Dwight Eisenhower - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Dwight Eisenhower Correction: Trump-Offshore Drilling story ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In some versions of a story May 3 about a lawsuit seeking to maintain a drilling ban in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one plaintiff. It is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Biological Development. A corrected version of the story is below: Groups sue to ... Thu, 04 May 2017 16:02:00 GMT 2017-05-04T16:02:00Z Trump directs Americans to note 'Loyalty Day' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is adopting his own definition of "Loyalty Day," telling Americans to mark Monday by celebrating their individual liberties, limited government, and human dignity. It's a designation made by his predecessors for decades. Workers elsewhere in the U.S. call May 1 "May Day" and were protesting Trump's immigration poli... Mon, 01 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT 2017-05-01T17:00:00Z From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed WASHINGTON (AP) — A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a president). Here's a snapshot of the first 100 days for pr... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:44:00 GMT 2017-04-27T20:44:00Z Plenty of presidencies have been family affairs WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is far from the first president to enlist his children and in-laws in the work of the White House. Look back through history, and it turns out that plenty of presidencies have been a family affair. Eighteen sons served in their fathers' White Houses, most of them with the title of "secretary to the president," according to D... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:36:00 GMT 2017-04-26T11:36:00Z Trump inaugural attracts record $107 million in donations WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, nearly double the previous record set by President Barack Obama eight years ago. Trump's inaugural committee was due to file information about its donors with the Federal Election Commission by April 20 and said it would do so Tuesday — though it hadn't by 10 p.m. Eastern time. The co... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:36:00 GMT 2017-04-19T02:36:00Z US eyes more border prosecutions in shift for California SAN DIEGO (AP) — Through Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, the top federal prosecutor on California's border with Mexico has resisted going after people caught entering the U.S. illegally on their first try and instead targeted smugglers and serial offenders. That approach may face a day of reckoning under President Donald Trump. Att... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-04-14T23:47:00Z McCullough talks Trump, history and his new book NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, worried about a president he calls "a cloud" on the American horizon, knows well the consolations of history. "We've been through much harder times than we're in now," the Pulitzer Prize-winning author told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "Yes, we have had problems and have had dishonest and evil people in positions... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:56:00 GMT 2017-04-14T11:56:00Z William Coleman, lawyer, ex-Cabinet member, died WASHINGTON (AP) — William T. Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer from Philadelphia who prevailed in several landmark Supreme Court cases, broke a number of racial barriers in his own right and was the second African-American to lead a Cabinet-level department, has died. Transportation secretary during the Ford administration and co-author of the main brief... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 17:48:00 GMT 2017-04-01T17:48:00Z Off-Broadway's 'The Fantasticks' to close after 21,000 shows NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway phenomenon "The Fantasticks" will end its record-breaking run this spring, bringing down the curtain on a show featuring confetti and a cardboard moon that started when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. The musical, which features the songs "Try To Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," will close June 4, having played a ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:14:00 GMT 2017-03-21T17:14:00Z The Latest: Widow of Navy SEAL emotional at Trump speech WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first address to Congress Tuesday night (all times local): 10:10 p.m. President Donald Trump's address to Congress took an emotional turn as he introduced the widow of a Navy SEAL killed last month in a raid in Yemen. A teary-eyed Carryn Owens took deep breaths ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:07:00 GMT 2017-03-01T04:07:00Z Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point. The field of white, he said, was all you could see each winter on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Ref... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:52:00 GMT 2017-02-23T17:52:00Z Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took on an intellectual member of the Washington establishment looking to extend a political dynasty in the White House. Andrew Jackson's triumph in 1828 over President John Quincy Adams... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:48:00 GMT 2017-02-20T19:48:00Z C-SPAN survey lists top presidents: Lincoln, Washington, FDR WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for Presidents Day, a new survey of historians on presidential leadership gives the top five slots to Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. It's C-SPAN's third survey on presidents, and the first in which Eisenhower cracks the top five. In 2009, Eisenhower ranked ei... