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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Compared with President George W. Bush, President Obama has rarely visited Camp David, the sprawling, secluded retreat in northern Maryland that has become a regular getaway spot for presidents over the past 70 years.
If there's a moral for last-minute filers trying to nickel-and-dime the Internal Revenue Service, it is that it really helps to be president of the United States.
Georgia state parks officials say President Franklin D. Roosevelt will be honored in Georgia on the anniversary of his death.
Any kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for "Annie" can only dream of being as beloved - or as important - as Shirley Temple.
Shirley Temple is hard to imagine today in Hollywood, or in Topeka or Cleveland, for that matter. She was the sweetheart of an innocent age and a hopeful place that deserved her more than ours, and it's difficult to recall the grip she had on the nation's heart in a time of misery and desperation.
Being a hero is not always about staring down the barrel of a gun.
The rustic lodge with its brick fireplace and large windows offering a view of the surrounding woods stands as a testament to tough times weathered by vision and hard work.
Diana West's book, "American Betrayal," is bound to generate spirited debate with her assertion that the United States has been lurching toward socialism since the days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted Tea Party and conservative groups has come as a huge shock to Republicans. "How could this happen," Republican lawmakers have wailed. Democrats, however, are only upset that Tea Party groups fought back and that the IRS' actions were exposed.
President Barack Obama is facing a political situation this year not unlike the one President Franklin D. Roosevelt faced in 1937. Both men had come off sterling re-election victories for their second term, both economies were still plagued with problems of unemployment and slow growth, and both administrations had seen significant victories in Congress. The Democrats in 1937 controlled both houses; in 2012 they increased their majority in the Senate and decreased the Republican margin in the House. Both presidents had major foreign policy issues that remained unresolved.
Although he never held elective office, Harry Hopkins was arguably the most important figure in President Franklin Roosevelt's administration. As a federal relief administrator, he dispensed billions of dollars to the relief programs that were a hallmark of the New Deal. Then, even though he had absolutely no foreign policy experience, he became the wheelchair-bound Roosevelt's personal envoy to Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in forging a joint war policy.
John Lithgow, Jon Voight and Bill Murray are just a few of the stars who have brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in television and the movies.
By the time Franklin D. Roosevelt died in April 1945, his grand vision of the world was rapidly slipping from his grasp. Once Nazi Germany was defeated, FDR hoped to leave Europe to Britain and the Soviet Union, but he had no answer to the question of just how Britain was supposed to single-handedly defend freedom on the Continent, overmatched as it clearly was.
I think it is time for a change in presidential leadership. This is a tough decision for me this time around, as I voted for President Obama in 2008.
Mallory and Elizabeth Factor have written an important and powerful new book, "Shadowbosses," that explains the symbiotic relationship between the modern Democratic Party and today's labor unions. One is not possible without the other. Democratic politicians pass laws that give union leaders power over workers, and union leaders use that power to take "dues" money from workers to give to Democratic politicians.
"Roosevelt, who was nothing if not industrious in his pursuit of American power and harbored no doubts about the necessity of global leadership, is nowadays remembered not as the enemy of isolation and the commander-in-chief who presided over the greatest military undertaking in American history, but as the architect of the American welfare state," he writes. "And Eisenhower, who directed the Allied campaign against Nazi Germany, waged the cold war against the Soviet Union, and established beachheads of American power around the globe, is now embraced for his valedictory warning against imprudent defense spending."
Theodore Roosevelt once noted that William Taft was "a fathead with the brains of a guinea pig" while Herbert Hoover declared Franklin D. Roosevelt to be "a chameleon on plaid."