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Republican Impeachment Embarrassment

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Regardless of what you think about Obama, the impeachment discussion, such as it is, has further underscored that the Republicans are not ready to govern, and in fact may not even be interested in doing that.

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.

Police Officers Save Christmas Marriage Proposal

Posted 12.19.2013 | Weddings

On Sunday, Los Angeles man Andrew Johnson had planned to propose to his girlfriend at a holiday party. But when he went to his car to grab the engagem...

Trash-Talking America

William E. White | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
William E. White

If we ever hope to sponsor a productive debate in this country, we will have to spend as much time listening as we do talking. Grandstanding, posturing, and trash-talking the country is not helping.

For Your Edification: Presidents Who Had Pet Rats, A Slideshow

Posted 11.21.2012 | College

Have you ever wondered which president had a pet rat? Are you surprised that more than one president had a pet rat? We are too! Without further ad...

WATCH: China's 'Ghost Cities'

Bloomberg | Andrew Johnson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

So many new high-rise urban centers have sprouted across China in recent years that you can almost hear the bubble popping. Kangbashi, a city in I...

Before Chickamauga

Carolyn Vega | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

With the Battle of Chickamauga still a week away, Abraham Lincoln wrote to the military governor of occupied Tennessee, and later president, Andrew Johnson.

Playing Presidents: Good History vs. Good Drama and The Actor JFK (and Jackie) Wanted To Play Him

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 06.07.2011 | Media
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Whether filtered by an archivist, historian, editor, screenwriter, actor or director, perspective on the life of another person is ultimately subjective - and there's no group of people more highly susceptible to the subjective than the presidents.

''The Vice President is The Only Person The President Can't Fire.''

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Barack Obama is pressured by Hillary Clinton to select her as VP, a mathematical question arises: why would he choose someone whom record numbers of Democrats have voted against?