Topic: Richard Nixon
To NASA workers and shuttle fans, Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" as Atlantis's Saturday wakeup call was a wistful tribute to a vehicle that has been the leading symbol of America's space program.
07/09/2011 05:59 pm
Former first lady Betty Ford's triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California. Mrs. Ford passed on Friday.
07/09/2011 10:18 am
Atlantis launch: Despite a bleak forecast of thunderstorms and clouds, the shuttle beat the weather in a stunning midday launch, sailing into the sky on one final voyage.
07/08/2011 01:10 pm
A new bipartisan bill would remove marijuana from the company of heroin and cocaine in federal regulations, leaving it to the states to legalize pot – or not. Inter-state trafficking would remain a federal crime.
06/24/2011 09:49 pm
A poignantly dark comedy follows a 1970s Californian businessman who takes wing as a fledgling smuggler.
06/22/2011 01:35 pm
The court ruled in favor of 'Marijuana Marches' as an expression of free speech, overturning several state bans. A wide array of free-speech activists joined one such march this weekend.
06/20/2011 02:33 pm
An exhibit at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., featuring vitamin donuts and President Nixon's last White House breakfast shows the historic influence of the government on what we eat.
06/16/2011 10:40 am
Julian Assange faces a US grand jury investigation for his releases of information through WikiLeaks. Are there parallels between RIchard Nixon's legal action against The New York Times for publishing the Pentagon Papers?
06/14/2011 12:21 pm
The release 40 years ago of the Pentagon Papers, which showed how several presidential administrations had misled Americans about their intentions in Vietnam, was a historic moment. Now, people can read the report just as government officials themselves saw it.
06/13/2011 01:23 pm
Newsweek/Daily Beast columnist Jack W. Germond says Republicans don't have anyone yet who can challenge Barack Obama for the 2012 presidency.
06/10/2011 10:48 pm