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  • DID THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION TRY TO DRIVE REAGAN OFF THE AIR?

    12/07/2014 6:43:03 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-6-2014 | John Hinderaker
    DECEMBER 6, 2014 BY JOHN HINDERAKER Did the Kennedy Administration Try to Drive Reagan Off the Air? Ronald Reagan apparently detested Bobby Kennedy, another sign of Reagan’s good judgment since Kennedy was an awful human being. But this is something I hadn’t heard before: Michael Reagan says that Bobby leaned on General Electric to get Reagan off television: [A] few months after [subpoenaing Reagan before a grand jury], Kennedy tried to get him fired from General Electric Theater. Or, at least, that’s what Reagan believed. “Dad told us he had just lost his job with GE,” Reed recalls Reagan son...
  • George Washingtons Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/28/2014 7:57:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 27, 2014 | George Washington
    On October, 3, 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation about the Thanksgiving holiday: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A PROCLAMATION Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; And whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of...
  • Sorry Ben Stein, These Presidents Were Way More Racist Than Obama

    11/04/2014 1:24:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 4, 2014 | Shan Wang
    Ben Steinlawyer, Nixon speechwriter, and erstwhile actor known for his turn as Ferris Buellers economics teacherstopped by Fox News on Sunday with some choice words for the Obama administration. This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America, he told Fox News. Most racist? Plenty past presidents could challenge Obama for that title. Here are some strong contenders: you be the judge.
  • Presidential speeches have lowered in sophistication over time

    10/12/2014 9:39:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | October 12, 2014
    NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Vocativ recently decided to do a study of the sophistication of presidential speeches, from George Washington to Barack Obama, and found they've become less sophisticated over time. They analyzed over 600 speeches using the Flesch-Kincaid readability test, which judges speech by assigning it to a grade level. All of their conclusions were analyzed by former Bill Clinton speech writer Jeff Shesol.
  • Carter criticizes Obama on ISIS: 'We waited too long'

    10/08/2014 1:51:49 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/8/14 | Ashley Killough
    Former President Jimmy Carter said President Barack Obama "waited too long" to go after ISIS and criticized what he described as the president's changing foreign policy. "First of all, we waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria," Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an interview published Tuesday. The 39th president was in Texas working on a Habitat for Humanity project. "Then when [ISIS] moved into Iraq, the Sunni Muslims didn't object to their being there and about a third of the territory in...
  • Jimmy Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more 'manly'

    10/01/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more manly in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980. I could've been re-elected if I'd taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth, said the former president,...
  • CIA hatched two plots to assassinate Nixon and sabotaged the Watergate break-in claims new book

    08/09/2014 4:40:15 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th August 2014 | David Martosko
    'The CIA plotted twice to assassinate President Richard Nixon during the years before the Watergate scandal because the agency was angered when 'Tricky Dick' turned dovish and began to withdraw troops from Vietnam, according to an explosive book from a longtime Nixon confidant due for release on Monday. One hit was planned to occur at Nixon's Key Biscayne, Florida vacation house. A second plot to kill him was to culminate during a Miami speech in 1972. When both plots failed, writes best-selling author Roger Stone in 'Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the...
  • The Day Nixon Told the Truth

    08/09/2014 5:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | David Stokes
    During his farewell remarks in the White House East Room on August 9, 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon told the truth. Nixon remains a controversial and tarnished historical figure. But his impact on America was significant. Only Franklin Roosevelts name appeared on as many national ballots (five). His presidency, though now remembered by many for the way it ended, was actually filled with great achievement and success in many ways. Nixon was a brilliant visionary. But he also had a weakness. It was a failure to tell the truth that became Nixons undoing. The highly publicized tapes of what he...
  • The Nixon Resignation at 40

    08/07/2014 12:23:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact, Nixon committed political suicide. He thought he could get away with what other politicians had done, but forgot the rules are different for Republicans. The Post event resembled a celebration with much laughter and stories about how Publisher Katharine Graham and Executive Editor Ben Bradlee had told the newsroom "no gloating" when it became apparent Nixon would resign. But gloat they did...
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: Calvin Coolidge July 5th 1926

