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A historian says the names of 350 unknown soldiers from the American Civil War will be added to a memorial at a Georgia cemetery after hospital records from the era were used to identify them. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that historian Brad Quinlin worked with Betty Hunter, president of the Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation, to identify the soldiers.
CBS and NBC continued to provide positive coverage of Hillary Clinton's visit to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin's steak fry event in Iowa on Monday night after both networks gushed over her appearance in their morning shows and NBC's Meet the Press wondered on Sunday if she might not be liberal enough for Iowa Democrats in 2016. The nearly three minutes of coverage between the two networks was in comparison to their zero coverage of news from investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson that aides to Clinton when she was Secretary of State engaged in a weekend meeting that included the removal of documents related to the Benghazi attacks that portrayed her in a negative light.
To the columnist, Francis Scott Key's historic account of the 1814 defense of Fort McHenry gratuitously celebrates the horrors of war, "forc[ing] us to relive Key's emotional trauma during that long night 200 years ago" with "a kind of musical bombardment." Couching it as a compliment, Widmer claims the song serves the jingoistic purpose of "drown[ing] out bad news with bluster, brass and percussion."
It's not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, but a six-story Manhattan town house where the Roosevelts lived for decades is reclaiming its place in history as a living testament to their legacy. This Sept.
Vice President Richard Nixon speaks during a Sept. 29, 1960, debate against. Sen. John Kennedy in Chicago.
More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton hold up some steaks at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa, September 14, 2014. China Is Slowing .
Bill Clinton talks to Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin on Sunday in Indianola, Iowa about his take on key Senate contests in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Clinton demonstrates his fabled mastery of the minutiae to advise on the way to win tough races, especially in his native South.
Dick Furinash, of Liberty Center, Iowa, stands with cutouts of former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton during U.S. . Ellen Adelman, of Des Moines, Iowa, waits to listen to former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak during U.S. .
While you were waiting for your Hot Pocket to finish getting nuked in a gas station microwave, former President Bill Clinton on Saturday shook hands and ate breakfast at Homegrown. Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin yesterday apologized to fans after audio of General Manager Danny Ferry's comments and majority owner Bruce Levenson's racist email were released.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may be headlining Sen. Tom Harkin's annual Steak Fry today, but the longtime progressive senator indicated that shouldn't be taken as an endorsement should she decide to run for president in 2016. Harkin, who is retiring after 30 years in the Senate and was hosting his last annual Steak Fry today, said progressives should raise questions about Clinton's foreign policy and economic positions.
Others who also imagine what it was like to be a World War I flying ace can get a glimpse of a 100-year-old past at the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous set for Sept. 27-28 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton.
In "Hamlet," the hapless and ill-fated courtier Polonius offers one sound bit of advice to his liege. "Brevity," he counsels the king, "is the soul of wit."
DC Mumbo sauce is the political equivalent of blending, straining, and bottling the last 4 president of these United States. Unless you are national history enthusiast, a backwards politician, high ranking military official, or racist football fan; I do not see much of a reason to visit Washington DC.
Liz Lerman's "Healing Wars," the first dance event of Peak Performances 2014/15 season, opens at the Kasser Theater for three days only, September 25-27, following three weeks of sold-out performances at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C this past June. The Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07043.
Maine's Colby College is inaugurating a former a University of Chicago administrator to serve as the 20th president of the private liberal arts college. He'll also presenting honorary degrees to David Axelrod, former adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Sen. Susan Collins, who's known for facilitating compromise in Congress; Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Robert Zimmer, mathematician and president of the University of Chicago.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:35 am
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