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Melania Trump is the 49 year old wife of the country's 45th president, Donald J. Trump Her striking appearance seems to preclude any significant medical problems. Moreover, her penchant for privacy further beclouds any significant history of illness or physical disability. It was a sudden surprise when Mrs. Trump was hospitalized in...

John Eaton was President Jackson's Secretary of War. This cabinet choice was controversial and ultimately disruptive. Not the first time that a president, upon reflection, would want a 'do over,' as President Trump retrospectively regrets his selection of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Eaton (1790-1856) had much to recommend him for...

A PRIMER TO THE 25th AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Donald Trump recently completed his first comprehensive medical examination as United States President. Before and immediately after this event, the mainstream media made a big fuss over the applicability of the 25th Amendment to his ability to function as president....

AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS DOES NOT SPARE PRESIDENTIAL WIVES Recent history has taught that the wives of Presidents and of presidential candidates do not escape collateral damage when their husbands are under fire from political enemies. The opposition tactic was to damage the target by inflicting pain on his closest ally, his...

[caption id="attachment_17011" align="alignleft" width="300"] Generated by IJG JPEG Library[/caption] While Melania Trump has settled into the traditional role of a First Lady, her step-daughter Ivanka Trump has assumed the policy/political profile of many recent First Ladies. This bifurcation of what many assume to be the duties and responsibilities of the wife of an...

President GH Bush celebrated his 93d birthday on June 12, 2017. His health remains fragile; he was released from Houston's Methodist Hospital in late April 2017 after treatment for bronchitis and pneumonia. Moreover, he suffers from Parkinson's Disease which confines him to a wheel chair. Fortunately, the ex-president has recovered;...

Melania Trump has moved into the White House and has assumed the traditional responsibilities of a First Lady. Her role became apparent during the Trumps' recent Mideast and Europe trip. She was prominently photographed at ceremonial dinners, during the Trumps' visit to the Vatican, and at appearances at childens' hospitals....

BARBARA BUSH, THE OLDEST FIRST LADY, STILL LIVING, WILL BE NINETY-TWO ON AUGUST 8th. Presently, the United States is fortunate to have five living former First Ladies: Barbara Bush will celebrate her ninety-second birthday on August 8, 2017. She was recently hospitalized for a week in Houston to recover from bronchitis. Her...

During her October 2015 testimony before the House of Representatives Select Committee on the 2012 Benghazi attack, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was convulsed by spasmodic coughing. Although she recovered to complete her testimony, videos of the event were widely viewed both on television and on social media. Since Mrs....

[caption id="attachment_570" align="alignleft" width="300"] Nancy Reagan[/caption] On a recent trip to San Francisco, I read that 87-year-old Joan Quigley had died. The October 24, 2014 front page obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle appeared under the headline Socialite, astrologer advised Reagans. The information below is extracted from this article. Ms. Quigley was...

[caption id="attachment_537" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hillary Clinton[/caption] Just when the story of Hillary Clinton's medical history seemingly had run its course, Ed Klein's book Blood Feud arrived on line and in bookstores. The author's narrative deals mainly with the enmity between the Clintons and the Obamas. However, Klein cast doubt upon Mrs. Clinton's...

[caption id="attachment_537" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hillary Clinton[/caption] "Clinton's Hectic Pace Acts as Retort to Health Fears" was the headline by writer Amy Chozick to an article in the May 5, 2014 New York Times. Her report attempted to countermand recent questions about the prospective candidate's health, age, and medical history. Chozick's testimonial to...

[caption id="attachment_537" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hillary Clinton[/caption] The recent furor over Hillary Clinton's medical fitness to be president has its genesis in a medical incident that occurred eighteen months previously, near the end of her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State. The Clintons' well-deserved reputation for dissembling, the delay in announcing the...

[caption id="attachment_537" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hillary Clinton[/caption] Will Hillary Clinton release her medical records when she decides to run for the Presidency in 2016? Most recent Democrat and Republican presidential nominees, with no public history of significant illness, have released summary letters from their physicians of record. During the 2008 campaign, candidate Barak...

[caption id="attachment_537" align="alignleft" width="240"] Hillary Clinton[/caption] If elected as President of the United States in 2016, Hillary Clinton (born 10/26/1947) will, at her Inauguration, become its second oldest President. Ronald Reagan was 69 years, 11 months old at his January, 1981 Inauguration. Age alone requires the release of Mrs. Clinton's medical records...

[caption id="attachment_537" align="alignleft" width="240"] Hillary Clinton[/caption] Former First Lady Hillary Clinton (1993-2001) is widely predicted to be the Democrat nominee for the Presidency of the United States in 2016. In December, 2012 while completing her term as U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013), Mrs. Clinton suffered a significant head injury. Karl Rove, an...

Richard Nixon resigned the presidency in August 1974 and the Nixons moved to their California seaside retreat. But they could not escape the fallout from the Watergate affair. Washington Post news reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, wishing to pursue farther a fame-enhancing narrative, wrote a follow up Watergate tell-all...