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  • Early birds miss the point

    Now aren't you sorry? Two or three weeks ago, maybe even earlier, you zipped through that absentee ballot, check check check, and hustled it off to the mailbox as if you were claiming a lottery prize. And see what you missed? So much has happened...
  • Patt Morrison: Vote for Cal!

    IT'S TAKEN ME all this time to get rid of the disgusting aftertaste of the midterm election TV ads, with their artificial colors and flavors — cloying, bitter, sour, stupid. (Is stupid a flavor? It should be.) Ptui to the candidate and the beaming...
  • Obama, Bush: High and low at hand-off

     
    by Mark Silva One new president rides in on a high note of public approval, one old president leaves low. On the eve of his inauguration as 44th president, Barack Obama dropped in on wounded veterans of a war that......
  • President Obama's oath: Twice, for sure

     
    by David G. Savage President Barack Obama took the oath of office on Tuesday outside the Capitol, as millions watched in person and on TV. He took it again Wednesday night - this time in the privacy of the White......
  • Obama's 'famously funny' predecessors

     
    by Mark Jacob Perhaps President Barack Obama's sense of humor needs a bailout. During the campaign, he made a quip about "lipstick on a pig," and John McCain's campaign accused him of insulting Sarah Palin. After his election, he was......
  • Calvin Coolidge – Modest Candidate

     
    “Movie of a Man Celebrating New Year’s Eve (New Style),” by Clare Briggs. Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination in a declaration that is unimaginable today: "I do not feel that any man could...
  • President's first pitch: 100 years later

     
    by Mark Silva and updated 100 years ago, it was William Howard Taft, right-hander. 100 years ago, it was the Washington Senators. Today, it was Barack Obama, south paw. Today, it was the Washington Nationals. In his time, Harry Truman......
  • Everything you wanted to know about presidential inaugurals

    The Inaugural Ceremony Inaugurations are organized by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. All presidents must be sworn in, which involves taking the oath of the office. The oath is listed in Article II of the U.S. Constitution: "I...
  • Hail to the (chief's) wheels

    Hail to the (chief's) wheels
    NORFOLK, 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...
  • Past presidents -- an inaugural quiz

    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...
  • 10 best comedy lines from movies: ‘Well, nobody’s perfect’

     
    Another day, another list. Turner Classic Movies has released its choices for “10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies.” TCM is trying to draw attention to sister channel TBS and the Just For Laughs comedy festival running Tuesday through...