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  • 5 of America's best presidential losers

    5 of America's best presidential losers

    Henry Clay. Al Smith. Thomas E. Dewey. Their names probably prompt hazy recollections of high school history class – but not much else. By missing out on the presidency, many would say they lost their place in history, too. But even those who didn't take the oath on Inauguration Day had their impact. Here are five great examples from Scott Farris's new book 'Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.'

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  • Why did MSNBC drop Pat Buchanan?

    Pat Buchanan, a conservative commentator on MSNBC, was suspended after the publication of his book. Critics of Pat Buchanan's book, "Suicide of a Superpower" called it racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic.

  • Almost President

    Almost President

    Why some of the candidates who lost the race for president ultimately had a bigger impact than many of those who won.

  • 5 of America's best presidential losers

    5 of America's best presidential losers

    Henry Clay. Al Smith. Thomas E. Dewey. Their names probably prompt hazy recollections of high school history class – but not much else. By missing out on the presidency, many would say they lost their place in history, too. But even those who didn't take the oath on Inauguration Day had their impact. Here are five great examples from Scott Farris's new book 'Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.'

  • Twilight at the World of Tomorrow

    Twilight at the World of Tomorrow

    A stranger-than-fiction true story about the 1939 World’s Fair and one of the remarkable characters behind it.

  • Election '08 (to an 8-year-old)

    He doesn't understand why Hillary Clinton can't trade Bill to the Republicans for Mitt Romney and a state to be named later.