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They had a nice little Inauguration Day on Monday in Washington. A bit nippy -- mid-20s to mid-40s -- but no Arctic blast of cold air or snow. That really nasty stuff is expected Tuesday. And that’s why it’s time to move this whole...
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A place of beginnings and endings, Berkeley Plantation, about halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg, Va., is part of your life. Each time you celebrate Thanksgiving, there's an echo of the first Thanksgiving held here in 1619 (pre-Pilgrim, Berkeley...
There’s a reason George W. Bush called Karl Rove “Boy Genius.” When it comes to attack ads, no one is smarter. Bush also had another nickname for his chief political guru, “Turd Blossom.” Given the high level of B.S. in...
Murray Rose Swimmer won Olympic gold medals Murray Rose, 73, a four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer from Australia who also competed at USC while studying acting in the late '50s, died Sunday in Sydney of leukemia, Swimming Australia said. Rose...
Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past. 1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
The 42 men who've been president of the United States share many characteristics besides membership in one of the world's most exclusive clubs. That means, looking at them as a group, we can extract an "average president." The data can't predict who'll...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAmericans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a...
Special to The TimesI had no intention of lingering in Ohio last August when I drove through heading west from Philadelphia. My itinerary for the Buckeye State included pumping gas, grabbing burgers and finding restrooms. But a sign on Interstate 80 near Fremont sparked my...
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