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An audience seldom shares the stage with the star. The inauguration of Barack Obama was a rare exception. On an unparalleled, inspirational American day, Obama offered the country a new, more sober brand of politics. He delivered a call to national...
1) Which president had the shortest inaugural address, just 135 words? Rutherford B. Hayes Millard Fillmore George Washington Dwight Eisenhower See Answer 2) Which president had the longest inaugural address at 8,445 words? Grover Cleveland Ulysses...
Every four years, the question arises: Is America ready for a [insert reductive noun here] in the White House? 2008 promises to be an especially rich year for such speculation, with candidates that include a woman, a Mormon, a Latino, a plagiarist, a...
The Swamp(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images.) by Frank James First Lady Michelle Obama has let it be known she's not amused that a Chicago-area company has appropriated her daughters' names for use on its one-foot tall dolls. Ty Inc. maker of......
The Swampby Clarence Page Chalk up yet another "first' for President Barack Obama. Obama is scheduled to skip the spring Gridiron Club dinner, a politically-loaded highlight of Washington's social season. And the snubbed club -- of which I am a member......
Tags: Nancy Reagan, Rahm Emanuel, Wrigleyville, Government, Music
Spin CycleNoted journalism expert Pete King, writing in the NYPost, elaborates on his oft-stated support for Vito Fossella and his oft-stated disdain for the press. Fossella, King says, has taken the responsible step by retiring. His drunk driving has to......
Have you ever had one of those days when everything that can go wrong does? In Fox's new drama "24," Kiefer Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer, tries to survive 24 demanding hours, to put it mildly. Each episode of the show is an hour of real time, so...
St. Louis Post-DispatchThis place came to be in 1886 when a group of 12 Kentuckians and Ohioans bought 8,700 acres fronted by beach, chased off the egrets and alligators and laid out a town. President Grover Cleveland's sister, Rose, was among the notables who built a line of...
(BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...
Special To The SunYou might expect a museum about buildings to be housed in a nice one, and the National Building Museum in Washington certainly is -- so much so that the impressive but lesser-known 19th-century structure can be the highlight of a visit to Washington....
In 1948, still in his early 20s, having already published two quite creditable works of fiction, Gore Vidal made literary history with "The City and the Pillar," the first mainstream American novel to treat homosexual desire as a natural, if not exactly...
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