Jamie Stiehm


White House Speechwriters Share Rhetoric of Presidency

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President Bill Clinton enjoyed telling his speechwriters when they gathered in the Oval: "I used to give three speeches a day." The not-so-subtle message: He didn't need speechwriters. High-flown Woodrow Wilson, the last president to write his own speeches, lived and breathed in the White House one ...

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Obama, Barack
Presidential speech transcripts
speeches
Clinton, Bill
Bush, George H.W.
Bush, George W.

Voters Judge Women Political Candidates By Their Looks

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Milliseconds, dude.

That’s all it takes to make up your mind about a candidate’s face, according to a new Dartmouth College study on masculine and feminine features in politicians. They call it “gendered facial cues” in brain imaging.

Forget the firm handshake or the barnstorming ...

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Gay Marriage Is a Milestone, Not an End

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I waded into a cool sea of 200 souls downtown, a caffeinated collection gathered to chat about the movement on Saturday morning – some in town for the White House Correspondents Dinner. Okay, most were white men with privilege to check, but other than that, the room was right on the progressive ...

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LGBT rights
politics
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