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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Feb 18, 8:24 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Arthur Villasanta 02/18/19 AT 8:20 PM Donald Trump is rated the worst president in American history by a group of 170 political science scholars. Being ranked 44th and last among U.S. presidents classified Trump as a failure, according to the survey’s parameters.On the other hand, this group selected Abraham Lincoln as the best among all presidents in the history of the American Republic since 1776.Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, took eighth place, and was also the highest ranked among the five living presidents. Obama was in 18th place during the last survey four years ago. Among the three other living presidents, Bill Clinton ranked 13th, Jimmy Carter, 26th and George W. Bush, 30th.The ranking of presidents by order of greatness was determined by members of the Presidents & Executive Politics section of the American Political Science … [Read more...] about Trump Is Worst President In US History, Political Scientists Claim
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
The lesser-known habits among past American presidents range from athletic to creative, and even to the delicious. These habits helped the leaders of the free world unwind. Though presidential legacies are mostly comprised of the policies that shape society and government for years after they leave office, some who served in the White House had memorable ways of unwinding as well. Many presidents continued to be avid athletes from their youth into office, but some other passions including painting, crosswords, and swimming were a part of their terms as well. Here are some of the unexpected ways presidents have passed their time: George Washington: dancing Washington was a regular dancer through his teens and came to regard it as an important social interaction, calling it “the gentler conflict.” Source: Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association Thomas Jefferson: food and wine Jefferson’s time in France fuelled his passion for the country’s fine wine and … [Read more...] about Cigars, painting, and crosswords: the surprising hobbies of 17 presidents
Wheaton's history, charm and schools have earned the city a unique distinction in the Land of Lincoln: the top Illinois ranking in Money Magazine's annual list of the "Best Places to Live in the U.S." The recognition has quickly become a point of pride and validation for the town of nearly 54,000. Money Magazine based the rankings on more than 70 categories of data, including cost of living, public school performance, diversity, crime, income and amenities. The publication spotlighted Cosley Zoo and the DuPage County Historical Museum as city landmarks. The rankings also focused on the historical character of the downtown, encouraging visitors to "take a horse-drawn carriage ride" and stop in The Little Popcorn Store, a 1920s-era institution housed in a former alleyway just 49 inches wide."Founded by a group of abolitionists in the 1850s and home to the Wheaton Flag antislavery newspaper, this safe, well-educated suburb of Chicago has a rich history readily discovered at the DuPage … [Read more...] about Wheaton ranked No. 1 in Illinois in magazine’s ‘Best Places to Live’