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Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos in more than five decades, gauging whether a place the United States pummeled with bombs during the Vietnam War could evolve into a new foothold of American influence in Asia.
Dan Rather has been covering the news for six decades. Forty-four of those years for CBS. He has weathered hurricanes, the Kennedy assassinations, Vietnam, the civil rights movement, Watergate, Sept. 11 and, most important, his own firing from the "Tiffany Network" in 2006.
The nation may be heading for its first presidential election in 80 years without a military veteran on either major-party ticket.
The boys of a distant summer are fading now, unsteady on their feet, many with canes and some on walkers. But when they talk of their longest day, their steps quicken, their eyes grow bright with proud remembrance of duty done.
The congressional outcry over the leaking of secret information about military operations by the Obama administration reminds me of what happened during the Nixon-Kennedy battle for the presidency in 1960 ("Top lawmakers pledge to crack down on leaks," World, Friday).
A contingent of 68 House Democrats is demanding more answers from the Ethics Committee about its decisions to move forward with the 2-year-old case against Rep. Maxine Waters and to dismiss the California Democrat's argument that her due process rights were violated.
"Moving forward" is suddenly everybody's cliche in a city that thrives on political cliches, but there's another Washington that looks to the past - or at least a commemoration of the past - and how we pay homage to the men who shaped the nation's destiny.
President Obama gave a speech in Iowa recently in which he told one of the biggest whoppers of his 2012 re-election campaign.
The family of President Dwight D. Eisenhower is welcoming design changes by architect Frank Gehry for a memorial honoring the World War II general, but says any monument should be simple, sustainable and affordable to honor his values.