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San Francisco school board president calls for the renaming of schools tied to slavery
George Washington, the first American president, has his face on the quarter and the $1 bill. So many things are named after him — counties, towns, mountains, bridges, lakes and countless schools. But the president of the San Francisco School Board, Matt Haney, wants to change the names of any...
1789 points by Los Angeles Times | High school President of the United States Maya Angelou George Washington Francis Scott Key School district United States
Intel to spin off McAfee cybersecurity unit into a new company
Intel Corp. is spinning off its cybersecurity unit into a new company, called McAfee, in a deal with private equity firm TPG. The deal values McAfee at $4.2 billion, including its debt of about $2 billion. Intel, based in Santa Clara, Calif., bought McAfee in 2011 for $7.68 billion. Intel said...
10 points by Los Angeles Times | Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Texas George Washington Management occupations President of the United States Al Gore Democratic Party Appeal
Intel to spin out McAfee cybersecurity unit into new company
Intel is spinning out its cybersecurity unit into a new company, called McAfee, in a deal with private equity firm TPG. The deal values McAfee at $4.2 billion, including ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Texas Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Management occupations George Washington Vice President of the United States President of the United States Richard Nixon Gerald Ford
Priebus, McCain react after Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American People’
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and lawmakers of both political parties weigh in on President Trump’s Feb. 17 tweet calling several news outlets “the enemy of the American People.”
4 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson Political party Bill Clinton George Washington War of 1812
Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump - to the dismay of some and delight of others - upends traditional notions of the office. The holiday began as ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States President Donald Trump Franklin D. Roosevelt John F. Kennedy assassination George Washington Theodore Roosevelt Ivana Trump
Tickets going on sale for Philly's Revolutionary War museum
As opening day for the Museum of the American Revolution rapidly approaches, more and more of what it will offer to the public is arriving to the new building at Third and Chestnut Streets.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | American Revolutionary War George Washington American Revolution Defamation Abuse Hermetic seal The Philadelphia Inquirer Bullying
Priebus and Bannon insist there is no division between them
President Trump’s top advisers are all smiles, even amid reports that their opposing sides of the White House are showing their teeth.
10 points by Daily News | President of the United States White House Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John Adams Herbert Hoover George Washington George W. Bush
Chris Christie has lunch with Trump amid job speculation
Chris Christie chowed down with President Trump at the White House Tuesday amid speculation that the New Jersey governor might join the administration as it grapples with growing pains. Christie and wife Mary Pat had a Valentine’s Day’s lunch with the commander in chief the day after Trump ousted his national security adviser, Michael Flynn,...
318 points by New York Post | President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson White House White House Press Secretary John Adams Richard Nixon George Washington
Steve Mnuchin sworn in as treasury secretary
Steve Mnuchin on Feb. 13 was sworn in as treasury secretary by Vice President Pence. Mnuchin said after being sworn in that it was “a great honor to follow in the footsteps of Alexander Hamilton and so many great treasury secretaries.”
23 points by The Washington Post | Alexander Hamilton United States Cabinet United States Secretary of the Treasury Gerald Ford John Adams Thomas Jefferson George Washington Franklin D. Roosevelt
Va. gubernatorial candidate mobbed by protesters
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate was mobbed by protesters during a trip to Charlottesville. Corey Stewart, who is chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, visited Charlottesville to defend the city's statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park. But he was confronted ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Virginia Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C. Robert E. Lee Richmond Virginia George Washington University of Virginia John Adams
Gov. Inslee: Travel ban caused 'unjustifiable chaos and cruelty'
Washington state's governor Jay Inslee spoke out against President Trump's travel ban on Jan. 29.
26 points by The Washington Post | Washington Jay Inslee United States John Jay George Washington Franklin D. Roosevelt Idaho Thomas Jefferson
George Washington almost broke the law trying to recapture his freed slave
When George Washington was sworn in as America’s first president in 1789, his wife Martha did not accompany him to the nation’s capital in Manhattan. Instead, she remained at the family estate in Mount Vernon, complaining to all who would listen, including to the household slaves, who were well accustomed to dealing with Mrs. Washington’s...
1376 points by New York Post | George Washington Slavery in the United States Oney Judge Slavery Indentured servant Oliver Wolcott Jr. President of the United States Compromise of 1850
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
By United Press International On Feb. 4, 1945, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin, the Big Three, meet at Yalta to discuss unconditional surrender terms for Germany.
9 points by UPI | President of the United States George Washington United States George H. W. Bush Gerald Ford George W. Bush Franklin D. Roosevelt United States Army
David McCullough receives inaugural Lenfest award
David McCullough has won two Pulitzers, two National Book Awards, a slew of literary honors, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom over the course of a literary career that spans more than half a century.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | John Adams George Washington American Revolutionary War United States United States Declaration of Independence President of the United States Articles of Confederation American Revolution