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Richard Nixon: Honk If You Think He Was Guilty

Michael Winship | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In those early August days, events would reach a crescendo but none of us knew the final outcome, and that was Alistair Cooke's problem.

Watergate: American Democracy's Finest Hour

Dave Pruett | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

If Watergate was arguably our finest hour, then certainly now is our worst, at least since the Civil War. Today congress is populated primarily (but not exclusively) by Lilliputians and demagogues, who have well earned their abysmal 6 percent approval rating.

With Nixon's Resignation, an Era of Division Began

Keith Runyon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Our long national nightmare may have ended on August 9, 1974, but many more very bad dreams were yet to come.

Obama Choosing the Wrong Enemies

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Miraldi

The Obama administration is toying with whether to send New York Times reporter James Risen to jail for refusing to reveal a source involved in a federal leak investigation dating back to 2006.

1976: Ground Zero for Today's World (Seriously)

David Browne | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
David Browne

It's time to start re-evaluating 1976, since it was essentially the year our modern world was hatched. I was skeptical too, but it's true.

The Most Conservative Principle in American Politics

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Republican presidents signed the last three extensions of the VRA, ensuring continuous protection for all Americans. It is that history of support for the Voting Rights Act that makes it so particularly discouraging that the new bipartisan legislation to modernize the act.

The Rob Ford Center

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Gerald Ford never had a Ford dealership named after him, but there is a Betty Ford Center. Now the question is, is there a Rob Ford Center lurking in...

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Part Two): Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

On November 24, 1963, when Jack Ruby gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of the Dallas police station he lit the fuse of what became fifty years of controversy.

The Navy Christens Its Next Generation Aircraft Carrier

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy christened the USS Gerald Ford on Saturday with the traditional smashing of a bottle of sparkling ...

Newly-Released Footage Shows President Recalling Assassination Attempt

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Newly released footage shows President Gerald Ford calmly and carefully recalling how Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a Charles Manson...

The World's Powerful People Just Met in Secret -- And We Have No Clue What They Discussed

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Founded more than half a century ago, the Bilderberg Group haunts the minds of conspiracy theorists but is almost nonexistent in the consciousness of the average person.

A Fan's Guide to the Washington Scandal Game

Art Brodsky | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Art Brodsky

Unfortunately, for one of Washington's biggest spectator sports, not only are the rules not clear, the game itself is always out of focus. So in the public interest, herewith is a primer to "Scandal." Not the TV show, but the Congressional show.

Kissinger Discharged From Hospital

AP | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been discharged from a New York City hospital. The 89-year-old ex-diplomat was admitted to ...

How Do Presidents Deal With Ex-Presidents?

Al Eisele | Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy
Al Eisele

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the issue it raises of how his successor deals with a living ex-pope has touched off a heated debate among presidential historians about how American presidents deal with their predecessors. Here are some examples.

The Presidential Inauguration: Some Interesting, Bizarre and Unusual Stories From the Past

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is tradition that when Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday, the official inaugural ceremony is held on the following day. However, despite this apparent quirkiness, the oath of office will be administered to the president on Sunday, Jan. 20, the day prior to the Inauguration.

Victory Fund: Rethinking for the Future

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The time has come for the Victory Fund to take a look in the mirror and perhaps rethink their mission.

Lincoln and Obama: 'Clothed in Immense Power'

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln opens in wide release today, after a limited release last Friday -- and with luck, Barack Obama will not only see it but take it as a template for the current lame-duck session of Congress and for his impending second term.

Gerald Ford's Presidential Museum To Expand

AP | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids will be updated and expanded under a $15 million fundraising effort...

America's Baldest Presidents

Posted 11.06.2012 | College

Hello everyone! The presidential election is Tuesday, which means it's time for HuffPost College's original series "President's Korner." In this editi...

The Democrats Are the True Pro-Life Party

Robbie Gennet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

This election, the stakes are higher than ever and I'd like to encourage you to vote pro-life: vote for Democrats.

President's Tailor Is A Man With A Past

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.08.2012 | Small Business

Martin Greenfield survived by his wits at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Now the renowned tailor lives on his reputation as the suitmaker for several presi...

Who's Crazy Now?

George Heymont | Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Which messenger from an alternate universe would you prefer to hear from? A ghost who walks at midnight or a suburban nut job who tried to assassinate the President of the United States?

GOP Presidents Worst Contributors to Federal Debt

Steve Clemons | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

As the debates on who is responsible for the levels of federal debt continue to play out in the next few days before the election and the 66 days before the U.S. hits a fiscal cliff, remember that the worst contributors to America's debt were mostly GOP presidents.

Federal Reserve Policy and the Presidents of the United States

Robert Auerbach | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Whether you like or dislike Federal Reserve policy, its policy record from World War II to the Bernanke Fed is generally related more to who was President rather than to who was Federal Reserve chairman.

Obama Wins Meaningless and Unsubstantial Foreign Policy Debate

Brian Jencunas | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Brian Jencunas

Anyone foolish enough to watch Monday night's debate for a nuanced discussion of foreign policy was sorely disappointed.