| Sep 10, 2011
| 3:03 PM
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Vice President Joe Biden quoted a hero of the American Revolutionary War on Saturday while honoring the 40 passengers and crew of...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:54 AM
Magician Eric Henning, of Laurel, will perform for VIPs during the ceremony to mark the lighting of the National Christmas Tree Dec. 1 on the Ellipse in Washington. Henning, a full-time professional magician and speaker, has performed at two pre-Inaugural...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Visalia resident and U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Norberto “Norbie” Lara, addressed the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada at its Dec. 21 meeting.
Lara was in the service for more than 11 years, retiring after a roadside bomb severed his arm in June 2004. He...
| Jan 12, 2012
— With a new book portraying Michelle Obama as an assertive force within the White House, the first lady has challenged the notion that she's "some kind of angry black woman."
Obama, entering the fourth year of a mostly gaffe-free White House run,...
| May 29, 2011
In "The Jackie Look," the last of eight monologues that make up her new book "The Reality Shows" (Feminist Press: 256 pp., $17.95 paper), Karen Finley offers a statement that suggests her point of view. "Life," she writes, "is more important than art /...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:57 PM
When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight.
A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:27 PM
The Smithsonian Institution officially began construction Wednesday on a new museum dedicated to African-American culture and heritage -- a complex committed to the celebration and study of one of the central components of the American story....
| Mar 4, 2012
| 12:49 PM
The Baltimore school system will deploy testing monitors to all schools administering the state assessments next week, even as the city principals union has called for investigations into alleged cheating at 16 schools to be suspended.
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Former first lady Barbara Bush on Monday said the GOP primary race is “the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life. I hate it.”
Bush made the statements while at a conference at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “I hate...
| Jun 28, 2007
FIRST LADY Laura Bush is visiting four African countries this week, including Zambia, where I worked in HIV/AIDS programs for six years in the 1990s. We can count on the news media to show us Mrs. Bush touring AIDS programs, welcomed by singing children....
| Jan 18, 2009
It's the closest thing to a crown that America's small-r republican first ladies get -- the simultaneously regal and egalitarian Inauguration Day hat.
Plus, it's cold in D.C. in January. In 1969, Pat Nixon wore a big fur toque with her big-R Republican...