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The White House Hates When Obama Is Compared To This Former President

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Perhaps no historical analogy irks the White House more than the comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Lyndon B. Johnson...

A Dog Named 'Satan', Seances In The White House And Other Surprising Religious Facts About U.S. Presidents

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

Most people know the basics: the U.S. presidents have been male and mostly Christian of one denomination or another. Within this sameness, however, hi...

The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket, according to most political pundits. The pr...

Air Force One Escape Pod Character Test

Alexander Wooley | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Alexander Wooley

At a party this holiday season, we played a game whereby you identify famous people using the minimum number of word-clues, and as fast as possible. T...

Looking Mighty Silly, Fellas

Posted 12.20.2013 | Travel

The Obamas will once again head to Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation on Friday. The First Family is expected to stay at the same Kailua propert...

Which Colleges Produced The Most Presidents

Posted 11.12.2013 | College

Ever wonder where Presidents of the United States attended college? If you pay attention to presidential politics, you likely already know many com...

Cory Booker's Single Status Should Not Be an Obstacle to His Political Career

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Larry Atkins

A major problem in Booker's future political career is cracking a glass ceiling. Not the ceiling of race, but the fact that he is a single male age 44 who has never married and doesn't have children.

The Most Embarrassing Photos Of Presidents On Vacation (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.11.2013 | Travel

And he's off! The Obamas left for their (quasi) annual Martha's Vineyard vacation this weekend, bringing us to resurface one of our favorite posts...

A 'Bill to Bill' Meeting with President Clinton

Bill Marriott | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Bill Marriott

One of the benefits of being an old guy and living in Washington, D.C., is that I have had the privilege of meeting almost every U.S. President since Eisenhower.

Hail to the Narcissist: POTUS And Personality

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.07.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Looking back on U.S. history, certain presidents clearly stand out as larger than life. Andrew Jackson, TR, LBJ -- these were flamboyant and domineering men, and also great leaders. Yet our greatest leaders often have dark sides as well.

Not the Best President, Not the Worst President

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Generally, the following former presidents seem to have found a solid, comfortable place in a cellar that hosts the "worst U.S. presidents": James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, John Tyler, Warren G. Harding, William Harrison, and Ulysses S. Grant.

Reading Through the Presidents

Paul Schmitz | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Paul Schmitz

I spent time researching the most authoritative and balanced biographies, choosing to understand the presidents' lives, not just their years in office. It took me six years, but it proved to be one of the most fascinating ways to learn our nation's history. Here is a list.

LOOK: Presidents Day Showdown: Washington vs. Lincoln

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

What better way to celebrate Presidents Day than by taking a closer look at two of America's most treasured leaders. You might see their faces almo...

Reflections on Nine Inaugurations

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.22.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

All inaugurations have their special moments, but they can also be expensive, exhausting, and bitterly cold.

What Is So Great About Abraham Lincoln?

Quora | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by C. Matthew Latsha: How to even begin answering this: I once wrote in my private writings, If...

PHOTOS: Lincoln's Illinois

Posted 11.16.2012 | Travel

Honest Abe will get a nod from Steven Spielberg when his latest film, "Lincoln," hits theaters nationwide Friday. The state of Illinois is rolling...

A Non-compelling Reason to Re-elect President Obama

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

There is a reason that President Obama should be re-elected that he will never tell us. Few presidents ever accomplish much except in the first two y...

Who Is the Most Underrated American President?

Quora | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Bryce Johannes, explorer of lesser known histories in search of a brighter future Jimmy Carter (19...

Do You Think President Obama Truly Wants a Second Term, Or Is He Just Running Because He Feels Like It's His Duty?

Quora | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Ian McCullough, Consultant for Consumer-Facing Startups, Armchair Policy Wonk, and Quora User Since ...

Who Are the Most Moderate Presidents in U.S. History?

Quora | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jonathan Cassie, Educator, http://joncassie.com/ James Monroe, Chester Arthur, and Dwight Eisenhowe...

Who Was The Greenest President?

Posted 09.21.2012 | Green

Who was America's greenest commander-in-chief? A recent list from Canadian-based media company and "clean capitalism" advocates Corporate Knights rank...

'Psychopathic' President Study Produces Surprising Results

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

Lack of guilt, fearlessness and interpersonal dominance -- that may sound like a description of a high-powered executive or politician, but it's actua...

Government Is Nobody's Business

Kenneth Janda | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Kenneth Janda

Does Mitt Romney, who also has a Harvard MBA, offer George W. Bush's administration as a model of how well a businessman can run the country?

How Many Languages Does a Typical United States President Know?

Quora | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Nick Bhardwaj, VP of Monetization at NaturalMotion I am going to assume we are talking about being ...

Celebrating Learning, Teaching, and Parenting On Presidents' Day

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

While the racial gap has been shrinking, there is a widening achievement gap between affluent and poor students that is threatening to weaken education's equalizing effects.