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The Kennedy Assassination: No Conspiracy — Today is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The murder of America's 35th president on November 22, 1963 was a monstrously traumatic, shattering event. It was over in about six seconds. And we've been arguing about it ever since.

“Theodore Roosevelt and the Dawn of the American Century” — Hours before his assassination on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln signed legislation creating the United States Secret Service. It wouldn't have saved him that night, nor would it have helped James Garfield before he was gunned down sixteen years later. That's because the original mission of the Secret Service was rather narrow: to stop currency counterfeiting.

History in a Minute: Abraham Lincoln meets his future assassin — On This Day: Nov. 9, 1863-Abraham Lincoln attended a play at Ford's Theatre: "The Marble Heart," starring his future assassin John Wilkes Booth. Booth - one of the most famous actors in America - played the villain "Raphael;" as Lincoln watched, "Raphael" made threatening remarks - putting his finger close to Lincoln's face.

What the Republican victory means for your money — By WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - After a big night for Republicans, who took control of the Senate and added to their already large majority in the House, what does it mean for you and your money? First, a very important point about the numbers.

Republicans in command by focusing on Obama, not economy — By WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - In a way, Republicans have already won Tuesday's midterm election by making the man they love to loathe, Barack Obama, its dominant theme. The president's relative silence - he has been largely AWOL from the campaign trail - is a validation of this GOP strategy, and has helped Republicans own the national conversation.

Why Ebola is this year’s October surprise — By WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - With election day just three weeks away, you can call Ebola our "October surprise." Never mind that no Americans have died from the disease and a whopping two people (knock on wood) have been confirmed infected with the virus.

Dark money’s rise poses threat to U.S. democracy — By Of all the things there are to worry about these days, this one is at or near the top of the list: our political system and the way campaigns are financed, is more secretive, more open to the highest bidder, and more closed off to regular Americans, than ever before.

Why Keystone won’t do anything to cut gas prices — By WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Here's a comment that has been making its way around Twitter and Facebook for the past few years. Remember the awful crisis Obama inherited from GWB. Here are GWB's gas prices the day Obama took Office. - Bob Gaskin (@BobG231) February 22, 2013 "Look how cheap gasoline prices were back on Jan.

Obama deserves scorn for fundraising — By WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - President Barack Obama has done more than 400 fundraisers since taking office, already far exceeding the 328 racked up by George W. Bush during his entire eight years in the White House - though he's still well behind the all-time fundraising champion, Bill Clinton.

Declining deficits? Not for long — Sometimes the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing, and this week's batch of government data on the economy is a good example. Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office said that thanks to low interest rates, that federal deficits over the next decade will be lower than expected - about $400 billion less - though the cumulative deficit will still be a whopping $7.2 trillion.
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Nov 27, 2014

Nice and quiet. Horses in the barn. Logs crackling in the fireplace. Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2014

Six, count 'em six kinds of pie being served at First Family's Thanksgiving dinner, White House says. Full menu here:

Nov 27, 2014

President called ten U.S. service members today to say thanks: two from Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard, White House says

Nov 27, 2014

Citibank study: falling commodities like gasoline to save Americans $1.1 trillion; bigger than 1) Bush bailout of banks 2) Obama stimulus

Nov 27, 2014

“It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas." -George W. Bush

Nov 27, 2014

The Nixon administration was so worried about the oil cutoff that it contemplated seizing Middle East oil fields during the embargo

Nov 27, 2014

Nixon acted in the wake of an Arab oil embargo against the U.S.; which sparked soaring gasoline, rationing and a deep recession

Nov 27, 2014

On This Day. 1973: Richard Nixon signed the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act. The goal: free U.S. of all oil imports by 1980

Nov 27, 2014

On This Day. 1965: With 120,000 troops in Vietnam, the Pentagon asked Lyndon Johnson for 280,000 more. He agreed. Vietnam peak (1968): 538K

Nov 27, 2014

OPEC decision likely to push gasoline down further. Today: $2.79 (AAA natl. avg); down 25 cents in month, 49 cents in year

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