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  • White House And The Press
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    SPIN CYCLE With so many different scandal to his credit and numerous ongoing investigations pending, President Clinton has been bombarded by the media in a fashion not seen since the last days of the Nixon administration. Despite this unwanted attention, Clinton has managed to maintain lofty approval ratings and successfully deflect even the most ardent attacks. How does he do it This question is answered in full in Spin Cycle, a backroom look at how news is created and packaged in the White Hou...
  • Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor
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    Zachary Taylor was the twelfth President of the United States. He was a very interesting person. He was a crook, a gambler, a drunkard, and had a very short temper. One source claimed that seeing Zachary Taylor sober was something few people could claim to have done. A short time after Taylor was born in 1784, he was given the peculiar nickname muskrat head. The exact story behind this nickname has since been lost. Taylor was very sensitive when it came to his nickname. The sighting of this repu...
  • President Nixon In Several Meetings
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    "The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth" (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The "Watergate Scandal" and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars who broke into the Democratic Na...
  • Clinton Impeachment Trial
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    President William Jefferson Clinton is the third president in our nation's history to face the Constitutional threat of impeachment and only the second president to ever be impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. Andrew Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1868 for violating the Tenure of Office Act of 1867 when he tried to oust the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton (Short History). Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency before he was charged with criminal conspi...
  • One White House Official Close To Gore
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    . ASHINGTON -- The storm over his campaign finance practices has thrust Al Gore into what his advisers concede is by far the most perilous moment of his political career, leaving his aides scrambling to contain the damage. The growing nervousness results from the announcement last week that Janet Reno, the attorney general, is reviewing whether the vice president's fund-raising activities may have been improper for such a high-ranking official. The inquiry could lead to the appointment of a spec...
  • President Nixon And White House
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    The Watergate scandal had everything. Nixon disgraced the presidency by lying to the country and abusing his power and his committees were involved in illegal acts and a big cover up, all leading to little side roads of corruption and lies. Watergate is by far one of the worst presidential scandals in the history of the United States. In the story of Watergate, five burglars were found breaking into democratic offices at the Watergate complex in Washington DC. The break-in was passed off as just...
  • Franklin And Jane Pierce
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    Franklin Pierce, one of eight children of Benjamin and Anna Kendrick Pierce, was born in Hillsborough, N.H., on Nov. 23, 1804. His father had served in the American Revolution and later became governor of New Hampshire. Pierce was educated at Hillsborough Center, Hancock Academy, and Bowdoin College, from which he graduated in 1824 after advancing from last place to fifth from the top of his class. In 1829, he was elected to the state legislature, two years after his father won election to the g...
  • James A Garfield James A Garfield
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    James A. Garfield James A. Garfield was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. His father died in 1833, when Garfield was only two years old and so his mother had to carry on working the family farm by herself. With the death of his father, the family feel into poverty. Even though they had very little money, his mother made sure that her children went to the neighborhood school to get good education. He belonged to the Disciples of Christ Church. While growing up, James drove canal boat teams,...
  • President Following The Watergate Scandal
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    Impeachment is the ultimate punishment for a president. It is a long and complicated rout to removing a public official from office. The Constitutional process Article II, section 4 specifies the procedures to be used to remove a public official from office (CNN / All Politics). The constitution states that and president found guilty for bribery, treason, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. There has been a long debate on what should be considered a high crime. Different people in the House s...
  • Adams As Secretary Of State
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    The only President who was the son of a President, John Quincy Adams in many respects paralleled the career as well as the temperament and viewpoints of his illustrious father. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1767, he watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from the top of Penn's Hill above the family farm. As secretary to his father in Europe, he became an accomplished linguist and assiduous diarist. After graduating from Harvard College, he became a lawyer. At age 26 he was appointed Minister t...
  • Different Roles Of White House Staff
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    Although there is nothing in the constitution describing a cabinet system, the framers believed that having a cabinet system was necessary. Shortly before being sworn into office Washington consulted with Madison and Hamilton concerning his role and duties as president. The decided to set up an advisory or assistant thing for the president. Washington then asked to create three executive departments. One of War one of foreign affairs, and one for fiscal matters. The cabinet is divided into depar...
  • President's House
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    For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its history, and the history of the nation's capital, began when President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that the federal government would reside in a district "not exceeding ten miles square on the river Potomac". President Washington, together with city planner Pierre L Enfant, chose the site for the new residence, wh...
  • Stephen Grover Cleveland
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    On March 18, 1837 in the small town of Caldwell, New Jersey, Stephen Grover Cleveland was born the fifth of a soon to be family of nine. His father was a minister, and raised Grover (he preferred Grover to Stephen) on Bible verses, and fine literature such as Shakespeare. During his childhood he moved around quite a bit. First they moved to the town of Fayetteville, and then to Clinton, New York. There he was enrolled in a school called the Clinton Liberal Institute. However his schooling did no...
  • Country A Woman
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    It is definitely time this country had a female president in the White house. For over two-hundred years this country has existed, and every four years there is an election. With the passing of each election a man has always been chosen for the most influential job in the free world. A possible reason for this is that women have been looked upon since the dawn of time as the weaker species. That was never the case with such women as Catherine the Great, Cleopatra, and Joan of Arc. These women wo...
  • Chance Lives In His Own World
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    "Being There' Review The " Being There' Review Essay, Research Paper The book "Being there' is written by Jerzy Kosinski, and first I would like to write that this was almost the best book that I have read. It was written in a, sort of mysterious way. I myself didn't really find out if the main character, Chance, was intelligent or not, if he understood what situation he was involved in or if he acted the way he did, only because he didn't know better. The main character is a gardener in a house...

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