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Feb 27, 2011: Last American World War I Veteran Dies

Source: VOA – By Al Pessin   The last known American veteran of World War I died Sunday at his home in West Virginia.  Former U.S. Army Corporal Frank Buckles was 110 years old. VOA Pentagon Correspondent Al Pessin had

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Feb 14, 1884: Theodore Roosevelt”s Wife and Mother Die

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day in 1884, future President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die, only hours apart. Roosevelt was at work in the New York state legislature attempting to get a government reform bill passed when

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US Chamber Of Commerce Wants More Censorship, More IP Protectionism

US Chamber of Commerce

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Source: TechDirt The US Chamber of Commerce is becoming an increasingly sad and deluded shell of an organization. Its main focus these days seems to be about creating protectionist, anti-free market, anti-innovation policies that protect

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Jan 22, 1973: Lyndon Baines Johnson Dies in Texas

On this day in 1973, former President Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Johnson City, Texas, at the age of 64. After leaving the White House in 1968, L.B.J. returned to his beloved home state, Texas, with his wife, Ladybird, and

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The Global Threat to Press Freedom

Source: San Francisco Sentinel – By Lee Bollinger Why access to information is the most important human rights issue of our time With Hu Jintao on a state visit to Washington this week, there has been much public comment on

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Obama Prepares To Rule By Executive Order

Source: Right Side News – By J.D. Longstreet Obama Assumes Dictatorial Powers? In ancient times, the dictators/emperors ruled by proclamation. If they spoke it – it was made to happen.  That is not supposed to happen in a republic, especially

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Jan 7, 1999: Clinton’s Senate Impeachment Trial Begins

On this day in 1999, the United States Senate begins its impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, the first president to be impeached by the House of Representatives since Andrew Johnson in 1868. The impeachment trial was the culmination of

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Dec 24, 1923: Coolidge Lights First National Christmas Tree

On this day in 1923, President Calvin Coolidge touches a button and lights up the first national Christmas tree to grace the White House grounds. Not only was this the first White House “community” Christmas tree, but it was the

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Dec 13, 2000: Al Gore Concedes Presidential Election

Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, on this day in 2000. In a televised speech

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