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It’s an All-American Edition of ‘The Mix’

Just because Memorial Day and The Fourth of July have passed – and Labor Day isn’t quite here yet – there’s no reason why we can’t bask in the glory of the greatest nation on earth.

That’s why we’re unfurling an all-American edition of The Daily Mix, on which, among other things, you’ll learn:

CAPTION: "I don't focus on him being the first black president," Marques (above) tells us. "I just think he's a great leader, and he's gonna do great things."

"I don't focus on Obama being the first black president," Marques (above) tells us. "I just think he's a great leader."

-What it is that R&B star Marques Houston shares with President Barack Obama.

-Which White House resident tells us, “Throughout our history, whenever we’ve sought to change this country for the better, whenever we’ve sought to promote justice, there have always been those who wanted to preserve the status quo” – and why.

-When 2004 presidential candidate Continue reading

Cokie Roberts: Typical Man, that President John Adams

John Adams may have achieved immortality as America’s first vice president and second president, but according to Cokie Roberts, the Founding Father wasn’t the most sensitive of fathers – to say nothing of hubbies.

Interviewed on Sins of Omission, Cokie, whose latest book is titled Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, discusses what she found most surprising about John’s wife while researching the historical tome.

"He was basically saying, 'I'm not gonna be there. Take care of it,'" Cokie (above) tells us of John's reaction to his absence from Abigail.

"He was basically saying, 'I'm not gonna be there. Take care of it,'" Cokie (above) tells us of John's reaction to his absence from Abigail.

“They were alone for these long, long periods of time,” the ABC News political commentator and National Public Radio senior news analyst tells host Paulie Abeles of our nation’s Founding Mothers.

Abigail Adams is a prime example. Continue reading