Former President Bill Clinton said the scene of a flooded town with burning downtown buildings will never be forgotten by anyone alive at the time. “It wasn’t come hell or high water; it was come hell and high water,” he said. Former Grand Forks Mayor Pat Owens said Clinton’s 1997 visit to the devastated communities put him in the midst of evacuated residents who were “desperate,” “dirty” and reduced to “refugees” as they sought shelter at Grand Forks Air Force Base.
The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun, which had sold well, were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover, Pa.'s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said.
The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party will host its state convention in Grand Forks this weekend, and delegates will choose the party’s endorsed candidates for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, governor and several other statewide offices on Friday and Saturday.
The city of Grand Forks is inviting the residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks to a special thank you to former President Bill Clinton Saturday "for his efforts and support of our community’s flood recovery," according to a city news release. Clinton will be in Grand Forks for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Convention.
Speaking to a suburban Detroit chamber of commerce, Santorum said the interpretation of the Constitution's freedom of religion provision has been "turned on its head," and offered his own. "I'm for separation of church and state: The state has no business telling the church what do to," the former Pennsylvania senator said.
Consider James K. Polk. Not many people do. The 11th president served from 1845 to 1849, kept his promise to serve one term and then died of cholera three months after leaving office. On the second-to-last day of his term, he signed the act creating the Minnesota Territory, and for that, he got his name on one of the state’s 87 counties.
Outed in a 2003 biography and a New York newspaper account, Mimi Alford has learned to tell her story and not be ashamed of it — from the moment she said President John F. Kennedy seduced her on her fourth day working at the White House until the affair ended shortly before his death.
My love for this country took root at an early age. It began at home and blossomed in elementary school. What stands out more than all else are the lifelike portraits of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln which hung on a wall in the first grade room. Back then I knew, by the stories I learned, that these men were to be revered.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article. The tapes include discussions of conflict in Vietnam, Soviet relations and the race to space, plans for the 1964 Democratic Convention and re-election strategy. There also are moments with John F. Kennedy's children.
UPDATED 4:44 P.M. The National Archives and the government's Nixon Presidential Library made the records available today, months after a judge ordered the long-secret transcript unsealed. It was the first time an ex-president had testified before a grand jury, and it's rare for any such testimony to be made public.
Calvin Woodward and Nancy Benac
, November 10, 2011
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