publication date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 (part of Winter 2014)

category: Family

clue: A loan from a world-famous aviator wasn't enough to rescue this businessman from failure, and the press never let his brother forget it.

explanation: Nixon famously accepted a loan from Howard Hughes and still went out of business less than a year later. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff

Bad News Brothers: Being elected President of the United States is an honor, but having one of these screw-ups for a sibling is not. In recognition of Presidents Day, here are five goos who embarrassed their brothers in the White House, in reverse presidential order.

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Roger Clinton

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Sam Houston Johnson

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Anson Mount

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