August 10, 2018 - Today marks 144th birthday of the 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover. Born in West Branch , Iowa , Hoover held several post in the federal government. He served as the Director of The Untied States Food Administration under President Woodrow Wilson. Under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge , Hoover served as the Secretary Of Commerce. In 1928 , Hoover would succeed Coolidge when he was elected president of the United States. Hoover would serve one term as president , as he was defeated for re-election in 1932 by Franklin Roosevelt. The Hoover Dam was named in his honor. Herbert Hoover campaign buttons continue to serve as a legacy of his pollical career.
May 3 , 2018 - A new poll of potential 2020 New Hampshire voters shows the Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is leading all Democratic White House hopefuls. Warren has the support of 26% , followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 20% and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 13%.
In fourth place was Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey at 8%. Each tied at 4% were Senator Kamala Harris of California and former Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick. Finally coming in at 2% each were Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
December 6 , 2017 - Former Illinois Republican Congressman John Anderson who waged a highly publicized run for the White House in 1980 has died at 95. First elected to Congress in 1960 , Anderson began his presidential bid by entering the 1980 Republican presidential primaries. He would go on to finish second in the Vermont and Massachusetts GOP contests. In April 1980 , Anderson dropped out of the Republican primaries and began his third party quest for the Oval Office.
For a running mate in the general election against Republican Ronald Reagan and Democrat Jimmy Carter , Anderson selected Patrick Lucey who had served as the Democratic Governor of Wisconsin from 1971 - 1977. On September 21 ,1980 in Baltimore , Maryland, Anderson debated Reagan on national TV though Carter had refused to participate in the debate.
On election day in November , 1980 , Anderson would receive 7% of the vote which was the best showing by a third party presidential candidate since George Wallace in 1968.
November 26, 2017 - Former President George H.W. Bush today became the longest living president at 93 years and 166 days. The previous longest living president had been Gerald Ford who lived 93 years and 165 days. Bush has had a long career in public service as a Congressman from Texas , CIA Director , Vice President under Ronald Reagan and in 1988 being elected the 41st President of the United States.
Not far being Bush and Ford is former President Jimmy Carter who currently is 93 years old and 155 days.
October 20, 2017 - Even though the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary is more than two years away the time has arrived to measures the potential strength and weakness of White House hopefuls.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont , the winner of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary , finds himself in the lead at 31%.
In second place is former Vice President Joe Biden who comes in a close second to Sanders at 24%. Biden has previously run for president in 1988 and 2008.
From the neighboring state of Massachusetts in third place is Senator Elizabeth Warren with 13%. Before Warren mounts any potential White House bid she will first run for re-election to the Senate from the Bay State in 2018.
In fourth place is Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey at 6%. At 3% percent is former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley followed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at 2%. Also at 2% is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The following candidates who each received 1% in the poll were Senator Kamala Harris of California , Congress Tim Ryan of Ohio , Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York.