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Spin CycleThe Albany drama might have seemed to fit on the Court TV or SciFi channels. But Mr. Madore gives us an episode for the History Channel when he tells us that Gov. David A. Paterson invoked Martin Van Buren,......
The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up recently as Stevie Wonder released a funky new pro-Obama song called “Keep Moving Forward,” while Meat Loaf celebrated his support of Romney by belting a goofy “America...
Paul GreenbergFor those fortunate souls who didn't have to sit through the president's State of the Union speech Tuesday night out of a sense of duty, or maybe just masochism, here is a brief summary and free translation -- very free: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President,...
Top of the TicketGuest columnist Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame analyzes the 40th president's political role in modern U.S. history....
Pop & HissBack before âbeat musicâ operated as the umbrella term encompassing the Low End Theory sound, there was Daedelus, the Santa Monica-born musician known for breaching genre constraints and for a set of stellar muttonchops that could humiliate Martin Van...
L.A. UnleashedIt's been a whirlwind year in the life of America's first dog. It seems like only yesterday to us, but it's been a year since the Obamas brought Portuguese water dog Bo home last April 14. (We, along with a......
I read with interest Jules Witcover's recent column regarding Vice President Joe Biden ("Could Biden benefit from Clinton's handling of Benghazi?" May 14). He infers that the Benghzai scandal could cost Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential...
Tags: Jules Witcover, George H.W. Bush, Politics, Elections
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewThe gun-control controversy brings Glenn Beck back to bookshelves among new and upcoming titles about U.S. foreign policy, an unforgettable electoral battle settled in court, Europe and the world over the past 500-plus years, and how some less familiar...
At the dedication Thursday of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, President Barack Obama appeared with all four living ex-presidents — George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. That raised a question: What is the record...
Early after the first of this year, I wrote a column concerning interesting facts about our presidents, and I promised to write more. That column and this one — and possibly some future ones — are based on a book by Cormac O’Brien titled...
The Baltimore SunOld Tippecanoe, the ninth president of the United States, was born 240 years ago today. He remains the president with the shortest term in office, having died a month after his inauguration. An elderly gentleman, he insisted on making a prolonged and...
Martin Van Buren was not the only sitting vice president elected president during the 19th century ("President Biden? History says no," Feb. 2). Thomas Jefferson achieved the same distinction when, as vice president at the start of the century, he...
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