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'Height Is Power,' and So Statue of Roosevelt Will Go

It has stood outside NYC's American Museum of Natural History since 1940

(Newser) - Visitors about to enter the American Museum of Natural History in New York will no longer be greeted by Theodore Roosevelt atop a horse with a Native American and African man by his side. In a unanimous Monday vote, the New York City Public Design Commission decided the controversial statue...

Roosevelt Statue Coming Down, and His Family Agrees

Shows Teddy Roosevelt with Native American and an African man outside NYC museum

(Newser) - A long-standing statue of Teddy Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is coming down. This time, it's because the museum itself made the request of the city, reports the New York Times . The bronze statue, in place since 1940, depicts Roosevelt on horseback,...

Meet the World's New Teddy Roosevelt

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Meet the World's New Teddy Roosevelt

Editor sees France's Emmanuel Macron as pivotal figure in new progressive era

(Newser) - A modern version Teddy Roosevelt is emerging in the world, but he's not on US shores. The editor of the Economist writes that it's none other than French leader Emmanuel Macron. The assertion from editor Zanny Minton Beddoes comes in a piece predicting that a populist wave in...

NRA Unholsters New Museum— in Gun Store

'If you are a gun person, you are going to love this place'

(Newser) - The National Rifle Association has unveiled a new museum—inside a gun store. The National Sporting Arms Museum, inside a sprawling Bass Pro store in Springfield, Mo., features close to 1,000 firearms, including ones owned by historical figures as diverse as Teddy Roosevelt, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Jesse James, Reuters...

'Walden of the West' Faces Development Threat

Teddy Roosevelt's North Dakota ranch near potential gravel pit

(Newser) - If you've ever wanted to see Teddy Roosevelt's beautiful North Dakota ranch, you'd better get a move on. The Elkhorn Ranch was the ex-prez's place of solitude, earning it the title "Walden Pond of the West." But developers are hoping to build a noisy...

Miley's Latest Tattoo a Quote —From Roosevelt

Very deep, Cyrus. Very deep

(Newser) - Theodore Roosevelt may be rolling over in his grave, because Miley Cyrus just had his words tattooed on her arm. The ink reads, "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat," a widely-quoted Teddy remark from a...

Biden: 'I Promise You, the President Has a Big Stick'

VP was talking foreign policy, but...

(Newser) - Joe Biden went after Mitt Romney today as "out of touch" on foreign policy and used the new Obama 2012 catchphrase—"Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive"—to make his point, notes Politico . "If Governor Romney had been president, could he have...

Obama Speech Echoes Teddy Roosevelt

Calls for fairer America, invokes TR's 'New Nationalism'

(Newser) - President Obama's latest role model appears to be Teddy Roosevelt, observes both CNN and Politico . Speaking today in the same city in Kansas where Roosevelt called for a "New Nationalism," Obama encouraged Americans to unite despite differences. "I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets...

Here Comes Era of Activist Government
Here Comes
Era of Activist Government

Here Comes Era of Activist Government

It's necessary, and McCain is better suited for the job: Brooks

(Newser) - With daunting issues demanding immediate action—energy, the markets, and crumbling infrastructure to name but a few—the US is about to enter a phase of "government activism," writes David Brooks in the New York Times. Bad news for John McCain, right? Maybe not. As past periods of...

McCain Again Banking on Reform Rep
McCain Again Banking on Reform Rep

McCain Again Banking on Reform Rep

Campaign finance, particularly, re-enters candidate's public line

(Newser) - After shying away from the issue for some time, John McCain is returning to his credentials as a crusader for campaign-finance reform, Politico notes. In an attempt to woo independent voters, the Republican is underlining his reputation as a Washington reformer, while coping with flak from small-government conservatives within his...

Top 10 Reasons Hillary Clinton Loves America

Candidate runs down the details for David Letterman

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton took some time off the campaign trail on primary eve to appear on David Letterman. Here, the “Top 10 Reasons Hillary Clinton Loves America”:
  1. We have more Dakotas than every other country combined
  1. Canadian bacon: soggy and chewy; American bacon: crisp and delicious
  1. Thanks to the Internet,

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