president

President Richard Nixon waves to a supporter in Washington in 1973.

Richard Nixon 'wanted to be a good prince'

Jul 2, 2015
Author looks into the psyche of the anxious introvert who was 37th president.
Posted In: Richard Nixon, president, Watergate, economic policy
Former Republican Governor of Florida Jeb Bush announces his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential elections at Miami Dade College on Monday in Miami, Florida.

Welcome to the party, Jeb

Jun 15, 2015
Bush announced his presidential bid ... and apparent obsession with 'Die Hard.'
Posted In: president, jeb bush, film
The head of the Library of Congress is stepping down.

Help wanted: non-Luddite bibliophile

Jun 11, 2015
President Obama will appoint the 14th Librarian of Congress.
Posted In: Library of Congress, president, President Obama

The annual Turkey pardon, demystified

Nov 27, 2014
Every year at this time, the president of the United States, leader of the free world, participates in a truly bizarre political ritual.
Posted In: turkey, pardon, president

Is running the government like running a business?

Oct 31, 2012
Running the U.S. economy is just like running a business, right? Not necessarily. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the differences between a president and CEO.
Posted In: president, ceo, business, government, elections, whiteboard

Measuring the strength of the economy and the stock market

Sep 24, 2012
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the economy and the stock market are not one and the same. The performance of the economy under a president is open to wide interpretation. The stock market, on the hand... Well, we can measure that.
Posted In: president, Economy, stock market

Does the president actually influence the economy?

Mar 7, 2012
Believe it or not, there's nearly no relationship between the U.S. president and the economy, no matter who it is.
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The cost of living... in the White House

Mar 2, 2012
The president lives in that big ol' D.C. mansion, where he's waited on hand and foot at the taxpayers' expense, right? Not exactly. Author Jodi Kantor says being president is plenty hard on the pocketbook.
Posted In: Obama, president, white house, pizza, frugal, expense, household, Kantor

Time to unwrap the presidency

Dec 29, 2008
In this time of crisis we have not one, but two presidents on the case. One is addressing the issues, while the other is unveiling his portrait. Do...
Posted In: financial crisis, president