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A tall, tall film
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln was torn: with the War Between the States raging, the clarion call to free the slaves was louder than ever. However, to do so, Lincoln feared a backlash from his own Union forces, who were more concentrated on the rebels then the abolitionists. In the end, the 16th ... More >>
Last week we, the people, demanded that the president release the recipes for his White House home brews -- the beers he enjoys so much, he is carrying some along the campaign trail. How did the White House respond? By making adorable beer puns and sharing the recipes, at last: With public excitem ... More >>
Procrastinating taxpayers: wonder why you're getting a couple extra days to file your taxes this year? April 15 fell on a Sunday this year, so you can thank a Christian for the first extra day, as politicians are so terrified of offending them, they've never liked to do government business on Sunda ... More >>
In a brief break from the depressing news we've been covering lately, we wanted to weigh in on presidential toys. You may have heard that Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom had something to say about Etch A Sketch yesterday. "I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign," Fehrnstrom said, before ... More >>
Rick Perry gave an interview to Parade Magazine (this week's issue was, yet again, almost completely devoid of any coverage on parades or the parade-attending lifestyle) and people are needling him for comments he made about Barack Obama's birth certificate. He told the interviewer that he ha ... More >>
Public artist Leon Reid IV wants to turn Union Square's classical equestrian statue of George Washington -- you know, our first American president, that guy with the wig, on the horse -- into just another subway-map-gazing, fanny-pack-wearing, camera-toting tourist. At least it's a tourist on ... More >>
Penn State ArchiveLike George Washington, President Clinton dug ice cream -- lots of it.Nutritionist might sum up Bill Clinton's taste in food with a single expression: Junk Food. He was said to have gained 30 pounds during his first presidential compaign in 1992, topping out at over 200 pou ... More >>
(This is not Dennis Pogue.)Whiskey is as American as apple pie. At least that's what Dennis Pogue, chief archaeologist at Mount Vernon, would have you believe. Over the last several years, he's spent much of his time making George Washington's whiskey (our first president was a distiller, in ... More >>
President Obama is about to make, um, history, by becoming the first U.S. President to appear on a daytime TV talk show -- something George Washington or Abraham Lincoln could never actually get away with, media being what it was in those days (also, they weren't exactly lookers). In the mode ... More >>
President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee) It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>
Today, Barack Obama becomes the 12th U.S. President since 1950 to meet with Rev. Billy Graham. Let us all give thanks for religion's relentless (and secretive!) stranglehold on American politics. And we pray...
Four-star general Alexander Haig, 85, the Reagan administration Secretary of State who claimed to be "in control" of the White House after Reagan was shot in 1981, died today in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. According to the AP, Haig succumbed to complications from an infection.
At last, a threat to America's security has been swiftly dealt with. A man who was jogging nude near the White House last night was apprehended at the scene and taken into custody. The President was in residence, but there is no indication that he was affected. The jogger's bag was found to c ... More >>
A Yiddish film is set to jazz
Bush becomes commander in chief of Congress. The junior senator from New York objects.
There's a long, rich history of big-time talkers. You have a few hours?
Cardinal Edward Egan faces a defining moment in the 2004 race for the White House
Recounting election-year movies that attempted to swing the vote
A civil servant speaks up? There's nothing the right-wingers hate more.
Bush Flees Iraq Mess On The Campaign Express