By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Presidents are never really off duty. However, they do have opportunities to change the venue of where they deal with the burdens of the office.
Rep. Darrell E. Issa has set a deadline of Thursday for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
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.
Happy 101st birthday to one Ronald Wilson Reagan, still an inspiration for those who believe in the liberty, strength and optimism of the nation, and the inner mettle of Americans.
Because he was a consequential and engaging president, Ronald Reagan continues to fascinate the public and help sell books. The desire by all the Republican presidential candidates to present themselves as wanting to run the country with Reaganite values shows the resiliency of Reagan's worldview and values.
At a time when mixed mes- sages come from the administration about foreign affairs in general and the war declared on us 13 years ago by Osama bin Laden and his confederates in particular, this book supplies a bracing dose of clarity.
His biases occasionally come through, and he usually has more favorable things to say about Republicans than about Democrats.
"The presidential staff had summer offices in the Village of Oyster Bay [New York] and also took over the library of the main house. There was a single telephone line at home, but multiple lines at the office, where most communication from Washington was conducted,'' Mr. Hannaford writes.