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D.C. Celebrates 222-Year Milestone

Posted 07.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Happy Residence Act Day! Celebrate the creation of our nation's capital (and our hometown) with a visit to the newly reopened Jones Poin...

One Hundred Dollars Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Posted 07.13.2012 | Arts

"One Hundred Dollars" features the works of 100 artists, all using a dollar bill as their canvas. Each of the original artworks will be on sale for $1...

Auctioning Off Democracy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The Supreme Court has ruled. But, in a democracy, citizens rule. We can do that by working with and through responsible elected officials who are committed to reclaiming America for the electorate rather than the elite.

Past Presidents' Perspectives: George Washington and Immigration

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Kendrick Nguyen

Washington was correct in recognizing that the United States would soon become a melting pot. He might not have foreseen how quickly the country would evolve multi-culturally and multi-racially, nor approved of it, but he apparently understood that the "intermixture" was inevitable.

Founded in Enlightenment, America Faces Ignorance and Confusion As the Challenges Grow Ever More Complex

William Bradley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

So as we celebrate another day off and think of fireworks, hot dogs, and all the rest, let's give some thought to how and why this country was founded. And consider how far we have to go in meeting challenges that would daunt even the best of the Founders.

LOOK: George Washington's Five O'Clock Shadow Restored In Famous Painting

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen paintings by American artist Gilbert Stuart of some of the nation's founding fathers and other figures are showing their true co...

Washington’s Letter To Jews Highlight of Religious Freedom Exhibit

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

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 | Weird News

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 | Teen
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 | Comedy
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 | TV

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 | 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.