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  • This April 16, 2014 photo shows Laura Poitras, left, and Johanna Hamilton in New York to promote their documentary film "1971," premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

    A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Burglary'

    During his troubled last years, even friends of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover would confide — sotto voce, to be sure — that "the Old Man" was past his prime and should leave office.

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    DIBACCO: Herbert Hoover’s lesson in bipartisanship

    In a town short these days on good political manners, let alone magnanimity, Washington would do well to recall the remarkable contribution of former President Herbert Hoover to the nation's bipartisan history. The 31st chief executive, a Republican, was the only one to write a biography of another one, Woodrow Wilson -- number 28 and a Democrat. Hoover not only was admiring in his book, but he accomplished the endeavor when he was in his eighties.

  • Self-published star Colleen Hoover has book deal

    Self-published star Colleen Hoover has signed with Atria Books for her latest best seller, "Hopeless."

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Life of Herbert Hoover’

    For years, many accepted the thesis that Herbert Hoover was the worst president of the 20th century and justly deserved the reputation of tipping the United States into the Great Depression. Moreover, the line went, he did nothing to set things right thereafter.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Freedom Betrayed'

    A decade after he was turned out of office by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, America's 31st president, Herbert Hoover, paused to take stock of the nation and its place in the world.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio ages

    Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' a balanced but muddled portrait

    Spoiler alert: J. Edgar Hoover was gay - maybe. The history is complicated and subject to dispute, and the truth about the founder and longtime director of the FBI may never be known. But "J. Edgar," Clint Eastwood's new biopic about Hoover, makes its feelings about the famous federal enforcer plenty clear: Despite his reputation as an enforcer of conventional moral norms, the man was probably a homosexual, although he may have never admitted it - even to himself.

  • Illustration: Obama Hoover by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    BEAN: You're not Reagan, you're Hoover

    White House officials for some time have been drawing comparisons between the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, and the 40th, Ronald Reagan. A truer comparison would be President Obama and Herbert Hoover.

  • NASA disavows its scientist's claim of alien life

    The gaps and stringy fibers in these space rocks sure look like bacteria, and a NASA researcher has caused a stir with claims that they're fossils of alien life. But as NASA found 15 years ago, looks can be deceiving.

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