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Obama Lauds Service Members At Independence Day Event

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the extraordinary sacrifices by U.S. service members are keeping America safe and free. ...

Scholar Points Out Problematic Punctuation In Declaration Of Independence Transcript

The New York Times | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter e...

Obama To Preside Over Fourth Of July Citizenship Ceremony

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizens...

Here's How The U.S. Is Celebrating Independence Day

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

The United States marked 238 years as an independent nation and celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Nature and politics also...

The Fourth Of July Sale Items You Need To Shop Right NOW

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.04.2014 | Style

Summer may have only just begun, but hundreds of warm-weather clothes are already on sale. From dresses to sandals to crop tops, you can buy an entire...

Addressing Climate Change Should Be Our Patriotic Duty

Robert Redford | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Robert Redford

You would think by listening to some on Capitol Hill that doing anything about climate change, will end life, as we know it. In fact, it's precisely the opposite. All of this has become a big fat political football where self-preservation is the priority over the national good.

TPP Would Gut Buy American: Happy July 4th!

Lori Wallach | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Lori Wallach

'Buy American' would be gutted, and American jobs lost, under the TPP, the sweeping "trade" deal that President Obama says he wants to sign this year with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

Here's What To Watch This July 4th

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment

The Fourth of July may just be the most patriotic holiday of the calendar year. It's the day we celebrate our country's fight for freedom and independ...

Young People Helped Found This Country, It's Time for Us to Step Up and Lead Again

Stevaughn Bush | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Stevaughn Bush

Two centuries ago, a group of patriots came together and founded our great nation. Looking back, we see the powdered wigs and think of these Founding Fathers as experienced, middle-aged statesman. But in fact, young people were instrumental in leading the charge.

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love New York City

Global Yodel | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Global Yodel

Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs are home to some of the world's best restaurants, museums and attractions. But New York is not just a destination. It's also a home. For more than 8 million residents, the city does sleep.

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

13 Grown Ups Losing Their %#&@ing Sh*t Over Sparklers

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy

Sparklers are fun when you're a little kid, but until now we didn't know how downright euphoric they are for adults. Stock photos would have you be...

10 All-American Classics For The Fourth of July

Food52 | Posted 06.30.2014 | Taste
Food52

The most patriotic holiday is right around the corner, and we've got you covered no matter how you choose to celebrate.

Turn These 11 Everyday Items Into Your Fourth of July Decor

Hometalk | Posted 06.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

You'll be surprised at how many everyday items can take on a new life as fabulous Fourth of July decorations! Here are 11 ideas to get you started, but once the creative juices get flowing, who knows where you'll stop!

The Most Popular Destinations to Visit This 4th of July!

The Active Times | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

The warm weather has arrived, the beaches are open and Independence Day is inching closer. We all know what that means -- vacation time.

Top Hotels For 4th of July Fireworks

trivago | Posted 09.02.2013 | Travel
trivago

Fireworks were present on the first celebration of Independence Day, making them a historic and iconic tribute to America's inception -- a loud, beautiful, diverse assortment of lights in the sky that aptly unites the crowds of people celebrating below them.

'White History Month' Float Stirs Controversy At July 4th Parade

Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

A small North Carolina town's Fourth of July parade was mired in controversy after a float touting "White History Month" drew a number of complaints f...

LOOK: 4th Of July Fireworks Celebrations

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- From solemn to spectacular, the nation marked its independence with the reopening of the Statue of Liberty for the first time since Supers...

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Mexican American

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.04.2013 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

If Sen. Lindsey Graham does not get reelected, this Mexican-American woman will remember his brave acts of leadership in an era when anti-immigrant sentiment reached a fever pitch within the GOP. American history will forever record the courageous act of this South Carolina senator.

How To Green Your Fourth Of July

Posted 07.04.2013 | Green

With fireworks, watermelon, and American flag apparel everywhere you look, the Fourth of July is one of the most exciting (and colorful!) holidays of ...

Why Government Is Virtuous

Ekow N. Yankah | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Ekow N. Yankah

On this Fourth of July, it is the basic realization that rolling up your sleeves and being a part of your political community, rather than grasping at a fuzzy picture of a cowboy alone on a plain, is the true display of virtue.

Fourth Of July Just Isn't Fourth Of July Without ______________.

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

It's the Fourth of July, America's birthday! What Fourth of July traditions do you pledge allegiance to keep alive this year? From waving the flag ...

The Sweet Call of the National Anthem

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC
Richard C. Harwood

Some people held their right hand over their heart. Many had taken off their ball caps. And standing there amid the crowd, I could hear the soft strains of folks singing the words to our national anthem.

Liberty and Justice for All: Version 2.0

Janine Francolini | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

This year I dedicate my Independence Day blog to Pete Earley and Professor Elyn Saks, who, like our forefathers are leaders for a movement to search for truth and justice for the rights of every citizen.

Patriotism Gone Wrong

Posted 07.03.2013 | Comedy

Unfortunately, we can't all be this guy. Source: Minus.com And as much as we'd like to imagine we're this: ...