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  • Ford christening: Former first daughter ready to wind up

    — As the daughter of a U.S. president, Susan Ford Bales belongs to an exclusive club. She will join another one Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding. Not everyone can say they've got a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the family. Ford Bales,...
  • Before the break: Ford carrier primped for christening

    Before the break: Ford carrier primped for christening
    NEWPORT NEWS — Framed by patriotic bunting and surrounded by a few thousand chairs, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier is ready for its close-up. Sailors in dress blues and hard hatted workers from Newport News Shipbuilding swarmed Dry Dock 12...
  • What 'the Iron Lady' forged

    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television -- and the fact that the telegenic Thatcher had a "certain imbecile...
  • The demise of moderate Republicanism

    WASHINGTON -- Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism. Romney first failed to win the...
  • Do we need to maintain a dole for former presidents?

    WASHINGTON -- In this era of huge federal debt and fiscal dysfunction, it's less than heartening to learn from the Congressional Research Service that the nation's four living former chief executives got a total of $3.7 million in pensions and operating...
  • Dubya's library opens debate about presidential record

    WASHINGTON -- The other three living former American Presidents -- Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- are all scheduled to show up tomorrow (Thursday) at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist...
  • The presidential mouthpiece

    WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the ouster of elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by the country's military leaders, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has given assembled reporters the benefit of his position on the matter. Regarding talk of...
  • Obama's battery recharge

    WASHINGTON -- In the midst of President Jimmy Carter's economic doldrums in 1979, he sought to restart the nation's engines with a speech in which he essentially accused the American people of losing confidence. Although he never used the word, it was...
  • The passing of moderate Republicanism

    WASHINGTON -- The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a...
  • A death in the family

    WASHINGTON -- To a lifelong newspaperman, the abrupt sale of an iconic publication like The Washington Post seems akin to a personal loss, a death in the family, although the prospective new owner vows to keep it afloat. The Graham family brought a...
  • Helen Thomas dies at 92; pioneering journalist

    Helen Thomas, the tenacious and feisty dean of the White House press corps who covered 10 presidents and was a trailblazer for female journalists, has died. She was 92. A syndicated columnist for Hearst News Service after spending most of her career...