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  • Correction: State Parks 75 story

    In a story May 28 about Montana State Parks celebrating 75 years, The Associated Press reported erroneously that President Theodore Roosevelt transferred Lewis & Clark Caverns to the state. Roosevelt declared the area a national monument in 1911. Congress agreed to transfer the land in 1937.

  • FILE - In this Sept. 19, 1995 file photo, headlights and tailights round the last s-curve to and from Mount Rushmore National Monument near Keystone, S.D., while the monument stays illuminated by the park's flood lights. Arthur Oakes, of Keystone, who drew national attention in the mid-1990s when he paid to keep the lights on at Mount Rushmore during a federal government shutdown, died Monday, May 5, 2014, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Johnny Sundby, File)

    Man who kept Mount Rushmore lights on dies

    A South Dakota man who drew national attention in the mid-1990s when he paid money from his own pocket to keep the lights on at Mount Rushmore National Memorial during a federal government shutdown has died.

  • US sides with man on proposal near Roosevelt ranch

    The U.S. Forest Service sided Monday with a Montana businessman who wants to mine gravel near a scenic Badlands ranch in western North Dakota where former President Theodore Roosevelt once grazed cattle and on land that other government agencies and conservation groups have hailed as the "cradle of conservation."

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Bully Pulpit'

    For any historian, humanizing the past is among the most difficult of tasks, and it is much to the credit of Doris Kearns Goodwin that she has succeeded to such a marked degree with her successive assessments of powerful leaders.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Heir to the Empire City'

    Theodore Roosevelt has come down in history as the "cowboy president," a man whose persona was shaped by the period he spent in the Dakota badlands as a young man, riding, hunting, even owning two sizable ranches. As he was fond of saying, were it not for the time he spent "out West," he likely never would have been elected to the White House.

  • ** FILE ** Mount Rushmore National Park (Associated Press)

    The List: Top facts about U.S. presidents

    Who is the only president buried in Washington, D.C.? How many presidents served in the military? Here's the answers and more about America's commander in chief.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘This Living Hand and Other Essays’

    Fans of award-winning biographer Edmund Morris will exult in this personal volume of essays culled, as the author puts it, from 40 years of capital -- "the raw material from which any mature style must derive." In 59 contributions to magazines and newspapers, we are given a buffet of the author's wide and varied interests.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Theodore and Woodrow’

    In recent years, the American left has increasingly styled itself "progressive." This trend reflects the public repudiation of the moniker "liberal" -- a term U.S. social democrats had previously expropriated and shorn of its original commitment to economic liberty -- but also harkens back to the early-20th century Progressive Movement that sought to expand the federal government's role vis-a-vis the states, businesses and individuals.

  • Teddy Roosevelt, one of the Washington Nationals racing president, celebrates after crossing the finish line winning the Presidents Race for the first time in the event’s seven year history at Nationals Park during a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Teddy Roosevelt finally wins Nationals Presidents Race, ending 538-race drought

    The seven-year streak of lost races by Teddy Roosevelt, the bobble-headed racing president known for his permanent smile and ability to lose in creative fashion, ended Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park in the final game of the regular season. The streak was 538 games old.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Mark Twain and the Colonel’

    Philip McFarland's book "Mark Twain and the Colonel" is a hybrid biography of two of the most colorful figures of their era and a fascinating look at America at the beginning of the 20th century.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Island of Vice'

    In his long career, Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed almost uninterrupted success. Scion of one of New York's wealthiest families, he was a hero of the Spanish-American War. He was a popular president, was renowned as a trustbuster and produced a stream of books - including a 541-page work on the War of l812 worthy of a full-time historian. And then, of course, there was his fame as a hunter and explorer.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Breaking GOP mold - and rice bowls

    If Mona Charen's recent attack on Newt Gingrich in a National Review piece, headlined "Who's the most conservative of them all?" reveals anything, it's that her own foundation as a conservative is a bit flawed.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Roosevelt, unlike Obama, wasn't a radical

    President Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kan., this week was calculated to clothe him in the robes of Teddy Roosevelt, who had spoken at Osawatomie 101 years earlier, calling for a "New Nationalism" ("Obama invokes TR to push payroll-tax cuts," Politics, Wednesday).

  • President Obama may enjoy an all-American hot dog at an NCAA game, but he doesn't seem to be savoring his role as leader of the country. (Associated Press)

    COLE: Obama should quit emulating others

    Pundits and politicians, perhaps struggling to make sense of their own era, are fond of finding parallels between contemporary figures and those

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

    KUHNER: Being anyone but Barack

    President Obama has been reborn as a populist. At a major speech this week in Kansas, Mr. Obama outlined the themes of his 2012 re-election campaign. He is a champion of the middle class, which he claims is under siege. Their enemies are big business, corporations and the rich.

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