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Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive

This sequence of texts was written in response to various photographs of Nigeria made between 1920 and 1929 that form part of the Colonial Office photographic collection The post Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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When the election results will be certified and the Electoral College will vote to make Trump's defeat official

A Pennsylvania elector holds her ballot for President Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters On November 6, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected that now President-elect Joe Biden had won the Electoral College and defeated President Trump.  But the results won't be official until every state fully canvasses and certifies its president election results, which occurs on a different timeline in every state. After certification, the slate of presidential electors selected ...
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19 financial perks of being the president of the United States

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have unlimited access to Air Force One. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The prestigious title of president of the United States comes with benefits and perks that are just as luxurious. US presidents earn a $400,000 salary while in office, but that's not the only financial perk. Presidents also have access to a country home, a personal plane, a helicopter, and a post-presidency pension. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. November 3 i...
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How to know if a presidential candidate claiming victory has actually won the election

A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaking during the first 2020 presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo For months, President Donald Trump has been casting doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election and is even setting the stage to prematurely declare victory on election night, Axios reported on Sunday night.  If you see a candidate declaring victory, look to trusted...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Nbc News, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Fox News, States, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, National Archives, Mike Pence, Election 2020


How the electoral college works and how the president will be selected this year

A Pennsylvania elector holds her ballot for President Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters In the United States, Americans don't directly elect the president. Instead, states appoint a number of electors equal to the number of representatives they have in Congress to the electoral college, a system that was devised in the 18th century by the founders of the United States.  Here's a step-by-step guide to how the electoral college process works and how the college sele...
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Pamela Wright On Leading Digital Innovation at the National Archives

“Do not fall for the stereotype that government work is sleepy, bureaucratic paper pushing,” she says.
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America of the 1930s saw thousands of people become Nazi

During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies. The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology. Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values. Having radical fringe groups tearing at the seams of America is not a new phenomenon. Less than a 100 years ago, the Nazis were gathering for big rallies on U.S. soil, running youth camps, their numbers growing by tens of thousands.I...
Tags: Politics, New York, Children, Germany, Nazis, America, Society, History, Racism, United States, Innovation, Manhattan, Nazi, Hitler, Gizmodo, National Archives


Thousands of Nazis held big rallies in America less than 100 years ago

During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies. The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology. Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values. Having radical fringe groups tearing at the seams of America is not a new phenomenon. Less than a 100 years ago, the Nazis were gathering for big rallies on U.S. soil, running youth camps, their numbers growing by tens of thousands.I...
Tags: Politics, New York, Children, Germany, Nazis, America, Society, History, Racism, United States, Innovation, Manhattan, Nazi, Hitler, Gizmodo, National Archives


Who Actually Declares the Winner of This Election?

By Amy Dacey, The ConversationWith the U.S. presidential election rapidly approaching at a time of extraordinary political and social disruption, the possibility of an unclear or contested result is coming under scrutiny.Unlike many other countries, where the president or prime minister is chosen by direct popular vote, in the U.S., a candidate may win the popular vote and still not be elected to the nation’s highest office. The U.S. also differs from most other democracies in that it has no ind...
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The Right’s Long War On Howard Zinn Reaches The White House

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  “If you want to read a real history book,” Matt Damon’s character tells his therapist, played by Robin Williams, in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, “read Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States.’ That book will knock you on your ass.” It is very unlikely that President Donald Trump knew who Howard Zinn was before he saw the name on his teleprompter. And it is even less likely that he’s read “A People’s H...
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Letters reveal British objections to plot of Bridge on the River Kwai

War Office feared war movie would ‘not go down well with British public’The adventure war film The Bridge on the River Kwai may have swept the board of awards and attracted acclaim as one best films of the 20th century, but the War Office was very nervous “it would not go down well with the British public”, documents reveal.Letters between the Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel and the UK War Office, from whom he was seeking permission for RAF cooperation in making the 1957 film, show tensions over ...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Film, UK News, World news, Culture, Second world war, Raf, National Archives, River Kwai, Sam Spiegel


Van Jones revisits Trump voters as unrest grips nation

• Live updates: Anti-racist protests continue • What the Juneteenth flag symbols mean • The National Archives has unearthed the original handwritten Juneteenth order
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The National Archives has unearthed the original handwritten Juneteenth order

