The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous 19th century African American. His life was a testament to the courage and persistence that serves as an inspiration to those who struggle in the cause of liberty and justice. Visitors to the site learn about his efforts to [...]Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories has detected porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDV), a virus associated with outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting, in the Iowa hog population, a USDA spokesman said on Friday.
Washington (CNN) – The national battle over guns is headed to the states in a major way. Already groups supporting more gun restrictions have been active on the local level. And now for the first time in almost two decades, the National Rifle Association is attempting to coordinate the recall of a top state legislator […]
As Mali fights to keep its northern territory and legendary city of Timbuktu out of rebels' hands, the West African nation has hired Davidoff Hutcher & Citron to lobby for it in Washington. The firm is planning to meet with...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday notified Congress it was prepared to take extraordinary steps to allow it to keep paying the nation's bills once a temporary suspension in the government's debt ceiling lapses this weekend.
(Jonathan H. Adler) The Washington Post reports on reasons for some skepticism about the seriousness of the leak that prompted the seizure of AP phone records.
Washington (CNN) - Around half the public is tuned in to the controversies that are consuming the nation's capital, according to a new poll. But the Gallup survey indicates party affiliation is playing a role in how closely people are keeping an eye on the controversies. And according to the poll, most say further investigation […]
By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, announced Thursday that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee would vote on all five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board next Wednesday. Show More Summary
California and Texas might be leading the nation’s rollout of solar and wind power, respectively, but Washington, where hydroelectric dams provide over 60 percent of the state’s energy, was the country’s biggest user of renewable power in 2011, according to new statistics released last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The Washington Post created the above map in response to a survey examined by Swedish economists. According to the survey responses, the least racially tolerant places are India, Jordan, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh. Among the dozens of...Show More Summary
NATIONAL STORIES: CNN: 7 still missing from deadly Texas tornadoes A North Texas community forged ahead in a massive cleanup, and the search for the missing continued Friday from 16 tornadoes that ripped through the area. That search for seven people still missing is still active, a local sheriff said. "We're going to keep on […]
San Diego Padres lose to Washington Nationals 6-2 at Petco Park amid silent bats - MLB News San Diego Padres were unable to produce the required firepower and lost their series opener against the Washington Nationals 6-2 in the Petco Park on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Show More Summary
Tiffany McCarty scored the tiebreaking goal in the 56th minute Thursday night as the visiting Washington Spirit defeated the Seattle Reign, 4-2, for to its first victory of the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season. Tori Huster added a goal … Continue reading ?
By Ron Mott, Correspondent, NBC News WASHINGTON – Their similarities are striking, but teenagers Robin Jeter, 18, and Jordan Dickerson, 17, grew up quite differently in the nation’s capital. They’re not only smart, pretty and fashion-forward, both teens are als …
A quick update on the route award actions before the U.S. Department of Transportation that effect US Airways and Charlotte: • DCA route award. A set of slots at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) that US Airways was hoping to obtain were instead awarded to Southwest Airlines for Houston Hobby service. Us Airways said that [...]
Ambers thinks Washington is guilty of blowing scandals out of proportion: In reality, we have Benghazi, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department’s aggressive investigation into a national security leak. … To call all three “scandals,” and to create, to manufacture, a scandalfog machine and set it in the direction of the White […]
Washington’s need for periodic scandal is almost biological. For legislators, it’s an opportunity to strut on the national stage. For the party out of power, it is politics by other means. For the press, it’s an escape from the boredom and frustration of a second term. Scandal means a break in the routine, a thrilling emergency. At some level, the whole political class loves it.
If you've never worked in Washington, D.C., you have no idea of what's really important in the nation's capital. It's softball. I am not kidding. Every year when the weather starts to warm up, the city's attention turns to softball.Show More Summary
by Dave Andrusko WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2013 (National Right to Life News) – On Wednesday U.S. Congressmen Chris Smith,R-NJ, and Dan Lipinski, D-IL - who are co-chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus - and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-MS, announced the introduction of the "No Taxpayer Funding…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he makes "no apologies" for his concern about leaks to the media that could compromise U.S. national security or put American military and intelligence officers at risk.