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3 hrs ago | National Review Online

Our Racist Anthem

To the columnist, Francis Scott Key's historic account of the 1814 defense of Fort McHenry gratuitously celebrates the horrors of war, "forc[ing] us to relive Key's emotional trauma during that long night 200 years ago" with "a kind of musical bombardment." Couching it as a compliment, Widmer claims the song serves the jingoistic purpose of "drown[ing] out bad news with bluster, brass and percussion."


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

7 hrs ago |

NYC's Roosevelt House: History and education

It's not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, but a six-story Manhattan town house where the Roosevelts lived for decades is reclaiming its place in history as a living testament to their legacy. This Sept.


Related Topix: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Hunter College, City University of New York, Wedding

7 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Losing 101: Most presidents in the last 50 years lost an important election

Vice President Richard Nixon speaks during a Sept. 29, 1960, debate against. Sen. John Kennedy in Chicago.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Bill Clinton, George Bush

11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Loudoun honors African American Civil War veterans

More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg.


Related Topix: African-American, Life, Veteran Affairs, Loudoun County, VA, Leesburg, VA

15 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton hold up some steaks at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa, September 14, 2014. China Is Slowing .


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Bill Clinton, US News, Indianola, IA

19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Bill Clinton = Campaign Strategist in Fight for Senate

Bill Clinton talks to Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin on Sunday in Indianola, Iowa about his take on key Senate contests in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Clinton demonstrates his fabled mastery of the minutiae to advise on the way to win tough races, especially in his native South.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, Indianola, IA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama


Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

Dick Furinash, of Liberty Center, Iowa, stands with cutouts of former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton during U.S. . Ellen Adelman, of Des Moines, Iowa, waits to listen to former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak during U.S. .


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Liberty Center, IA, Bill Clinton

Creative Loafing Atlanta

First Slice 9/14/14: Bill Clinton visited Reynoldstown, ate a hearty breakfast

While you were waiting for your Hot Pocket to finish getting nuked in a gas station microwave, former President Bill Clinton on Saturday shook hands and ate breakfast at Homegrown. Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin yesterday apologized to fans after audio of General Manager Danny Ferry's comments and majority owner Bruce Levenson's racist email were released.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

ABC News

Progressives Want to See Clinton's 'Vision for America'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may be headlining Sen. Tom Harkin's annual Steak Fry today, but the longtime progressive senator indicated that shouldn't be taken as an endorsement should she decide to run for president in 2016. Harkin, who is retiring after 30 years in the Senate and was hosting his last annual Steak Fry today, said progressives should raise questions about Clinton's foreign policy and economic positions.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama

Air Force museum in Ohio hosting WWI air show

Others who also imagine what it was like to be a World War I flying ace can get a glimpse of a 100-year-old past at the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous set for Sept. 27-28 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton.


Real Clear Politics

What Obama Could Have Said in His ISIS Speech

In "Hamlet," the hapless and ill-fated courtier Polonius offers one sound bit of advice to his liege. "Brevity," he counsels the king, "is the soul of wit."


Related Topix: Prison, Bill Clinton, George Bush, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

The Wave

Troy Senik: Webb could be a dark horse for 2016

Only twice in the nation's history have the American people reelected three consecutive presidents. The first instance occurred at the beginning of the 19th century, when three men from the ascendant Democratic-Republican Party - Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe - each got eight years in the White House.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Big Cat Country

Here's how to make some DC mumbo sauce

DC Mumbo sauce is the political equivalent of blending, straining, and bottling the last 4 president of these United States. Unless you are national history enthusiast, a backwards politician, high ranking military official, or racist football fan; I do not see much of a reason to visit Washington DC.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, Sports, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Football

Peak Performances Presents Liz Lerman's Healing Wars, 9/25-27

Liz Lerman's "Healing Wars," the first dance event of Peak Performances 2014/15 season, opens at the Kasser Theater for three days only, September 25-27, following three weeks of sold-out performances at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C this past June. The Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07043.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Montclair State University, Baltimore, MD

WMTW-TV Auburn

Colby College installs 20th president

Maine's Colby College is inaugurating a former a University of Chicago administrator to serve as the 20th president of the private liberal arts college. He'll also presenting honorary degrees to David Axelrod, former adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Sen. Susan Collins, who's known for facilitating compromise in Congress; Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Robert Zimmer, mathematician and president of the University of Chicago.


Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Colby College, University of Chicago, Bill Clinton

The Hill

Clinton: Dems have better-than-even shot at holding Senate

Former President Bill Clinton on Friday offered an optimistic appraisal of Democrats' midterm chances, saying he thought his party has a better-than-even shot at retaining control of the Senate. Democrats, he said on PBS's "NewsHour," "will "do better than people think."


Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Georgia Government, Pat Roberts

The Hill

2016 hopefuls storm Iowa

Though former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first return to the state that dealt her a stinging defeat in 2008 is taking center stage, she won't be alone in making her White House interest known. Within a matter of days Clinton, Vice President Biden, and even longshot Sen. Bernie Sanders are taking trips to the critical caucus state - a reminder to the former first lady that she can't take an Iowa win for granted again if she wants to be president.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Bernard Sanders, Bill Clinton, John Edwards

American Thinker

It Depends on What the Meaning of IS is

Stet is that proofreader's mark that means "keep it that way." We say keep it ISIS.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Pope's WWI tribute infused with personal ties

Pope Francis confronts a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather fought in a fierce Italian offensive against the Austro-Hungarian empire - surviving to impress upon the future pope the horrors of war. Francis' aim in recalling those who died in the Great War that broke out 100 years ago is to honor the victims of all wars, and it comes at a time when his calls for peace have grown ever more urgent amid new threats.



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