    07/04/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    July 4th 2014 | Cripplecreek
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the...
  • Ronald Reagan Rated as Best President of Modern Era, Obama Worst

    07/02/2014 11:05:43 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 45 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 2, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a Quinnipiac University poll released today, Americans rated Ronald Reagan as the best US President since World War II, while the current White House occupant, Barack Obama, was listed as the worst. The same revealed that for the first time since his term began, Americans consider former President George W Bush to have done a better job than President Obama. The poll also provided Obama with some of the worst approval ratings of his presidency, and an overwhelming number of Americans believe the nation would be better off had Mitt Romney won the election of 2012. Only 40 percent...
  • We found the One Percent

    06/09/2014 10:31:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Campus Report ^ | June 3, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those of us in the 99 percent have had few encounters with the one percent of wealthy elites we keep hearing about. We did find a good place to start looking, though: the front office at your local state university. The Chronicle of Higher Education shows us who belongs to the millionaires clubpresidents of public colleges who made more than a million dollars this school year: *E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University, $6,057,615 *R. Bowen Loftin, Texas A & M at College Station, $1,6363,274 *Hamid A. Shirvani, North Dakota University, $1,311,095 *Renu Khator, University of Houston main campus, $1,266,000 *Sally...
  • Jackie Kennedy wanted to divorce her philandering husband and was given $1m to stay

    06/03/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2014 | Caroline Howe
    ackie Kennedys marriage to JFK was headed to a divorce when his life was cut short by an assassin's bullet in November 1963. She was about to become the only First Lady to divorce a sitting president. That's the shocking bombshell in a new book Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince from Blue Moon Productions publisher. Jackie had had enough. Fed up with his constant womanizing, and having her own dalliances that fueled the fire of her desire for liberation, Jackie told her confidantes that she wanted out. Her anger amped...
  • Do US Presidents Enrich Themselves in Office Like Lyndon Johnson?

    06/03/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT · by pinochet · 38 replies
    It is well known that Senators and Congressmen enrich themselves through book deals, speaking engagements, campaign finance cash, etc. When Lyndon Johnson was president, he was open in stealing money from the public treasury, a fact that even his strongest supporters acknowledge. Johnson left office with a net worth of tens of millions of dollars (if not more), which was a lot of money in 1969. When Nixon told the American people that he was not a crook, he was referring to Lyndon Johnson's corruption. Is Lyndon Johnson the only person who enriched himself during the presidency, or are there...
  • TOP TEN PRESIDENTS ACCORDING TO WATCHMOJO.COM

    05/27/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by 7thson · 43 replies
    There is an internet site called WatchMojo.com. It has numerous top ten videos - top 10 Queen songs, top 10 nominated actors who never won an oscar , top ten Marvel movies, etc. I like going there to see various top 10 lists and such. Yesterday while browsing through it, they had a Top 10 U.S. Presidents. I watched it to see if I would be disappointed and to no surprise, I was. Why? Two things. One - President Reagan was not in their top 10. They had one term James Polk in there - #8 I believe - but...
  • Lynne Cheney: Madison's profound impact

    05/08/2014 6:03:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/7/14 | Gloria Borger, Kevin Bohn and Brian Rokus
    Lynne Cheney has spent decades studying and admiring the nation's fourth president, James Madison. Her new book, "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered" is a labor of political admiration that began five years ago and culminated in a historical journey in which Madison, the father of the Constitution, also becomes a prophet of productive conservatism. ....She considers Madison the prophet of small government. He pushed for a strong central government early in his political career when he served in the early House of Representatives, but he started having some doubts. "Madison began to worry about too strong a government," Cheney told...
  • CBS Evening News Ignores White House Benghazi Emails Sent By CBS President's Brother

    05/01/2014 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/14 | Vince Coglianese
    The CBS Evening News on Wednesday ignored one of the days top news stories: the revelation that White House aide Ben Rhodes brother of CBS president David Rhodes instructed Susan Rice to emphasize a false talking point about the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya. In a White House email chain recently obtained through a lawsuit by Judicial Watch, Ben Rhodes urged Rice [t]o underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy ahead of her infamous appearance on several Sunday shows. The decision by CBS to ignore the story...
  • Jimmy Carter Stands Up In Opposition To Keystone XL Pipeline

