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  • Supreme Court Rifts Nothing New, Law Scholar Says

    The U.S. Supreme Court has always been riven and 5-4 rulings under Chief Justice John G. Roberts on issues including prayers at government meetings and federal recognition of same-sex marriage isn’t a new phenomenon, high- court scholar Laurence Tribe said in an interview.

  • Have the Rich Ever Paid a Fair Share of Taxes? (Part 2)

    As the 19th century wound down, the industrialization of the U.S., by then the world's largest and most productive economy, was piling up fortunes of unprecedented size.

  • The Buick Stops Here: VIPs at the Wheel Make Secret Service Nervous

    Vice President Joe Biden was wearing a leather jacket and sitting behind the wheel of a screaming yellow Corvette at the locked White House gates when he divulged a secret of the powerful.

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin Says History `Cycles Back' (Audio)

    Doris Kearns Goodwin, author and presidential historian, discusses her book "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism." Kearns Goodwin talks with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox and Carol Massar on Bloomberg Radio's "Taking Stock" on December 5th.

  • A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt: Doris Kearns Goodwin (Audio)

    Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about her new book, "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism," on Bloomberg Radio's "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt."

  • Teddy Roosevelt Foiled Assassin, Spoke With Bullet in His Chest

    Before embarking on a dangerous Brazilian expedition in 1914, Theodore Roosevelt expressed no fear of dying.

  • Why Woodrow Wilson Wooed Shoppers and Snubbed Business

    In 1912, as in 2012, issues of personal wealth and corporate power were at the heart of the presidential campaign.

  • Twitter, Frackers, Apple Inside Tales Revealed: Books

    An inside look at Twitter and advice from Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg will both hit the bookstores this month. Here are some November highlights:

  • Republicans May Be Trampled by Bull Moose Revival: Ron Klain

    Last week, President Barack Obama gave a speech whose location, tone and language consciously evoked an address by Theodore Roosevelt at the outset of the 1912 presidential campaign. The deliberate historical echo, however, raised an intriguing question: Will Obama’s 2012 effort bear a closer resemblance to the one waged by Woodrow Wilson, Roosevelt’s opponent, than to the race run by TR himself?

  • Watch Vigo County, Indiana, for Who Will Be President

    You won’t find much evidence of a presidential campaign here in Vigo County, on the western border of Indiana, with its table-flat farmland and small-town ways. President Barack Obama hasn’t visited, nor has Republican Mitt Romney. There are few yard signs and fewer canvassers working to get out the vote.

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