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A Big Day’s Coming – NYTimes.com

On Sunday, we commemorate one of the most seminal moments in American history, the inauguration of President William Henry Harrison. I know you have been waiting for this for months. Harrison, who was elected in 1840, is remembered today for giving an Inaugural Address that was almost two hours long. …

Double Take ‘Toons: Measure For Measure? : NPR

As the House was debating and voting on “Cut Cap and Balance” the “Gang of Six” in the Senate was fashioning its own proposal to solve the debt ceiling crisis. Gary Varvel doesn’t think the Senate proposal has a chance of working, while RJ Matson doesn’t believe the House Bill …

Watercooler Stories – UPI.com

Adopted brothers discover each other HOMESTEAD, Fla., June 19 (UPI) — Two men say they met for the first time over a Florida backyard fence to discover they were actually half-brothers. In August 2009, Roger Sablone was cutting the grass at his Homestead, Fla., home when the gas cap to …

US Army to abandon the beret – Telegraph

The US Army is to abandon the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment. The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, US Army spokesman Colonel Tom Collins said Monday. The move came after outgoing Army chief of staff, …

Friday, May. 06, 2011 – Quotes of the Day – TIME.com

He did a good job, and I tip my cap to him in that moment. But that moment is not the sum total of America’s foreign policy. TIM PAWLENTY, former governor of Minnesota, at the first debate of the 2012 presidential campaign on Thursday, in light of President Obama signing …