Lincoln Memorial News
10,000 Flags to Commemorate Our Nation’s Heroes
Mary Alice Horrigan stood in a knee-deep sea of 10,000 U.S. flags planted on the National Mall -- each one representing 100 American soldiers killed in action -- a total of over one million fallen heroes since the founding of the United States. Among them was her son, Army Master Sgt. Robert M.
President Obama: Don't Condemn our Children to a Planet Beyond Repair
President Obama issued a stark warning on climate change Monday, stating that future generations will face harsh consequences if we don’t fix the issue soon. “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem. It is happening here. It is happening now,” he warned the representatives of more than 20
Kid Who Confronted Bullies in Viral YouTube Video Comes to the White House
Eleven-year-old Logan Fairbanks and his father Josh still can’t believe they’re visiting the White House. “I am super excited to be in D.C.,” Logan told ABC News. It seems a little bit like a dream, but it started as a nightmare. Logan, who is going into the seventh grade, likes to post
Take a Look Inside the Cuban Embassy That Will Reopen in the US
After more than 50 years, the Cuban and American embassies will fly their flags once again. According to diplomatic notes exchanged today, formal diplomatic relations between the two countries will be normalized beginning July 20; following that day embassies in both countries will be opened. ABC
Potential Presidential Candidates Play The 2016 Waiting Game
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES WE KNOW THEY’RE RUNNING — SO WHY DON’T THEY JUST SAY SO? The looming 2016 presidential campaign has no shortage of putative contestants, from the big-name players like Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton to the relative unknowns like neurosurgeon Ben Carson...
'Crap' Problem on the National Mall: Park Service Turns to Border Collies to Herd Geese
Spring in Washington , D.C. means cherry blossoms and hordes of tourists flocking to the National Mall. And with peak season right around the corner, the National Park Service is dealing with a “crappy” problem as well. Large swaths of the National Mall are covered in feces, courtesy of the very
What The Royals Did In Washington
Attention, anglophiles: The royals are back on American soil. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who arrived in Washington Tuesday evening, spent this morning touring the nation’s capital. First stop: the Lincoln Memorial , with Lincoln biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin in
Your AUMF Cheat Sheet
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA PREDICTS: ‘ISIL IS GOING TO LOSE’: President Obama formally unveiled his request for legal authorization to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria yesterday, declaring that the ongoing military campaign will succeed in destroying the extremist ...
Kids' Guide to Washington, D.C.
What would he think of us now? As we celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Black History Month in February and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the march to Selma in March - commemorated in the new much-lauded film - that led to the passage later that same year of the Voting Rights