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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Storied history from an American flag

    In 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked President Franklin D. Roosevelt if he wouldn't mind stopping the presidential motorcade at 154 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. The two men were en route to the federal government retreat previously...
  • Value on souvenirs varies widely

    Q: What can you tell me about these plates that I found at a thrift shop? Are they worth anything? A: Indeed they are, and I'm going to invite readers to think this through with me. Clue I: Seen in images, the reader has several plates with a relief...
  • Chris Christie Tries 'Tonight Show' Comedy for a Comeback

    Six months ago, as the scandal over the George Washington bridge closure was putting Chris Christie's political future in doubt, the New Jersey governor's idol, Bruce Springsteen, hit him where it hurt: He performed a Bridgegate parody of "Born to Run" on...
  • Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    President Obama defended his administration’s decision to trade Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult with Congress as he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'

    Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'
    WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield. Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
  • Chicago cures itself of patronage, judge rules, so constraints go away

    Chicago, which helped define the nature and power of political machines, was released from constraints on its hiring practices because it had cleaned up its act and had put into place rules to eliminate illegal patronage, a federal judge decided Monday....
  • Chris Christie rebuts Perry comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism

     New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong. "I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an...
  • Christie had no 'do not call' list of politicians, ex-aide testifies

    Christie had no 'do not call' list of politicians, ex-aide testifies
    A former staffer for Gov. Chris Christie said the governor's staff routinely pursued campaign endorsements from Democratic officials and used spreadsheets to track who was on the governor's team. Christina Genovese Renna testified Tuesday at a...
  • Lionsgate to Distribute Controversial Documentary 'America: Imagine a World Without Her'

    Lionsgate is in advanced negotiations to acquire all U.S. rights to the documentary "America: Imagine a World Without Her." The doc is written and co-directed by conservative filmmakers Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan, and produced by Gerald R. Molen....
  • Ezra Lee Of Lyme: The Revolution's Submariner

    Ezra Lee Of Lyme: The Revolution's Submariner
    Sgt. Ezra Lee of Lyme piloted the first combat submarine during the early days of the American Revolution, wedging his body into a wildly inventive, one-man vessel that plunged into New York Harbor with the goal of blowing up a British warship. Designed...