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thomas jefferson

Sep 15, 2014

Attorney dons Jeffersonian garb in bid to save law licence

Lawyer's unusual defense leads news roundup that includes contaminated coffee, cold-case confession and Auschwitz prosecution.

Apr 13, 2012

D.C. leaders consider easing height restrictions

WASHINGTON — A leading House Republican is talking to District of Columbia leaders about easing the height restrictions that have limited buildings in the nation’s capital to about 12 stories for more than a century. Advocates say easing the restrictions only slightly could open up new opportunities for commercial real estate developers and accommodate the […]

Jan 25, 2012

New exhibit explores Jefferson’s slave ownership

WASHINGTON — As the Smithsonian continues developing a national black history museum, it’s offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six slave families at his Monticello plantation. The exhibit at the National Museum of American History includes a look at the family of Sally Hemings, […]

Jan 26, 2011

Health care fight revives 1700s doctrine

BOISE, Idaho — Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Obama’s health care overhaul. They are introducing measures that hinge on “nullification,” Thomas Jefferson’s late 18th-century doctrine that purported to give states the ultimate say in constitutional matters. GOP lawmakers introduced such a […]

Sep 23, 2010

Separating church-state and fact-fiction

When Glen Urquhart told a candidates’ forum last April that Adolf Hitler, not Thomas Jefferson, coined the phrase “separation of church and state,” he probably didn’t anticipate that his bizarre take on history would be disseminated to the world on YouTube just in time for the fall campaign. But in the Internet era, no off-the-wall […]

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