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17 Sick Presidential Burns to Steal on “National Presidential Joke Day”

On August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan was conducting a sound check for a radio program. "My fellow Americans,” he said, "I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes." The joke was on him: The microphone was live and the entire world heard his words. Thus began National Presidential Joke day. Here are more jokes by and about presidents.

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Calvin Coolidge on reticence

Here are empowering quotes from women in politics.

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The trouble with democracy

Here are inspiring quotes about democracy.

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Meet Ape Lincoln!

These are the animals who ran for political office.

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John Adams on congress

There are 435 members of Congress in the U.S.

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George W. Bush's humility

These are the presidents with the highest IQ scores.

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Bill CIinton on the White House

Next, check out the astonishing facts you never knew about U.S. presidents.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest