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By Associated Press
In her new book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explores the trajectories of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, arguing that for all four of them, “at some point, ambition for…
HONOLULU — President Barack Obama and comedian Jerry Seinfeld compare cars and trade one-liners in a 19-minute episode of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee."…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
If you’ve been watching the epic documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated…
By Margaret Myers
The Panama Canal, opened 100 years ago,, is lauded as an achievement for the U.S. But with the opportunity to unlock America’s economic power, came soaring costs, engineering problems and a steep death toll. Gwen Ifill talks to Orlando Pérez,…
By PBS NewsHour
By Anya van Wagtendonk
At the time it was built, the canal was an engineering marvel, relying on a series of locks that lift ships – and their thousands of pounds of cargo – above mountains. But thousands of workers died during its construction,…
By Larisa Epatko
President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday -- a surprising nod considering it came during the first year of his term. Historian Peniel Joseph describes it as more of an "aspirational award" than a reward for a foreign…
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks offer insight on the points Sen. John McCain will make and reflect on the Republican convention before the Arizona senator steps up to the podium.
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