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  • Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie

    Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue,...
  • Groupon claims 'President Hamilton' error was intentional

    Groupon claims 'President Hamilton' error was intentional
    Groupon is honoring Presidents Day by giving customers an Alexander Hamilton --  $10 off $40 spent on a deal for any local business. The promotion, which began this weekend, allows customers to "honor our money-minded Commander-In-Chief." "The $10...
  • Architect expected to plead guilty to causing firefighter's death

    Architect expected to plead guilty to causing firefighter's death
    A German architect accused of improperly installing a fireplace in his Hollywood Hills mansion, leading to a firefighter’s death in February 2011, is expected to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter Friday. Firefighters and prosecutors, though,...
  • Email scandal mars Christie's chances for presidency; governor apologizes

    That sound you’re hearing is the air going out of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s 2016 Republican presidential aspirations, thanks to the scandal known as Bridgegate. We’ve always known that Christie, a former federal prosecutor,...
  • The Chris Christie bridge scandal: A touch of old-school politics

    There's something admirably old school about the costly and dangerous prank that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration allegedly pulled on a political opponent last year -- to the detriment of the entire city of Fort Lee, N.J. And...
  • Is Chris Christie toast?

    Is Chris Christie toast?
    Will the George Washington Bridge scandal kill Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions? An email from a top aide for the New Jersey governor called for “some traffic problems in Fort Lee” last summer — apparently in retaliation for...
  • Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

    Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
    As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller...
  • Chris Christie has some explaining to do to readers

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he was unaware, but apparently staffers in his administration dished out some old-fashioned political punishment -- by playing with people's lives. For the handful of people who might not know by now, until...
  • Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation

    Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation
    "Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his...
  • Which is the bigger scandal, 'Bridgegate' or the NSA?

    Even if it ends up derailing Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions, the scandal involving a contrived traffic jam in New Jersey is less of a story than the electronic surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden. But “Bridgegate”...
  • Gov. Chris Christie expresses contrition over bridge scandal

    FORT LEE, N.J. — With a daylong public apology for political retribution he blamed on his staff, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried mightily Thursday to keep a local traffic issue from blossoming into a full-blown threat to his 2016 presidential...