History can be inconvenient. For those who condemn Edward Snowden it is best not to look into the history of one of the nation’s most influential forefathers, Benjamin Franklin.
When PolitiFact named President Barack Obama's claim that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it," our fifth Lie of the Year, the Twittersphere rapidly reacted. Some agreed. Some did not. Some shrugged. Some screamed (or at least wrote angry messages in ALL CAPS). But one tweet at us stood out for how well it captured the essence of the debate surrounding Obama's statement. "Half a truth is often a great lie." - Benjamin Franklin.
The new $100 bill goes into circulation Tuesday, adding a splash of color and stylish flourishes to the currency featuring Benjamin Franklin's ever-familiar face. While Ben's "You lookin' at me?" portrait stays the same, there are several notable changes.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is adding Benjamin Franklin’s three-piece silk suit, worn on his diplomatic trip to France in 1778 that resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Alliance, to its permanent collection.