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I Am Honored

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

There are moments in one's life that stand apart from the rest. There are magnificent highs and terrifying lows. But then there are those other moments when you know that something seemingly ordinary turns out to be, well, extraordinary.

Luke Johnson

GOP Congressman Asks If Smoking Pot Is A First Amendment Right | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a House hearing Wednesday over the shutdown's closure of the National World War II Memorial, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) questioned why ...

A Conversation With Ted Cruz

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

To Democrats and moderate Republicans, Ted Cruz is akin to the Antichrist... a demonic, destructive, self-aggrandizing maniac who just might destroy t...

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.

Veterans Angry Over Tea Party Takeover Of March On Memorials

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Organizers of the Million Veterans March sought to distance themselves from the "political agenda" promoted at Sunday's protests at the World War II M...

Wanna Hate Congress Even More? Here Are The Sleaziest Things They've Done During The Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

We're now almost two weeks into the government shutdown, and there's been no shortage of outrage over the fact that Congress remains unable to figure ...

Crowd Pushes Through World War II Memorial Barriers

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closi...

Arin Greenwood

WWII Memorial Closed? Let's Privatize It | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Are you fantasizing about Congress ending the shutdown so you can once again have access to the capital's blocked attractions? Well, her...

Iwo Jima Memory

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Jason Linkins

Congressman Castigates Park Ranger For The Memorial Closure He Voted For | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Day two of Government Shutdown 2013 offered America plenty of surreal moments, from the brief and ridiculous re-emergence of the Grand Bargain, to the...

Amanda Terkel

Veterans Say House GOP's Piecemeal Approach To Ending Government Shutdown Not Enough | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the most visible victims of the government shutdown have been America's veterans. The shutdown is exacerbating the Department of...

Ryan J. Reilly

RNC Offers To Fund The Part Of Government Shutdown Grabbing The Most Media Attention | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee engaged in a political stunt Wednesday, with Chairman Reince Priebus offering to give the government a...

Arthur Delaney

Low-Wage Workers Protest Government Shutdown At WWII Memorial | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Low-wage workers followed members of Congress to the World War II Memorial on Wednesday to protest a federal government shutdown that ha...

Jason Linkins

Anyone Who's Been Adversely Affected By The Government Shutdown Needs To Go To The World War II Memorial, I Guess | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

It's Day Two of the government shutdown, and the lesson of the day is that if you have been adversely affected by the closure of government agencies a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Republicans Grandstand At Memorial Instead Of Working To Reopen It | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress on Wednesday took down a barrier at an entrance to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall for the second day...

Jared Gilmour

Michele Bachmann Pledges To Keep World War II Memorial Open During Shutdown | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday promised that she and other members of Congress would personally keep the World War II Memori...

Badass WWII Veterans Defy Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

With Congress unwilling or unable to pass a measure to fund the government, federal officials were forced to announce a shutdown on Tuesday, bringing ...

Honor Flight's Mail Call at 30,000 Feet

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

On April 26, an "Honor Flight" flew 35 World War II veterans from Austin, Texas to our nation's capital so that these members of the Greatest Generati...

'Vic Mathias' Honor Flight: Be on It!

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

One sad statistic that keeps making the news recently is how many World War II veterans leave us each year... and each day. The most recent statistics provided by the Veterans Administration (VA) tell us that an estimated 642 World War II veterans pass away each and every day.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Veterans Day Is More Than a Mattress Sale

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With over two million active and reserve personnel currently in our Armed Forces and over 22 million veterans, it is more important than ever to let them know we support them. What are you doing to be M.A.D. this Veterans Day?

Veterans Day Is for Remembering -- And for Looking Ahead

James Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Wright

This Veterans Day is a good time to initiate a conversation about a memorial to the veterans who have fought our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our longest wars. Forgetting wars is bad history. Forgetting sacrifice is irresponsible history.

This Veterans Day, Honor Our Heroes by Restoring the National Mall

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Our country is deeply proud of our veterans. But while we honor these brave men and women every year on Veterans Day, we need to do more to preserve their legacy.

Some Thanks He Got: Boy Fined For Helping WWII Vets

Posted 08.10.2012 | Money

If it's true that no good deed goes unpunished, then a Washington state 12-year-old who has raised more than $25,000 to help aging World War II vetera...

Tom Hanks Makes Endorsement In Ohio Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) has captured an unusual trio of endorsements in the Democratic primary. Actor Tom Hanks, Republican former senator and pres...

D-Day Vets Reunite By Chance On Beach They Stormed 67 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

Almost 70 years ago while fighting in Normandy on D-Day, Bill Betts believed himself wounded beyond survival. He told his friend Clifford Baker to con...