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Did Liberace Do DC?

Here's some untapped material from inside the Beltway overlooked by the filmmakers of HBO's Behind the Candelabra.

Sequestion Time, #2: Tone Deaf

http://www.osi.andrews.af.mil/ As a public service, Battleland is riffing through Pentagon contract solicitations to see if we can find spending that might have...

Sequestion Time

It’s called Question Time in Britain, where members of Parliament ask questions of government ministers. Here at Battleland, we’re launching Sequestion Time...

Carrier Truman C.O. Passes Away…

This isn't the way a Navy aviator is supposed to leave his vessel, especially when it's a behemoth like the 100,000-ton USS Harry S Truman. But on Tuesday...

Crossing the Moral Threshold

His left hand resting on an inexpensive Gideon Bible, Harry S Truman took the presidential oath of office on April 12, 1945. It was an extra 13 days before he...

Presidents on Parade

I went out to the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, MO., last week for the opening of an exhibition called "TIME and the Presidency," which will tour the...

THE ELECTION: Harrying Truman

America was not buying the President's health-insurance plan, the one that guaranteed every citizen "ready access to all necessary medical, hospital and related...

Nation: HOW H.S.T. WITHDREW

ON March 29, 1952, 16 years and two days before Lyndon Johnson served his notice of noncandidacy, Harry S. Truman appeared at Washington's National Guard...

Religion: Recognition for the Holy See

Washington agrees to diplomatic ties with the Vatican Harry S Truman liked a good scrap, but in 1951 he quickly backed down when American Protestants erupted in...

DEMOCRATS: Any Man Has a Right

Democratic Elder Statesman Harry S. Truman, in Albany last month, said that if he were a citizen of New York State he would certainly be for Governor Averell...

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