The Presidency: Two Centuries and Counting

Two Centuries and Counting

AT 200 YEARS OF AGE, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NEVER been more polished, efficient, renowned as a symbol of liberty -- or more coveted as a residence.

It has taken 200 years, but at last those protests from White House occupants -- some real, some mock -- about the duties and the life in and around the grand old mansion have faded. George Bush still gets misty-eyed wandering those corridors of history and confesses, "I love it here." Bill Clinton never got over his boyhood handshake with John Kennedy in the Rose + Garden -- a quasi-religious experience -- and he...

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