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  • Obama's Oval Office makeover

     
    by Mark Silva That arc of history which President Barack Obama likes to cite is not limited to rhetoric: A bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sits in the modestly remodeled Oval Office of the 44th president -......
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Jan. 29, 1960

     
    Here's a Fishy Story From Death Row This is the story of a fish, but it's not a fish story. It lives on San Quentin's Death Row. It's a salt-water fish -- possibly a smelt -- about 1 1/2 inches long. Regulations on the Row permit no pets, but so far the...
  • The Hollywood Stars of the Hollywood Politicians--Reagan, Arnold, Murphy, Temple (videos)

     
    A look at politicians who came out of Hollywood, part of LATimes.com's amazing new Hollywood Walk of Stars database....
  • Obama throws first pitch at Washington Nationals' game, keeping a 100-year-old tradition [Updated]

     
    Back in the day, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, Lyndon Johnson was Senate majority leader and Sam Rayburn was speaker of the House, Americans still held their public officials in esteem. So it was a running......
  • President's first pitch: 100 years later

     
    by Mark Silva and updated 100 years ago, it was William Howard Taft, right-hander. 100 years ago, it was the Washington Senators. Today, it was Barack Obama, south paw. Today, it was the Washington Nationals. In his time, Harry Truman......
  • San Francisco Labor Leaders Accuse The Times of Libel

     
    July 19, 1910: "Jailbird" ... "pinhead" ... A typical Times editorial about labor. Sept. 4, 1910: San Francisco labor leaders file a libel suit against Times Editor and General Manager Gen. Harrison Gray Otis and Assistant Manager Harry Chandler. It’s a...
  • Past presidents -- an inaugural quiz

    Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past. 1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
  • In defense of Alberto Gonzales

    THE DISPUTE OVER the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys poses a fundamental question: To what degree may the president exercise authority over the direction of law enforcement? In the aftermath of Watergate, President Carter directed Atty. Gen. Griffin...
  • December 10 - Author James Bradley

    December 10 - Author James Bradley
    Event: Tonight Pritzker Military Library 610 N. Fairbanks Court, 2nd Floor Chicago (312) 587-0234 Member Reception - 5:00 p.m. Presentation and Live Webcast - 6:00 p.m. To purchase a copy of the book: The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and...
  • Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley

    Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley
    Rope? Check. Carabiners? Check. Sherpa? Check. OK, so Granby's Western Barndoor Hill is not the 29,028-foot-high Mount Everest. And it's not even the 20,320-foot-high Mount McKinley — the highest mountain in North America. Connecticut? That honor...
  • Sunrooms add light, space and value

    Sunrooms add light, space and value
    The idea is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson's house had one. President Taft added one to the White House. Many of the early 20th Century catalog houses featured one. But for a variety of reasons, the sunroom is enjoying a renaissance today. "It's a...