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Op-Ed: A bit of FDR resides in the San Francisco Bay, a living legacy Special

Oakland - This past September Ken Burns dazzled audiences once again with his series on The Roosevelt family, featuring U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Op-Ed: 'Obama Stock Market Rally' not a myth; Clinton, Roosevelt better

Washington, D. C. - President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, and the Dow was at 7,949.09. The Dow bottomed on March 9, 2009, at 6,547.05, which was then at its lowest level since 1997. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also hit bottom between those dates.

Review: 'Fear' and the New Deal

Ira Katznelson's new book, Fear Itself: the New Deal and Origins of Our Time, (Liveright Publishers) is the most provocative work ever written on the subject. The history it high lights is further proof that the past is not the past, but prologue.

Oatlands: A step back into 19th and 20th Century American history Special

Leesburg - Northern Virginia is closely tied to early American history. Across the region many original structures still remain, and are open to the public.

Bill Murray plays F.D.R. in new movie, 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

The trailer for Bill Murray's upcoming film "Hyde Park on Hudson" has been released and features a charming, witty portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt as he hosts a stint for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in upstate New York in 1939.

Op-Ed: Obama should listen to fellow Nobel winners Dalai Lama and Walesa

Barred from the White House, the Dalai Lama, the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner sends Obama a letter with congratulations and some good advice, but his message may be ignored just like an earlier message from Lech Walesa, also a Nobel Prize laureate.
 

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The USS Potomac once a merchant marine vessel  was transformed into a presidential yacht and served ...
The USS Potomac once a merchant marine vessel, was transformed into a presidential yacht and served as FDR's "floating White House" from 1936 until his death in 1945. It was salvaged from oblivion and has been at Jack London Square open to the public for tours and cruises since 1995.
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Known as  The Floating White House  the USS Potomac served as host to many meetings and gatherings f...
Known as "The Floating White House" the USS Potomac served as host to many meetings and gatherings for official heads of state and dignitaries from around the world. The USS Potomac Association offers use of the presidential yacht for private parties, special occasions and corporate events.
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Students from the Oakland schools get the opportunity to learn about US History aboard the president...
Students from the Oakland schools get the opportunity to learn about US History aboard the presidential yacht. The USS Potomac provides eight educational excursions a year to students.
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Simple but stately  the USS Potomac looks much like it did when FDR and the Roosevelt family were on...
Simple but stately, the USS Potomac looks much like it did when FDR and the Roosevelt family were on board for family outings or during visits by heads of state and other officials.
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Elementary and Middle School kids from grades 5 through 8 get the chance to experience an up close l...
Elementary and Middle School kids from grades 5 through 8 get the chance to experience an up close look at US History. "We have eight educational cruises a year, said Marti Burchell of the USS Potomac Association. It is a great way for teachers and students to learn about history and it has been very successful."
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The fantail section of the USS Potomac was FDR s favorite spot to sit  especially when reading or go...
The fantail section of the USS Potomac was FDR's favorite spot to sit, especially when reading or going over important papers.
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Magnifient views of San Francisco Bay can be enjoyed by visitors and guests aboard the USS Potomac. ...
Magnifient views of San Francisco Bay can be enjoyed by visitors and guests aboard the USS Potomac. In addition to its educational programs, tours and exhibits, the USS Potomac is available for parties and special occasions.
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