James K. Polk

Pensacola Student Makes History

Max Mateer, a student who will be entering his sophomore year at Pensacola High School in the fall, took home first prize this month at the National …

Middle School

Episode 96: Border Blunders and FBI Fumbles

Download Subscribe<p>Subscribe For Free:<p>iTunes<br>• Google Play<br>• Stitcher<br>• Tunein<p>Rich, Charlie, Luke, and Jonah discuss the current border situation, the recent …

Conservative View

Polk - What a Horrible President!

In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk. The Jacksonian period was …

Conservative View

Tennessee State Museum selling commemorative stones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The new Tennessee State Museum that’s expected to open this fall is offering a chance to purchase commemorative stones for a …

Selling

Every U.S president’s favorite drink, from Bermuda swizzles to “hot clear soup”

Today, I bring you a story that prompted <i>Takeout</i> editor Kevin Pang to say this on Slack:<p>So here you go, here’s every U.S. president’s favorite drink, …

Ronald Reagan

WHO IS JAMES K. POLK? Starring Neal Mayer To Premiere In New Jersey

"Who Is James K. Polk?" - a new play by Kevin J. Alcock - will have its premiere performance at the Teaneck Public Library Stage on Thursday, June 21 …

New Jersey

Appointment brings Gary Library Board back to 7 members, despite objections

The board that governs the Gary Public Library system is back up to a full compliment of seven members.<p>The Gary Common Council on May 15 voted to approve the appointment of James Polk to fill a vacancy on the board.<p>A majority of the council supported the idea of Polk finishing the two years …

Anatomy of the Mexican-American War

On May 13, 1846, President James K. Polk went to Congress and asked it to declare war on the Mexican state. Congress responded with an emphatic “Yes” …

19th Century

Congress votes to declare war against Mexico, May 13, 1846

President James Polk began to prepare a war message to Congress on May 9, 1846, justifying hostilities with Mexico. The Mexicans, Polk noted, had refused to pay U.S. claims and refused to negotiate. That evening, he received word that Mexican troops had crossed the Rio Grande on April 25 and …

New Mexico

Nashville inmate back in custody after driving away from work crew in pickup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - An inmate is back in custody after authorities say he briefly fled from a work crew Tuesday afternoon.<p>Authorities said Adam …

Off-Air Escapes

Custom Publication<p>Local TV news personalities share their favorite destinations for under-the-radar fun<p><b>Kelly Sutton</b><br>Host, <i>Today in Nashville</i> on WSMV …

New Orleans

Lincoln’s Spot Resolution

Document Category<p>Legislation and Floor Proceedings<p>Date<p>December 22, 1847<p>State or Territory<p>Texas<p>Committee or Office<p>N/A<p>Series<p>Bills and Resolutions …

American History

Potus Operandi

<i>Wanted: One person to lead the free world. No experience required</i>. In an era when the president has a famously light schedule, and clearly has more …

Here's what every US president's signature looks like

Each US president’s signature appears on thousands of documents from their terms in office, including letters, executive orders, and laws.<p>Public …

Ronald Reagan

Lawmakers urge that ex-president James Polk be exhumed again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 170 years after President James K. Polk died, the Tennessee Legislature is urging that his remains be exhumed and taken to a fourth resting place — but it might take a while longer before the shovels hit the ground.<p>It took more than a year of fighting over the remains …

Speaker of the House

With the news that Paul Ryan is retiring, James K. Polk, the only president to have previously served as Speaker of the House, has been on my …

Webcomics

James K. Polk's remains should be moved again, Tennessee Legislature says

<b>NASHVILLE, Tenn. --</b> The body of former President James K. Polk has been moved three times since he died of cholera in 1849, and now an effort to move …

Tennessee House narrowly approves resolution to move tomb of former President James K. Polk

On second thought, a dead president might rise again.<p>The House of Representatives narrowly approved a resolution Monday seeking to move forward on …

Politics

They're Coming for the Polks Again

The idea of digging up the remains of President James K. Polk and moving them to the Polk Home in Columbia will not stay in the grave.<p>A resolution …

Nashville

Vets group asks Trump to 'reconsider' acting VA secretary

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The leader of a major veterans group is urging President Donald Trump to "reconsider" his appointment of a Defense Department official to serve as the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs amid a brewing controversy over the departure of former VA Secretary David Shulkin last week.<p>…

Donald Trump

AMVETS Urges Trump to Appoint New Acting VA Secretary

AMVETS is calling for President Donald Trump to name Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman as acting VA secretary, <b>The Hill reports.</b><p>In a …

Donald Trump

Tennessee Votes to Keep Polk’s Grave Where It Is. For Now

The 11th president of the United States is staying put, at least for the time being. Yesterday, Andy Sher at the <i>Times Free Press</i> reported the …

19th Century

Tennessee lawmakers reject proposal to move remains of James K. Polk from Capitol

May he rest in peace.<p>Lawmakers’ effort to move the tomb of former President James K. Polk came to a halt Monday, after the House of Representatives …

Don’t the Polk Grave Robbers Want What’s in the Grave?

I admit, I hadn’t read Sen. Joey Hensley’s joint resolution on moving the Polk tomb because the thought that these people — who have lied every step …

Nashville

Thoughts on Presidents’ Day

Abraham Lincoln was among my earliest heroes as a kid. I grew up in Illinois, a state that inculcated a love of the 16th president from the first …

James A. Garfield

The American Presidency

<i>From building a brand new nation, to safeguarding the ideals of liberty and democracy around the world, to moving on her like a bitch, The Onion</i> …

Humor

Presidents' Day Quiz: Can You Put the U.S. Presidents In Order?

While Presidents’ Day was originally declared a federal holiday for the District of Columbia in 1879 to commemorate George Washington’s birthday (and …

George Washington

Stirewalt: 'Don't Underestimate Eric Holder' in 2020 Democratic Field

Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt warned not to count out former Attorney General Eric Holder from mounting a promising 2020 presidential bid against President Donald Trump.<p>Holder told a recent panel, "we'll see," when asked about the prospect of running against Trump.<p>Stirewalt said …

Donald Trump

The History of Military Parades in the U.S.

President Trump has spoken of his desire for a grand military parade since the early days of his presidency. During a January 18 meeting, he directed …

History

Twenty Key Concepts from Psychotherapy

Twenty Key Concepts from Psychotherapy<p>Psychotherapy is one of the most valuable inventions of the last hundred years, with an exceptional power to …

Edward Hopper