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George Washington

Jul 2, 2012 — George Washington refused to accept a salary for leading the Continental Army. But he did file an amazing expense report.
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Dec 5, 2011 — George Washington drank spiced hot chocolate for breakfast, according to a new cookbook. His version was often seasoned with new-world flavors like chili powder, vanilla, and allspice, creating a complex concoction — richer and less sweet than its modern day counterpart.
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Oct 22, 2011 — Preservationists at Mount Vernon, with the help of the Distilled Spirits Council, have restored George Washington's distillery. Rye whiskey made to the founding father's specifications is now available — for a price.
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Jul 20, 2011 — A listener who called in to the NPR's Diane Rehm Show recommended that all politicians in the nation's capital read George Washington's Farewell Address. It turns out there's a paragraph that seems particularly apt to during the current debt-ceiling crisis.
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Nov 22, 2010 — Obama joins the long American tradition of presidents who've been accused of acting like kings. Going all the way back to George Washington, presidents have been accused of putting on royal airs.
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Nov 5, 2007 — Historian Joseph Ellis is back, this time with a flock of founding fathers.
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