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  • AMC's 'Turn' taps into Revolutionary War spy intrigue

    RICHMOND, Va. — Seth Numrich can't quite get a straight answer. In character as Ben Tallmadge, the leader of a group of Revolutionary War spies known as the Culper Ring and a central character in the new AMC drama "Turn," he is interrogating a...
  • Chris Christie's 'Bridgegate' given a $1-million coat of whitewash

    Well, as they say in Jersey, “Chris Christie didn’t do nuthin’!” On Thursday, the New Jersey governor’s handpicked legal team cleared him of any wrongdoing in "Bridgegate" — the four-day traffic tie-up in Fort Lee, N....
  • 2016 Republican hopefuls hope to woo Jewish donors

    2016 Republican hopefuls hope to woo Jewish donors
    LAS VEGAS — Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry

    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Linda Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough album, “Heart Like a Wheel,” the Everly Brothers’ career-rejuvenating 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown” and Creedence...
  • National Recording Registry Adds Tunes By Isaac Hayes, Everly Brothers, U2

    The Library of Congress has added another 25 works to its National Recording Registry, a list of tunes that range from 1890s street singer George Washington Johnson's "The Laughing Song" to the Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown" to U2's "The Joshua Tree."...
  • President Obama's NCAA bracket pick irks George Washington coach

    One part of President Obama's NCAA tournament bracket didn't please George Washington men's basketball Coach Mike Lonergan. The president picked Lonergan's team, seeded ninth and making its first NCAA appearance since 2007, to lose to eighth-seed...
  • Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]

    Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama, with European support, has imposed selective sanctions against Russia, and he indicated in a Rose Garden news conference today that he will continue moving "to impose additional costs on Russia." But we have been down this road...
  • Research project, and book, reflect local pride for Arnold resident

    Research project, and book, reflect local pride for Arnold resident
    Alberta Stornetta loves history. Years ago, when members of the Arnold Preservation Council said they were interested in learning about the area's history, Stornetta eagerly took on the project. But she was surprised to find there wasn't much out...
  • How Trump and LaPierre outshone Christie, Ryan and Cruz at CPAC

    How Trump and LaPierre outshone Christie, Ryan and Cruz at CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR. Md. -- So what were Republican presidential hopefuls telling conservatives Thursday on opening day of the annual CPAC conference? Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: Washington sucks. Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan: Democrats suck....
  • The president's power grab

     The president's power grab
    Recently, a bizarre scene unfolded on the floor of the House of Representatives that would have shocked the framers of the Constitution. In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had decided to go it alone in areas where...