    04/16/2014 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 57 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | Keith Brekhus
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joined nine other Nobel Peace Laureates in sending a strongly worded letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, urging them not to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The letter opened as follows: "You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced climate change. As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that...
  • Wilson and Obama 100 years apart, but so alike

    04/16/2014 3:23:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/15/2014 | Charles Hurt
    When Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Revenue Act of 1913, it probably sounded like a good idea. Most people would pay less in taxes and the prices of everyday goods would drop, he promised. And the rich would finally! start paying their fair share. In those days, tax collection was a highly diffuse business with various states and localities collecting taxes at various rates. The federal government mostly skidded by on exorbitant and uneven tariffs, and on booze and tobacco taxes. This was always tough and disorganized business for the federal government. Those hardships became especially acute...
  • This must be a Common Core plot to "expose" racism in those who answer this question correctly

    04/07/2014 1:42:00 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • One Surprising Legacy of the Reagan Assassination Attempt

    03/30/2014 6:29:22 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 30, 2014
    Thirty-three years ago today, on the thirtieth day of the third month of 1981, a gunman attempted to assassinate President Ronald Wilson Reagan. This is not only a major historical event; it is also an American healthcare first: the only time a president was shot in office and survived.
  • Why Putin Plays Our Presidents for Fools

    03/29/2014 11:35:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | Ron Fournier
    I looked into his eyes once, and what I saw scared me half to death.In June 2001, George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin ended their first face-to-face meeting with an outdoor news conference beneath a craggy mountaintop in Slovenia. "Is this a man that Americans can trust?" I asked Bush as Putin glared at me. "Yes," Bush replied, before allowing Putin to answer a separate question. A few minutes later, the American president elaborated: "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to...
  • When Putin Met Reagan

    03/05/2014 5:55:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    Iconic Photos ^ | 12-7-2009 | Alex Selwyn-Holmes
    When Putin Met Reagan Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes December 7, 2009 In May 1988, President Ronald Reagan travelled to Moscow for his 4th summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. The Soviets prepared a grand welcome; buildings across from the Kremlin were repainted, streets repaved and trees and flowers planted along the boulevards. The president’s schedule included attending the Bolshoi Ballet, speaking to students at Moscow’s State University and visiting Danilov Monastery, while First Lady would tour Leningrad.The visit was not without its own share of diplomatic incidents. The First Couple took an unscheduled walk through the Arbat, a Moscow shopping pedestrian street,...
  • Ex-President Carter planning trip to Venezuela

    02/25/2014 7:41:47 PM PST · by kingattax · 69 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 2-25-14 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is expressing concern about Venezuela's escalating political crisis and wants to meet with leaders on both sides in an upcoming trip. Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Expressing "grave concern" about the loss of life in recent protests and the risk of more conflict ahead, Carter in the letter to Capriles said that for dialogue aimed at easing tensions to succeed both side must...
  • Thomas Jefferson--WELL WORTH READING!!!!

    02/18/2014 7:26:42 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 33 replies
    This is amazing history. Be sure to read the quotes in BOLD at the end. Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped. At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages. At 16, entered the College of William and Mary. Also could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other. At 19, studied law for 5 years starting under George Wythe. At 23, started his own law practice. At...
  • What to Give Obama for President's Day

    02/17/2014 8:38:27 AM PST · by publius321 · 37 replies
    TableOfWisdom.com ^ | Scott Ryan
    What are we supposed to -do- on President's Day? The Lawless One occupying the White House would no doubt make it a day to celebrate himself as one would expect from a Fidel Castro or Kim Jong Un. This President's Day, try to forget about the sabotage being daily employed by this person known as Barack Hussein Obama and instead reminisce about a time when we had a President who didn't daily work to undermine the foundation of this nation. Articles of impeachment would be the most appropriate President's Day gift this year. However, that's obviously a fantasy since John...
  • The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

