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  • Laura Bush to speak at convention

     
    by Johanna Neuman Few noticed her inclusion Thursday when the Republican National Convention announced its speaking lineup. Pundits immediately seized on news that Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential candidate, will speak...
  • Michelle Obama: First gardener

     
    by Mark Silva Michelle Obama is digging the White House - or at last a patch of the lawn, where the first lady plans to plant a garden. The president's wife will turn a patch of dirt on the White......
  • Obama's day: Workout, briefs, 'anything'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama - allowing that he has gotten lost at times inside the sprawling executive mansion of the presidency - spoke of how he and his family are adjusting to life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in......
  • Michelle Obama: Defining the first lady

     
    by Mark Silva In her short time on the national stage, Michelle Obama may have gone a long way to redefine the role of the first lady. President Barack Obama promised "change.'' Michelle Obama represents it - according to 44......
  • Time Running Out for Caryl Chessman

     
    Eleanor Roosevelt urges clemency for Caryl Chessman. An evocative story by the late Paul Weeks about a teenager who died in a spectacular car crash while running from the police. Eleanor Roosevelt, Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Steve Allen and Theodore...
  • Huffington to consumers: Boycott big banks [Updated]

     
    This post corrects an earlier version There can be few institutions more despised as 2010 begins than big U.S. banks, but what can the average person do about it? The answer, according to Huffington Post website founder Arianna Huffington and......
  • Brad Meltzer makes hard choices in 'Heroes for My Son'

     
    This blog is typically devoted to the heroes (and horrors) of fiction and film, but on this Saturday let's turn the attention to the inspiring leaders, transcendent artists and maverick souls of the real world. Author Brad Meltzer has a......
  • Amy Poehler wants to know if her Emmy nomination comes with cash

     
    Immediately after she learned she had been nominated for her lead role on "Parks & Recreation," Amy Poehler says she did some online banking, withdrew some money and bought herself a small plane. "I should really find out if any......
  • JFK Says 'No Pictures, Please'

     
    July 11, 1960: In the photo above, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) tells photographer Joe Kennedy “No pictures, please” while sitting with Vel Phillips on July 10, 1960. The photo was taken during a rally at Shrine Auditorium led by the Rev. Martin...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

     
    Photograph by Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times July 10, 1960: Eleanor Roosevelt refuses to ride in a limousine to a reception, preferring to walk half a mile with reporters. The absence of former President Harry Truman underscored the Democrats’ break...
  • Get started on a veggie garden

    Get started on a veggie garden
    Zig-zagging her cart past the wall of compost manure, around the few brave pots empty and shivering out in the late winter sunlight, Andrea Versenyi arrived, at last, at the root of her night-rousing visions: row upon row of bright, shiny seed packets....