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Ellen Sirleaf (b. 29 Oct 1938) is the 24th & current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'état, after which she left Liberia & held senior positions at various financial institutions. She placed 2nd in the 1997 presidential election won by Charles Taylor. She won the 2005 presidential election & took office on 16 January 2006, and she was a successful candidate for re-election in 2011. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in…


The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States in which 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamist students and militants took over the American Embassy in Tehran in support of the Iranian Revolution


Story: How Trump Made Most Pollsters Red-Faced With Embarrassment - by Dwight L. Schwab Jr. - In the most stunning presidential election in American history, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump swept into the White House Tuesday night. Much like the Ronald Reagan campaign of 1980, Trump appealed to the disconnected, the weary and angry electorate rejecting liberalism and the... #Politics

Magnum Photos Gilles Peress USA. Alabama. 1980. Ronald REAGAN speaks to Alabama business people while campaigning for the presidential election

To some political operatives, it’s starting to feel like the 1980 presidential election all over again.


Man who predicted nine last elections, including Trump: Polls stink, I was right

Allan Lichtman has now predicted nine consecutive presidential election results based on a model he created — topped off by Donald Trump. "I take no satisfaction in being right (about a Trump win)," the American University history professor said Wednesday. In the early 1980s, he and a colleague

1980 presidential election night coverage