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  • The long goodbye: World's first nuclear aircraft carrier going dark

    The long goodbye: World's first nuclear aircraft carrier going dark
    Newport News shipyard workers built the USS Enterprise, but their attention did not stop there. When the one-of-a-kind aircraft carrier demanded special attention, they flew halfway around the world to fix it. When the ship returned from its final...
  • Howard H. Baker Jr. dies at 88; respected Washington insider

    Howard H. Baker Jr., the Republican senator from Tennessee who framed the question that cut to the heart of the official inquiry into the Watergate scandal, died Thursday, four days after a stroke. He was 88. His death at his home in Huntsville, Tenn.,...
  • Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York

    Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner HenryKissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said. Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve...
  • Breaking New Ground: Women At The Helm

    Breaking New Ground: Women At The Helm
    At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum: "You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you." Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....
  • The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn?

    WASHINGTON -- For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Party has chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose...
  • Nixon resigns, returns home to California

     
    In a televised speech to the nation, President Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation from office, effective noon, Friday, Aug. 9, 1974....
  • First Filipino-American to command a carrier takes helm of USS Lincoln from brother-in-law

    First Filipino-American to command a carrier takes helm of USS Lincoln from brother-in-law
    Capt. Ronald Ravelo relieved his brother-in-law, Capt. Karl Thomas, as commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln Thursday -- a change of command considered unprecedented for the U.S. Navy. Ravelo also became the first Filipino-American to take command of a...
  • Think Obama should be tougher? Then think about Nixon.

    Those who fault President Obama for not being belligerent enough toward Russia and Iran — or assertive enough in dealing with the crises in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and Afghanistan — would do well to remember how poorly the feckless bravado of...
  • The damaging legacy of Nixon and Watergate

    The damaging legacy of Nixon and Watergate
    #Watergate #WhatDidThePresidentKnowAndWhenDidHeKnowIt #ItsNotTheCrimeItsTheCoverUp #SmokingGun #NixonResigns On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon went on national TV to announce his resignation effective at noon Aug. 9. No president had ever...
  • Rekha Basu: Honor James Brady by taking real action on gun violence

    Some of the most powerful lessons about what is good for a nation begin with one person's tragedy. But too often, they're not implemented until more people are martyred to the cause. When he went to work as Ronald Reagan's press secretary in 1981,...
  • Is Obama in danger of impeachment?

    Is Obama in danger of impeachment?
    Some 40 years after President Richard Nixon resigned to avoid his likely impeachment by the House of Representatives, Washington is again talking impeachment. Members of Congress are denouncing President Barack Obama's contempt for constitutional law,...