presidents
History
Lincoln Turned Down a Chance to Fill the U.S. With Elephants
We blew it.... READ ON
Big Question
How Many Electoral Votes Did George Washington Have?
Our first president can also claim the only unanimous electoral college wins in history.... READ ON
History
The Christmas Eve Fire That Destroyed the West Wing
Herbert Hoover's first year in office had already gone worse than anyone could have expected—and then the West Wing burned down.... READ ON
The Presidents
Benjamin Harrison and the White House's First Christmas Tree
The Presidents
All the Presidents' Menus: What First Families Eat on Christmas
Washington really knew how to throw a dinner party.... READ ON
History
When Richard Nixon Wanted to be a Rapper
Yes, that Richard Nixon.... READ ON
The Presidents
All the Presidents' Pardoned Turkeys
The turkeys pardoned this year are named "Tater" and "Tot."... READ ON
Big Question
Can the Electoral College Reverse the Results of an Election?
History
Rutherford B. Hayes, National Hero of Paraguay
How a forgotten U.S. president became a South American idol.... READ ON
Politics
7 Fictional Characters Who Ran for Office
In 1974, Mr. Peanut entered the Vancouver mayoral race and walked away with nearly 3000 votes.... READ ON
History
Who Were Abraham Lincoln's Siblings?
Both of Lincoln's siblings helped make him the man—and president—he eventually became.... READ ON
Big Question
Is It Illegal to Take a Voting Booth Selfie?
You might want to think twice before whipping out your iPhone at the polls tomorrow.... READ ON
Politics
The Time Andrew Jackson Won the Vote but Lost the Presidency
In 1824, Jackson both won the popular vote and got the most votes in the electoral college, but lost the election anyway.... READ ON
History
The Presidential Candidate Who Campaigned From His Porch
Unwilling to leave his ill wife's side during a presidential campaign, William McKinley decided to run for president from his front porch.... READ ON
Politics
Yetta Bronstein, the Imaginary 1960s Jewish Housewife Who Ran for President
One of her slogans: “Vote for Yetta and things will get Betta.”... READ ON
History
When Theodore Roosevelt Tried to Reform the English Language
He'd had enuf of the old way.... READ ON

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