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  • FILE - This Aug. 24, 2004 file photo shows former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, chairman of the Detention Operations Review Panel speaking at the Pentagon. A Washington think tank confirms Schlesinger has died. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

    Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

    Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired - and dismissed - by presidents of both parties.


  • Rosalynn Carter will attend event for Betty Ford

    Former first lady Rosalynn Carter will visit Grand Rapids to honor the late Betty Ford on the 96th anniversary of her birth.


  • ** FILE ** Former Vice President Dick Cheney is interviewed in New York on Aug. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    'The Presidents' Gatekeepers': 20 chiefs of staff reflect on events big and small in TV documentary

    The only man to hold both jobs says in a Discovery documentary that airs Wednesday that the White House chief of staff generally has more power than the vice president.


  • Merv Griffin's estate for sale for $9.5M

    The California desert home of the late media mogul Merv Griffin has been put up for sale for $9.5 million.


  • Gerald Ford graffiti pops up in Michigan hometown

    Former President Gerald Ford is remembered in his hometown of Grand Rapids by a museum and a stretch of interstate. Now, a graffiti artist has decided to memorialize the 38th commander in chief on the freeway that bears his name.


  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    SHIRLEY: Drama of a brokered convention

    As the Republican Party hurtles toward a possible Animal House-like climax at their confab in Tampa Bay in late August, the national discussion has turned to controversial GOP conventions of the past, most missing the meaning of each and how these ideological food fights sometimes changed the face and future of the party.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Making the News, Taking the News'

    From 1974 to 1977, Ron Nessen, a former NBC newsman, served as White House press secretary to President Ford, who had taken office at a time of great turmoil and uncertainty both at home and abroad.


  • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 9, 1974, file photo, Richard Nixon says goodbye to members of his staff outside the White House in Washington as he boards a helicopter for Andrews Air Force Base after resigning the presidency in Washington. (AP Photo/File)

    Nixon's long-secret Watergate testimony coming out

    Richard Nixon's grand jury testimony about the Watergate scandal that destroyed his presidency is finally coming to light.


  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during an economic roundtable at the Treynor State Bank in Treynor, Iowa, on Thursday. (Associated Press)

    DECKER: GOP: Whose turn is it?

    The 2012 presidential election is exactly a year away, and there's still no clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Despite all the chatter about dark-horse candidates coming out of nowhere to win the race, surprises are rare in the stodgy Republican Party's 150-year history.


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