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  • House Speaker-elect John Boehner is up for talking but, for now, not talking compromise (video)

     
    Video: Fox News interview: GOP House leader John Boehner needs to stay in front of his conservative troops, who are still celebrating Tuesday's midterm wins.
  • JFK Says 'No Pictures, Please'

     
    July 11, 1960: In the photo above, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) tells photographer Joe Kennedy “No pictures, please” while sitting with Vel Phillips on July 10, 1960. The photo was taken during a rally at Shrine Auditorium led by the Rev. Martin...

    The Kennedys' Moment of Glory

     
    Photograph by Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times July 15, 1960: Preceded by photographers, John F. Kennedy leads his entourage into the Coliseum. I believe the fellow in the lower left is Stanley Tretick, who frequently photographed Kennedy. Los Angeles...

    Obama throws first pitch at Washington Nationals' game, keeping a 100-year-old tradition [Updated]

     
    Back in the day, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, Lyndon Johnson was Senate majority leader and Sam Rayburn was speaker of the House, Americans still held their public officials in esteem. So it was a running...

    Pat Hingle dies at 84; veteran actor was perhaps best known for 'Batman' role

    Pat Hingle dies at 84; veteran actor was perhaps best known for 'Batman' role
    Pat Hingle, the veteran actor with more than half a century of impressive work in theater, film and television who was perhaps best known to a generation of movie fans as Commissioner James Gordon in the first four "Batman" films, has died. He was 84....