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Remembering Architect Michael Graves

Peter Matthews | Posted 04.09.2015 | 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.

Here's Why Surveyors Just Discovered That The Washington Monument Is Shorter Than They Thought

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government surveyors have determined a new height for the Washington Monument that's nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been r...

The Washington Monument Is Shorter Than Previously Thought

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.18.2015 | DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government surveyors have determined a new height for the Washington Monument that's nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been r...

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...

Washington Monument Reopens After Earthquake

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washingto...

The Washington Monument Is Finally Reopening

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument will reopen Mo...

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.

It's About Time!

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years du...

Washington Monument Reopening In May, According To Park Service

AP | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an ear...

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.

Interior Secretary And Philanthropist High-Five At Top Of Washington Monument

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 08.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — The towering marble symbol of the nation's capital is chipped, cracked and closed, though will soon be pieced back together by engi...

WHOA! See The Top Of The Washington Monument In This Amazing Video

AP | Posted 07.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument is now covered in scaffolding from top to bottom. The completion of the scaffolding on Monday is a milesto...

How Long Will It Take Just To Build The Scaffolding?

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to stonework damaged in a 2011 ea...

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.

Washington Monument Quake Repair Work Takes Big Step Forward

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument's earthquake damage, though it ma...

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 m...

LOOK: Washington Monument's Surprising Discovery

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Monument did not sink any further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake, government surveyo...

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...