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Woodrow Wilson scoured the budget looking for any way he could to cut costs, and he found it in an odd place: the groundskeeping costs of the White House Lawn. He enlisted the help of a flock of sheep. The sheep walked the White House lawns grazing on trees, shrubs and grass, and when summertime came along, Wilson shaved their wool and sold it to raise money for the Red Cross relief effort overseas.

Woodrow Wilson scoured the budget looking for any way he could to cut costs, and he found it in an odd place: the groundskeeping costs of the White House Lawn. He enlisted the help of a flock of sheep. The sheep walked the White House lawns grazing on trees, shrubs and grass, and when summertime came along, Wilson shaved their wool and sold it to raise money for the Red Cross relief effort overseas.

The government used to be full of people who cared about the country and the future, not anymore.

The government used to be full of people who cared about the country and the future, not anymore.

Grover Cleveland supporters in Chicago during the summer of 1884. Cleveland defeated James Blaine that fall in a campaign remembered today primarily for ugly attacks from both camps. From the Wisconsin Historical Society

Grover Cleveland supporters in Chicago during the summer of 1884. Cleveland defeated James Blaine that fall in a campaign remembered today primarily for ugly attacks from both camps. From the Wisconsin Historical Society

1844 Convention:   Democrats called for the annexation of Texas and asserted that the US had a “clear and unquestionable” claim to “the whole” of Oregon. By tying the Oregon boundary dispute to the controversial Texas debate, Democrats appealed to both Northern expansionists (who were adamant about Oregon) and Southern expansionists (focused on annexing Texas as a slave state). Polk went on to win a narrow victory over Whig candidate Henry Clay.

1844 Convention: Democrats called for the annexation of Texas and asserted that the US had a “clear and unquestionable” claim to “the whole” of Oregon. By tying the Oregon boundary dispute to the controversial Texas debate, Democrats appealed to both Northern expansionists (who were adamant about Oregon) and Southern expansionists (focused on annexing Texas as a slave state). Polk went on to win a narrow victory over Whig candidate Henry Clay.

In 1913, former President Theodore Roosevelt sued George Newett, editor of a Michigan newspaper called the Iron Ore, for libel after the paper claimed “Roosevelt lies, and curses in a most disgusting way, he gets drunk too, and that not infrequently, and all of his intimates know about it.”

In 1913, former President Theodore Roosevelt sued George Newett, editor of a Michigan newspaper called the Iron Ore, for libel after the paper claimed “Roosevelt lies, and curses in a most disgusting way, he gets drunk too, and that not infrequently, and all of his intimates know about it.”

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