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December 27, 2007 | Hillel Italie, Associated Press
After more than 20 books, a Pulitzer Prize and many other honors for his work on the executive and legislative branches of government, 89-year-old historian James MacGregor Burns is ready for a new subject. "I'm working on the politics of the Supreme Court," he says, seated in a small armchair in his converted farmhouse, a sunny, cluttered, book-filled loft just down the road and up the hill from Williams College, where he studied as an undergraduate and later taught for decades.
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December 27, 2007 | Hillel Italie, Associated Press
After more than 20 books, a Pulitzer Prize and many other honors for his work on the executive and legislative branches of government, 89-year-old historian James MacGregor Burns is ready for a new subject. "I'm working on the politics of the Supreme Court," he says, seated in a small armchair in his converted farmhouse, a sunny, cluttered, book-filled loft just down the road and up the hill from Williams College, where he studied as an undergraduate and later taught for decades.
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November 15, 2000 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A panel of respected party elders should broker a deal to settle the disputed presidential election, a scholar of constitutional law urged Tuesday. The candidates should drop their legal wrangling, agree on a deadline for vote counting--and accept the results, declared a former Democratic congressman. And when the last votes have been tallied, the winner should be a gracious bridge-builder or risk a painful price in public support, cautioned a professor of political science.
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May 9, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
In his bitter exit speech from the Democratic presidential campaign Friday, Gary Hart called for changes in the nation's political system--which he charged had destroyed his candidacy by slighting more significant issues and exaggerating the importance of his personal behavior and character. "For most people in this country," he said, "that's not what concerns them." Many scholars and political analysts, however, believe he is on the losing side of the argument.
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November 27, 2007 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
She always came prepared. From the first planning sessions for her husband's victorious 1992 presidential run through the final 1994 White House meetings she chaired as the Clinton administration's ill-fated healthcare initiative collapsed, Hillary Rodham Clinton was a force to be reckoned with as a decision-maker. Her debut on the national stage in the early 1990s was a defining era for Clinton, a period when she emerged as Bill Clinton's most influential campaign strategist and policy advisor.
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April 11, 2004 | Douglas Brinkley, Douglas Brinkley is director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies and professor of history at the University of New Orleans. His latest book is "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War."
It was a cold winter day in Washington, D.C., and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was visiting the White House. After taking a bath, he started pacing around the guest bedroom in the buff, frantically dictating a note. Suddenly there was a knock on the door. "Come in," Churchill instructed. The door opened and it was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his face telegraphing embarrassment. There in front of him was a naked Churchill. "You see, Mr.
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September 13, 1987 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
The traveler wandered the rutted roads from New England south to the Carolinas and rode the mule-drawn canal barges west through the mountains toward the Mississippi, all the while taking notes on the strange young country spread out before him.
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August 21, 1988 | DOYLE McMANUS and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers
Let history say of us: These were golden years--when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, and America reached for her best. --Ronald Reagan, Jan. 21, 1985 The 1980s, come what may, will be remembered as the Reagan era. For most of the decade, Ronald Reagan has dominated the national stage like no other President in a generation. He set the agenda for the nation's policy debates. He cut a personal style that future candidates will strive to emulate.
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