CATEGORY: U.S. Presidents
10 Things You May Not Know About Dwight D. Eisenhower
October 9, 2015

On the 125th anniversary of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower, learn 10 surprising facts about America’s 34th president. Read More

A Brief History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon
November 25, 2014

The annual Thanksgiving ritual of granting presidential pardons to White House turkeys is not as hallowed as you may think. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
April 26, 2013

On Saturday, the worlds of Washington, D.C. and Hollywood will once again collide as the nation’s capital plays host to the annual affair. Read More

The 24-Hour President
February 18, 2013

As America celebrates Presidents’ Day, learn more about the man whose gravestone reads “President of the United States for One Day.” Read More

The President’s Speech, From First Draft to Delivery
October 15, 2012

C. Edwin Vilade discusses his new book “The President’s Speech,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of presidential addresses. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Presidential Debates
October 3, 2012

As the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates finally meet face to face, explore seven surprising facts about the history of presidential debates. Read More

5 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Political Conventions
August 30, 2012

From surprise candidates to delegate fistfights, here are five things you may not know about the history of nominating conventions. Read More

History of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
April 27, 2012

On the eve of the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner, find out more about the origins and evolution of the annual event. Read More

Romantic-in-Chief: Presidential Love Letters, From Adams to Nixon
March 12, 2012

New letters reveal that Nixon was as eloquent an admirer as several other famously smitten presidents. Read More

Do U.S. Presidents Age Faster While in Office?
December 6, 2011

A human longevity expert assessed the longstanding theory that the stresses of the job make American presidents age more quickly. Read More