Dan Balz, The Washington Post Published 3:26 pm PDT, Saturday, May 18, 2019 In their own ways, Donald Trump and Barack Obama, above during the former's inauguration, were two of the most unlikely people ever elected to the presidency, raising the question of whether voters in America are using a new lens through which to judge the qualities and qualifications of presidential aspirants. less In their own ways, Donald Trump and Barack Obama, above during the former's inauguration, were two of the most unlikely people ever elected to the presidency, raising the question of whether voters in America ... more Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In their own ways, Donald Trump and … [Read more...] about Do Obama, Trump signal shift in future of presidency?
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Great mothers for our generation and the nextGreat verses have been woven from the fibers of great mothers’ unconditional love for their children. For rightly so, at this time of year at least, they deserve the loads of odes dedicated to them by the souls they have brought out into this world and nurtured into warm-bodied human beings for a chance at greatness in their lifetime. The wise prophets of age past, as well as the heroes of our time, all had mothers who must have cared for them at least in the days of their youth, regardless of their awareness of the fact that they were loved even before birth. We never had a say on where we should be born and to whom, but to have a beginning, however humble, in the care of a mother or a loving, mother-like presence to nurture us into young adulthood is in itself a good start to make something worthwhile of our existence. Where we differ is how we make our individual lives count. Many of those who have chosen greatness, or had an … [Read more...] about Great mothers for our generation and the next
There are a slew of surprising facts about all 44 US Presidents. Abe Lincoln was an avid wrestler before becoming Commander-in-Chief. JFK donated his entire White House salary to charity. Forget everything you learned in history class. There’s a whole treasure trove of hidden facts about the 45 presidents that haven’t made it into middle school textbooks. From the bizarre (one Commander-in-chief owned a giant block of cheese) to the seriously cool (another won two Grammys), keep scrolling to learn everything about the country’s most important politicians throughout history. George Washington (1789-1797) Washington had terrible, decaying teeth so he wore dentures made from (among other things) ivory, spring, and brass screws. Read more: A look at the daily routine of George Washington, who drank tea and wine and spent hours on horseback John Adams (1797-1801) John Adams’ last words were “Thomas Jefferson survives.” Unfortunately, Jefferson … [Read more...] about Shocking things you didn’t know about every US president
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 12:31 pm PST, Monday, February 11, 2019 FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. According to a study in Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, leaders are speaking far more simply and with more confidence than they did four score and seven years ago. Donald Trump's speech has accelerated that trend. The new study says Trump talks less analytically, and more confidently, than all past U.S. presidents. less FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. According to a study in Monday, Feb. ... more Photo: Evan Vucci, AP … [Read more...] about Trump’s speech: Less analytical, more sure than predecessors
Donald J. Trump, who, strangely and inaccurately often claims to have won by a landslide margin in the Electoral College in 2016, is one of five U.S. presidents to have “won” presidential elections while losing the national popular vote. So it occurred to me to look into what became of the others. Only one of them served a second term. That was the most recent case, the case of George W. Bush, who lost the year 2000 popular vote to Democratic nominee Al Gore, narrowly won in the Electoral College and that only after a case went to the Supreme Court to determine who had carried Florida. Most of us remember that one ourselves. The first “loser-winner” was John Quincy Adams in 1824, and he’s the only one who lost both the popular and the electoral vote to Andrew Jackson. But that was a four-way race, before the two-party system had really sorted itself out. Andrew Jackson actually finished first in both the popular (41 to 31 percent over runner-up Adams) and … [Read more...] about Presidential popular vote ‘loser-winners’: What became of the other four?