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Sun reporterShe was ushered through the heart of her hometown as adoring fans snapped her picture and screamed her name, and she later listened as a bevy of elected officials sang her praises and handed her enough proclamations, gift baskets and bouquets to fill a...
Courant Staff WriterMost everyone's heard the one about how Tom Thumb of Barnum & Bailey's Circus stayed in a house on the Thimble Islands, or about how Captain Kidd is rumored to have buried treasures there. But how many know about the Thimble Island named Mother-In-Law,...
Tags: Rivers, Vehicles, Natural Disasters, Tennis, Health
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...
However this election turns out, it will dramatically advance America's slow progress toward equality and inclusion. It took Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary courage in the Civil War to get us here. It took an epic battle to secure women the right to vote....
When President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his pick for commerce secretary this month, his former Democratic rival appeared beside him, cleanshaven -- another devastating blow to facial hair in the long-running battle of...
DOUGLAS W. KMIEC, a professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University, was the assistant attorney general in the office of legal counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1985 to 1989.THE DISPUTE OVER the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys poses a fundamental question: To what degree may the president exercise authority over the direction of law enforcement? In the aftermath of Watergate, President Carter directed Atty. Gen. Griffin...
'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and othersIt was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
When he died 99 years ago this week, Mark Twain was this country's most beloved writer, yet his status as both an author and protean example of the now-familiar pop cultural celebrity seems to grow with each passing decade. "Who Is Mark Twain?" -- a...
McClatchy-Tribune NewsNORFOLK, Va. — After Barack Obama took the oath of office Tuesday, he rode to the White House in a new custom-built Cadillac limousine that, other than larger windows, isn't dramatically different than the one built for President George W. Bush in...
Tags: Gerald Ford, Harry S. Truman, Lincoln, Vehicles, Cadillac
Winners will be in bold italics. RECORD OF THE YEAR "Chasing Pavements," Adele "Viva La Vida," Coldplay "Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis "Paper Planes," M.I.A "Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Viva La...
KickingTiresMost of the time, press releases are pretty boring and not great fodder for a blog ??? especially press releases from insurance companies. But not one we came across a few minutes ago, from Hagerty Insurance. The company specializes in......
Tags: Cadillac, White House, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jay Leno, Jeep
The Swampby Frank James Curtis Gans, director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University, warned early on Election Day that figuring out just how many of the eligible voters went to the polls wouldn't be......
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