The order, written in embellished penmanship, was contained in a bound volume that begins on one page and continues onto another.
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The 1865 Handwritten Order Marking Juneteenth Has Been Found

The order to inform Texans that “all slaves are free” was found in a Union Army records book in the National Archives in Washington on Thursday.
Tags: News, Washington, Black People, National Archives, Union Army, Juneteenth, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Slavery (Historical, Emancipation Proclamation (1863, Galveston (Tex, Thirteenth Amendment (US Constitution, George Floyd Protests (2020


Melania Trump tours National Archives to see historic documents ending slavery

In a previously unannounced visit Thursday afternoon, first lady Melania Trump toured the United States National Archives, specifically to view the Emancipation Proclamation and the Charters of Freedom, which include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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Obama Called GOP’s Bogus Biden-Ukraine Probe Part Of ‘Russian Disinformation’

A highly politicized GOP Senate investigation into discredited allegations against Joe Biden in Ukraine constitute efforts to boost Russia-sourced disinformation, President Obama’s office said in a March 2020 letter. The former president’s office sent the letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in response to a November 2019 request from Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) for access to documents and records from the O...
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, Capitol Hill, Johnson, Biden, National Archives, Ron Johnson, Trump, Grassley, Nara, Democratic National Committee, GOP Senate


VE Day: Churchill feared De Gaulle would declare victory early

War cabinet papers reveal PM’s concern French ally would pre-empt joint announcementWinston Churchill believed a disgruntled general Charles de Gaulle intended to pre-empt the allies’ announcement of victory in Europe by 24 hours but felt unable to pressure him to change his plans, according to British war cabinet documents released free online by the national archives during the lockdown.VE Day will be celebrated for the 75th time on Friday 8 May but Gen Dwight Eisenhower, supreme allied comman...
Tags: Europe, France, Russia, UK News, World news, Second world war, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, National Archives, Churchill, Reims, Charles de Gaulle, North West Europe, de Gaulle, Gen Dwight Eisenhower, VE day


Secretary of the Senate says it can't release Tara Reade documents

The secretary of the Senate will not be releasing information related to a complaint Tara Reade says she made against former Vice President Joe Biden as he requested.Biden last week after breaking his silence on the allegation from Reade, a former staffer, that he sexually assaulted her in 1993, requested that the secretary of the Senate release any documents related to a complaint she says she made. Biden, who denied the allegation, had requested a search of the National Archives but told the s...
Tags: News, Senate, Joe Biden, Biden, National Archives, Archives, George W Bush, Trump, Colson Whitehead, Reade, Tara Reade


Secretary of the Senate turns down Biden's request for a Tara Reade document search

The former vice president initially said Reade’s complaint, if it exists, would be housed only at the National Archives, but the search for Biden’s records has thus far proven circular.
Tags: News, Senate, Biden, National Archives, Reade, Tara Reade


DNC Chairman Likens Tara Reade Allegations to Clinton Emails ‘Because There Was Nothing There’

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez dismissed calls to search Joe Biden’s archives for Tara Reade’s sexual-assault accusation, telling ABC’s Martha Raddatz that “this is like the Hillary emails, because there was nothing there.”Appearing on ABC's This Week, Perez defended Biden’s innocence and his handling of the accusation, saying that Biden had already been thoroughly vetted by Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race.“They looked at the entire history of Joe Biden, his enti...
Tags: News, Abc, Senate, Court, Barack Obama, Dnc, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Associated Press, State Department, Biden, Benghazi Libya, National Archives, Hillary, Clinton


Reade Says She Did Not Include Alleged Sexual Assault In Complaint Against Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, says she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office that did not explicitly accuse him of sexual assault or harassment. “I remember talking about him wanting me to serve drinks because he liked my legs and thought I was pretty and it made me uncomfortable,” Reade said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press. “I know that I was too scared to write about th...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Washington, Senate, Joe Biden, Ap, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, National Archives, Thompson, Trump, Reade, Nevada City California, Cristina Cabrera


Biden may have incidentally provided Trump campaign with a new point of attack

Former Vice President Joe Biden didn't seem to be doing himself any favors Friday when he refused to unseal the senatorial papers he sent to the University of Delaware amid accusations of sexual assault made by his former staffer, Tara Reade, Politico reports.Biden finally addressed the allegations Friday, claiming they weren't true. He went on to say that any complaint filed by Reade (Reade said she didn't mention the alleged assault in her complaint, but that he "made her feel unco...
Tags: Florida, News, Senate, Politico, Joe Biden, Gop, General Services Administration, Biden, National Archives, Republican National Committee, Delaware, Trump, Mike Pence, University of Delaware, Reade, Tara Reade Politico


The pro-Biden talking point was the NYT did an investigation and found the Tara Reade allegations to be false.