    02/14/2014 8:16:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 02/14/2014 | By Ashley C. Allen
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket, according to most political pundits. The presidential hopeful’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, has made millions on lucrative book deals and more than $100 million on the speaking circuit. Secretary Clinton has recently begun to earn that kind of money as well. Secretary Clinton received an estimated $14 million advance on her new book last year, and she has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for each speaking engagement, figures that rival her husband’s. In all, the couple’s net worth is estimated by 24/7 Wall...
  • The Key To It All/ Lincoln's Birthday, 2014

    02/11/2014 2:10:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    An Italian exchange student once asked me what he should know in order to understand America. The best I could come up with on the spot was the U.S. Constitution, jazz and baseball. Later it would come to me that to study each of those only in the abstract, as just a rule book or a series of notes on a page, would be less than useful to someone trying to understand America. The notes would be there, but not the music. The rules of the game would be there, but not the spirit. That spirit cannot be appreciated...
  • The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War

    01/20/2014 1:42:16 PM PST · by mhutcheson · 443 replies
    Snap Out of it, America! ^ | 1/20/14 | Michael Hutcheson
    President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that Honest Abe Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the evil Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes...
  • Obama convenes college leaders on expanding access

    01/16/2014 7:56:26 AM PST · by ResisTyr · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is bringing together university presidents from across the country together to exact commitments from each other to expand access to higher education.
  • George Washingtons Return from Service to Mount Vernon, Christmas Eve, 1783

    12/23/2013 1:48:31 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 58 replies
    Pharmboy | 12/23/13 | Pharmboy
    As many of you know, there was an hiatus between Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown (October 19, 1781) and the Treaty of Paris (September 3, 1783). Washington stayed with his army and did not return to his beloved Mount Vernon until word of the treatys signing reached him, and he would see the British Army and Navy depart NYC on Evacuation Day, November 25, 1783. New Yorkers had made up a rhyme, From Kips Bay to Evacuation Day that had much meaning to them since Kips Bay (near present day First Avenue and 30th St. on the East River) was the...
  • Oh, Bam! Presidents approval rating plummets to 38 percent overall, just 34 percent

    12/10/2013 8:32:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/13 | David Martosko
    Barack Obama is facing poll numbers that are now in the same territory as President George W. Bushs following Hurricane Katrina. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released numbers on Tuesday showing that just 38 percent of registered voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, with a whopping 56 percent saying they disapprove. The president has lost his landslide electoral edge among young voters, too, with a negative 4149 percent rating among 18- to 29-year-old voters. His once formidable support among Hispanics has also evaporated: They now support him by an historically small 5043 percent margin.
  • Anniversaries Remind Us of Our Work

    11/21/2013 3:16:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This month, our nation has two pivotal anniversaries: the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln (Nov. 19), and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Nov. 22). The first anniversary reflects the core message of remembrance, forgiveness, rebuilding and honor. The second, the assassination of a president who embodied youth and hope, reminds us how an instant can not only end the life of an individual, but upend a nation. The Gettysburg Address is one of the most well-known, and often memorized speeches. Lincoln was not the main speaker at the...
  • Nixon and Kennedy: The Myths and Reality

    11/19/2013 9:12:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Had there been no Dallas, there would been no Camelot. There would have been no John F. Kennedy as brilliant statesman cut off in his prime, had it not been for those riveting days from Dealey Plaza to Arlington and the lighting of the Eternal Flame. Along with the unsleeping labors of an idolatrous press and the propagandists who control America's popular culture, those four days created and sustained the Kennedy Myth. But, over 50 years, the effect has begun to wear off. The New York Times reports that in the ranking of presidents, Kennedy has fallen further and faster...
  • JFK: the myth that will never die

    11/16/2013 9:48:54 PM PST · by fella · 157 replies
    the Telegraph ^ | 16 Nov 2013 | Peter Foster
    And the Cuban Missile Crisis, on some subsequent readings of history, was not a triumph of bold statesmanship as it was hailed at the time, but a piece of foolhardy grandstanding that unnecessarily humiliated the Soviets and precipitated the arms race that defined the Cold War. Even on civil rights the subject of one of Kennedy's greatest speeches in June 1963, when he vowed that "Every American ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as he would wish to have his children treated." the reality never matched the myth. Kennedy...
  • Among U.S. presidents, LBJ tops charts in 'grandiose narcissism' study

