Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down Actors Playing Presidents

Dialect coach Erik Singer once again takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. This time, Erik is focusing on actors’s portrayals of US presidents. How close was Josh Brolin to capturing George W. Bush in W.? Is Jay Pharoah’s version of Obama true to life? Is it even possible for an actor to accurately portray George Washington?

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7 Choice Picks From the Huge Todd Snyder Presidents Day Sale

It’s no secret we’re big fans of Todd Snyder around here. Whether it’s the great shirts or his trailblazing collaborations with iconic brands like Timex and Champion, Todd always finds a way to impress.

And this weekend it will cost less for you to impress. It’s time for the annual Todd Snyder Presidents Day Sale.

Starting today, select Todd Snyder items are 30 percent off with code NEW30. Coats, jackets, sweats, watches, pants, and more are all part of the great selection of sale items from one of our absolute favorite designers.  The Presidents Day Sale runs through Monday, February 18.


Two Iconic Brands Team Up Again: Todd Snyder & Timex Mid-Century Watch

While you’re at the Todd Snyder website, don’t forget to check out the ongoing Clearance Sale, where you can get up to 70 percent off items like Todd Snyder + Timex Charlie Brown watches (just $ 99), great sweats ($ 49), and, just in time for baseball season, the iconic Todd Snyder + New Era New York Yankees cap (only $ 59).

So head over to ToddSnyder.com now to take advantage of these great deals. The Presidents Day Sale runs through Monday, February 18.

Todd Snyder + Golden Bear Exclusive Shearling Collar Bomber

Fusing exceptional durability with an elevated sensibility, this essential third layer adds sophistication to off-duty looks, and lends a laid-back twist to tailored separates. Crafted in partnership with legendary San Francisco-based manufacturer Golden Bear—who’ve been creating handsome utilitarian outerwear since 1922—this heritage bomber is inspired by an aviator classic and stepped up with luxe materials and detailing. 

$ 419, regularly $ 598

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Timex + Todd Snyder Maritime Sport MS1 Watch

Todd Snyder and Timex continue their ongoing design partnership with the a brand new watch that pays homage to iconic diver styling with a fresh look that’s equally at home in Nantucket or New York. The MS1 Maritime Sport is a modern hybrid with a nautical sensibility that evokes naval academies and life on the eastern seaboard. Developed in Milan by Snyder and Timex Design Director Giorgio Galli.

$ 111, regularly $ 158

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IAMWILD Graphic Tee

Todd Snyder x IAMWILD have co-created a capsule of tees and hoodies based on signature styles, enabling customers to wear a message of awareness about environmental protection and global community. 25 percent of sales from this collection will fund conservation causes through the IAMWILD Foundation. 

$ 55, regularly $ 78

 

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Todd Snyder + Champion Striped Track Jacket

You’ve got your suits for the office. Now get your off-duty suit in gear. This jacket plays well with sporty basics but also goes the extra mile paired back to tailored separates. Detailed with a white nylon coil zipper for graphic pop. 

$ 139, regularly $ 198

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Micro Corduroy Button Down Shirt

This shirt stands out for its ultra-refined texture and around-the-clock versatility. Styled with classic details and crafted in a superfine wale for long-lasting comfort and wearability, it’s great solo or as a shirt-jacket.

$ 125, regularly $ 178

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Reverse Weave Slim Sweatpant

A more closely cut version of Todd’s classic sweatpant, refreshed in seasonal neutrals with contrast detailing at the hem cuffs. Detailed with two slash pockets and a cotton herringbone tubular tape drawstring.

$ 90, regularly $ 128

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Todd Snyder + Private VC Exclusive Wool Parka

This handsome, hard-working winter topper is crafted in partnership with Private White VC, who have been making durable outerwear by hand in their Manchester, England, factory for over a century. Convertible and highly functional, it features a seam-sealed shell in bonded Italian wool and a fully removable liner. Buy it now and get nearly $ 400 off!

$ 909, regularly $ 1,298

 

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How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country (Unabridged) – Daniel O’Brien

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How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country (Unabridged)

Daniel O’Brien

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 12.99

Publish Date: March 18, 2014

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Episode 404 Scott Adams: The SOTU, President’s Schedule, Healthcare, Conspiracy Theories

Topics: 

  • SOTU guests…Didn’t the SOTU used to be a national rally?
  • Doctors are now on the Interface App by WhenHub
    • Easy 2nd opinions, prescriptions for some things
    • A way to reduce healthcare costs?
  • Q people are still around? Q is still a thing?
  • Climate change current thinking update

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Episode 260 Scott Adams: The President’s Portfolio, a Systems Idea

Topics: 

  • Jamal Khashoggi mystery…
    • How much risk should the west take when one proponent of Sharia Law kills another proponent?
  • Kanye is operating at a higher level of awareness than his critics
    • A “President’s Portfolio”, spotlighting startups with the potential to reduce healthcare costs
    • STOP thinking yes/no…START thinking test small, see what happens

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John McCain Remembered By Daughter Meghan, Former Presidents Obama, Bush

John McCain was laid to rest in Annapolis after being eulogized by former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush and daughter Meghan McCain. His presidential funeral proceedings lasted five days and took place in Arizona and Washington, D.C.
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/* Disclaimer: This joke is equally funny regardless of who is in office at the time. It is not meant to apply to the current or any specific
President. */

I was eating lunch on the 18th of February with my 10-year-old grandson and I asked him, “What day is tomorrow?”

He said, “It’s President’s Day!” He is a smart kid.

I asked, “What does President’s Day mean?” I was waiting for something about Washington or Lincoln, etc.

He replied, “President’s Day is when the President steps out of the White House. If he sees his shadow we have one more year of unemployment.”

