Saturday Show 5-6-17
Former Presidents: Federal Pension and Retirement Benefits
Chief executives leaving office prior to 1958 often entered retirement pursuing
various occupations and received no federal assistance. When industrialist Andrew Carnegie announced a plan in 1912 to offer $25,000 annual pensions to former Presidents, many Members of Congress deemed it inappropriate that such a pension would be provided by a private corporation executive.
Presidential Retirement Benefits
Presidential retirement benefits were non-existent until the enactment of the Former Presidents Act (FPA) in 1958. Since then, presidential retirement benefits have included a lifetime annual pension, staff and office allowances, travel expenses, Secret Service protection and more.
Obama speeches revive GOP bid to target his pension
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Report: Humans prosper because of oil, natural gas
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Kansas City Catholics banish Girl Scouts and their cookies
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Museum of the Bible prepares for DC opening
The vast grove of museums stretching from the U.S. Capitol across the fringes of the National Mall is about to get a new addition, albeit a decidedly less secular one: The Museum of the Bible.
HELP COMING FOR CHRISTIANS FIGHTING PAKISTANI BLASPHEMY CLAIMS?
Help may be coming for Christians in Pakistan who have been under threat from the nation’s blasphemy laws, in which a mere accusation can bring about summary execution by street mobs enforcing their interpretation of the Quran.
China defends desire to be a 'good neighbor' to North Korea
China said on Thursday it wants to be good neighbors with North Korea, after the isolated country's state news agency published a rare criticism of Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over the North's nuclear program.