| Mar 17, 2013
A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:03 PM
When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu.
He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese...
| Aug 15, 2010
Unable to use his hands because of a childhood bout with polio, Paul K. Longmore wrote his first book by punching a keyboard with a pen he held in his mouth. It took him 10 years, and when he was done, he burned a copy in front of the Federal Building...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:00 AM
On his first visit to Buckingham Palace in 2009, President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod. Given a second chance Tuesday, his gift for the British monarch was decidedly more traditional.
According to the White House, Obama gave the queen a...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:00 PM
President Obama's income dropped substantially in 2010 from the previous year due to declining book sales, but he is still comfortably in the ranks of the nation's millionaires, his federal tax returns show.
The Obama family earned $1.73 million last...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 8:08 AM
There was freedom for Liberty. President Obama pardoned the appropriately named turkey at the White House on Wednesday, an annual tradition before what the president said was "one of the best days of the year to be an American." (see video below)....
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Dorothy Howell Rodham, whose daughter is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and whose son-in-law Bill Clinton was president of the United States, died Tuesday morning, the Clinton family announced. She was 92.
Born in Chicago on June 4, 1919,...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Presidents Day is officially about George Washington, but to most Americans' way of thinking, it honors both Washington and Abraham Lincoln....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
$1 coins: The U.S. Mint will stop making $1 coins to save taxpayer money....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Newt Gingrich is not a poster child for family values. If we didn't know that already, his ex-wife Marianne Gingrich has been making it crystal clear in interviews with ABC News and the Washington Post, saying Gingrich wanted an "open......
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" revels in its historically inaccurate representation of the 16th president as an axe-wielding fang fighter. The new trailer drops as the nation celebrates the 203rd anniversary of his Feb....