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In honor of Rev. Billy Graham's 95th birthday, the List looks at some of the memorable moments in the life of this famed evangelist.
In another sign of the tough times in Washington these days, the White House Gift Shop has gone broke.
Rescued by Putin, Obama unloads on Republicans
The White House is set to hold a roundtable event next month exclusively dedicated to issues facing the bisexual community, the first of its kind for the Obama administration, the Washington Blade first reported.
“The Butler” examines the history of the American civil rights movement from the unlikely perspective of a White House butler. It’s an ambitious project that encapsulates its epic sweep inside a personal journey. While the film doesn’t reach the heights it seeks, it doesn’t fall on its face either.
Remarking on the choice of the bald eagle for America's national symbol, Benjamin Franklin observed that the eagle is "too lazy to fish [and] a rank coward." Nevertheless, Franklin accurately foresaw the new nation's metaphoric flight into the blazing blue sky of continental and global power.
Markets went into a tailspin recently when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's hinted that the central bank might end monetary stimulus. That alone should be evidence of the dangers of intervention by the Fed that continues for years.
President Obama has been busy in recent weeks with legacy-burnishing announcements, including Tuesday's $100 million initiative to map the human brain, and some in the GOP say it's just the kind of inspiring idea their party used to be known for.