Franklin D. Roosevelt

Champion of the ‘Little Guy’? Trump’s Actions Tell Another Story

WASHINGTON — President Trump rarely misses a chance to offer himself up as the champion of “forgotten” Americans, men and women who feel ignored or …

Sherrod Brown

'Tis the season: White House Christmas ornaments

In the 1980s first lady Nancy Reagan launched the idea of selling White House Christmas ornaments. But then the White House Historical Association …

Mount Vernon

GOP Problem: Americans Like Tax Cuts, But Hate Tax Avoiders

Outraged by GOP tax legislation, Democrats have consoled themselves by contemplating its appalling numbers. By rushing the bill to enactment, Republicans seem poised to seal their fate in the 2018 midterm elections.<p>Of course, Republicans might be headed for disaster anyway. Democrats enjoy roughly …

Entrepreneurship

Buyer beware: Farmhouse for free, but it must be moved off owners' land

ELLSTON, Iowa (AP) — Bargain hunters beware! A four-bedroom farmhouse in southern Iowa listed online for free comes with a catch: The new owner must …

Portland, OR

Why the Republican tax plan can help put American youth back to work

Republican lawmakers are set to vote this week on their tax plan after reconciling differences between the Senate and House versions and appear …

Economy

Is Trump Unfit for Office? The Constitution Says Yes

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution may define the conditions for suspending a president’s authority, but it does not constrain the reasoning …

Donald Trump

Why We Shouldn’t Let the #MeToo Movement Change History

Some argue Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Lewinsky scandal. They’re getting it all wrong.<p>As if by unspoken assent, we’ve adopted a name for our overdue reckoning with sexual harassment and assault: It’s the “Me Too Moment.” “Me too,” everyone knows, comes from the Twitter hashtag by …

Politics

Trump’s greatest mission: erasing Obama’s legacy

WASHINGTON — If one thing has defined President Trump’s approach to policy in his first year in office, it is his extraordinary zeal in trying to …

Donald Trump

Post-War Syria: The Next Big Crisis Between Russia and America?

<b>By Nikolas K. Gvosdev</b><p>Two years before the final defeat of Adolf Hitler—at a time when German armies still occupied a significant portion of the …

Syria

Thousands gather to witness historic commissioning of USS Little Rock

An hour before the sun rose Saturday, 18-year-old Gerald R. Burkett II arrived to be the very first person in line to see the commissioning of new …

Military

How to kill democracy and discourse? Call each other names

“Pappu” means a small boy. It most likely caught on from the “pappu pass ho gaya” ad campaign of a decade ago. “Feku” which probably means fake or …

Amit Shah

The biggest Pinocchios of 2017

It’s time for our annual roundup of the biggest Pinocchios of the year.<p>Usually, this is an easy task, as we sort through the craziest Four-Pinocchio claims on issues of substance made by members of both parties. But this is the era of Trump, and nothing is ever easy. If we were not careful, we’d …

U.S. Politics

Mr. Trump's Trade War

President Donald Trump has often been accused of being a protectionist. During the election campaign, he called for high tariffs on imports from China and Mexico, and in his inaugural address he said that, when it comes to trade, “protection will lead to great strength and prosperity.”<p>But the …

Economics

Top 10 Kingmakers Who Shaped The Course Of History

The term “kingmaker” is used to describe a person of power and influence who plays a pivotal role in a royal or political succession. They typically …

List-Worthy

As American Statecraft Crumbles into Dangerous Incoherence, Where is the Senate?

Where is J. William Fulbright when we need him? Or if not Fulbright, perhaps Robert M. La Follette or George W. Norris. Personally, I’d even settle …

Liberal View

Sean Spicer might think Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic is an actual book of carols

Sean Spicer is getting roasted online — yet again. And this time, it’s for apparently thinking that Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a book of …

Charles Dickens

Sean Spicer thinks Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a collection of carols

Feels like the perfect end to the perfect year, from Donald Trump’s former mouthpiece turned James Corden’s best mate, Sean Spicer.<p>Sean Spicer thinks …

Sean Spicer

Today in History

Today in History<p>Today is Friday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2017. There are 16 days left in the year.<p>Today's Highlight in History:<p>On Dec. 15, 1939, …

Barack Obama

10 research-proven tricks that make you look smarter than you are

It’s great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart …

Psychology

Tammy Bruce: Drain the education swamp - College students' tyrannical behavior must be stopped

<i>Editor's note: The following column first appeared in the Washington Times.</i><p>How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So how do we explain …

Education

There are no quick fixes for the failing American university

A few days ago I woke up late for an early morning doctor’s appointment — which left no time for coffee. I grabbed what was in the pot, microwaved it, then hobbled out to my car. I didn’t know where I was going. A few clicks on my smartphone fixed that. I arrived just in time. My scheduled MRI went …

Barack Obama

It’s Trump’s Fed Now

It took President Franklin D. Roosevelt a dozen years to turn over all the seats on the Federal Reserve’s governing board. Donald Trump is in a …

Economy

Cyril And NDZ: Here Is How Their Plans Converge And Differ

If the economy were a person, it would be looking nervously at the two leading candidates, Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Depending on …

South African Politics

Sean Spicer Apparently Thinks 'A Christmas Carol' Is a Songbook

Bah, humbug!<p>Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer may be writing a book about his time with Trump, but the guy might not have a very firm grasp on the literary tradition—or the tradition of Christmas.<p>Earlier this week, in honor of the holiday season, a photo posted to what appears to be …

Sean Spicer

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park

<b>By Lisa Lednicer</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>The audacious plan was hatched in secret. In the 1920s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. – son of the Standard Oil …

National Parks

A decade after it hit, what was learnt from the Great Recession?

TEN years ago this month, America entered the “Great Recession”. A decade on, the recession occupies a strange space in public memory. Its toll was …

Business

Why is Mesa called the Valley's 'Gateway' city?

Thanks to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa is thought of as the eastern entry to the Valley. But the airport wasn't first to use that descriptor.

Arizona

A Surprising Art-Driven Tour in the Deep South

ABOUT A TWO-HOUR drive southwest of downtown Atlanta—set amid red-clay hills and pine forests well beyond the highway sprawl—lies one of America’s strangest outdoor art sites. Pasaquan, a wild architectural mashup, looks like some ancient Cambodian temple complex as reimagined by an uninhibited …

Lifestyle

This week on "Sunday Morning" (Dec. 17)

<i>Full episodes of "Sunday Morning" are now available to watch on demand on CBSNews.com. CBS.com and CBS All Access, including via Apple TV, Android</i> …

Steely Dan

President Trump's National Monument Rollback Is Illegal And Likely to Be Reversed in Court

On Dec. 4, President Trump traveled to Utah to sign proclamations downsizing Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante …

Conservation