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Civil War Graffiti at Washington's Tomb in Mt Vernon, Virginia

You can't help but feel a patriotic solace when visiting the grave of George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon. It is quite a surprising site to see. One might expect a grand and elaborate monument to the founding father, but the...Show More Summary

No 'bloody nose' plan for North Korea: U.S. official, senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The senior U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, said on Thursday she understood that the Trump administration had no strategy to mount a preventative "bloody nose" strike on North Korea.

Trump’s Domestic Violence Statement Gets Cheers And Jeers On Twitter [Video]

President Donald Trump has finally spoken out against domestic violence, after mounting pressure swirled about regarding the White House’s response to the Rob Porter scandal, as reported by the Washington Post. As reported by the Hill,...Show More Summary

Russian Cyber Firm, in New Suit, Calls US Ban 'Legislative Punishment'

The law firm Baker McKenzie, representing Kaspersky Lab Inc., is mounting a two-front attack in Washington federal district court to challenge a ban that prohibits U.S. agencies from using the Russia-based company's software.       

Trump's budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year's promises to balance the federal budget.

Journalism Museum Looking to Sell Building as Losses Mount

The Newseum, a big and shiny monument to journalism in Washington, D.C. is exploring the sale of its building or a move to another location as losses continue to mount after nearly 10 years on Pennsylvania Avenue. According to The Washington Post, Newseum management confirmed that it is in talks with international firm Eastdil Secured […]

Reconnoitering the Dorchester Peninsula with the Generals

As I discussed yesterday, in early February 1776 Gen. George Washington and his engineers were discussing whether it was feasible to move onto the Dorchester peninsula and mount cannon there to threaten British shipping. On 12 February, the commander-in-chief took some of his top advisors to look at the ground themselves. Show More Summary

Mount Vernon Slave Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia

For nearly two centuries, the woods at George Washington’s famous estate contained a secret. A graveyard for the former president’s slaves lay buried beneath a thicket of vegetation. Removed from the property’s typical tourist spots,...Show More Summary

How forces combined again in Washington state to reject yet another oil terminal

Live from a mountain viewpoint named Paradise, the television screen showed Washington Gov. Jay Inslee chatting outdoors last summer with Scott Cohn of the CNBC business channel. With a snow-capped Mount Rainier for a backdrop, Cohn announced that Washington had been named the No. 1 U.S. State...

Europe must brake mounting nuclear arms race: Germany

Europe must lead the way in pushing for nuclear disarmament after Washington proposed upgrading and expanding the United States' nuclear arsenal, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday. "As in the times of the Cold War, we in Europe are especially endangered" by "a renewed nuclear arms race", Gabriel said. Show More Summary

Mount Vernon visitors get a chance to ‘Be Washington

A new interactive experience reveals the pressures of his life as a general and a president.

DUNDEE. Really? …wait, REALLY?

The Balls to make this should be mounted to the Washington Monument! Read the full article on AICN Precious Roy here with a teaser for what is purporting to be DUNDEE, a sequel to the Paul Hogan films in which case the young city-raised...Show More Summary

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 188

This is the grave of Robert Mosbacher. Born in 1927 in Mount Vernon, New York, Mosbacher attended Washington and Lee University and then moved to Texas after graduation to make his fortune in oil thanks to a $500,000 starter grant from daddy. While there, he met another young man doing the same–George H.W. Bush. Like […]

Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly."

Striking Mt. Washington modern by Fung + Blatt seeks $1.9M

The three-bedroom split-level was built in 2006 On Mount Washington’s architecturally blessed Sea View Lane, you’ll find homes by Harwell Hamilton Harris, James De Long, and the team of Fung + Blatt, who designed this attractive modern...Show More Summary

Trump medical exam won't include mental fitness test: WH

Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump's scheduled medical exam this week won't include a psychiatric evaluation, the White House said Monday as questions mount over the US president's mental fitness.

Digital Resources from Mount Vernon

Here are some digital goodies from the George Washington National Library at Mount Vernon, which I visited last year for a symposium.Podcasts: The Conversations from the Washington’s Library podcast usually features a one-on-one chat...Show More Summary

A U.S. Mountain Was Just The Second-Coldest Place On Earth

The temperature atop New Hampshire’s Mount Washington plummeted early Saturday to an astonishing minus 36 degrees Fahrenheit, making it one of the coldest places on the planet.

Series of small quakes rattle area near Mount St. Helens

SEATTLE (AP) — A series of small earthquakes around Mount St. Helens in Washington state startled residents as far away as Portland, Oregon, and Seattle early Wednesday.

Series of small quakes rattle area near Mount St. Helens

A series of small earthquakes has rattled an area northeast of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state.

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