NEWS FEATURE: Taking Comfort in a White House Christmas

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c. 2004 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ There were no Christmas trees in Theodore Roosevelt’s White House. Speculation was that the president, an ardent environmentalist, would not have it. But Roosevelt was no Scrooge. At a children’s party he hosted in 1903, some 550 young guests upended chairs in their scramble after TR, who had […]

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