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New Verse! This one is really growing on me because there is a lot of interesting potential here: 

Mister Secretary (verse9): An AU based off of @unwantedpresident​ ‘s characters/storyline where Owen and Tamsin meet while he is still a SEAL when his team help with security for the presidential inauguration. After an attack on his team nearly ends his life and thus his military career, he takes Tamsin’s offer to head up her terrorism task force when she is Sec. of Homeland Security. 

After an attack on the capital claims many of those in the government, Tamsin is sworn in as the president of the United States and she names Owen as her replacement for her former position. He still isn’t used to the bureaucracy of Washington but he is going to do everything in his power to keep the country safe and get to the bottom of what happened. 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NASA!

On October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration opened for space exploration.  Signed into law in July 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower, as the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing NASA. NASA absorbed its 46-year-old predecessor NACA ( National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) intact, taking its 8,000 employees, its annual budget of $100 million, and three major research laboratories.  A NASA seal was approved by President Eisenhower in 1959.  Since that day, NASA’s contributions to the United States and humanity in general have been vast-we have walked on the moon, sent probes out beyond the heliosphere, peered 13-16 billion light years out to the edge of the universe.  In the last two months alone NASA has visited Pluto for the first time and discovered liquid water on Mars.  Any one of these accomplishments would have been significant on their own merits-the fact that a single agency has overseen such a staggering array of projects is simply amazing.  Video of NASA doing what NASA does: testing spacecraft for upcoming missions.

Happy Birthday, NASA!

NASA logos courtesy NASA.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NASA!

On this day in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration opened for space exploration.  Signed into law in July 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower, as the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing NASA. NASA absorbed its 46-year-old predecessor NACA ( National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) intact, taking its 8,000 employees, its annual budget of $100 million, and three major research laboratories.  A NASA seal was approved by President Eisenhower in 1959.  Since that day, NASA’s contributions to the United States and humanity in general have been vast-we have walked on the moon, sent probes out beyond the heliosphere, peered 13-16 billion light years out to the edge of the universe.  In the last two months alone NASA has visited Pluto for the first time and discovered liquid water on Mars.  Any one of these accomplishments would have been significant on their own merits-the fact that a single agency has overseen such a staggering array of projects is simply amazing.  Happy Birthday, NASA!

NASA logos courtesy NASA.

March 2, 2015: The date Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election

A little before noon on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton gave the farewell almost nobody expected she’d have to deliver. Though Clinton’s concession speech came only about nine hours after Trump became president-elect of the United States, her fate now appears to have been sealed 618 days earlier.

ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires : TOPSHOT - US President Barack Obama (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) dance tango with dancers during a state dinner at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016. The United States and Argentina sealed a major trade deal on the eve -the first day of President Barack Obama’s visit- bolstering the efforts of his counterpart to end a decade-and-a-half of international financial isolation.   AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP

Today’s TBT is a piece of presidential history! Pictured are birds mounted by the then 14 year-old Theodore Roosevelt, collected in Egypt in 1872. The specimens are an Egyptian spur-winged lapwing, a crocodile bird, and a white-tailed lapwing.

An avid student of the natural world, young Roosevelt spent long hours studying animal anatomy, behavior, and habitats, compiling notebooks and sketches of what he saw, and reading scientific texts. His special interest was birds. 

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. created his own Roosevelt Natural History Museum in his family’s New York City home. The collection included the skull of a seal acquired from a fishmonger, birds’ nests, insects, and mouse skeletons, and it soon expanded to include some 250 specimens—items Roosevelt later donated to the Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

See a snowy owl mounted by Theodore Roosevelt, and learn more about the 26th President of the United States

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