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First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House.<p>In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday.<p>The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, …

Women of Color

The First 1,000-Year-Old Person Could Already Be Alive, Thanks to A.I.

Ben Goertzel is excited for the future.<p>The first human to live for 1,000 years may have already been born. Ben Goertzel, founder and CEO of …

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How to feel amazing before 8 a.m.

In the first 60-120 minutes of your day, you can change your entire life.<p>You can routinely get yourself into a “peak” or heightened state of mind and …

Immune System

#PresidentsTogether at a dinner honoring the @Ford_Library dedication with Bob Hope, Nancy Reagan, Sunao Sonada, Jose Lopez Portillo, President Reagan, Barbara Bush, George Bush, President Ford, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Giscard D'Estaing, Betty Ford, Lady Bird Johnson. 9/17/81. https://t.co/BAC9KHPg6C

President George Bush Signing Initiative Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation. 24 September 1990 Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum https://t.co/VErjHQlbMU

How to get rid of the thoughts that are clogging your brain

I want to ask you a question. How many hours per day do you think?<p>“I never thought about that.” So let me get this straight. You’re thinking all the …

Study Skills

The Tough Negotiator Turning Trump’s Trade Bluster Into Reality

The diorama in the corner of Robert Lighthizer’s office looks like any other Revolutionary War scene until you learn the story behind it. Portrayed …

Trump Administration

Leaders take big gambles in visiting 'enemy' territory

It's a rare and highly symbolic occurrence that history marks with reverence: A leader of a nation, once at hot or cold war with the other, ventures into enemy territory.<p>Every effort is made to lay on a glittering welcome — and the hosts' intelligence services might also enjoy a tangible boon. The …

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LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of Upheaval

William G. McGowan Theater<br>Washington, DC<p>Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.<p>1968 was an unprecedented year in terms of upheaval in …

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LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of Upheaval

Happy #ConstitutionDay! But what does this Founding Document say? Let’s take a look at the parts of the Constitution as they were signed on Sept 17, 1787. https://t.co/6N267CgMPi

#OTD in 1987 #PresidentReagan attended a “We The People” Bicentennial Celebration of the Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 09/17/1987 #ConstitutionDay https://t.co/JiwH0qUiiD

While there was still a lot of work to do, the Camp David Summit led to the signing of the “Treaty of Peace Between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel,” 3/26/1979. #CampDavidAccords @OurPresidents @USNatArchives https://t.co/F7AhV3qv9k

On 9/10/78 the leaders and others toured the battlefield @GettysburgNMP. To left behind Pres. Sadat is Boutros Boutros-Ghali, then Egypt’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, later @UN Secretary-General. #CampDavidAccords @OurPresidents @USNatArchives https://t.co/PYvNzlKEuj

How about a nice game of chess? Begin and National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, 9/9/78. It was Saturday, their “day off.” According to ZB’s memoir 𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘦 they split a 2-game match. #CampDavidAccords @OurPresidents @USNatArchives https://t.co/myN4TQ4xJO

Happy Constitution Day! (Image: The Signing of the United States Constitution by Louis S. Glanzman, 1987) @Interior https://t.co/kNeAY8v3bc

U.S. Senate: Senate Created

As an institution, the Senate can claim several starting dates. In 1987, senators and representatives traveled to Philadelphia to commemorate one of …

George Washington

From the Museum

<b>Model of Independence Hall in Philadelphia (MO 1941.12.38)</b><p><i>“Philadelphia is a good city in which to write American history. This is fitting ground on</i> …

The Chandeliers “Looked Like Diamonds”: Stories from a White House Worker

Ever since John and Abigail Adams first moved into the “President’s House” in November 1800, the White House has been a uniquely public and private …

40 years ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat signed the #CampDavidAccords. Pres. Carter negotiated the peace agreement during 12 days of talks at Camp David. @OurPresidents @USNatArchives https://t.co/Uk7lezWjZk

The Constitution

The work of many minds, the Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.<p>In Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, …

On this day in 1948 Gerald Ford won the Republican primary for Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District, paving the way for his election to his first term in the House of Representatives in November of that year.

Mold Sickness Treatment Doctors

The National Treatment Centers for Environmental Disease is not one physician with one point of view, but a team of multi-talented medical …


Ford Grants Amnesty - 1974 | Today In History | 16 Sep 18

America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>James Madison traveledto Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He …

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Worst president ever? In one survey, Donald Trump makes even Warren Harding look good

Some bystanders rate Donald Trump America's worst president. But ratings are fluid, as shown by ratings given the last Ohioan in the White House, …

Donald Trump

The happiest states in America, ranked. Is your state one of them?

Wellness<p>WalletHub's '2018 Happiest States in America' report finds that the happiest places are rich in nature and community. See how your state stacks up.<p>“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” is one of the best-known phrases in the United States Declaration of Independence. We have Thomas …

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Finally, a cure for insomnia?

We live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media feeds have built a world that is hostile to sleep. Night is no longer clearly delineated from day. The bedroom is no longer a refuge from the …

Why is George W. Bush wasting his non-Trumpiness?

<b>(CNN) —</b> From a legacy standpoint, President Donald J. Trump is, as many have noted, the best thing ever to happen to former President George W. Bush. Now Bush is, wittingly or unwittingly, returning that favor.<p>During the Obama years, when asked about his poorly-rated tenure, our 43rd President had …

George W. Bush

The British Codebreaker Who Convinced the U.S. to Join WWI

On January 16, 1917, Nigel de Grey, a cryptologist working for the British military, intercepted a coded German telegram sent via standard diplomatic …

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