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In London On 4th Of July