You know, it hurts when coffee spurts out your nose…

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Female executives pen letter calling for Grammys president’s ouster

The call for Recording Academy president Neil Portnow to step down reached a fever pitch on Thursday when prominent women in the music industry issued a letter demanding sweeping changes.


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5 Former Presidents Appear Together at Hurricane Relief Concert With Alabama

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All the President’s Men – Alan J. Pakula

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All the President’s Men

Alan J. Pakula

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: April 7, 1976


History comes alive in this supremely entertaining film that garnered eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture. Oscar-winners Robert Redford ("Up Close and Personal," "Indecent Proposal") and Dustin Hoffman ("Outbreak," "Rain Man") play Woodward and Bernstein, the intrepid newspaper reporters who broke open the Watergate scandal and toppled a President. The screenplay by William Goldman ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Indecent Proposal") won an Oscar, as did Jason Robards ("Philadelphia," "Parenthood") as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Featuring an all-star supporting cast, including Hal Holbrook ("Evening Shade"), Jane Alexander ("Kramer vs. Kramer"), Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties"), Ned Beatty ("Roseanne"), Martin Balsam ("Psycho"), Jack Warden ("Heaven Can Wait"), Polly Holliday ("Alice"), Stephen Collins ("Sisters"), Robert Walden ("Lou Grant") and many others.

© © 1976 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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John Philip Sousa’s Greatest Hits – The President’s Own United States Marine Band

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The President’s Own United States Marine Band

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: November 6, 2012

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50 Patriotic Songs (Official Anthems for Proud Americans, Fourth of July Memorial, President’s Day, Veteran’s & Labor Holidays) – Various Artists

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50 Patriotic Songs (Official Anthems for Proud Americans, Fourth of July Memorial, President’s Day, Veteran’s & Labor Holidays)

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Genre: Crossover Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: April 1, 2014

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Vice President’s Son Beau Biden Dies Of Brain Cancer

Extremely sad news has trickled from out of the White House. Beau Bide, the son of Vice President Joe Biden has passed away at the age of 46 after a battle with brain cancer.

The VP released a statement obtained by the Washington Post:

It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.

The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.

Beau’s life was defined by service to others. As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware’s Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse.

More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father’s saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did.

In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.

President Obama also followed suit by releasing a heartfelt statement of his own.


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B.B. King’s death strikes mournful chord for musicians, presidents

Guitarist Eric Clapton remembered the B.B. King album that inspired him as a young musician and Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton recalled the thrill of performing with the “King of Blues.” Musicians, politicians and blues lovers around the world on Friday expressed sorrow over the death of the blues legend on Thursday night at the age of 89, and their gratitude for the legacy he left. Clapton, one of the music world’s most influential guitarists, thanked King for inspiration, encouragement and friendship over the years. “He was a beacon for all of us who love this kind of music and I thank him from the bottom of my heart.” Clapton encouraged people to find the 1965 album called “B.B. King Live At The Regal,” saying it was “where it really started for me as a young player.” Obama, who calls the blues mecca of Chicago his home, remembered how he sang “Sweet Home Chicago” with King at a White House blues concert three years ago.
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Fictional TV Presidents Are More Popular Than President Barack Obama, Poll Finds

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack “No Drama” Obama.

A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54 percent of Americans held an unfavorable opinion of Obama, known for his cool and cautious presidential style, while 46 percent were favorable.

In contrast, asked to imagine that David Palmer of “24” was president, 89 percent of those who had seen the real-time Fox counterterrorism drama said they held a favorable rating of the decisive president played by Dennis Haysbert.

Martin Sheen’s Jed Bartlet of “The West Wing” – beloved by Democrats, including many who work in Obama’s White House – was rated favorably by 82 percent of its NBC viewers.

In the dark universe of “Battlestar Galactica” on SyFy, president Laura Roslin, played by Mary McDonnell, drew a 78 percent favorable rating among fans of her quest to find earth and escape the Cylons, a race of humanoid killer robots.

With Americans sharply divided along partisan lines, it is unlikely that any real-life president could achieve sky-high favorability ratings, said Tevi Troy, a presidential historian and author of “What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted,” a study of popular culture in the White House.

“Pretty much half the country is going to be predisposed against you just because that’s the way we line up with Republicans and Democrats,” Troy said.

Unlike fictional presidents, with their camera-ready looks and perfect timing, real-life presidents sometimes fumble.

Republican Ronald Reagan, who was an actor before turning to politics and eventually becoming president, was an exception, Troy said.

“His media people would say how great it was that he always hit his marks,” said Troy, who was a top domestic policy adviser in Republican George W. Bush’s administration.

Morally challenged fictional presidents also topped Obama’s favorability ratings in the Reuters-Ipsos poll.

Of those who watch ABC’s steamy drama “Scandal,” 60 percent had a favorable view of Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant, the philandering, scotch-swilling president played by Tony Goldwyn.

Frank Underwood also beat Obama.

In “House of Cards,” Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, kills a passed-out congressman by leaving him in a running car in a garage, and pushes a journalist into the path of a subway train.

Imagining Spacey’s scheming character as president, 57 percent of respondents who have seen the Netflix political thriller said they held a favorable opinion of him.

Even Obama likes Underwood. “This guy’s getting a lot of stuff done,” Obama quipped during a December 2013 White House photo-op with Reed Hastings, Netflix’s chief executive.

“I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient,” Obama said.

There was one result from the online poll, conducted from March 5 to 19, that could give some solace to Obama: He is more popular with Americans than Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Seventy-six percent of Americans had an unfavorable view of Putin, according to the poll, while 24 percent were favorable.

To explore the related Reuters/Ipsos polling: http://bit.ly/1xmXXdB

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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