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  • Spiritual Adviser Williamson Makes New Age Bid for U.S. House

    In the sanctuary above an herbal tonic bar, before a seated Buddha and a pair of mandalas, 48 volunteers for congressional candidate Marianne Williamson close their eyes and meditate as Annelise Balfour, the manager and head facilitator of the Source Spiritual Center, intones a welcome prayer.

  • Hollande’s Stag Visit Shows Obama No Reagan at Dinners

    For a White House that lives by the mantra “No Drama Obama,” state dinners have provided enough suspense to fill a “House of Cards” episode.

  • Those Impolite Miami Dolphins

    In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt invited naturalist John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, to be his guide for his famous camping trip through Yosemite National Park. Muir was about to decline when a friend warned him that one must always accept the president’s invitation. Muir was offended by this notion, because it seemed to treat the president like a king. In the end, Muir decided to make the journey after all: “I suppose I shouldn’t refuse just because he happens to be president,” he said.

  • Bill to Put Reagan on $50 Bill Opposed by 8 in 10, Poll Shows

    Representative Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican, wants Ronald Reagan to replace Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill. Almost 8 in 10 Americans oppose the idea, a new poll shows.

  • One-Term Presidents Don’t Make the Grade With Historians

    U.S. political junkies are being treated to a feast this summer: David Maraniss’ acclaimed new book on Barack Obama, the durable Mitt Romney biography by two Boston Globe reporters and, of course, another installment of Robert Caro’s classic series on Lyndon Johnson.

  • ‘I Am Not a Bully’: Christie’s Shrewd Moves and Lapses

    Chris Christie got high marks yesterday for deftly managing his George Washington Bridge crisis -- until he channeled Richard Nixon.

  • Hiring McKinsey; Insider Trading: Top Business Books

    In “Circle of Friends,” Charles Gasparino gives us all the elements of the insider-trading genre: bundles of cash, informants wired by the FBI, bickering regulators.

  • To Rescue Politics, Adopt Small-Donor Reforms: Lawrence Lessig

    There is a feeling today among too many Americans that we might not make it. That we have become Britain, or ancient Rome or Greece. Not that we, as a people, have lost anything of our potential, but that we as a republic have.

  • The Obscure 141-Year-Old Law That Explains the Deficit

    Cutting the U.S. budget deficit has always been a question of politics, not math. The seemingly simple approach -- spend less, raise more or some combination of the two -- has long eluded Congress.

  • Filth-Loving Doctors Doomed Garfield After He Was Shot: Review

    Even most American history buffs know only the broad outline of the crime: On July 2, 1881, four months after taking office, President James A. Garfield was gunned down in a Washington train station by a man named Charles Guiteau.

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