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Trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Ending slavery wasn’t the only thing Abraham Lincoln did when he was President of the United States. He also saved the Republic from vampires. Behold the new trailer from Tim Burton’s movie, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire [...]

Life Imitates the Movies

President Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt on March 30, 1981. This picture was taken shortly before the incident. The man in the white raincoat is Secret Service agent Jerry Parr; after the shooting, it was Parr who pushed Reagan into a limousine, noticed he was bleeding, and directed the driver to take them to a [...]

The Late Movies: Toby Ziegler’s Best Rants on The West Wing

Every now and again, you screw something up and deserve to get reamed out. No one does a more effective reaming than fictional White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler. Here, we’ve rounded up some of Toby’s best rants. Watch it now and breathe a sigh of relief that no one yelled at you like this [...]

From NASCAR Drivers to William Faulkner: A Brief History of Snubbing the President

Four out of twelve NASCAR drivers who were invited to meet President Obama at the White House this evening have declined to attend, citing scheduling conflicts—and sparking a nationwide gossip-fest. Refusing an invitation to visit the most powerful man in the world at his giant white mansion in the middle of the nation’s capital is, [...]

The Vice President Who Wrote a Hit Song

History buffs might know the name Charles Dawes, which probably sounds vaguely familiar but can’t-quite-place-him to the rest of us. Here’s a refresher: he was Calvin Coolidge’s vice president. They hated each other. Long before he was Coolidge’s second-in-command, however, Dawes was a pianist and composer. In fact, he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha [...]

On the Money: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Coin Portraits

During America’s infancy, the government didn’t want to put President George Washington or any of the Founding Fathers on U.S. currency. Since government-issued coins had first appeared in the world, it was common for the faces of kings, queens and emperors to appear on them. The Founders had just gotten a constitutional republic up and [...]

Great Moments in Presidential Debt

Properly managing one’s finances seems like it should be a prerequisite for running a country. But these U.S. leaders could have used more dead presidents in their wallets. HARRY TRUMAN -THE BUCK STOPPED THERE Prior to becoming president, Harry Truman’s ventures in private business earned him more trouble than profit. He lost several thousand dollars investing in [...]

The Fantastic Faces of Barack Obama

As the President of The United States Barack Obama is one of the most photographed people in the world. Every day photographers take snapshots of the POTUS in a variety of serious and funny moments. If your a fan or not, you may enjoy this gallery which has some of the best presidential faces from [...]

Secret memo reveals JFK interest in UFOs

President John F Kennedy requested information on UFOs just ten days before he was assassinated. Conspiracy theories have been flying since the revela…

The James K. Polk Trivia Contest!

On Presidents’ Day, my wife and I went on The Rachael Ray Show with our two-year-old daughter Charlotte. (We’d posted a video of her here last month after turning her presidential placemat into a Lunchtime Quiz, and it took on a life of its own.) Charlotte did great, but I inadvertently took a swipe at the [...]