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We also have growing controversy Washington over a decision by someone in the Obama administration.
Of past presidents.
Adding a footnote at the bottom of the official biographies on the White House website.
The footnotes tie this president's accomplishments.
To the actions of previous president's.
Trace Gallagher has more -- -- breaking news desk Trace.
And they get except for Gerald Ford these footnotes were added of the biographies and every single president since Calvin Coolidge again these are the official biographies -- written back in 2009 by historian Michael Beschloss and journalist -- Sydney.
Now the -- we should mention we're not altered in any way and the White House reportedly claims the additions are simply a promotional technique that is widely used on the web where you know you add a link.
To the bottom of the page it takes you to a different page.
But critics say the administration has crossed the line when it comes to promoting its policies.
And certainly some of these footnotes are on contentious subjects for example connecting Obama's tax policy.
To Ronald Reagan's words says and I'm quoting Reagan called for a fair tax code one -- a multimillionaire.
Did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary.
Today President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett rule.
He says comparing connecting the president's health care to.
Signing of Medicare going on saying quote.
President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare providing millions of elderly health care stability.
President Obama's historic Health Care Reform strengthens.
Medicare of course Medicare.
And the taxes tax -- -- when it's tied up in the senate right now.
And that Medicare is being reviewed by the Supreme Court the RNC the Republican National Convention respond by saying quote.
It's no surprise that the one.
Is trying to insert himself in the -- received biographies of past presidents remember this was the same guy who said he should be considered.
One of the top four presidents the RNC is also having a little fun with this on the Tumblr website saying.
Putting presidents and historical pictures and you see there with.
On and on and on it goes but historians say -- the bottom line is.
Is they don't see huge problem with this but it should be noted that none of these footnotes and all.
Are historical and that should be pointed out.
On the website -- And if if if you've got -- had a little chuckle at the far left -- with a Atlantic they're very even the president got a little chuckle out of that all right -- thank you.
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