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  • Presidents -- the good and the bad

    Presidents -- the good and the bad
    We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
  • First U.S. Death From Swine Flu Is Confirmed

    First U.S. Death From Swine Flu Is Confirmed
    (Washington D.C. The swine flu outbreak has claimed its first victim in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control: a 23-month-old child who died in Texas. "We are closely and continuously monitoring the emerging cases of this...
  • List of Texas Chrysler Dealers Targeted

    Listing by city and name Chrysler LLC filed a motion Thursday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York saying it wants to eliminate 789 of its 3,200 dealerships nationwide by June 9. The filing lists 50 Texas dealerships. - Abilene, Arrow Ford Inc. -...
  • War on terror's hidden front

    War on terror's hidden front
    The desert is a war. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cynthia Ramirez roared through it in an unmarked Land Cruiser, projecting the awesome might of the U.S. military into a wasteland little seen, much less penetrated, by outsiders. The landscape was like a slap&#...
  • Reserve Fleet's vanishing act continues

    Reserve Fleet's vanishing act continues
    The vanishing act of the James River ghost fleet could continue to the point that it numbers only about 15 ships by the end of next year, the head of the U.S. Maritime Administration said Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, Maritime Administrator Sean T....
  • The ultimate self-doubter

    Alfred Kazin By Richard M. Cook Yale University Press, 452 pages, $35 'I love to think about America," Alfred Kazin, 26, recorded in his journal in February 1942. He was finishing his canonical study of modern American literature, "On Native Grounds,"...
  • Abraham Lincoln's paper trail

    Abraham Lincoln's paper trail
    Bouncing down an empty country road, past browning cotton fields lined with signs advertising church services and cheap guns, historian John A. Lupton hunches over a minivan's steering wheel and ignores his aching back. He has been traveling for six days...
  • Obama seeks to turn the tables in Ohio and Texas

    Obama seeks to turn the tables in Ohio and Texas
    With the Democratic presidential race about to enter another crucial phase of voting, Barack Obama has launched a newly aggressive strategy to undermine two pillars of support for rival Hillary Rodham Clinton: Latinos and working-class white voters. Each...
  • Clinton camp splits on message

    Before the Iowa caucuses, senior aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton fell into a heated argument during a 7:30 a.m. conference call about the basic message their candidate was delivering to voters. Mark Penn, chief strategist and pollster, liked...
  • Clinton's Hispanic bedrock develops cracks in Texas

    Clinton's Hispanic bedrock develops cracks in Texas
    The scene outside an early-voting station here this week looked encouraging enough for Sen. Hillary Clinton at first: a few dozen of her supporters in this loyal Hispanic stronghold waving Clinton placards, with nary a Barack Obama sign in sight. But the...
  • Mexico plans big splash with new Baja port

    Mexico's government is preparing to open bidding on the largest infrastructure project in the nation's history, a $4-billion seaport that could transform this farming village into a cargo hub to rival the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. If completed...