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7:24 PM, July 30th, 2012
apiphile:


Barack Obama: I am told that the last three speakers here have been the Pope, Her Majesty the Queen and Nelson Mandela; which is either a very high bar, or the beginning of a very funny joke.

America this one is a keeper okay

lol.

apiphile:

Barack Obama: I am told that the last three speakers here have been the Pope, Her Majesty the Queen and Nelson Mandela; which is either a very high bar, or the beginning of a very funny joke.

America this one is a keeper okay

lol.

(Source: flushedwithcash)

Reblogged from The GQ Tumblr
3:37 PM, July 25th, 2012
sunfoundation:

Putting Romney’s tax returns in presidential context

The controversy over what’s hiding in Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns continues.  But even without the missing filings, putting his 2010 and 2011 tax numbers in context is strikingly informative. It dramatically shows what an outlier Romney is on a few basic tax and income dimensions.


One of these (OK, two) is not like the others…

sunfoundation:

Putting Romney’s tax returns in presidential context

The controversy over what’s hiding in Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns continues.  But even without the missing filings, putting his 2010 and 2011 tax numbers in context is strikingly informative. It dramatically shows what an outlier Romney is on a few basic tax and income dimensions.

One of these (OK, two) is not like the others…

Reblogged from Nick Turse
6:13 PM, July 18th, 2012

motherjones:

ourpresidents:

“In Event of Moon Disaster”, July 18, 1969.

White House speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to write a speech that President Nixon would make in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.

It was never delivered, and this speech was quietly tucked away into Nixon’s records. 

From - “American Originals” Treasures from the National Archives

Source: Nixon Library

Whoa.

Chilling. 

8:05 PM, June 5th, 2012
The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.

Robert F. Kennedy

Seattle World’s Fair, August 7, 1962

(via ourpresidents)

Reblogged from Our Presidents
3:26 PM, May 15th, 2012
I am now “solitary and alone,” having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone; and should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick, provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection.
11:46 AM, February 21st, 2011
Jimmy Carter was the only president known to have taken a speed-reading class (with his daughter Amy!). He’s also written 24 books, a presidential record. A shout-out to Carter on this Presidents Day.

Jimmy Carter was the only president known to have taken a speed-reading class (with his daughter Amy!). He’s also written 24 books, a presidential record. A shout-out to Carter on this Presidents Day.

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