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  • Bill Clinton Defends Hillary’s Middle-Income Ties

    Former President Bill Clinton defended his wife Hillary Clinton’s ties to middle-income Americans, saying “she’s not out of touch” and is an advocate for policies that promote social mobility.

  • Roberts Roils Obama as Hughes Stymied Roosevelt in Supreme Times

    When Barack Obama takes the oath of office next week, he will look into the eyes of a man who has shaped the 44th president’s legacy like no one else.

  • Guy Rutherfurd, Lawyer With Ties to FDR, Dies at 96

    Guy G. Rutherfurd, former managing partner of one of New York City’s oldest law firms whose lineage included a colonial governor of New York, a U.S. vice president and the mistress of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, has died. He was 96.

  • U.S. Oil Boom Shifts Alliance as Obama Visits Saudi King

    When Barack Obama sits down tomorrow with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, he’ll do so knowing the U.S. is importing the least crude in two decades, a shift changing America’s strongest relationship in the Arab world.

  • Nazis Loved Scarlett O’Hara as FDR Gave Blacks Raw Deal

    The American public that elected Franklin Roosevelt president was ready for strong measures. On Inauguration Day 1933, a quarter of the work force was unemployed. According to a contemporary report in the New York Times, “Nobody is much disturbed by the idea of dictatorship.”

  • Murray’s Randy Roosevelt; Gerard Butler, Love Daddy: Film

    “Hyde Park on Hudson,” starring Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt, chronicles a visit the king and queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) made to FDR’s Hudson Valley, New York estate in 1939 to enlist support in the coming war with Germany.

  • Bernanke Depression Guru Seeks Roosevelt Well-Being

    Ben S. Bernanke argued for 15 years that the Federal Reserve should announce a numerical inflation target. When he finally got his way in January, the victory allowed the central bank to elevate its other mandate: full employment.

  • New Deal for Roosevelt’s TVA Seen as Hard Sell for Obama

    President Barack Obama’s proposal to wean the Tennessee Valley Authority from the U.S. government faces the same obstacles that have frustrated privatization advocates since President Dwight Eisenhower termed the state- controlled power company “creeping socialism” in the 1950s.

  • How Franklin Roosevelt Secretly Ended the Gold Standard

    On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt became president for the first time, promising an “adequate but sound” currency. The next day, a Sunday, he closed the nation’s banks. “We are now off the gold standard,” he privately declared to a group of advisers. Goldbugs in the president’s circle immediately began prophesying doom. One of his aides, Lewis Douglas, proclaimed “the end of Western civilization.”

  • How Unions Promote Wage Inequality

    Relief was the main sentiment of travelers who planned to pass through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when security workers there canceled the threat of a Christmastime strike.

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