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GOP Lawmaker Readies Bill To Revoke Bill Cosby's Medal Of Freedom

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman plans to introduce legislation on Friday to strip Bill Cosby of his Presidential Medal of Freedom. The bill fro...

Dancing Queens

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The American Ballet Theatre recently announced that Misty Copeland would be promoted to the role of principal dancer, the first African-American woman to be named to this esteemed role in the world of ballet.

Igor Bobic

Ben Carson Officially Announces Run For President In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

Celebrated neurosurgeon Ben Carson has officially announced his intention to run for president. “I’m willing to be part of the equation and the...

Medal of Freedom for Clinton

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients At Black-Tie Event

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama joined with Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesda...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Bestows Highest U.S. Civilian Honor On Israel's 'Warrior For Peace'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to Israeli President...

WATCH: Bob Dylan, Toni Morrison Honored Among 'America's Very Best'

NBC Nightly News | Posted 05.30.2012 | Fifty

Post50 favorites singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, author Toni Morrison, and Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State, were among the 13 hon...

PHOTO: Obama Presents Bob Dylan With Medal Of Freedom

Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment

Legendary musician Bob Dylan visited the White House on Tuesday to receive the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Dylan released h...

President Obama's Medal for Karski Shines Light on Poland's Real World War II Record

Alex Storozynski | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Alex Storozynski

After escaping Soviet imprisonment and being savagely tortured by the Gestapo, Karski risked his life to sneak past German guards into the ghetto to see how the Nazis were abusing Jews. Karski then disguised himself as a Ukrainian guard to visit a transfer station that sorted Jews on their way to the death camps.

Playing Politics With Presidential Medals

David Macaray | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

The day will surely come when some future president awards the Medal of Freedom to George W. Bush. It will happen. But why on earth would an ex-president need the same medal that Richard Petty got?

Former Secretary Of State Warren Christopher Passes Away

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 19, 2011 7:43:00 AM WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who helped bring peace to Bosnia and ...

Tuesday at the White House

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Mitrovich

I went to the White House Tuesday for the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony honoring 15 people, from Warren Buffet to George Herbert Walker Bush; from Stan Musial to Bill Russell; from Maya Angelou to Yo-Yo Ma.

Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipients

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama handed out the Presidential Medals of Freedom today, one of the highest civillian awards in the United States. The award, which is ...

AIPAC's Proxy War on Obama

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Despite the harshness of the AIPAC and ADL attacks, and the hurt, no doubt, they have brought to Mary Robinson, I am convinced that this entire episode had less to do with her than it does with the President.

ReThinking The Times of Harvey Milk: You Earned Your Medal, and a Lot More

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Obama is awarding a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- to Harvey Milk.