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The Night the Candidates Were Speechless

Michael Winship | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate brings to mind one of the most memorable TV snafus in history: the 27-minute loss of audio during the first presidential debate between incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter.

Au Revoir, Georges de Paris

Al Eisele | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Al Eisele

It would take a better writer than me, but there's a great novel to be written based on the life of Georges de Paris, who died of brain cancer Sunday at the age of 81 in an Arlington, Va. hospice.

Opening the Books on the Cold War

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The Broncos, widely used in the Vietnam war, were delivered to Indonesia in 1977-1978, when the slaughter of the Timorese civilian population was at its worst. Torture and mass executions were commonplace. Political prisoners were dropped live from helicopters; entire villages purposely starved to death and more. Most Americans are little aware of either of these events.

60 Years in Journalism: Debates, Then and Now

Irv Chapman | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Irv Chapman

Little wonder that candidates increasingly do their best to rehearse and rehearse and stick to prepared talking points. However, there are plenty of other opportunities besides the debates for missteps to go viral on the web.

First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

Redrublican Redoux?

John Krifka | Posted 08.21.2015 | Comedy
John Krifka

What a difference four decades make.... ...

Let's Celebrate The Left-Handed Leaders Who Have Made A Mark On America

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

Thursday is International Left Handers Day, where we celebrate those among us whose dominant hand is their left.  Although only one out of 10 Ame...

Oil Corporations Scheme to Export America's Security

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Oil honchos and their legion of lobbyists petitioned Congress last week to pad corporate profits at the expense of American energy independence and national security. And Republicans on a Senate committee voted to comply.

Skip -- More Than Sara Jane's Brother -- My Friend

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Geri Spieler

In large part, he began as a source for my book, Taking Aim at The President: The Remarkable Story of The Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford. The book is about his sister, Sara Jane Moore, the middle-age mother who shot at President Gerald Ford in 1975 in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

Journalist Bob Schieffer Retires

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

While the news business has changed dramatically over the past six decades, there is much for all journalists to learn from Bob Schieffer's remarkable career. He hosted presidents and world leaders. He asked tough questions, but was never confrontational. He never wanted to be the story; he just wanted to cover the news.

How 'SNL' Perfected The Art Of Political Satire

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment

The new documentary "Live From New York!" chronicles the undying cultural relevance of "Saturday Night Live," a sketch comedy show that simply wouldn'...

He Wrote a Bad Check to Rescue a Plane Full of Orphans. What Happened Next Is Amazing

Michael J. Nyenhuis | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Michael J. Nyenhuis

The opportunity to make a difference is open to each of us nearly every day -- we just have to honor the impulse and act.

Jerry Warren, Former White House Press Secretary, Dies At 84

AP | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford ...

Richard Nixon: Honk If You Think He Was Guilty

Michael Winship | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In those early August days, events would reach a crescendo but none of us knew the final outcome, and that was Alistair Cooke's problem.

Watergate: American Democracy's Finest Hour

Dave Pruett | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

If Watergate was arguably our finest hour, then certainly now is our worst, at least since the Civil War. Today congress is populated primarily (but not exclusively) by Lilliputians and demagogues, who have well earned their abysmal 6 percent approval rating.

With Nixon's Resignation, an Era of Division Began

Keith Runyon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Our long national nightmare may have ended on August 9, 1974, but many more very bad dreams were yet to come.

Obama Choosing the Wrong Enemies

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Miraldi

The Obama administration is toying with whether to send New York Times reporter James Risen to jail for refusing to reveal a source involved in a federal leak investigation dating back to 2006.

1976: Ground Zero for Today's World (Seriously)

David Browne | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
David Browne

It's time to start re-evaluating 1976, since it was essentially the year our modern world was hatched. I was skeptical too, but it's true.

The Most Conservative Principle in American Politics

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Republican presidents signed the last three extensions of the VRA, ensuring continuous protection for all Americans. It is that history of support for the Voting Rights Act that makes it so particularly discouraging that the new bipartisan legislation to modernize the act.

The Rob Ford Center

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Gerald Ford never had a Ford dealership named after him, but there is a Betty Ford Center. Now the question is, is there a Rob Ford Center lurking in...

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Part Two): Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

On November 24, 1963, when Jack Ruby gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of the Dallas police station he lit the fuse of what became fifty years of controversy.

The Navy Christens Its Next Generation Aircraft Carrier

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy christened the USS Gerald Ford on Saturday with the traditional smashing of a bottle of sparkling ...

Newly-Released Footage Shows President Recalling Assassination Attempt

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Newly released footage shows President Gerald Ford calmly and carefully recalling how Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a Charles Manson...

The World's Powerful People Just Met in Secret -- And We Have No Clue What They Discussed

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Founded more than half a century ago, the Bilderberg Group haunts the minds of conspiracy theorists but is almost nonexistent in the consciousness of the average person.

A Fan's Guide to the Washington Scandal Game

Art Brodsky | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Art Brodsky

Unfortunately, for one of Washington's biggest spectator sports, not only are the rules not clear, the game itself is always out of focus. So in the public interest, herewith is a primer to "Scandal." Not the TV show, but the Congressional show.