After third-quarter GDP report, here’s how Trump really stacks up against other presidents

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In terms of annualized change in real GDP growth, compared to every president since Eisenhower in the 1950s, Trump falls dead last. The Commerce Department on Thursday released its third-quarter GDP report, and in a victory for President Trump, it illustrates a record-setting, headline-getting 33.1% annualized and seasonally adjusted growth rate between July and September, suggesting that the U.S. economy is recovering from the beating it took by the coronavirus pandemic this spring. Read Full Story

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Obama’s White House photographer takes his Instagram shade against Trump to a new doc

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‘The Way I See It’ charts photographer Pete Souza’s rise to working in the White House under Reagan and Obama—and why he decided to speak out against Trump. As an official White House photographer for both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, Pete Souza always viewed his job as being a historian of sorts, capturing the intimate moments in the personal lives and careers of presidents to illustrate who they were as leaders, husbands, and fathers. Read Full Story

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The internet has hilarious guesses about the letter Trump reportedly left for Biden

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It’s a long-standing tradition in keeping with the peaceful transfer of power, but Trump has a habit of upending tradition. Until we learn the contents of Trump’s letter, Twitter users have some suggestions. It seemed as though the last meme of the Trump presidency had already come and gone, but on the morning of Biden’s inauguration, a final entry made it in just under the wire. Read Full Story

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How newspapers across the country reacted to Trump’s historic second impeachment

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It’s the first time in American history that a president has been impeached twice. It also happens to be the most bipartisan impeachment ever. Yesterday was a historic day in America. For only the fourth time in American history was the President of the United States impeached. The reason this time? President Donald J. Trump’s incitement of insurrection that played a part in the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump mobs just a week earlier. Read Full Story

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Can Biden do more than just undoing Trump’s anti-immigration legacy?

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A backlash from Trump—and a need for essential workers—may create the urgency for Biden to push for real immigration reform, not just administrative fixes. It’s now an image forever etched into the history of America: Donald Trump descending the gold escalator of his Fifth Avenue hotel to announce his candidacy for president. The words he delivered after would be just as long-lasting. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he famously spouted, not even two minutes into his 45-minute campaign launch speech . “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” It was evident from the very start that Donald Trump’s presidency was founded on anti-immigrant sentiment. Read Full Story

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