So it's especially inconvenient that The Editorial Board of the New York Times is saying "Investigate Tara Reade’s Allegations/Americans deserve to know more about a sexual assault accusation against the likely Democratic Party nominee."Last year, this board advocated strongly for a vigorous inquiry into accusations of sexual misconduct raised against Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to a seat on the Supreme Court. Mr. Biden’s pursuit of the presidency requires no less. His campaign, and hi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Dnc, Nyt, Biden, National Archives, Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee, University of Delaware, Editorial Board, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Reade, Editorial Board of The New York Times, Roger Sweeny


Opinion: We need to talk about Tara Reade

On Friday, Joe Biden finally responded to the accusation that he sexually assaulted an aide, Tara Reade, in the early 1990s. He said her charge was false ("this never happened"), and asked the Secretary of the Senate to have the National Archives identify any record of the complaint and release it to the press.
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Biden Denies Tara Reade’s Assault Allegation: ‘It Never Happened’

Joseph R. Biden Jr., in his first public address of a former Senate aide’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993, called on the National Archives to release any document related to the allegation.
Tags: News, Senate, Sex Crimes, Biden, Msnbc, National Archives, Trump, Democratic Party, Tara, Donald J, Joseph R Biden Jr, Reade, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, MeToo Movement, Tara Reade


Biden Asks Secretary of Senate to Locate and Make Public Tara Reade Sexual Harassment Complaint

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Friday that he wishes to make public the sexual harassment complaint filed by Tara Reade, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her decades ago when she worked for him in the Senate.Biden wrote to Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams requesting "assistance in determining whether 27 years ago a staff member in my United States Senate office filed a complaint alleging sexual harassment.""I request that you take or direct whatever steps are necessary ...
Tags: News, Senate, Joe Biden, Biden, Msnbc, National Archives, Delaware, United States Senate, Sahil Kapur, Julie Adams, Tara Reade


As Biden fends off sexual assault charge, National Archives says it has no relevant records

The National Archives said it has no record of any files that might contain evidence of a sexual misconduct complaint against Joe Biden from 27 years ago.
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Where Things Stand: The Long Lost Briefing

After her predecessor rounded out her tenure as White House press secretary without holding a single press briefing, Kayleigh McEnany will hold one of those now-rare Q&A’s with reporters from the White House podium today. McEnany teased reporters earlier this week when she was asked about holding a formal briefing: “Never say never,” she said Thursday. Just hours later the White House social media director announced on Twitter McEnany would shoot her first shot from the podium today at 2:00 p....
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, National Archives, Trump, Larry Hogan, National Guard, Sean Spicer, Kyle Kondik, Camp David


Tara Reade says she didn't mention assault in alleged complaint against Biden

Even if Tara Reade's decades-old complaint about former Vice President Joe Biden did surface, it wouldn't mention an assault, she says.Reade has accused Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, of sexually assaulting her when she worked for his Senate office in 1993. But while Reade did file a complaint about Biden at the time with the Senate personnel office, she told ABC News that it wouldn't mention the alleged assault, only that Biden "made her feel uncomfortable."...
Tags: News, Senate, Joe Biden, Biden, Msnbc, Abc News, National Archives, Trump, Mike Pence, University of Delaware, Mary Bruce, Reade, Tara Reade


Mika Brzezinski confronts Joe Biden with the Tara Reade allegation and he says "unequivocally" that it "never happened."

UPDATED: The original post did not have the full interview, so I want to put this at the top:ORIGINAL POST BEGINS HERE:So there you have it — his flat denial. No follow up question, no grilling. Just the denial that is exactly what you would expect. No signs of lying jumped out at me. I do wonder if it's something that he could have forgotten. The flat denial implies that if it had happened he would have remembered. He's not asked if he remembers Tara Reade or knows what happened with her empl...
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