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Washington’s Letter To Jews Highlight of Religious Freedom Exhibit

The Jewish Daily Forward | Paul Berger | Posted 06.29.2012 | Home

By Paul Berger The Forward Imagine a country where Jews are prevented from serving as lawyers, where men must swear on the New Testament to enter ...

Book Sells At Record-Setting Price

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Money

(New throughout, adds details, background, comments) By Chris Michaud NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - George Washington's ...

Washington Died In Office? Ten Shocking Rumors About The Founding Fathers

TruTV.com | Posted 06.22.2012 | Home

Sure, you've heard the rumor that Thomas Jefferson had an affair with one of his slaves. But did you know that George Washington may have been mur...

Diversified American Leadership

Rayna Rossini | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home
Rayna Rossini

Without these essential leaders, America would not be at its current state. Leadership is George Washington, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Michelle Obama. Leadership is being courageous

Lies, Myths, and Hippos: The Father of Our Country

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 08.14.2012 | Home
Maggie Van Ostrand

When little George's moment of truth arrived, did he really say, "I cannot tell a lie, Papa. I did cut it with my hatchet." What? The kid had a hatchet?

George Washington's Pocket Watch On 'Cajun Pawn Stars'

Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

It was understandable that the "Cajun Pawn Stars" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on History) would be cautious when a man presented them with a pocket watch he clai...

George Washington and the Queen

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Steve Clemons

Tonight much of Washington, D.C.'s glitterati will attend the Diamond Jubilee festivities saluting the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy.

Garrett Peck, Cocktail Aficionado, Has A New Book About The Potomac River

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Potomac River has shaped history. It's also an awfully nice place to go for a hike. Both these aspects of the river are explored in ...

The Price of Sacrifice

David Isenberg | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
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 | Home
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.

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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.

VOTE: Does This Chicken Nugget Look Like George Washington?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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...