    11/13/2013 6:10:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 13, 2013 | y Carol Christian |
    <p>In a recent study of U.S. presidents' personality traits, Lyndon Johnson ranked highest in grandiose narcissism.</p> <p>While it frequently gets a bad rap, grandiose narcissism may predict both positive and negative leadership behaviors, according to a group of researchers who published a paper in October in Psychological Science.</p>
  • George Will: Lets face it besides Nixons, this is pretty much the worst second term, ever

    11/11/2013 6:09:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 160 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Its been a rough fifth year in office for President Obama, with overwrought sequestration scare tactics, Scandalpalooza, and the Syrian debacle all chipping away at his leadership street cred, among other things but this disaster of an ObamaCare rollout is really hammering the heightened disapproval home with whats starting to look like a majority of Americans. During past job-performance dips, Os job approval rating has been reliably bolstered by his personal favorability ratings and Americans sense of trust in him but the health care law is helping to erode those usual go-tos, and quickly. Via the WSJ:
  • Looking for a Different Sort of President

    11/07/2013 4:46:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The second terms of the latest three presidents have not been successful. Bill Clinton was impeached after his infamous lie to Americans, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." George W. Bush was blamed for the postwar violence in Iraq. Barack Obama's scandals -- with his accompanying "limited hangout" denials -- are ruining his second term: the growing IRS messes, the Associated Press monitoring, the NSA embarrassments, the Benghazi killings, the Syria bluster and backdown, and, of course, the Obamacare fiasco and the misleading statements about it. What are other common denominators of this collective tenure of our...
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    11/02/2013 5:04:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 Nov 2013 | Eric Owens
    Its been a disastrous couple of weeks for President Barack Obama. His signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a slow-motion train wreck. His poll numbers have tanked. Now, things have gotten so bad for Obama that former president Jimmy Carter has called President Obama incompetent in the family-friendly pages of Parade magazine. Hes done the best he could under the circumstances, Carter said of Obama in an interviewed published on Thursday. His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best. Carter presided over what was, until the current recession, the...
  • JFK, Conservative

    10/24/2013 9:26:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies
    http://www.amazon.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | Ira Stoll
    John F. Kennedy is lionized by liberals. He inspired LBJ to push for landmark civil rights laws. His New Frontier promised new spending on education and medical care for the elderly. His champions insist he would have done great liberal things had he not been killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. But what if we judge him by the lengthy record of his actual political career, in historical perspective? What if this hero of liberals was, in fact, the opposite of a liberal? As Ira Stoll convincingly argues, by the standards of both his time and our own, John F. Kennedy...
  • Rare and never before seen pictures shed light on Rose Kennedy as the matriarch

    10/11/2013 9:43:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title: The great woman behind the Kennedy men: Rare and never before seen pictures shed light on Rose Kennedy as the matriarch of America's celebrated dynasty A month before the nation marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, a new photo book put together by Caroline Kennedy tells the story of her remarkable family through the eyes of her indomitable grandmother. Rose Kennedy's Family Album, which went on sale Tuesday, features a trove of 300 images - many of them never made public before - taken between 1878 and 1946, when John F. Kennedy won the...
  • Furloughs Alter Routines for Presidents Staff

    10/04/2013 5:16:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON Shortly before the federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, a small group of top White House officials huddled in the West Wing for what turned out to be a discussion of critical importance: how to run the place. They listened as soon-to-be-furloughed junior staff members showed them how to send a news release, issue a proclamation and distribute daily reports of President Obamas activities. One crucial piece of information was how to clear someone through the security gates for Oval Office appointments. I didnt know how to do that before Monday night, said Josh Earnest, the...
  • Vandals torch statue of Ronald Reagan at famous California sports park

    09/23/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Fox Nation.com ^ | September 23, 2013
    Vandals torched a bronze, life-size statue of Ronald Reagan in an apparent arson fire in a Southern California sports park named after the 40th president, The Press-Enterprise reported.
  • Did JFK sign his death warrant by firing CIA chief?

