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Presidents Day: One Family’s Tradition You Have to See to Believe
Friends of the Jensen family of Washington , D.C., know they shouldn't expect Christmas cards. Instead, each year Marisa Jensen, her husband, Jeff, and their daughters, Matilda, 15, and Franny, 12, take part in a much more unusual tradition: Presidents Day cards. But these are no ordinary
5 Surpising Facts About the State of the Union Address
On Tuesday, January 28, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address to Congress and the American people. The speech has become something of an annual tradition in Washington–though it’s not actually required to be delivered with such regularity–and this year it...
Reconstruction and Beyond: The 8 African-American Senators
The United States Senate has a long history of producing historic leaders, but has featured only eight African-American members. The following eight senators set a number of political and social milestones spanning the Reconstruction and beyond. Continue reading to learn more about their many
Richard Nixon Library Gets Watergate Overhaul: 'Let the Historical Chips Fall Where They May'
Visitors Purportedly Get Unvarnished View of Watergate Scandal, but Not Everyone's Pleased
2012 Election: Twelve GOP Candidates Who Might Challenge Obama
The Pros and Cons of a Dozen Republicans Who Might Run for President in the Next Election
On Your Summer Vacation: Fun That's Free
If you're looking for a good time on the cheap this summer, check out your area museums, factories and national parks. You probably won't have to travel too far to take advantage of some of these hot deals. Free Theme Park Admission on Your Birthday Visit a Disney theme park in California and
First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee Now Hopes for Clean Process
President Obama's expressed hope today in his weekly address "that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this (Supreme Court nomination) process, and Congress, in the past" runs against another historical first for the...
Obama Latest of Presidential Southpaws
When President Obama took the oath of office, it was his right hand that he held steadily in the cold D.C. air, but as he sat down to sign his first executive order, it was clear that it was his left hand that will be doing most of the work for the next four years. "That's right. I'm a lefty. Get
Ghosts of Elections Past Return to Congress
There are supposed to be three separate but equal branches of government in the United States. But while they're technically part of an equal branch, the lawmakers in the Congress could be said to leer jealously down at the White House. No president has been elected directly from the Congress since