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City Named for Andrew Jackson Will Remove His Statue

Jackson, Miss., mayor says former president was 'brutal owner of enslaved people'

(Newser) - Jackson, Miss., has voted to remove a statue of namesake Andrew Jackson from City Hall. City council approved the relocation of the former slave-owning president's statue in a 5-1 vote on Tuesday, reports the Washington Post . "While removing a statue does little to change our condition as oppressed... More »

Secret Service Boots Media From White House Grounds

Claims move was 'for their own safety' amid ongoing demonstrations

(Newser) - The Secret Service says it "misdirected" members of the White House press corps to immediately leave the White House grounds on Monday amid a demonstration in Lafayette Square. Two of the four journalists were from CNN , which describes the move as "highly unusual" since the press corps is... More »

A White House Staple for Nearly 200 Years Is Vanishing

Magnolia tree planted by Andrew Jackson in memory of his wife is too decayed to stay up

(Newser) - The oldest tree at the White House is set to be taken down later this week, bringing to an end a piece of Americana that's been in place in DC since the mid-1800s. Per CNN , the Jackson Magnolia, one of several magnolias on the presidential grounds, has been the... More »

Trump Makes 'Pocahontas' Crack in Front of Navajo War Heroes

President was standing under a portrait of Andrew Jackson at the time

(Newser) - At a White House ceremony Monday honoring Native American war heroes, President Trump referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas." The president was paying tribute to three Navajo "code talkers" who helped the US military create an all-but-unbreakable code based on their native language during World... More »

Trump Reiterates Andrew Jackson Belief in Tweet

Says again that Jackson 'would never have let it happen'

(Newser) - President Trump's comments about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War , broadcast on SiriusXM Monday, led many to take issue with what they saw as an impossibility of time—and so the president took to Twitter Monday night in an apparent attempt to clear things up. Though Trump originally told... More »

Trump Slams 'Unprecedented Judicial Overreach'

He praises Andrew Jackson at Nashville rally

(Newser) - President Trump held a campaign-style rally in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday night, and a federal judge's blocking of his new travel ban hours earlier was one of his chief topics. The president slammed the Hawaii judge's decision as "unprecedented judicial overreach" and accused the court of acting for... More »

New Political Casualty: Jefferson-Jackson Dinners

Democrats scrapping the tradition over slave-owning legacy

(Newser) - Democrats in Iowa last weekend officially ditched the name of their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, a move that's part of a larger trend taking place around the country, reports CNN . While the party has long celebrated Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson at such dinners, the pair's own slave-owning history... More »

Bernanke: Keep Hamilton, Kick Jackson Off the $20

He is 'appalled' by plan to dump 'best economic policymaker'

(Newser) - Former Federal Reserve chief-turned-blogger Ben Bernanke has joined those calling for the US Treasury to abandon plans to drop Alexander Hamilton from his featured spot on the $10 bill and to dump Andrew Jackson from the $20 instead. In a post entitled " Say it ain't so, Jack ,"... More »

Why Some Women Aren't Thrilled About Woman on $10

Bill-sharing wasn't what they had in mind

(Newser) - According to Federal Reserve circulation figures, you're a lot more likely to have an Andrew Jackson in your wallet than an Alexander Hamilton, which is one reason why Women on 20s campaigners say putting a woman on the $10 instead isn't ideal. The group says the Treasury plan... More »

Poll: Harriet Tubman Should Be on the $20

She beats out Eleanor Roosevelt and other luminaries in bid to get Jackson replaced

(Newser) - Nothing is officially settled in the debate over a replacement face for the $20 bill . But a poll that received more than 600,000 votes shows Harriet Tubman as the clear preference to take Andrew Jackson's spot, USA Today reports. The Women on 20s campaign had four finalists in... More »

Here's How to Shake Up Faces on Our Currency

Steve Inskeep: Let's start using the 'flip side' of the bills

(Newser) - A movement is afoot to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, but NPR's Steve Inskeep, the author of a coming book on the man, has a different idea: Move him to the back and put somebody else on the front. Inskeep's choice is Cherokee leader John Ross,... More »

Group's Goal: Put Woman on the $20 Bill

Roosevelt one of 15 candidates a women's group hopes will replace Andrew Jackson

(Newser) - Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Clara Barton—they were all activists who changed the American landscape, and they all deserve to be on the $20 bill way more than the guy who's currently there. That's the stance of Women On 20s , a campaign vying to tear Andrew Jackson's... More »

Time for Women on US Paper Money?

Obama says it's a 'pretty good idea'

(Newser) - The days of American paper money being an all-boys club could be numbered. President Obama said yesterday that he had received a letter from a young girl wondering why there were no women on US bills, "and then she gave me a long list of possible women to put... More »

This President Had the Most 'Grandiose Narcissism'

Lyndon Johnson was full of himself, but it may have helped

(Newser) - When you're running the country, being narcissistic may come in handy. Psychologists and experts on presidential personalities have put together a list of the presidents who had the most "grandiose narcissism"—which, the Houston Chronicle explains, is characterized by a showy and extroverted personality. That's in... More »

The Real Father of the Modern Presidency

Not George or Abe, but Andy Jackson started today's political culture

(Newser) - Most people probably remember Andrew Jackson as an Indian-fighter, if at all, but Abraham Lincoln looked to him for inspiration, and so should we, writes Jon Meacham in Newsweek. Jackson had a hand in making America what it is, for better and for worse—the legacy of this uneducated orphan... More »

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