Today in History

...against Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was beheaded in February 1587.)In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.In 1908, the E.M. Forster novel "A Room With a View" was first published...
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...fair. Their cause, so far, has traveled through two federal courts, Congress and even the office of the president of the United States.The nation's largest hunting and anti-hunting groups have joined the fight along the way.Hunting the...
Today in history

...Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in present-day New Mexico.In 1913, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Neb.In 1914, scientist Robert H. Goddard received a U.S...
Opinion: We need to follow all of the money, and faster

...guarantees individuals who raise or donate $500,000 or more to it a special perk: quarterly meetings with the President of the United States. Organizing for Action is a nonprofit that does not have to disclose its donors to the public. Apparently...
Slack Tide: At least it's not age 40

...dress stain was just a gleam in Bill Clinton's eye.Speaking of which, I've been eligible to run for President of the United States for nearly three years, now. Man, I really should file that paperwork.Anyway, come Tuesday I'll only...
Former Olympian crust-cruises Juneau trails get a special invitation to come down into a special room before the opening ceremonies and meet the President of the United States," Kemppel said. "So I got to meet George Bush and he had all his Secret Service people and the whole stadium...
Five Good Reads: Brian Wallace

...I reached for this book. It's about the misadventures of an inept historian trying to research the 29th President of the United States. Perfect fodder for a funny book. I started to read it while the jet was taxiing at JFK International and...
Haines man selected to participate in Presidential Inaugural Parade

...Scott A. Little, of Marshfield, Md.The U.S. Armed Forces have participated in the inauguration of the president of the United States since April 30, 1789, when members of the U.S. Army, local militia units and Revolutionary War veterans...
My Turn: The new/old Republican not American, it's obtuse. It teaches our children that we don't have to respect the Office of the President of the United States because we don't like his color or his party affiliation.Should the Republican Party redefine itself...
Let's hope athletes take a stand in Sochi

...society's ills."I'll bet there are athletes out there that have as much power or recognition as the president of the United States," he told The Associated Press. "Now, when I say power, I don't mean they have the political power...


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