Jul 7, 2014 12:41pm

World Cup America? Why a Senator Cites ‘Fairness’ to Strip Qatar of 2022 Contest

With this year’s World Cup sparking renewed interest in soccer in the United States, a push is brewing to get another World Cup on U.S. soil – sooner rather than later. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has sent a letter to world soccer leaders calling on… Read More »

Jul 7, 2014 8:50am

The Note: Cell Phone Strife

NOTABLES   CELL PHONES TO BE SCRUTINIZED BY TSA: If some overseas passengers flying to the United States want to bring cell phones and other electronics onboard with them, they’re going to have to show that the devices can turn on, the Transportation Security Administration… Read More »

By Caleb Jackson

Jul 4, 2014 3:41pm

New Citizen Stumbles Over Pledge of Allegiance as Obama Consoles

Today, in honor of the nation’s Independence Day, President Obama delivered remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony for active duty military personnel and civilians. Towards the end of the ceremony, one of America’s newest citizens had a little trouble reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. After a… Read More »

Jul 4, 2014 1:18pm

Hillary Clinton ‘Bewildered and Confused’ By Supreme Court’s Contraceptive Rulings

Hillary Clinton said she’s “very bewildered and confused” by the Supreme Court’s ruling to further allow employers with religious objections to avoid offering contraceptives in their healthcare plans. Just days after the Supreme Court issued its controversial Hobby Lobby decision  and ruled in favor of a for-profit corporation seeking… Read More »

Jul 4, 2014 12:34pm

Hillary Clinton Says She’s Donated All University Speaking Fees

Hillary Clinton continued to justify her high-dollar speaking fees on Friday, telling ABC News’ Ann Compton that all of the money she’s made from colleges over the past year and a half has been donated to her family’s foundation. “All of the fees have been… Read More »

Jul 4, 2014 7:07am

Six Facts That Will Make You Feel Old on First Daughter’s Sweet 16

First daughter Malia Obama, just 10 years old when her father took office, turns sweet 16 on July 4 – a milestone President Obama joked is “a little worrisome.” The young girl we remember as a die-hard “Hannah Montana” fan clamoring for a White House puppy… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Jul 4, 2014 7:00am

Star Spangled Banner Myths Debunked

Have you ever heard that the national anthem was originally written as a drinking song? Or that its writer came up with the lyrics as he was held prisoner aboard a British ship? This year marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” written by… Read More »

By Jake Lefferman

Jul 3, 2014 6:59pm

Schuyler Lives Up to Hype, Crowned Burger Eating Champ

What’s more American than eating burgers in the nation’s capital? Eating 26 burgers in the nation’s capital. And that’s just what Molly Schuyler did Thursday afternoon at the Z-Burger annual eating contest, beating out her all-male competition to become the first woman to take home… Read More »

Jul 3, 2014 3:31pm

Kurds Push for Independence From Baghdad as US Pushes Back

Leaders from the semiautonomous Kurdish region in Iraq are in Washington this week telling the Obama administration that it must accept the fact that the Kurds are pursuing full independence, even if the U.S. prefers that they defer any such moves until the political situation… Read More »

Jul 3, 2014 2:26pm

Could Hurricane Arthur Extinguish DC Fireworks?

DC fireworks fans, you’re in for a spectacular Independence Day display – as long as Hurricane Arthur doesn’t spoil the show. We’re looking forward to launching the #July4th fireworks this Friday. Here’s a preview! http://t.co/x6JKP3TuAJ #NationalMall4th — National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) July 2, 2014 The first fuse of… Read More »