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George Washington

The Price of Sacrifice

David Isenberg | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Since advocates argue that of private contractors frequently act just as meritoriously and valorously as regular military personnel, excluding contractors from receiving medals means contractors are not seen as part of an honored class.

Cinema, Surf and Turtles In Barbados

Karin Badt | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Karin Badt

We roared past Oistins, where locals lounged outside in open-air bars and cafes, and arrived at George Washington's House is a cloud of dust.

The Acts Of Congress Will Be Sold To The Highest Bidder

AP | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- George Washington's personal copy of the Acts of Congress is heading to a New York City auction. Christie's is offering it on June 22. It...

LOOK: 'House & Home' At The National Building Museum

Posted 04.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- George Washington's idea of what makes a home might be different from yours. He probably didn't have a Farrah Fawcett poster hanging on ...

Common Core, What Is It Good For?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

An article in Newsday reports on Long Island, New York schools trying to implement common core standards. But as you read the article, more questions arise about the "common core" than are answered.

Britain's Got Enemies: US President Wins

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

By Angus MacSwan LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - American revolutionary leader George Washington has been voted the greatest enemy comman...

PHOTOS: Walking Tours Cover 19th-Century Blazes, Lies About George Washington

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.13.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- George Washington fought fires here. Washington was one of Virginia's first volunteer firefighters. Or maybe he wasn't. For yea...

Decision Point: U.S. Air Force Airmen Trace the Footsteps of General Washington, Take an Oath of Service

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 06.03.2012 | DC
Ravi Chaudhary

On a cool, spring morning in Annapolis, Md., Capt. Darren Long, U.S. Air Force, leads a small detail of Airmen in the rotunda of the historic Maryland State Capitol.

Don't Tweet on Me! The Founding Fathers and Twitter

Scott Shamberg | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Scott Shamberg

Imagine giving our Founding Fathers, some of the most learned and intelligent men in history, a tool like Twitter. Would humility win the day or would the draw of casting immediate stones outweigh etiquette?

Are You Decent?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

I learned long ago not to use God to justify my actions, to act like I'm superior to anyone else, or to rationalize my false need to control the lives of my fellow man and woman. Instead, I try my level best to cultivate my decency, and pray for other Americans to do the same.

C-SPAN Is America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brent Budowsky

While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.

George Washington McNugget Bidder Chickens Out On $8,100 Win

AP | Posted 03.09.2012 | Weird News

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. -- McWashington needs a new home. The top bidder for a McNugget that resembles President George Washington has chickened out of the...

Chicken McNugget Shaped Like George Washington Sells For $8,100

AP | Posted 05.05.2012 | Weird News

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. — Call it McWashington. A Nebraska woman has sold a three-year-old McDonald's Chicken McNugget that resembles President Georg...

VOTE: Does This Chicken Nugget Look Like George Washington?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Weird News

For just a few hundred dollars, this bite of history can be yours. An Iowa woman is auctioning off a McDonald's chicken nugget -- which she claims ...

Pitchers, Catchers... and Signers Report: a Founding Fathers Baseball Dream Team

Michael Simzak | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports
Michael Simzak

If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?

George Washington's Biggest Critic

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.21.2012 | Media
Chris Weigant

When Washington died, the phrase which spread the country was: "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen." While this may be almost universally true today, it was not when the man held office.

The Founding Gardeners and Their Love of Nature

Linda Buzzell | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison were all obsessively in love with their own gardens, farms, plants and the enthralling natural vistas of the new nation.

Presidents' Day 2012: A Progressive Walk on the National Mall

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 04.18.2012 | DC
Harvey J. Kaye

Take a walk on the National Mall, the public space at the heart of the nation's capital where we celebrate who we are, the place where we proclaim what it means to be an American.

44 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy

While most Americans celebrate Presidents Day Weekend metabolizing the high levels of alcohol in their bloodstreams, we want to make sure that you guy...

QUIZ: Test Your Presidential Food Knowledge

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

At Kitchen Daily we're making a food holiday out of Presidents' Day! Formally observed as Washington's Birthday, it's no longer just a holiday from sc...

Kitchen Takes Spotlight At Mount Vernon

AP | Posted 02.16.2012 | DC

MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- Visitors to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will get a new appreciation for the effort it took to put on an 18th century ...

George Washington and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

Renee Parsons | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

With no George Washington on the horizon to save the country, it is more than discouraging that such a large, diverse country has yet to produce one, just one, individual worthy of Washington's mantle.

What "Liberty/Liberté" Tells Us About Slavery, Black History, and Raw Nerves

Louise Mirrer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Louise Mirrer

Why has a work by the African-American artist Fred Wilson -- an installation piece that riffs on the topic by assembling authentic slave shackles, slave chains and Revolutionary-era icons -- been such a sore point with critics? We must have struck a raw nerve.

Romney Would Rank Among Richest Presidents Ever

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just how rich is Mitt Romney? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that ...

Judge: Episcopal Church Should Regain Breakaway Va. Buildings

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC

FAIRFAX, Va. — The Episcopal Church should be restored as the owner of several historic churches in Virginia, a judge has ruled, years after the...