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Remembering Architect Michael Graves

Peter Matthews | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Peter Matthews

How best to remember the late, Postmodern architect Michael Graves? Probably, for the novel way he showed us how to see the world. Graves shared that way of seeing in both his humanistic reasoning and his legendary drawings.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's Government Shutdown Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.

5 Fun Facts About the Washington Monument

Noah St. John | Posted 09.05.2014 | Travel
Noah St. John

In honor of Independence Day, Babette and I took a trip to Washington DC... Watch today's video and discover 5 fun facts about The Washington Monumen...

From the Washington Monument, You Can See All of America

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 07.11.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

In an era of increasingly tight government budgets, these public-private partnerships are critical to finance needed infrastructure projects. Such partnerships are uniquely American, and give everyone an opportunity to make a difference.

Mike Huckabee Turned My Girlfriend into a Sex Maniac

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

When my girlfriend, Myra, took birth control pills she was rarely in the mood for sex. At first, whenever the prospect of intercourse... ahem... arose...

Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

Washington Shutdown Opens Mall to Foreign Invasion

Bob Walker | Posted 12.15.2013 | DC
Bob Walker

Government services were paralyzed. Slime is everywhere. The Capitol desperately needs cleansing from this avian invasion. Make their feathers fly.

Cheesy Tourist Photos You Just Have To Take

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel

Whether you're camera shy or a shutter bug, photographs are likely a big part of your travel routine. You can't forget to pack your camera (or, these ...

Washington's Monuments in Minutes? Yes, You Can!

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Did I say "all" the monuments in one day"? Yeah, more or less.

President Obama's Inaugural Address

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

"As times change, so must we," President Barack Obama said in his eloquent and inspiring inaugural address. In many ways, President Obama's speech was a continuation of his campaign to engage women, gays, immigrants and the middle class.

Homeland, a Problem With Location

Jamison Doran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jamison Doran

I realize the landscape of North Carolina is intoxicating and it must be tempting just to use what you have in every single scene. But Homeland is set in D.C. and some accuracy would be nice, even if it means having Dana and Finn go somewhere besides the Washington Monument.

WATCH: Quake Video Inside The Washington Monument

Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you can stomach it, check out this amazing video taken inside the Washington Monument during last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake cen...

PHOTOS: D.C. Quake Damage, Recovery 1 Year Later

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since its founding more than 200 years ago, the nation's capital had never experienced an earthquake as intense as last year's 5.8 magni...

Bad News For The Washington Monument

Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service expects to keep the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument closed to visitors into 2014 as repair work continu...

LOOK: Winning National Mall Redesign Plans Announced

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 09.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Before a sell-out 1,200-person crowd seated in a tent on the National Mall on Thursday, three winning plans were announced as part of a ...

WATCH: Bryce Harper Shows Up For Random Softball Game

Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

What should any teenager do with a free day in the nation's capital? See the sights. For starters, there are the monuments and memorials, the White Ho...

Rachel Tepper

Union Station Earthquake Damage Repairs Continue

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you've walked through Union Station's usually majestic Main Hall recently, there's no ignoring the jarring scaffolding that lines the...

Shots Reportedly Fired Near White House

Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A possible shooting incident involving a police chase near the White House closed streets in the nation's capital Friday night. Acco...

Rappeller's Inspect Earthquake Damage To Washington Monument (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

On Aug. 23, 2011 a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast. One of the structures to sustain damage from the quake was the Washington Monument,...

SLIDESHOW: Shrivers, Kennedys, Others Help Raise Record Amount For People With Disabilities

Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact

People with disabilities, students, celebrities and members from the Kennedy and Shriver families proved this past weekend the fundraising power of "B...

Rappelling Mission Down The Washington Monument Begins

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

Earlier today, Erik Sohn and his team began their "dream assignment" of rappelling down the side of the Washington Monument. Is Sohn the new star of t...

New Video Footage Shows Earthquake From Inside Washington Monument

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After declaring the Washington Monument structurally sound on Monday afternoon, the National Park Service released video footage from in...

Damaged Washington Monument Needs Winter Preparations

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Monument, damaged by August's 5.8 magnitude earthquake, needs to get ready for winter. After rainwater from Hurricane Ire...

Pat Robertson: Crack In Washington Monument A Sign From God

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

Televangelist Pat Robertson suggested Wednesday that cracks in the Washington Monument caused by the August 23 earthquake could be a sign from God, an...

PHOTOS: Washington Monument Earthquake Damage Worse Than First Thought

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

Shortly after the rare 5.8 earthquake in Virginia rattled Washington D.C. Tuesday, a Park Service spokesman said there was "absolutely no damage" to t...