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  • St. Patricks Day and Irish Heritage Month fun facts

    St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Heritage Month fun facts
    St. Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month (March) 2008 Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish....
  • The flaw in 'card check'

    Congress fought back against the Depression and unemployment in the 1930s with the National Labor Relations Act, protecting employees who wanted to organize unions but who feared management retaliation. The pendulum swung away from labor in 1947 when...
  • City Life: Society needs your vote

    On Sept. 27, 1948, President Harry S. Truman was traveling through Texas on one of his "whistle-stop" campaigns trips across the country. With him on the train was a young Texas congressman who had just been certified as the Democrat Party nominee for...
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99 "Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
  • Preston Tucker: The man behind the car

    Preston Tucker: The man behind the car
    A Detroit motorcycle policeman during prohibition, a lifelong salesman and a motorhead since the first car he saw scared his grandfather's horses in 1906, Preston Tucker lived life at full speed. One of his first jobs was as a delivery boy at Cadillac,...
  • Political Landscape: Huff plans to hold the line

    Last time a California governor asked voters for a tax increase, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) offered his support. That won’t be the case this time. Huff, whose district includes the Montrose Shopping Park and parts of La Crescenta, said this week...
  • Bush: No negotiation with 'killers'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated JERUSALEM - President Bush, addressing the Israeli parliament at a time celebrated by Israelis and mourned by Palestinians, today will remind Israelis that Americans rose first to the recognition of the new independent state of.....
  • President-elect: Daily report card coming

     
    by Mark Silva Hope springs eternal, or at least daily. In the event that it feels like polls have taken over the electoral process, the Gallup Poll - which has run a closely-watched daily tracking survey of voters in the......
  • Obama leads McCain by 11 points: Gallup

     
    by Frank James Gallup has completed it pre-election polling and all indications are that enough voters support Sen. Barack Obama to make him the next president of the U.S. Here's an excerpt from Gallup's report, based its final Gallup/USA......
  • Obama's a capitalist says top socialist

     
    by Frank James Brian Moore knows socialists. Socialists are friends of his. And he says that Sen. Barack Obama is no socialist. And Moore should know since he's the Socialist Party candidate for president. Moore was on C-Span's Washington Journal......
  • Dixville Notch: Obama 15, McCain 6

     
    by Mark Silva The first votes of the long-awaited 2008 presidential election have been counted, from the first Election Day polls to open. In Dixville Notch, N.H. It's Barack Obama 15, John McCain 6. We guarantee you: That margin......