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:04:00 GMT 2017-02-17T22:04:00Z Jake Tapper writing debut novel, scheduled for 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Tapper is working on a book that you could call fake news: It's his debut novel. The CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent has a thriller scheduled to come out in the summer of 2018, Little, Brown and Company told The Associated Press on Monday. The novel is called "The Hellfire Club" and it takes place in a world that well predates the Trump adm... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:41:00 GMT 2017-02-13T18:41:00Z Birdies, pars and diplomacy: Trump and Abe to play golf TOKYO (AP) — If they stick to schedule, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will spend more time on the fairways than at the White House. After facing off on some divisive issues in Washington on Friday, they jet to Florida, where they will turn to something they have in common on Saturday: a love of golf. ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:17:00 GMT 2017-02-10T13:17:00Z Roberts, judiciary's leader, silent on Trump criticism WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's unusually personal criticism of federal judges has drawn rebukes from many quarters, including from Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but not much from the judges themselves. The leader of the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John Roberts, has himself been a target of Trump's attacks. But Roberts has refused to... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:08:00 GMT 2017-02-09T18:08:00Z IS NSC shakeup 'crazy' or no big deal? WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's spokesman says "nothing has changed" in the national security apparatus of the White House despite a reorganization of the National Security Council. The claim is not so, on its face. But do the changes matter? Yes, says Republican Sen. John McCain, who sees a "radical departure." Double yes, says Barack Obama's ... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:26:00 GMT 2017-02-02T08:26:00Z Review: The CIA in Laos changed the way America wages war "A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA" (Simon & Schuster), by Joshua Kurlantzick Even with the hindsight of history, it's mystifying that 56 years ago when John F. Kennedy was preparing to become president, the fate of the Southeast Asian backwater of Laos was considered critical for America. Josh... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:50:00 GMT 2017-01-23T13:50:00Z Trump raises millions to cover inauguration's steep costs WASHINGTON (AP) — The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That's it. Dress it up with some hoopla and glitz, though, and pretty soon you're talking real money. Donald Trump will have it to spend. Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee has raised a record $90 million-plus in private donations, far... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-01-13T22:30:00Z Obama not slipping away quietly from presidency PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Barack Obama is not leaving his presidency quietly. Besides his farewell address to the nation Tuesday night, Obama has been on a media blitz during his final weeks in office. The biggest broadcast networks have all been granted interviews, culminating in a full-circle talk Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes." The History network airs a two-hour interview spe... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:13:00 GMT 2017-01-11T20:13:00Z To celebrate inaugural or not? Trump critics are divided WASHINGTON (AP) — It's typically an unquestioned honor to participate in the inauguration of an American president. Who wouldn't want to be part of such a historic event? This time, though, it's different. The sharp divisions over Donald Trump's election have politicians, celebrities and even high school students debating, two months af... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:28:00 GMT 2017-01-09T08:28:00Z Aircraft carrier group returns from the Middle East NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Sailing on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lara Runge placed a rare phone call to her wife Jessica in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Election Day. The women prayed together "for the safety of our country and that equality would remain consistent." Both supported Hillary Clinton, while the majority of the ship's crew voted for President-elect Donald Trump, said Ru... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:35:00 GMT 2016-12-30T20:35:00Z Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters. Hillary Clinton's failure to hold key blocs of these voters helped seal Trump's... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:24:00 GMT 2016-12-05T08:24:00Z Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters. Hillary Clinton's failure to hold key blocs of these voters helped seal Trump's... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:03:00 GMT 2016-12-04T15:03:00Z Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction. The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum in Gettysburg had been in business for about 60 years. Owners say more than 1 million people had visited the museum since 1957. The... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:18:00 GMT 2016-12-03T17:18:00Z Sons of Ethel Rosenberg plead with Obama to exonerate mother WASHINGTON (AP) — The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg returned to the White House on Thursday, more than 50 years after pleading unsuccessfully to spare her life, in a last-ditch appeal to President Barack Obama to exonerate her amid new evidence. Rosenberg was executed in 1953 along with her husband, Julius, after being convicted of conspiring to p... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:09:00 GMT 2016-12-01T23:09:00Z