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Wednesday 14 April 2010
Dreamed up by Beto Perez, a Columbian dance teacher who arrived in the United States in 1999 with little money and no English, Zumba Fitness has become an international phenomenon.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Occupants of the Oval Office might come and go. But some other faces at the White House never seemed to change. Eugene Allen's was one of them. As a butler, he served eight presidents, a discreet stage hand who for three decades helped keep the show running in the most important political theatre of all. From his place in the wings, and occasionally in a tiny supporting role, he witnessed many momentous events. None surely, though, was as momentous as the one he witnessed in retirement as a specially invited guest, barely a year before he died: the inauguration of a fellow black man to the highest office in the land.
General Alexander Haig: White House chief of staff who held the US government together during the Watergate crisis
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Alexander Haig was never elected to any office. His one run for the US presidency ended before anyone really noticed. Yet few people were closer, and for longer, to the epicentre of American power. Haig was a prime specimen of that uniquely Washington creature, the political soldier, whose career was a shuttle between the military and the government.
Saturday 13 February 2010
Outlook: It looks like the pharmaceutical industry has been tempted back on to a war footing, but it should tread cautiously. With plans for US healthcare reform becoming unstitched before our very eyes, the industry's main lobby group appears to have decided that $100m it spent on ads in favour of President Barack Obama's shake-up was money down the drain.
Monday 01 February 2010
finance The White House predicts that the US will post a record $1.6trn (£1trn) budget deficit in the current fiscal year, a congressional source told Reuters yesterday. The Congressional Budget Office had originally forecast the deficit at $1.35trn. In its budget proposal to be released today, the White House predicts that deficits will fall to $700bn by fiscal year 2013.
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Bob Dylan, the legendary singer-songwriter whose angry lyrics formed a soundtrack for the 1960s protest era, will headline a White House celebration next month of music from the Civil Rights movement.
Tuesday 05 January 2010
The US Secret Service says a third uninvited guest was allowed into the White House state dinner for India's Prime Minister in November.
Friday 27 November 2009
The couple who gatecrashed a White House state dinner were being filmed by a reality TV show camera crew, the network said today.
Friday 27 November 2009
Not since the ghost of Banquo appeared at Macbeth's table has there been a more shocking case of gatecrashing. Whatever else one might say about Tareq and Michaele Salahi, they don't aim low. The couple might have chosen any number of dinners to intrude upon on Tuesday night. But they went for the biggest of them all: a state banquet at the White House.
Saturday 07 November 2009
Friday 04 September 2009
Daisy Chute is pale skinned with rosy cheeks, and is a member of all-girl classical pop crossover group All Angels, who boast the fastest-selling classical debut in UK chart history. With half a million sales of their two albums, and some more life experience – the now-university-students were still doing their A-levels when they signed a five-album deal with Decca in 2006 – they decided to do something a bit different.
Saturday 18 July 2009
From the moment President Barack Obama stood up to address the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) it was obvious that here was a black leader addressing a black audience. The rhythm of his speech became more emphatic, his language more preacher-like. Just as in Africa, from where he had recently returned, Obama chose to tell his fellow blacks that theirs was the future but they needed to grasp it themselves.
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Hackers extracted lists of files from computers they contaminated with the virus that triggered cyber attacks in the United States and South Korea, say Seoul police.
Saturday 04 July 2009
Wednesday 17 June 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama announced the creation of the White House Office of Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport on Tuesday, which could provide a boost to Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Games.
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