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  • ** FILE ** In this May 7, 2013, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Sen. Claire McCaskill: Plan to rename Union Station is a winner

    Sen. Claire McCaskill said former President Harry S. Truman might have been "a little cranky" about her plan to rename Washington's iconic train station after him.


  • Harry S. Truman Union Station? Congressional proposal seeks to rename D.C. transit hub

    Two Missouri senators have proposed renaming the District's Union Station after former President Harry S. Truman, who hailed from the "Show Me" state.


  • ** FILE ** People are silhouetted against the decorative ceiling and winding staircase in Union Station in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Sens. McCaskill and Blunt seek to honor Truman with Union Station name change

    Two Missouri senators have proposed renaming Washington, D.C.'s Union Station after former President Harry S. Truman, who hailed from the "Show Me" state.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama will own sequestration

    Harry S. Truman said it: "The buck stops here." Every president has accepted responsibility for what has occurred during his tenure, what has happened on his watch. It is the president's responsibility to lead Congress to do what is best for the American people. The president is president of all the American people and he should act accordingly, especially in a second term, when he can rise above playing politics.


  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Truman’s Triumphs’

    Almost every candidate who is behind in the polls invokes President Harry S. Truman's come-from-behind victory over New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey in 1948 to boost the spirits of their supporters.


  • 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.


  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Citizen Soldier’

    Aida Donald's "Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman" doesn't try to do too much. It doesn't have to. Truman has been the subject of several expansive biographies in the last few decades, most notably one by David McCullough. So it is to Ms. Donald's credit that "Citizen Soldier" checks in at 239 pages, excluding introduction, notes and acknowledgments.


  • President Obama speaks at a campaign event Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    MILLER: The pass-the-buck president

    Harry S. Truman famously placed a wood sign on the Oval Office desk that read, "The buck stops here." The tradition of the president taking full responsibility for what happens on his watch apparently hasn't been adopted by Barack Obama.


  • SANDERS: 'Cheney model' could suit Ryan quite well

    Jack Garner, a Texan whom Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose as his first vice president for "balance," put it succinctly: The vice presidency was "not worth a bucket of warm p---" (later cleaned up to "spit").


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