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Harry S. Truman

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  • Presidential turkey pardon far from a storied tradition

    Presidential turkey pardon far from a storied tradition
    WASHINGTON – Forget what you think you know about the presidential turkey pardoning. When President Obama steps into the Rose Garden on Wednesday afternoon with the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey, he won’t be following the likes of...
  • Congress set to pass historically few laws in 2013

    Congress set to pass historically few laws in 2013
    WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress looks to be a sure bet to go down as the most ineffective in history. Just 56 bills were signed into law so far in 2013, as the first session prepared to wrap up. For the first time in recent memory, the number of new...
  • California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'

    California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'
    Republicans in Congress are railing against the healthcare law as a government takeover of medicine. The massive program will harm patients and cost far too much, critics say. Supporters are being branded as socialists. This isn't just the latest...
  • The establishment GOP is not the political home of conservatives, and that needs to change

     The establishment GOP is not the political home of conservatives, and that needs to change
    The most important battle in politics today is the one within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement didn't start it. The GOP's civil war began in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt made progressivism the governing philosophy of the Republican...
  • Under Obama, America Helpless To Stop Putin, Syrians

    Barack Obama's 949-word response on Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality. It began with a complaint about negative coverage on Fox...
  • Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan

     Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan
    Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Boehner hosts Obama, Ireland's prime minister for lunch

    Boehner hosts Obama, Ireland's prime minister for lunch
    WASHINGTON -- In a nod to bipartisan tradition and St. Patrick, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) donned emerald ties to hear (and sing) a bit of Irish folk music during a Capitol Hill luncheon with Ireland's prime minister. It'...
  • Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill, dies at 91

    Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill,  dies at 91
    Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died at her London home. She was 91. Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday after a short illness. Soames wrote several books that provided an...
  • Naval officer returns students' kindness

    Naval officer returns students' kindness
    As a show of appreciation, a thank-you note simply wouldn't do. U.S. Navy Lt. Jon Weissberg, fresh from deployment aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in the Middle East, was determined to do something more. So he returned to Mariner's Christian School in...
  • Obama turns attention to federal job training

    Obama turns attention to federal job training
    WAUKESHA, Wis. — President Obama sat down at his portable signing table at a gas engine plant here Thursday to order an across-the-board review of how to improve federal job training programs. A day after he highlighted some significant changes he...