William Howard Taft

Headline Homes: December 2017

Outdoor kitchens are in, and Nashville is out. Among Middle Tennessee’s top home sales in December, all of the top five come from Brentwood and …

Real Estate

On the Presidency’s Fraught Relationship With the Press

Two releases this month have put the relationship between the press and the Oval Office on display: “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff, which caused a media whirlwind and was denounced by President Donald Trump, and “The Post,” the Steven Spielberg film that highlights …

U.S. Politics

Diagnosis: President Fit, Media Has Fits

You’d think hearing that our President is physically and mentally fit would be a good thing. Apparently it’s not, if you are member of the White …

Donald Trump

MSNBC Host on Trump's Health Report: Coins Term 'Girther' to Fat-Shame the President

MSNBC host Chris Hayes and other reporters have speculated the White House physician is lying about President Donald Trump’s weight so Hayes started …

Donald Trump

This Huge Women’s March Drowned Out a Presidential Inauguration in 1913

As Woodrow Wilson and his aides waited for the train to pull into the station, they braced themselves for crowds and chaos. The Democratic nominee …


Jeff Bezos's $23 million mansion is a big reason he will pick the Washington DC-area for HQ2

Amazon announced the 20 finalists for it's new $US5 billion headquarters, nicknamed HQ2. Three of the locations are in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.

Real Estate

Trump's Weight Spawns Another 'Girther' Movement on Twitter

Americans were talking about the president’s weight on Tuesday afternoon—after a briefing regarding the annual presidential physical ignited a …

Donald Trump

Trump physical sparks movement of 'girthers' questioning President's weight

Instead it has spawned a movement of people who believe Mr Trump may have fudged his height so he could avoid being assessed as obese.<p>Navy doctor …

Donald Trump

The Web of Language

When it came time for Chief Justice John Roberts to administer the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, to use the language …

Calvin Coolidge

American Beauty and the Beasts

American Beauty and the Beasts<br>(Image by Akemi Ohira) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Beware, media fixating public on bull in a china shop …

Liberal View

Episode 15 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘Privacy’

In the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, the final intention the framers set was to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” And one such blessing they had in mind was privacy.<p>But over time, privacy has become harder and harder to preserve, as new technologies emerge that …


North End centenarian celebrates 105th birthday

Loading...<p><b>BOSTON</b> - In Boston's North End, residents are celebrating a very special woman's life.<p>In just a few hours from Sunday night, Vicenza Raspa …

Cox Media Group

What Happens When Americans Try to Psychoanalyze Their Leaders

The impulse is natural, but the results aren’t pretty.<p>Was this petty, snarling man, utterly lacking in presidential temperament and heedless of the established rules and norms of politics, going to get us into a nuclear war? That’s what a lot of Americans wondered about Richard Nixon back in 1956. …


Will President Trump’s Physical Show That He’s Obese?

More than ever, it matters if the commander in chief is healthy.<p>Donald Trump’s physical will take place Friday, his first as president. He’ll be …

Donald Trump

Dr. Marc Siegel: What Trump's physical will (and won't) tell us

Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny L. Jackson gave President Trump his first physical exam as president Friday at Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, Maryland. I expect that Jackson – who served as White House physician under President Obama and now holds the same position for President Trump – …

Franklin Pierce

Importing The S—hole

Thursday saw a media firestorm erupt over a <i>Washington Post</i> report that amid a White House meeting with several members of Congress working on a …

Conservative View

White House Won’t Say If Trump’s Physical Will Include A Cognitive Impairment Test

Trump’s own Health Department says people his age should have the tests as part of their annual checkups to detect early signs of dementia.<p>WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s own administration recommends that those 65 and older get an annual “cognitive impairment” screening as part of their …

Donald Trump

Why Oprah Hates Politics

It’s hard to imagine the woman who urges Americans to “live your best life” wanting a miserable job like the presidency. But stranger things have happened.<p>In a sleepy southern town, an unexpectedly violent scene: a mob of angry whites chanted racially charged slogans on one side, while equally …


The quick history of presidents at college football games, now featuring Donald Trump’s likely National Championship visit

Presidents have been periodically attending college games for more than a century.<p>President Donald Trump is expected at Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Georgia.<p>The game, at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, would be the second college football game Trump’s …

College Football

The return of the trust-busters

Over the last few months, the country has borne witness to the deeply humiliating spectacle of American cities desperately groveling before Jeff …

Social Justice

Don't expect this retro delicacy to make a comeback

Restaurant week kicks off this week in Baltimore, with great deals on meals to be had at some of the city’s choicest spots. Though artisanal spins on …

Mount Vernon

Trump physical unlikely to shed light on mental fitness

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's staunch defense of his own mental acuity this weekend all but ensured the questions mounting about his fitness will increase in the coming week, which is set to culminate Friday with his first known medical exam since taking office.<p>Coming amid a …

U.S. Politics

Fascinating stories behind 10 must-see buildings in Charleston, S.C.

Charleston is renowned for its Southern charm. Its lovely buildings are filled with graceful architectural details that conjure images of sipping …

John Wilkes Booth

The Looming Battle over the Antiquities Act (Harvard Law Review) |

On December 4, 2017, President Trump announced his long-anticipated decisions to shrink two major national monuments in southern Utah. Trump shrunk …


America’s First “Food Spy” Traveled the World Hunting for Exotic Crops


Branford Police Arrest Log

All of the information is provided by the Police Department and all charges are allegations at this time.<p><b>Branford Police Arrest Log:</b><p>Alfred J. …


A policy at peace with itself: Antitrust remedies for our concentrated, uncompetitive economy

By William A. Galston, Clara HendricksonI. The monopoly momentThe past few years have witnessed an upsurge of interest in antitrust issues. Research …


Needle exchange hits restart button in Hamilton County, Cincinnati; what's new

Needle exchange gets new money, new service, in Cincinnati but hours are temporarily limited.

Health Care

#TBT: George H.W. Bush declares himself elected

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Many politicians -- and people in general, if we're being honest -- probably wish that their declaring something would make it true. On this day in 1989, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush got to live the dream and declare himself officially elected president.<p>The 1988 election …

U.S. Politics

The Most Googled Topic In Each State in 2017

A brand new year typically calls for fresh starts, but we’d be remiss if we headed into 2018 without first looking back at the trending topics that …

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