My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs.
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AUSTIN — While there’s a common perception that death-penalty opposition comes from the liberals, a conservative network that opposes capital punishment is growing, and headed toward Texas.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The room where historians believe Sally Hemings slept was just steps away from Thomas Jefferson's bedroom. But in 1941, the caretakers of Monticello turned it into a restroom.