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An Explosion That Changed the Nation

Kerry Walters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Books
Kerry Walters

When Americans opened their newspapers on February 29, 1844 -- a leap year -- they were shocked to read HORRIBLE ACCIDENT IN WASHINGTON!. The day before, a ghastly explosion had occurred aboard the USS Princeton.

Presidential Signatures On Display

Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. | Angela Oliver | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

As Nancy Bradshaw looked through the Owensboro Museum of Science and History's collection, she stumbled upon many documents, she said. "These needed ...

Unelectable Past Presidents: Part 1 of 3

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

The following are the first nine of twenty-seven American presidents that would not be electable today. It is interesting to ponder what the fate of these men would be in the 21st century.

When First Ladies Dance: From Michelle Obama's Dougie to Jackie Kennedy's Twist to Betty Ford's Bump

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 07.09.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Michelle Obama is hardly the first to enjoy gliding over the waxed parquet on the wide, open East Room floor. Her "Dougie" is but the latest link in a history of popular American dance within first lady history.

The First One Hundred Days: There Are Milestones, and...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Cable news -- the really early years: "Welcome back, and good morning from Washington, where we're going to spend the next hour much like we've spe...

Records Show Bush Not Worst President

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Young

In the first positive news for President Bush, Fox contributor and architect of the Bush legacy, Karl Rove revealed a worse president than George W. Bush.

Tippecanoe and Palin Too

David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goldstein

Of the 38 men to have been elected President since 1789, eight have failed to complete their final term--more than one out of five.

''The Vice President is The Only Person The President Can't Fire.''

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Barack Obama is pressured by Hillary Clinton to select her as VP, a mathematical question arises: why would he choose someone whom record numbers of Democrats have voted against?