US presidency

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2 Men Alive Today Are Grandkids of Our 10th President

John Tyler's descendants have second wives to thank

(Newser) - "I think it had to do with second wives." Pretty much. CBS News is out with a good bit of historical trivia: John Tyler, who was born in 1790 when George Washington was president and became America's 10th president in 1841, has two living grandsons. As the... More »

Historians Say 11 Presidents Were Better Than Obama

But he's still the best since Ronald Reagan: poll

(Newser) - Barack Obama was the best US president since Ronald Reagan, but he's got nothing on Abraham Lincoln. That's the takeaway from a C-SPAN survey of 91 historians who helped rank the best presidents in US history based on 10 criteria, including administrative skill, moral authority, crisis leadership, and... More »

America's 10 Wealthiest Presidents

The first president was also the wealthiest: 24/7 Wall Street

(Newser) - It's not clear what Donald Trump's net worth is, but low estimates have it at about $3 billion, per 24/7 Wall St . If accurate, he would become the richest president in history by far. Still, Hillary Clinton's net worth of $75 million (with husband Bill) would put... More »

'A Female Shouldn't Be President,' Says Female CEO

Cheryl Rios cites 'hormones,' 'biblical sound reasoning'

(Newser) - Cheryl Rios is the CEO of Dallas-based Go Ape Marketing , but some are saying her views on leadership are as primitive as her company's moniker. Rios recently made it clear on Facebook that she doesn't support Hillary Clinton as president—but it's not just Clinton herself that... More »

Aide on Bush's Health: 'Put Harps Back in Closet'

She recommends against 'overreacting'

(Newser) - George HW Bush may still be in intensive care in a Houston hospital, but he would have a message for all those who fear he is near death—"put the harps back in the closet," an aide tells the AP . Jean Becker, the former president's longtime chief... More »

Elder Bush in Intensive Care

Former president in guarded condition after 'series of setbacks'

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush today remains in an intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, having suffered "a series of setbacks," including a stubborn fever. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said last night that the former president has been in the ICU at Methodist Hospital since Sunday and... More »

Ryan Doesn't Meet Mitt's Requirement for President

Romney echoed argument for 3 years of business experience

(Newser) - Mitt Romney sets a high bar for anyone seeking the presidency—too high, it seems, for his own running mate to match. At a May speech in Las Vegas, Romney avidly recounted the story of a local businessman who wanted a new Constitutional requirement for presidential candidates: that they have... More »

Out of Dubya's Ashes, Bush 41's Star Rises

It's 'Poppy chic' for Poppy Bush, writes Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - George HW Bush hasn't gotten a lot of love since getting unceremoniously booted from office by an Arkansas upstart named Bill Clinton, but a funny thing has happened over the years,writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . Because George W Bush tried to be his father's... More »

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