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44 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy

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 | Taste

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...

Kitchen Takes Spotlight At Mount Vernon

AP | Posted 02.16.2012 | DC

MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- Visitors to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will get a new appreciation for the effort it took to put on an 18th century ...

George Washington and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

Renee Parsons | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

With no George Washington on the horizon to save the country, it is more than discouraging that such a large, diverse country has yet to produce one, just one, individual worthy of Washington's mantle.

What "Liberty/Liberté" Tells Us About Slavery, Black History, and Raw Nerves

Louise Mirrer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Louise Mirrer

Why has a work by the African-American artist Fred Wilson -- an installation piece that riffs on the topic by assembling authentic slave shackles, slave chains and Revolutionary-era icons -- been such a sore point with critics? We must have struck a raw nerve.

Romney Would Rank Among Richest Presidents Ever

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just how rich is Mitt Romney? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that ...

Judge: Episcopal Church Should Regain Breakaway Va. Buildings

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC

FAIRFAX, Va. — The Episcopal Church should be restored as the owner of several historic churches in Virginia, a judge has ruled, years after the...

Lincoln and Douglass Would Be Angry

Alan Singer | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Life sized bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass stand at the entrances to the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) greeting visitor...

PHOTOS: Famous Painting Gets A New Version

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- One of America's most famous images, a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, got much of the story wrong: The America...

Founding Fathers: Washington and Ives

Albert Imperato | Posted 02.01.2012 | Books
Albert Imperato

In a strange twist of timing, I found myself reading Ron Chernow's new biography of George Washington at the same time that I just happened to be reading Jan Swafford's Charles Ives: A Life with Music.

The Reason We Have Thanksgiving? A Woman

Rebecca Price | Posted 01.22.2012 | Women
Rebecca Price

She was the Oprah of the 19th century. And for 17 years, Sarah Josepha Hale wrote five sitting Presidents to advocate for a national day of Thanksgiving.

Glenn Beck: GOP Hopeful 'Is The Next George Washington'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck on his Monday radio show suggested Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum could be "the next George Washington." "If there is o...

America's First Political Sex Scandal: The Reynolds/Hamilton Affair

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the summer of 1791, Alexander Hamilton was the target of what a modern-day espionage novel would call a "honey trap," set by a blonde 23-year-old named Maria Reynolds.

'Do the British Really Have Bad Teeth?' and Other Teeth Myths

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I was asked the other day why the English people had bad teeth. Like you, I have definitely heard the stereotype. Here are my findings on a few "dental myths."

Artist Marries Beer With America's Founding Fathers

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts

The 'White Trash' Series by artist Kim Alsbrooks is a reminder of the Civil War and the history of class distinction. From George Washington on a ...

U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta's Refusal to Cut Pentagon Spending Puts America at Greater Risk

Michael Shank | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

Refusal by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Members of Congress, and now the Super Committee, to cut US defense spending puts our country on a dange...

The Mormon in the Room

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Robert Jeffress' anti-Mormon bigotry is exactly the kind of "spiritual tyranny" that George Washington warned us about. It has no place in American politics and GOP primary voters should reject it for what it is: un-American.

Occupy Wall Street: Handmade Signage And Street Theatre

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.24.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"New York is the concentrate of art and commerce and sport and religion and entertainment and finance, bringing to a single compact arena the gladiato...

Michael Jackson's Art Collection Revealed

ARTINFO | Posted 10.20.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

The mysterious contents of Michael Jackson's art collection became the subject of purported disputes after his death. Rumors floated about that severa...

Hail to the Chef: The Hamburger of Michelle Obama and the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Since the dawn of the television age, what a president put in his mouth is seasoned more by politics than what comes out of it.

From the Father of Our Country to the Brat Pack in Three Easy Biographies

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

If your summer reading includes Ron Chernow's MASSIVE George Washington: A Life, you're going to need some relief, aren't you? Here are a few biographies that are sometimes edifying and a bit more, uhhh, recreational.

Smithsonian (Almost) Loses George Washington's Bed, Along With 10% of American History Inventory

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts
The Center for Public Integrity

The Smithsonian is often likened to America's attic, and a watchdog's semi-annual report indicates that several of the 19 museums in the Smithsonian system have some of the same housekeeping challenges shared by families with overstuffed closets.

$1 Billion That Nobody Wants

NPR | Robert Benincasa and David Kestenbaum | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

Politicians in Washington hardly let a few minutes go by without mentioning how broke the government is. So, it's a little surprising that they've cre...

Unelectable Past Presidents: Part 1 of 3

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

The following are the first nine of twenty-seven American presidents that would not be electable today. It is interesting to ponder what the fate of these men would be in the 21st century.

Can We Please Get Out of Bed With Weiner?

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Ellis

Ideally, we'd like our leaders to set a good example, but should a (sometimes painfully stupid) personal mistake end a promising political career?