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My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

First Ladies in China: Jackie Kennedy's Kidnapping to Lou Hoover's Gun

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Betty Ford kicked off her high heels to join a communist academy ballet rehearsal in December of 1975. (Gerald Ford Presidential Library) Michelle ...

Goosey Lucy and Gay Marriage

Kitty Kelley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Kitty Kelley

For the most part first ladies seldom falter, which is why it was disappointing to read about the wife of a self-described "compassionate conservative" former president fumble on an issue of equal rights.

Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon Celebrated At Archives

AP | Posted 06.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives is marking what would have been the 100th birthdays of two former first ladies: Pat Nixon and Lady Bird Johnson. ...

Nixon Love Letters Reveal New Side

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — When Richard Nixon first met his future bride, he was so smitten he pined for her night and day, he schemed of romantic ge...

The Mrs. Nixon You Don't Know

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.09.2012 | Women

Ann Beattie's playful and polymorphous new book, Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life, is unlike anything she has written. Beattie is noted for the ...

When First Ladies Dance: From Michelle Obama's Dougie to Jackie Kennedy's Twist to Betty Ford's Bump

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 07.09.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Michelle Obama is hardly the first to enjoy gliding over the waxed parquet on the wide, open East Room floor. Her "Dougie" is but the latest link in a history of popular American dance within first lady history.

Michelle Obama Makes First Lady History... and What Was She Wearing?

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

It was a gray dress. Enough said. Credit/Getty Images More vital to the long-term interests of the nation than the clothes she wore one particular...

What Do Sarah Palin and Marie Antoinette Have in Common?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

They both said: "Let them eat cake!" Somewhere in the Constitution, Sarah Palin has found the "God-given" right to be obese.

The Ex-President Inside Out and Always Centered, Revealed by His Grandson

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Anyone who loves politics, history or even the pop culture of the Sixties will be startled by the new perspective on Ike afforded by the genuinely intimate glimpses here.

Look Who Was at the Gate? Pat Nixon and the US/Mexico Border

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond is one of several new books on illegal immigration and the plight of those here and those trying to get here that have suddenly flooded the market.

Chris Benz Resort Show Inspired By Patricia Nixon (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Designer Chris Benz recently unveiled his Resort collection, which was inspired by former first lady Patricia Nixon's style. We took a look at Benz's ...

First Lady Summer Style: A Slideshow Retrospective

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The first lady's garb is a great way to gauge what's hot for summer style. Michelle Obama often makes news with her warm-weather wear comprised of cap...

Hello Dolley! And Jackie and Mamie and Nancy....A Brief History of Showing 'Skin' In The White House

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As a First Lady historian, there's something humorous in the current "debate" about whether showing skin is socially acceptable for First Ladies. It's been a topic of discussion since the start of the presidency.

First Ladies: Character to Caricature, Part One

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Scanning Michelle Obama's post-election coverage makes it seem that the importance of being First Lady is about sleeveless dresses and puppy breeds. It isn't.