Bush v. Gore – Looking Back at the Controversial Supreme Court Decision

Perhaps no event shows the power that the United States Supreme Court has than during the 2000 presidential election. Right after the public thought that who would be president had been resolved, the Court to come in to decide who had won actually won the role. On election night of 2000 many people went to […]

Who is Secretary of Energy Steven Chu?

As an American physicist, Dr. Steven Chu took the office of the US Secretary of Energy more qualified than nearly any previous person to hold the title. Known most prominently for his work with Bell Labs where he cooled and trapped atoms with laser light, he was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics […]

White House Releases Fact Sheets About Energy

President Obama delivered remarks about the state of American energy on February 23 in Miami, Florida. To help facilitate his statements, the White House released two fact sheets. Supporting an All-of-the-Above Approach to American Energy and Protecting Consumers at the Pump All-of-the-Above Approach to American Energy — Reducing Energy Costs for American Consumers and Businesses

White House Press Conference Gets Heated

Following the death of Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin in Syria on Wednesday, the White House issued a press statement on February 23 praising the concept of aggressive journalism in foreign countries. Press Secretary Jay Carney called the death “tragic,” stating that it was “a reminder of the incredible risks that journalists take…in order to […]

10 Shortest Presidencies

Throughout American history, a two-term president is actually a rare thing. Only 12 of the 44 presidents have successfully fulfilled two or more full terms. The remainder have either lost reelection, resigned, been assassinated, died while in office or had another odd occurrence prevent them from serving the full time. 10 such presidents didn’t even […]

William Henry Harrison “Old Tippecanoe”

Before serving as the ninth President of the United States, William Henry Harrison was an accomplished American military officer who led the US military against American Indian forces in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 and the Battle of the Thames in 1813. He was also notable for meeting with Simon Bolivar in Colombia, helping […]

James Garfield “Boatman Jim”

After serving 18years in the US House of Representatives, James Garfield was elected as the 20th President of the United States. He was notable for expanding executive authority, ramping up American naval power, streamlining the US Post Office and appointing a number of African-Americans to federal office. As a Radical Republican, Garfield supported many of […]

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