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    No man for old country: Obama rarely retreats to Camp David

    Compared with President George W. Bush, President Obama has rarely visited Camp David, the sprawling, secluded retreat in northern Maryland that has become a regular getaway spot for presidents over the past 70 years.

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    DiBACCO: The tightwad taxpayer FDR

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  • Ceremony to be held at FDR's Little White House

    Georgia state parks officials say President Franklin D. Roosevelt will be honored in Georgia on the anniversary of his death.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 1936 file photo, 8-year-old U.S. American child movie star Shirley Temple is portrayed in Hollywood, Ca., USA. Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died surrounded by family at her home near San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)

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  • FILE - In this 1933 file photo, child actress Shirley Temple is seen in her role as "Little Miss Marker." Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night, Feb. 10, 2014, surrounded by family at her home near San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)

    EDITORIAL: Shirley Temple, a little girl to remember

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  • ADVANCED FOR SUNDAY FEB. 9 AND THEREAFTER - In a  Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 photo, photographs collected from an all black Navy band which helped integrate the Navy during WWII.    Alex Albright, an East Carolina University professor, recently published a book profiling a group of World War II veterans who broke the modern Navy's racial divide. (AP Photo/The Daily  Reflector, Aileen Devlin)

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  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JAN. 11-12 - In this Oct.14, 2013 photo, Ranger Kevin Pape poses near the tunnel on Tunnel Trail at Stone State Park in Sioux City, Iowa. Many of the trails at the rural Sioux City state park, including Tunnel Trail, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC was a New Deal program designed to promote conservation and provide employment to men out of work due to the Great Depression. (AP Photo/Sioux City Journal, Tim Hynds) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; TV OUT

    Stone State Park a reminder of CCC projects

    The rustic lodge with its brick fireplace and large windows offering a view of the surrounding woods stands as a testament to tough times weathered by vision and hard work.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'American Betrayal'

    Diana West's book, "American Betrayal," is bound to generate spirited debate with her assertion that the United States has been lurching toward socialism since the days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    PHILLIPS: An opportunity to abolish the IRS

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  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt won his first of four terms 12 years after being on a losing ticket in 1920 as James M. Cox's vice-presidential running mate. But history shows that running for vice president is a political gamble. (Associated Press)

    DIBACCO: Obama and FDR: A comparison

    President Barack Obama is facing a political situation this year not unlike the one President Franklin D. Roosevelt faced in 1937. Both men had come off sterling re-election victories for their second term, both economies were still plagued with problems of unemployment and slow growth, and both administrations had seen significant victories in Congress. The Democrats in 1937 controlled both houses; in 2012 they increased their majority in the Senate and decreased the Republican margin in the House. Both presidents had major foreign policy issues that remained unresolved.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Hopkins Touch'

    Although he never held elective office, Harry Hopkins was arguably the most important figure in President Franklin Roosevelt's administration. As a federal relief administrator, he dispensed billions of dollars to the relief programs that were a hallmark of the New Deal. Then, even though he had absolutely no foreign policy experience, he became the wheelchair-bound Roosevelt's personal envoy to Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in forging a joint war policy.

  • The List: Top actors who portrayed FDR

    John Lithgow, Jon Voight and Bill Murray are just a few of the stars who have brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in television and the movies.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Six Months in 1945’

    By the time Franklin D. Roosevelt died in April 1945, his grand vision of the world was rapidly slipping from his grasp. Once Nazi Germany was defeated, FDR hoped to leave Europe to Britain and the Soviet Union, but he had no answer to the question of just how Britain was supposed to single-handedly defend freedom on the Continent, overmatched as it clearly was.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s missed opportunities

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  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shadowbosses’

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  • "Roosevelt, who was nothing if not industrious in his pursuit of American power and harbored no doubts about the necessity of global leadership, is nowadays remembered not as the enemy of isolation and the commander-in-chief who presided over the greatest military undertaking in American history, but as the architect of the American welfare state," he writes. "And Eisenhower, who directed the Allied campaign against Nazi Germany, waged the cold war against the Soviet Union, and established beachheads of American power around the globe, is now embraced for his valedictory warning against imprudent defense spending."

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  • Theodore Roosevelt once noted that William Taft was "a fathead with the brains of a guinea pig" while Herbert Hoover declared Franklin D. Roosevelt to be "a chameleon on plaid."

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