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Obama’s Girls, Teddy’s Boys, Jackie Kennedy’s Kindergarten: School Tales of White House Kids

Three weeks ago, national media coverage of President Obama’s upcoming Inauguration was briefly distracted when the National Rifle Association referenced the fact that his daughters are protected by Secret Service agents in its 35-second online ad opposing his plan for… Read More ›

Bush Grandsons Entering Politics, Trying to Turn the Latino Vote Republican

George P. Bush first became famous as the grandson of the forty-first U.S. President George Bush, the son of former Florida Governor James Ellis “Jeb” Bush, the nephew of forty-third President George W. Bush and great-grandson of the late U.S…. Read More ›

Reagan’s 1985 Big Chill Sunday Inauguration with Videos, Part 7

Unlike Eisenhower’s private Sunday swearing-in ceremony in 1957, which banned television cameras and limited the recording of the event to two still black-and-white pictures, the first of Reagan‘s two second-term oath-taking on that day of the week was carried live… Read More ›

Ike’s Mid-Century Cold War Show & High Visibility Veep: The 1957 Sunday Inauguration, Part 6

It was precise and orderly, with a sense of Cold War automatism. It was modern and moved along smoothly. It was the Mid-Century version of the Sunday Second Inauguration and it started and ended without a glitch. In fact, from… Read More ›

Bomb Threats, Suffragists & Wilson’s Broken Pledge: The 1917 Sunday Inauguration, Part 5

Swear on a Sunday? No problem, if your Sunday Inauguration happens to also be your second Inauguration. Six of President Obama’s predecessors also had Inauguration Days which fell on a Sunday, but only three were also being inaugurated for a… Read More ›

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