    09/19/2013 10:23:33 PM PDT · by Errant · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 September, 2013 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK Was the JFK assassination a revenge killing masterminded by CIA Director Allen Dulles? The provocative question is raised by WNDs Jerome Corsi in his new book Who Really Killed Kennedy, published by WND Books. Corsis extensive research shows JFK may have signed his death warrant the day he fired Dulles, accusing his spy chief of lying and manipulating him in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Who Really Killed Kennedy, released this week as the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaches, is bolstered by recently declassified documents. Corsi sorted through the mountain of evidence, including tens of thousands...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to play Woodrow Wilson in biopic

    09/17/2013 4:44:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 17, 2013
    The actor will both act in and produce a new film about the President. The movie is based on a biography of Wilson by A. Scott Berg, centering on Wilson's two terms in office from 1913 to 1921.
  • CIA Keeping Secret Report on Bay of Pigs

    09/15/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 12:15 AM | George Will
    At 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1959, an hour when there never were commercial flights from Havana, David Atlee Phillips was lounging in a lawn chair there, sipping champagne after a New Year's Eve party, when a commercial aircraft flew low over his house. He surmised that dictator Fulgencio Batista was fleeing because Fidel Castro was arriving. He was right. Soon he, and many others, would be spectacularly wrong about Cuba. In 1972, the Bay of Pigs made a cameo appearance in the Watergate shambles, which involved some Cubans and Americans active in the invasion. On the June 23...
  • What The Butler gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race [movie falsely portrays Reagan as racist]

    09/01/2013 5:16:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner
    Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner are Ronald Reagan historians. One cold evening in Dixon, Ill., in the early 1930s, a young man known as Dutch Reagan brought home two African American teammates from his Eureka College football team. The team was on the road, and the local hotels had refused the two black players. So Reagan invited them to spend the night and have breakfast with his family. In November 1952, in one of his final meetings as president of Hollywoods Screen Actors Guild, Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater...
  • 'The Butler' Presents An Historically Inaccurate Portrait Of Ronald Reagan

    08/28/2013 11:34:08 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 28, 2013 | By Mark Joseph & Paul Kengor
    When we first started getting messages at the Facebook page of Reagan: The Movie, objecting to our (allegedly) having chosen Jane Fonda to play the role of Nancy Reagan, we were mildly nonplussed. There were angry calls for boycotts, heartfelt pleas that we change our minds, and the occasional expletive from furious Vietnam veterans. At first we attempted to set the record straight. Wrong movie, our Facebook team would write back. Youre thinking of a movie called The Butler. But in time, the trickle turned into a flood and it seemed that no amount of corrections could stop the misunderstanding....
  • Geo. Washington, once out-ranked, now never to be (1976)

    08/10/2013 8:45:19 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 37 replies
    George Washington retired as a lieutenant general and so was technically outranked by the four- and five-star generals of later wars. Thinking this unseemly, Congress passed a resolution in 1976 arranging that Washington be promoted posthumously to General of the Armies of the United States and that no officer in the U.S. Army ever be considered to outrank him: Whereas Lieutenant General George Washington of Virginia commanded our armies throughout and to the successful termination of our Revolutionary War; Whereas Lieutenant General George Washington presided over the convention that formulated our Constitution; Whereas Lieutenant General George Washington twice served as...
  • Why Did FDR Fail to Relieve MacArthur and 151,000 Troops Fighting the Japanese in the Philippines?

    08/04/2013 10:54:44 AM PDT · by cutty · 209 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2013 | Diana West
    According to Soviet intelligence reports, we now know that one of FDRs top officials, the Treasury Departments Harry Dexter White, was a Soviet agent, who, among many other deceptions, subverted relations between the US and Japan by inserting ultimatum language into the cable flow that actually spurred the Japanese attack. This was language written in Moscow, passed to White by a Soviet handler in Washington, D.C., and dropped into a State Department communiqu sent to Japan. This brilliantly executed influence operation doesnt live in infamy at least not yet. ... A continuous stream of fighter and pursuit planes is...