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  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • Arizona: First-rate journeys in the 48th state

    Arizona: First-rate journeys in the 48th state
    To get a modern-day perspective on the euphoria Arizonans felt on Feb. 14, 1912, when they were granted statehood, try to imagine the Cardinals winning the Super Bowl. Or the Diamondbacks winning the World Series. Or the Suns at long last nailing the...
  • Presidential party

    Presidential party
    What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is. The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
  • Civil war events

    Civil war events
    Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months: Maryland Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand...
  • 100 years later, Flowermart still blooming

    100 years later, Flowermart still blooming
    It has been 100 years since Baltimore's ladies of the gentry decided to call attention to their efforts to beautify the city by holding a Flower Mart at the base of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, selling crab cakes their cooks prepared and...
  • In Kansas speech, Obama finally finds his voice

    In Kansas speech, Obama finally finds his voice
    The general rap against the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it has no clear leadership or goals. And a complaint of some Democrats against President Obama is that he hasn't found a way to get in front of it and harness its energy to work for his re-...
  • Cascades waterfall in Virginia worth the hike

    Cascades waterfall in Virginia worth the hike
    PEMBROKE, Va. — It is an impressive waterfall hidden deep in an Appalachian gorge. The Cascades drop 66 feet on Little Stony Creek in the Cascades Recreation Area of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest in southwestern Virginia....
  • Would you believe mid-August was cool - in 1911?

    Would you believe mid-August was cool - in 1911?
    As we sweat through a steamy mid-August, it might be hard to believe the mercury plunged to a refreshing 67 degrees in Miami on Aug. 14, 1911 – when William Howard Taft was president. While that’s not exactly arctic, 67 is about 10 degrees...
  • Romney and Ryan build a bridge to the 20th century

    Romney and Ryan build a bridge to the 20th century
    The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is less about the future than it is about nostalgia for a past that many Americans imagine was better -- a time when businessmen were free of government meddling and all citizens, even the poor, old or...
  • When Baltimore was convention central

    When Baltimore was convention central
    This summer, the Republican and Democratic parties will hold their presidential nominating conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. In so doing, they will continue a political ritual that began 180 years ago in Baltimore. From their inception in...
  • Presidential campaign song quiz

    Presidential campaign song quiz
    Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...