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The Weird “Before The Speech” Of Nixon’s Resignation.

Richard Nixon resigned from office 40 years ago. On August 8, 1974 He became the first President to resign. I did quite the write up on that a few days ago.

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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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President Richard Nixon: ‘This Is The 37th Time I Have Spoken to You From This Office’

"This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from this office" is how President Richard M. Nixon began his final television speech on August 8, 1974 -- 40 years ago.

He was, and still is, the only sitting U.S. president to resign from office.

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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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It’s Election Day: Yay

You can't swing any NUMBER of dead cats around a TV these days without seeing a political ad.

I watched the news the other night, and all but two commercials were political ads. The other two were car dealers; I know.

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Here’s Every State’s Favorite Song About America [Audio]

To celebrate America's birthday, web service Spotify dug into their data pool to put together an impressive map showing what patriotic song is MOST listened to in every state on the fourth of July.

Why? Why not? It’s the fourth of July. Screw you if you don’t love freedom -- because God Bless America and no place else.

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June 6, 1944: D-Day; 70 Years Ago Today

It's not my generation. My generation was the Falkland Islands.

OK, I'm kidding.

But seriously, World War II was my grandparents' war. All four of mine have passed, but they were the fighters and the workers. They rationed and saved. And when WWII ended, they had babies: My parents.

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West Michigan Memorial Day Parades – 2014

Memorial Day is May 26.

West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country at a variety of events.

Prepare to honor those who have given so much and view our list of Memorial Day parades in West Michigan.

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National 9/11 Museum Dedicated Today [Video]

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are helping dedicate the new National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York today.

The memorial includes artifacts from that fateful day on Sept. 11, 2001.

What will always strike me about that day is the direct contrast between the picture perfect late summer day, and the horror unfolding in front of our eyes on television.

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Grand Rapids and West Michigan Election Results

School issues, sidewalks, and more were on the ballot in West Michigan today.

Results are in.

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It’s Election Day!

Well, to be fair, it's off-off-local Election Day!

Still, important drain commission-type and -like decisions will be made. Actually that's not far off, but actually some important things are being voted on today.

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Joel McHale Wrecks Everyone at White House Correspondents’ Dinner [Video]

It's always odd for us to see who The White House Correspondents' Association gets to perform at The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

This time around, it was actor and comedian Joel McHale, who hosts E!'s "The Soup" and plays Jeff Winger on NBC's "Community."

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