| Mar 3, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Mr. Orr, this is the White House operator."
As a White House spokesman, I received phone calls like this all the time. But this was the first time the president's secretary had ordered me to report to the Oval Office immediately. Before 7 a.m. on a...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Who's the most influential billionaire business figure in national politics?
If you answered one of the Koch brothers (Charles or David) or George Soros, you're wearing your partisan blinders. The former are known for their devotion to conservative...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The expectations game that has been going on before tonight’s presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has been hilariously goofy. It is as if each side is trying to pretend their guy just wandered in from a life of solitude in a...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 12:52 AM
Don Meredith, an accomplished Dallas Cowboys quarterback who brought humor and high jinks to the "Monday Night Football" broadcasts for 12 years, died Sunday night in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 72.
Meredith died of a brain hemorrhage, according to his third...
| Apr 2, 2011
Timothy Naftali is the kind of learned guy you'd want on your team when you play "Trivial Pursuit" -- a game that, like Naftali, originated in Canada. But for years, his home and his career have been in and about the United States -- books and studies...
| Jan 14, 2012
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long...
| Aug 17, 2010
James J. Kilpatrick, a nationally syndicated columnist whose strongly conservative viewpoints on politics, law and language appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the last five decades and made him a popular, even parodied, television pundit, died Sunday...
| Jul 7, 2011
Actor known for Native American roles
Gordon Tootoosis, 69, a Canadian actor who often played Native American characters in movies and on television, including One Stab in the 1994 epic western "Legends of the Fall," died Tuesday at a...
| Oct 7, 2011
Character actor usually played the heavy
Charles Napier, 75, a prolific character actor whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part II," died Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial...
| Jul 9, 2011
Former First Lady Betty Ford, who captivated the nation with her unabashed candor and forthright discussion of her personal battles with breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, has died. She was 93.
Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower...