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Presidential pets: The Roosevelts’ menagerie

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Perhaps no presidential family had more fun than Teddy Roosevelt’s. At the White House, and at historic Sagamore Hill (the family’s longtime retreat in Long Island, New York), Theodore Roosevelt’s six kids grew up with no fewer than 40......

Presidential pets: Calvin Coolidge’s White House raccoon

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Known as “Silent Cal,” President Calvin Coolidge was a man of few words, but many pets. The Coolidges were known for being animal lovers, which is why people sent them animals as presents, said Andrew Hager, historian-in-residence at the......

Presidential pets: JFK’s canine détente

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here When the Kennedy family moved into the White House, they brought with them youth, an abundance of charm, and plenty of pets. “They’ve got multiple dogs; they’ve got Tom Kitten, the cat; parakeets named Bluebell and Maybelle,” recounted Alan......

Edward P. Lazear, Economist and Presidential Adviser, Dies at 72

New York Times
Edward P. Lazear, a pioneering labor economist at Stanford University who advised President George W. Bush during the financial crisis, died on Monday. He was 72. The cause was pancreatic cancer, the university said. It did not say where he died. Professor Lazear may be best remembered as the founder......

Joe Biden becomes first presidential candidate in U.S. history to surpass 80 million votes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden has now surpassed 80 million votes, the most in history, with the final ballots still being counted.  More votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election than in any other in U.S. history. While Mr. Biden......

Trump signs off on sharing presidential intelligence briefing with Biden

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Trump has agreed to allow President-elect Biden to begin receiving the President’s Daily Brief, a classified intelligence report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, two U.S. officials and a source familiar confirmed to CBS News.......

Biden to begin receiving presidential daily briefings as transition moves forward

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. intelligence community will start providing President-elect Joe Biden with access to the presidential daily briefing, and the FBI will begin background investigations into his picks for a variety of positions following the General Services Administration ascertainment that......

Biden to begin receiving classified presidential daily briefings

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden will begin receiving the classified presidential daily briefing, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday. “Following the statutory direction of the Presidential Transition Act, ODNI......

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Harrisburg, Pa. – Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, the governor said Tuesday. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, tweeted that the Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November......

What is the GSA, and what role does it play in the presidential transition?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another is one of the cornerstones of American democracy. Now that process can formally begin, as the leader of the federal agency which oversees the transition has signed a letter......

Presidential Memoirs Don’t Always Take This Long to Write

New York Times
Obama also seems to have eschewed tactics embraced by other presidents who also wrote their own books. He has admitted to struggling to keep a consistent diary while in the White House, a useful aid for past presidential memoirists. Jimmy Carter drew heavily on his diaries to write “Keeping Faith,”......

Social Security was a big presidential campaign issue. What we know about whether it swayed senior voters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A President Donald Trump and a former Vice President Joe Biden supporter converse before the Joe Biden Campaign Rally at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on March 7, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Kyle Rivas | Getty......

Ethics experts and Trump critics call for Senate investigation into Graham’s probe into presidential election

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a letter, Walter Shaub, a former top ethics watchdog for the federal government, Richard Painter, the chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush’s administration, and Claire Finkelstein, the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Ethics......

McConnell: Transfer of presidential power won’t be delayed

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here By CATHERINE KIM 11/17/2020 04:09 PM EST Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged on Tuesday that the presidential transition would be orderly, despite concerns that the General Services Administration is delaying the process. During a news conference, a reporter asked......

Tucker Carlson assures viewers his show ‘not going anywhere’ following presidential election

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominick Mastrangelo Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonTucker Carlson issues on-air apology over Georgia voter claims Overnight Defense: Afghan war critic who said Europe too welcoming to ‘Muslim invaders’ installed at Pentagon | Trump, Biden mark Veterans Day with......

Joe Biden breaks Obama’s record for most votes ever cast for a U.S. presidential candidate

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In 2008, Barack Obama earned 69,498,516 votes in the presidential election, the most ever. Now, Mr. Obama’s former vice president, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, has surpassed that tally, with a record of more than 78,735,600 votes (50.9% of the......

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