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December 09, 1845
James K. Polk

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

I communicate herewith a letter received from the President of the existing Government of the State of Texas, transmitting duplicate copies of the constitution formed by the deputies of the people of Texas in convention assembled, accompanied by official information that the said constitution had been ratified, confirmed, and...

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Eisenhower ceremonial meeting with Thanksgiving Turkey

Three questions for any Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation:

  1. Does it refer to God or a Supreme Being?  2. Does it recount Thanksgiving history? Include American Indians?  3. What reasons are given for giving thanks?
Biden giving orders.

A close look at the data suggest that President Biden's use of executive discretion is not especially aggressive.