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  • House Democrats will roll out legislation that would revoke lifetime pension and other taxpayer-funded perks from former presidents who are convicted of felonies during or after office.

    02/24/2021 5:02:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2021 | Scott Wong
    Two key House Democrats will roll out legislation Thursday that would revoke a lifetime pension and other taxpayer-funded perks from former presidents who are convicted of felonies during or after office. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), who leads the Democrats’ campaign arm, and Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) have authored the Restoring and Enforcing Accountability of Presidents (REAP) Act. It would reform the Former Presidents Act of 1958 by stripping past presidents convicted of felony of their $219,200 annual pension, office space and a budget to pay for staff. The legislation does not impact lifetime Secret Service protection for...
  • Now that we are Impeaching Presidents who are no longer in office, Here are Five Presidents Who Need to Be Impeached Now

    01/27/2021 6:46:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/27/2021 | Robert Spencer
    Now that Congressional Democrats have set the precedent that presidents who are no longer in office can be impeached, in flagrant disregard of the Constitutional provision that one of the consequences of impeachment and conviction is “removal from Office,” impeachment has become not only a weapon of partisan politics and naked vengeance, but a way to correct historical wrongs. What’s more, Trump is being tried for inciting a violent riot by telling demonstrators “to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” If that will fly, the “high crimes” don’t have to be all that high in the coming trials of...
  • Ex-Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Carter condemn ‘insurrection’ at US Capitol

    01/07/2021 6:03:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 7, 2021 | Emily Jacobs
    Every living former US president is speaking out in the aftermath of riots descending on the US Capitol in an effort to disrupt Congress certifying President-elect Biden’s Electoral College victory. Members of Congress were forced to evacuate in gas masks after hundreds of the rioters overpowered Capitol Police and breached the building.
  • How US Presidents Rank For Clemency

    11/28/2020 8:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Dawson County Journal ^ | 11/28/2020 | Tyler Durden
    President Trump has granted a pardon to his former national security advisor Michael Flynn in a rare act of clemency. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian officials and he was fired after just 23 days on the job.However, despite the media uproar over Trump's actions with Flynn, Statista's Niall McCarthy notes that throughout his time in the White House, Trump has used pardons, commutations and other forms of leniency less frequently than other presidents, particularly his direct predecessor.You will find more infographics at StatistaAs one of the final acts of his eight years in...
  • How A Pro-Life President Saves Tens Of Thousands Of Lives

    09/25/2020 11:10:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 25, 2020 | Christos A. Makridis, Jonathan Jakubowski, and Peter Range
    Critics of President Trump have made several arguments against the importance of the presidential election for pro-life policy. Let’s investigate these one by one. The battle for America’s most powerful office just inherited a whole new layer of intensity. On Sept. 18, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away, creating a new vacancy on the Supreme Court. Ginsberg had been a stalwart advocate and defender of abortion throughout her 27 years on the court.The vacant seat represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the pro-life movement to achieve the highly sought-after reversal of Roe v Wade. While only time will tell whether this...
  • 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.