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Fourth of July

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Top Fourth of July Articles

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  • Bush to attend Beijing Olympic opener

     
    by Frank James In the time-honored Washington tradition of waiting until the last minute before a weekend or holiday to drop controversial news, the White House waited until the eve of the Independence Day holiday to announce that President Bush......
  • Boehner: Americans want to drill

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown Congress left Washington last week for the Fourth of July break, but gasoline prices take no holiday - and neither does the campaign by congressional Republican leaders to push for more domestic drilling. House Republican Leader......
  • Now for some good news

     
    A new study says stocking up on this will enhance your staycation. by James Oliphant Your Swamp correspondent is like many Americans this long 4th of July weekend: home, embarking on his "staycation." We can dress it up in......
  • Swamp Sunrise

     
    Good morning. Washington celebrates the Fourth of July like every other American city---with fireworks. The massive display of color and booming rockets---2,800 shells weighing 14,000 pounds---is held on the National Mall near the Washington Monument,...
  • Happy Fourth

     
    This is the first time in a decade we've been here for the Fourth of July, and I'm not sure what to do with myself. I could clean my closets. (No kidding. That's one of the items on my list......
  • The lineup

     
    Brian Roberts - 2BNick Markakis - RFAubrey Huff - DHRamon Hernandez - CLuke Scott - LFMelvin Mora - 3BKevin Millar - 1BAdam Jones - CFBrandon Fahey - SSJeremy Guthrie - PStill no Freddie Bynum in the lineup. I'll have an......
  • Down on the farm

     
    Happy Fourth to all of you. If the Orioles wanted to put on a proper fireworks display later tonight, they should invite Jorge Julio to pitch the ninth inning. Back to him in a moment...Anyone want to share their favorite Fourth......
  • Bush's noisy first visit to Monticello

     
    by Frank James President Bush was heckled today by anti-war and civil-liberties protestors at an Independence Day naturalization ceremony he attended at Thomas Jefferson's old slave-plantation home, Monticello. As the president started his speech...
  • Teachers work through the 4th

     
    by Jim Tankersley It's a federal holiday and (this year) a three-day weekend to boot. But not everyone is taking the Fourth of July off - including a whole bunch of teachers. Today in Washington, more than 9,000 members of......
  • Jesse Helms, 1921-2008

     
    Sen. Jesse Helms high-fives Johnathan Prevette, 6, of Lexington, N.C., during pre-race activities at Charlotte Motor Speedway near Concord, N.C., October 1996. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, file) by Frank James Jesse Helms, a conservative stalwart who for...
  • Ben Franklin's 'self-evident' declaration

     
    by Frank James On this Independence Day, as we pay annual homage to the Declaration of Independence for which Thomas Jefferson gets most of the credit for authoring, let's not forget the signal contribution made by Benjamin Franklin -- entrepreneur,......