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As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

United States of ... Spain?

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
Guillermo Fesser

The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.

This Man Dedicated Many Years Of His Life To Chronicling WWII Submarine Vets' Dangerous Work

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Serving aboard an American submarine was one of the most dangerous assignments in World War II, with nearly 1 in 5 crew members los...

What You Needed To Become A Secretary In 1959

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

Do you have a pleasing, well-modulated voice -- and can you talk to your boss as easily as your can converse with the office boy? Congratulations, ...

Clinton White House Documents To Be Released Friday

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's admini...

National Archives To Release More Clinton Documents

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives plans to release another 2,500 pages of documents from former President Bill Clinton's White House on Friday...

More Clinton Records Will Be Released From National Archives

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives plans to make public another 4,000 pages of documents from the Clinton White House on Friday, including prev...

Clinton White House Documents To Be Released

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton Presidential Library on Friday plans to make available about 5,000 pages of previously unreleased documents involving ...

Obama Administration Officials May Still Use Secret Emails

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Administration officials and other federal workers may continue to use secret government email accounts to conduct official business as ...

Sam Stein

The Next Victims Of Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- History buffs may be the next victim of sequestration as cuts begin to hit federal record keepers. The National Archives and Records ...

So Five Former Chiefs of Staff Walk Into a Bar....

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

This Chief of Staff to the POTUS is a fascinating role. It's not in the Constitution and didn't even exist until World War II, moderator David Gergen pointed out, yet it wields tremendous power.

Another Washington Tradition Falls To Sequestration

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives is canceling reservations for late afternoon and evening tours due to automatic federal budget cuts taking effect....

Unbelievable Theft Leads To Big Change

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 03.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When investigators seeking stolen historical documents entered the Manhattan apartment of a memorabilia collector in 2011, they had just...

The Income Tax is Not Turning 100 -- Yet

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Today is not the centennial of the income tax. If you're chomping at the bit to celebrate - and you're determined to ignore the Civil War version of the tax passed in 1862 - then you still have some waiting to do.

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1863!

Posted 12.21.2012 | DC

This is a New Year's Eve plan for history buffs. (Which, in D.C., we expect is most of us.) On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the E...

Once-Secret Watergate Files Released

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN and RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Watergate Judge John J. Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the Democratic headquarters break-in...

Nationals, French Underground, Woody Guthrie: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 12, 13, 14

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 1. Cardinals Vs Nationals At Nationals Park Yes! This is awesome! More baseball! #NATITUDE 8:30 p.m. 2. Orioles Vs...

JFK Missile Crisis Documents, Recordings Going On Display

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the Cuban missile crisis, the National Archives has pulled together documents and secret White House recordings t...

See George Washington's Written-On, Very Expensive Constitution

Posted 09.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The United States Constitution was signed 225 years ago on Sept. 17, 1787. You could celebrate by considering how the Constitution ought...

What Do You Know About the Constitution?

William E. White | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
William E. White

Our Constitution is constantly bandied about, quoted, cited, and interpreted by every pundit from every media outlet and every political persuasion. Don't just take their word for it. What do you actually know about the Constitution? What do your children know about the Constitution?

Kyle Kinane At DC Improv: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 23

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 1. Kyle Kinane At DC Improv He's opened for Patton Oswalt for multiple years. He destroyed Anthony Jeselnik on Doug ...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 22

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club Most people know the band from the documentary "Dig!" -- frontman Anto...

It's Our Responsibility

William E. White | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
William E. White

Who's responsible for instilling in our young people an appreciation for history and citizenship? Many of us -- teachers, educators, and members of the public alike -- are very concerned about the demise of social studies.

What I Found (And Found Out) At The National Archives

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

Preserving freedom is serious business. The Declaration of Independence is rather hard to read in places because it was stored in direct sunlight for many years -- a definite no-no for historical artifacts.

Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon Celebrated At Archives

AP | Posted 06.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives is marking what would have been the 100th birthdays of two former first ladies: Pat Nixon and Lady Bird Johnson. ...