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Weekend Open Thread - Happy Repeal Day!

Whether you are Democrat, Republican or other, the fact that FDR repealed Prohibition on this day in 1933 makes him one of the greatest presidents of all time in my book. As I'm sure the first...

Happy Iranniversary: Ronald Reagan Was A President Who Knew How To Get A Deal With Iran

Today is a very special day, made even more special by current events. Just yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced a seven-month extension of negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program, while under pressure from Congress to ramp up sanctions on the Iranian regime. The White House, meanwhile, is asking Congress to have patience [...]

Happy Birthday, Laura Bush

Today's not just Election Day in America -- it's also former First Lady Laura Bush's birthday. Bush -- wife of the nation's 43rd president, George W. Bush -- turns 68 today. In honor of the former first lady's birthday, here are some classic photos of her with her family: George W. Show More Summary

Brian Doherty on Smartphones Vs. Taxi Drivers

2 months agoNews : Reason

Barry Korengold, president of the San Francisco Cab Drivers Association, has been driving for hire around the Bay Area for 35 years. These days, he's none too happy. Over the past year or so, revenues have plunged 50 percent, Korengold and other local drivers say. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

The White House states the obvious, that if red state Democrats lose, it’ll be mostly their own fault: A day after President Obama tied Democratic candidates to his policies, the White House said those people would ultimately be responsible for their own Election Day triumphs or disappointments. “The success of many of these Democratic […]

Presidents and Pooches

I'd like to send my own birthday wishes to President Putin of Russia who turned 62 the other day. So many happy returns, Vladimir! If I could send Vlad a card I'd include a picture of this incredible lookalike dog which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Russian President, especially around the eyes, don't you think?

Top Headline Comments 10-7-14

Happy Tuesday. Four weeks to election day. It's close. In yesterday's #NMgov debate, GOP incumbent Gov. Martinez answered questions in Spanish while her Democratic challenger spoke English with a Spanish-language interpreter. President Clinton is trying to rally Democrats since President...

Happy 90th birthday, President Carter

On this day in 1924, James Earl Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, making today the 90th birthday of our nation’s 39th president (1977-81) and Georgia’s 76th governor (1971-75). Foreign policy accomplishments included returning the Panama Canal to Panama, the Camp David Peace Accords between Egypt and Israel, and the SALT II treaty with the [...]

Morning Reads for October 1, 2014

How fitting that these no. 1 reads are on day number 1. I missed Trane’s birthday last Wednesday so here is “My Favorite Things” from the Olatunji Concert.  On a more relevant birthday note: happy 90th to Georgia’s best President, Jimmy Carter. I hope I can be as active and on top of things as he is […] The post Morning Reads for October 1, 2014 appeared first on Peach Pundit.

Aussie Government Holds Firm against Climate Bullying

Eric Worrall writes: The Australian Abbott government has, in the last few days, endured significant pressure from President Obama, and other committed greens, to join their efforts to chase the carbon dragon. I’m happy to report that, so far, Abbott seems to be sticking to his commitment to avoid enacting costly climate policies, such as…

(Un)happy Labor Day

by Dish Staff Is the American labor movement “friendless”? Roger Martin reflects on its unpopularity in partisan politics: A key marker occurred in 1992 when President Bill Clinton signed into law a tax change that allowed only the first $1 million in CEO compensation to be deducted for corporate income tax purposes. It was supposed […]

From 2009 to 2014, Networks Have Saluted Obama on His Special Day: 'Happy Birthday , Mr. President'

From 2009 to 2013, every year of Barack Obama's presidency, the networks have observed his birthday, often wishing him a special day. The year 2014 was no different. A graphic for CBS This Morning on Monday touted, "Happy Birthday, Mr. Show More Summary

Happy 4th of July! Here's the Best Fan-Made "Team America" Video Ever

Some day, when we finally elect President Camacho, this will be our national anthem. In the meantime, bust out some beers and rock out. Happy Independence Day to all you folks, from this guy wh...

INDEPENDENCE DAY GREETINGS

04 July 2014 From: The Chapter III Officers To all the members of Chapter III we wish you a great, safe happy Fourth of July. We forward a message from SFA National President Jack Tobin: Gentlemen, since I was reconvicted, I will continue...Show More Summary

New Yorker's Lizza: 'Everyone Should Be Happy' with WH Immigration Announcement

A panel on CNN’s “New Day” expressed their shock that President Barack Obama’s announcement that he will act unilaterally on immigration has received criticism. Anchor Kate Bolduan stated that Speaker John Boehner’s negative reaction...Show More Summary

Happy Father's Day From Game Of Thrones' Crappiest Dads

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Maybe you have some issue with your own father, but chances are he didn't stand aside as you were accused of murder, presided over your sham trial, and then sentence you to death. Here's a brief reminder that by comparison to GoT, your dad hopefully isn't all bad. Read more...

Happy Birthday to Queen Victoria Who Was Born On This Day in 1819 – Documentary on Her Younger Years Inside

Queen Victoria was born on this day in 1819 at Kensington Palace. She was queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901 and presided over the expansion of the British Empire. She was a national emblem of morality, had a longer reignShow More Summary

On Mother’s Day, What Happens When You’re Taking Care Of Mom (And Not The Other Way Around)?

Happy birthday, Mother’s Day! The holiday that you and I know as Mother’s Day turns 100 today: it was officially designated as a holiday on the second Sunday in May by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 (you can view the proclamation here). The holiday was inspired by Anna Jarvis of West Virginia. You might [...]

Happy Birthday!? Mother’s Day Turns 100 This Year

Happy Birthday to Mother’s Day! It was 100 years ago that US President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. a national holiday, “as an expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our county.” However, the struggle to get mother’s Day recognized as a national

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