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  • Enthusiasts battle Pennsylvania barn razings

    Sam Kriebel heard thunder in the distance. It was the first Tuesday in August, two years ago, he remembers. He was resting on the porch that sultry afternoon after mowing the field on his Montgomery County farm. "The sun was just a haze. And all at...
  • Legal tab for town targeted by lane closures tops $225K

    The northern New Jersey town targeted in 2013's lane closings at the George Washington Bridge has spent more than $200,000 in legal fees related to the investigations into the closures. Fort Lee was the subject of an infamous email from Gov. Chris...
  • Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done

     Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done
    His party lost control of the Senate and the White House isn't all that happy with his push for a congressional review of any Iranian nuclear weapons agreement, but by and large Sen. Tim Kaine is feeling pretty optimistic these days. He's seeing signs...
  • Abraham Lincoln as Chicago knew him: A leader with 'patriotic purpose'

    Abraham Lincoln as Chicago knew him: A leader with 'patriotic purpose'
    On April 14, 1865, Washington, D.C., was in victory mode. For five days, since Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the capital celebrated the end of a bloody Civil War. Sporadic fighting continued, but you wouldn't know it in jubilant...
  • For Christie, New Jersey press conferences now a rarity

    As he prepares for a potential presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been spending a lot of time in New Jersey, taking questions from residents at weekly town halls events. What he hasn't done, however, is take many questions from the...
  • George Heitmann: Move over, Andrew Jackson; it's time for a woman on $20 bill

    George Heitmann: Move over, Andrew Jackson; it's time for a woman on $20 bill
    Who should be on the $20 bill? There is growing pressure from women's groups and their sympathizers (e.g., me) that a woman should be depicted on at least one of our currency bills. But, whom should we chose? On TV the other morning, a grade-school girl...
  • D.C. power problems, Brian Williams' tales, Lovells splashdown and more

     D.C. power problems, Brian Williams' tales, Lovells splashdown and more
    An electricity outage Tuesday affected parts of Washington, D.C. But there are plenty of dim bulbs and people desperate for more power under ordinary conditions, so not everyone noticed. Vanity Fair reports that when bosses at Comcast's NBC pressed...
  • As Clinton begins, her super PAC plans to fold

    When Hillary Rodham Clinton announces her presidential campaign, as expected, more than a dozen people in a nondescript office building overlooking the Potomac River will blast out the news by email and social media to millions of her supporters, urging...
  • In Theory: Will there ever be an atheist president?

    Author Gary Scott Smith writes in the Washington Post that it's unlikely that an atheist could ever be elected president. Smith asks, "So could atheists have their JFK moment soon?" in reference to President John F. Kennedy's Catholic faith and the...
  • The Book Corner

    The Book Corner
    Books the whole family can enjoy: Vincent and the Night Penguin Young Readers By Adele Enersen Age Range: 3-5 After Adele Enersen’s photo blog, “Mila’s Daydreams” went viral, her use of creative photography and...
  • George Washington U. opens new museum in big boost for arts

    George Washington U. opens new museum in big boost for arts
    A new museum in Washington will showcase a wide variety of art, history and culture through ancient textiles and a significant collection on the history of the nation's capital — while also signaling a major expansion in the arts for George...