Story | Nov 26, 2013 | 1:58 PM
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Story | Dec 5, 2013 | 12:07 PMIn 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much in his prime, handsome, charming, wealthy and well-connected (he was distantly related to former President Theodore Roosevelt, whose niece he had married), he had decided at an early age to emulate his eminent relative and enter politics with the aim of eventually capturing the White House himself.
Story | Nov 13, 2013 | 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON A rug woven long ago by Armenian orphans is presenting the White House with a tough political knot. Dozens of lawmakers from California and other states with large Armenian-American populations want the rug put on public display. White House...
Column | Nov 21, 2013 | 2:30 AM
My parents voted for Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. I had not yet developed a political worldview, but as a freshman at American University in Washington, D.C., I stayed up late to watch the election returns slowly trickle in before...
Story | Nov 20, 2013 | 8:36 AM
Ninety-nine years after the Turkish genocide of the Armenians, one of the most poignant symbols of Armenian suffering is being held hostage—by the White House. The prisoner is an 18-foot long rug. It was woven by four hundred Armenian orphan...